Hello Avid Readers,
Today is Friday and so it’s time for my Friday Finds post! Once again, I’ve found some great book reviews around the blogosphere that I want to share with you this week.
If you are one of my lovely new followers let me just take a moment to explain what my Friday Finds posts are all about. I like to read, my favourite genre is paranormal romance but I’ve also been known to curl up with the odd urban fantasy or paranormal cosy mystery too. BUT it’s a big wide literary world out there and I decided back in January 2019 that you, my dear followers, might be interested in reading reviews about books from other genres to help find your next read. Ta!Da! My weekly Friday Finds post was born.
So, here are some book reviews that my fellow book bloggers have enjoyed reading (in no particular order).
Jonetta is a wonderful blogger and loves reading. She and is fairly eclectic in her tastes (unlike me) and open to most genres. She’s open to exploring new authors too and appreciates those who not only write well but can deliciously craft a character and a tale. I love the way she writes her reviews and always take the time to read what she has to say. Jonetta loved everything about this story and I mean everything saying: “This was the fun I was looking for and the story of substance I didn’t expect.“
Sophie, as with most of us, fell in love with reading when she was very young and the passion for books has followed her into adulthood. Her blog is a fabulous place and I always make time to read her posts; she has some great weekly discussion posts and I love her honesty and way with words in her reviews. Sophie admits that: “This review will be a big challenge if I don’t want to spoil anything for you as the synopsis is really, really mysterious!“
Kimberly is a self proclaimed audiobook junkie, avid reader and coffee drinker. She doesn’t limit herself to just reading one genre but reads books from young adult to hot and steamy romances with a healthy love of a good horror or Zombie book. Kimberly says: “Emancipation written by Jo Michaels and narrated by Norman Gilligan is the first in the Pen Pals and Serial Killers series. This psychological thriller delivered a unique, dark, twisted tale that held me captive even as I squirmed.“
Lindsi really loves to read and it comes across in the way she writes her posts. She reads most genres and even posts reviews about comics. I really enjoy that her personality comes shining through in her reviews. She has begun to review more audiobooks recently and shows the same enthusiasm in her reviews of this format as to print and eBooks. Lindsi really enjoyed this book, saying: “This was my first Emma Mills book, but I’ll definitely be back for more! Lucky Caller made me feel warm and fuzzy, and avoided all of the teenage angst that I’ve started to associate with most YA books.“
And my final review this week is from a wonderful blogger that I recently found through The Write Reads on Twitter.
Jonny (a.k.a.JonBob) is a fellow book blogger who, like many of us, is passionate about books. His preferred genres are science fiction and fantasy and I just love his writing style. Although most of the books he reads are not my cup of tea, his knowledge, personality and passion shine through his reviews. This dystopian type tale is so far out of my comfort zone it’s just a dot but I still loved reading Jonbob’s thoughts: “It’s not a book that treats the reader kindly and yet, in the face of all that, I felt this was a book ultimately about hope.“
So, that’s my picks for this week. I hope you find a moment or two to click at least one of these reviews yourself – who knows you may just find your next favourite author!
With Jennifer’s permission, Billy @ Ramblings of a Coffee Addict relaunched the hop on 15 February 2013. Each week the hop starts on a Friday and ends the following Thursday with a weekly prompt featuring a book related question. The hop’s purpose is to give bloggers a chance to follow other blogs, learn about new books, befriend other bloggers, and receive new followers to your own blog.
So this week’s question is:
Do you talk to strangers about books especially when you see someone reading a book?
(submitted by Elizabeth @ Silver’s Reviews)
I do sometimes, mostly when I’m browsing the shelves in my local book shops. I rarely talk to reading strangers in the street but if I see someone reading a book I’ve read or want to read I sometimes say something but I know how engrossed and anti-social I get when reading and feel reluctant to interrupt them! 😉
What about you, do you chat away to strangers about books?
Thank you for stopping by and taking the time to read this post. I hope you have a great weekend and manage to read (or listen to) a great book.