Last week I got something magical with my mail: a sweet, warm and comfortable afternoon in a box. As I told about it before, last month I finally decided to join a book subscription box, and it's been a delight so far! The first book I got was 'Diary of a Somebody', written by the popular "Twitter'-poet, Brian Bilston.
I know Christmas is already a month away, so it's not a very good timing for this review, though if I'm being honest I have to warn all to-be-readers of this book: 'Christmas by the Lighthouse' has very little to do with either Christmas or Lighthouses. I do see where this title comes from, but it still somehow seems to be a bit of a false advertisement.
Anyway, let's talk about the book itself!
I must start this review with an enormous apology to both the tour organizer and the author.
I was supposed to post it as part of a blog tour WEEKS ago... I thought I did, too, but since it was my hiatus, and my head was filled with everything life (and death... and also, work. A lot of work.) , I didn't check it properly. Turns out, it went out completely blank. Unfortunately I only noticed it days later, in between two shifts, and I only had time to take it down... I couldn't review it until now.
Now, before anyone freaks out: I do not think that this was a real wordpress problem. I had troubles with my internet connection at the time, I used my smartphone to write posts, and what supposedly happened is that my phone lost the connection when the post should have been saved online, and... well, it wasn't. I didn't notice it because I was in a hurry.
I'm very sorry about all this...
(This happened with a couple of other posts two. They come later again...)
So, let's talk about the book now!
I know a lot of you have already read this book (especially since in Australia - where it's also set - it was published earlier this year) and if I can believe Goodreads, many of you want to read it in the (near?) future. I only saw very few bad ratings/reviews, everybody seems to be liking it, so I was very excited to get to it myself!
'Life, Death And Cellos' is a book about amateur musicians, and how could I have say no to that? I agreed to a blog tour before I read the book - the tour ended up being a three-day blitz, but who cares? I have the same job in it! 😀 Music is my soft spot, and of course I decided to take this book ahead of my TBR. I'm always in the mood for some quick musical read!
Let's see what it's all about!
After reading several mysteries and Christmas themed books (for some reason I read more of the first ones when I feel like wrapping myself up in a blanket and just watch the cold and dark weather from the inside), I decided to mix it up a little, and I chose the next book from my NetGalley pile that gets published. It seemed like a nice change, yet it sounded like one that would still not be too much during the rest of the holidays.
Well, I was wrong. This book had nothing to do with that cozy tea drinking holiday feel I imagined myself to be reading. I caught up, though, so after the first couple of pages it didn't bother me anymore. I have many thoughts on this one, they have created a complete chaos in my head, but I do my best to conduct them to you. Maybe a cup of coffee would make you good while reading this.
It might be too much of an in medias res introduction, but I feel like I should start this post with saying: this is the perfect November read. If you haven't read it yet, please do! Why, should you ask. Well... Let's see.
A unique book with a huge mug of freshly brewed coffee - a perfect match, isn't it?
Let's see what I thought about 'Finding Joy', the story of a girl suffering from Lyme Disease!
Here's the time for a coffee and my review of this psychological fiction novel by Deborah Reed! It's so beautifully written and interesting! (Goodreads / Amazon) Discovery: I read it a while ago, and it was my choice of the month's Samsung Book Deals on Kindle. I wanted to read it because I like when a story … Continue reading ‘Things We Set On Fire’, by Deborah Reed
Here's the next coffee break with a contemporary fiction review to read!