Friday Finds

It’s All True ~ Friday Finds plus Book Blogger Hop

Hello Avid Readers,

Today is Friday so it’s time for another Friday Finds post. I have found some great reviews around the blogosphere that I want to share with you this week.

I am enjoying being part of the weekly  Book Blogger Hop meme too, hosted by Billy @ Ramblings of a Coffee Addict, so I’m doing it again today and my answer to this week’s question is at the bottom of this post.

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 cozy mysteries too. But it’s a big wide literary world out there and I decided back in January that you, my dear followers, might be interested in the reviews about books from other genres to help you find your next favourite book. Ta!Da! My weekly Friday Finds post was born.

This week, I wanted to share some review for non-fiction books that my fellow book bloggers have enjoyed reading (in no particular order).

The Trauma Cleaner by Sarah Krasnostein from book’d out

Shelleyrae is another fellow book-a-holic, but unlike me, you’ll find great reviews for books covering many different genres from this Aussie book blogger. 😉 Although Shelleyrae admits that she wanted to read this book because of a somewhat ghoulish interest in the subject of trauma cleaning, she obviously wasn’t disappointed that it focused on Sandra’s personal life and agrees that it’s a compelling portrayal of an amazing woman, and her unusual work.


Crescendo: The True Story of a Musical Genius Who Forever Changed a Southern Town by Allen Cheney and Julie Cantrell from

Anne Mendez usually reviews books in the historical fiction genre, including all the sub-genres, e.g. mystery, thriller, romance, etc. and although this is a genre I rarely read myself, I always enjoy her thoughts and I’m almost tempted to dip my toe into the historical pool. This biography has received numerous 5 star reviews and Anne’s is no exception.


Satanic Panic: Pop Cultural Paranoia in the 1980s – Edited by Kier-La Janisse & Paul Corupe from Duke De Richleau’s Nocturnal Revelries

As I’ve said before, I always make the time to read the articles from this blog because even if I’d never actually read the books he talks about (most of the time), I love his irreverent reviewing style and honesty.


And my final review this week is from a tried and trusted book blog…

The Trial of Lizzie Borden by Cara Robertson from All The Book Blog Names Are Taken

Sarah is a big fan of all things historic and although her passion is non-fiction she does get lost in a novel from time to time. I like her writing style and find her posts easy to read and always enjoyable.


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!

Now on to the Book Blogger Hop meme which is hosted by Billy @ Ramblings of a Coffee Addict. A question is posted each week, you answer the question and visit others blogs to see what their answers are. Easy!

So this week’s question is:

Have you ever enjoyed the same book in two or more formats? For example, print and ebook, print and audiobook, ebook and audiobook, or all three? (submitted by Maria @ A Night’s Dream of Books)

I think we’ve recently answered something similar about owning multiple copies of the same book which I said that although I don’t own more than one copy of any book, yes I do own different formats of the same book. Why would I own multiple formats of the same book? Well, I love seeing the paperbacks in my bookshelf but eBooks are easier to carry around and some of the better narrators give such fantastic performances that it’s like a play in your ears.

To give you some examples; I’ve got the paperback versions of Holly Bell’s Amanda Cadabra Mysteries as well as all the Kindle versions, I own the Kindle versions of all of Teresa Gabelman’s The Protectors series and also the Audible version that have been released PLUS due to my impending attendance at a book signing event (RARE19 London – Once Upon A Time) I now own Ilona Andrew’s Innkeeper Chronicles series in paperback, Kindle AND Audible formats! Lol!

So, what about you? Do you own more than one copy of a book, do you have different formats of the same book? I’d love to know.

Thanks for stopping by and taking the time to read this post. I hope you have a good weekend and manage to read (or listen to) a great story.

Happy Reading!


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(2) Comments

  1. Thanks for linking to my blog Flora, I’m intrigued by Satanic Panic as an 80’s girl 🙂
    I don’t deliberately have more than one copy, or format, of a book. Occasionally publishers will send me both an uncorrected proof and finished copy of a book, similarly I’ll have a digital review copy and be sent the print version as well.

  2. Ooo I am intrigued by the Trauma Cleaner!! And I will have to check out these blogs! 🙂 Thanks for sharing!

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