Books, hockey, and a bucketful of snark

Being the musings of a Yorkshire lass living in the USA. I'm a book geek, bird nerd, grammar Nazi, and hockey nut.  Sarcasm is my default setting. 

Finished it!

Lake Silence - Anne Bishop

I did enjoy revisiting the world of The Others. I like their no-nonsense, "if you break our rules you will get eaten" attitude. I mean what part of "do not take a motor boat onto the water because if you do you will die" do people not understand?


The Others don't bother with that namby-pamby three strikes and you're out malarkey. With them it's one strike and you will be torn limb from limb, bitten to death, or turned into a human torch by a friendly elemental.


Yeah, that's the kind of rule I can get behind.



Lake Silence - Anne Bishop

I wouldn't have known about the dead man if I hadn't walked into the kitchen at the exact moment my one and only lodger was about to warm up an eyeball in the wave-cooker.


Gotta love the Crowgarde.




Lake Silence - Anne Bishop

Available for pick up? Well that's my weekend sorted.

OK, so maybe some black cats are evil
OK, so maybe some black cats are evil
Black cats rule!
Black cats rule!

Reading progress update: I've read 73 out of 384 pages.

The Hanging Tree - Ben Aaronovitch

"Seriously, I thought, we couldn't have met in a Gregg's?"


Yep, I'd take a meeting in Gregg's over one in Harrods any day of the week. In fact I was dreaming about Gregg's cheese and onion pasties only last night.




Reading progress update: I've read 57 out of 384 pages.

The Hanging Tree - Ben Aaronovitch

The word "bollocks" is one of the most beautiful and flexible in the English language. It can be used to express emotional states ranging from ecstatic surprise to weary resignation in the face of inevitable disaster.


I have to say if you did one of those word map thingies showing my most commonly used words, "bollocks" would definitely feature quite heavily. (Along with 'beer', 'hockey', and 'cats').

Reading progress update: I've read 2 out of 384 pages.

The Hanging Tree - Ben Aaronovitch

To be honest I thought the previous book in this series wasn't as good as the first four, and had way too many loose ends and unanswered questions. (I did like the bad-ass unicorns though).





Reading progress update: I've read 211 out of 336 pages.

Foxglove Summer: A Rivers of London Novel - Ben Aaronovitch

"In some households you only have to turn up three times before you're expected to make your own tea, draw up a chair in front of the telly and call the cat a bastard."


The author has obviously never met the Ginger Ninja.

Reading progress update: I've read 357 out of 357 pages.

Broken Homes - Ben Aaronovitch

Ooh, I did not see that coming!


This is such a fun series, especially now my quibble from the earlier books has been addressed, and Beverley's eyes are now shaped like a cat's rather than cat-shaped.

Everything's better with Moomins

Moominland Midwinter - Tove Jansson

I've just received this cute bookmark in the mail from a lovely friend back in the UK. She had been to the Tove Jansson exhibition at the Dulwich Picture Gallery and thought I'd appreciate it.





Who Killed Sherlock Holmes? - Paul Cornell

I've really enjoyed this series, and because I was near the end of this book I thought I'd find out when the next book is out. And I found this....



from Michele Filgate @readandbreathe
from Michele Filgate @readandbreathe

Saw this on Twitter and thought it was worth sharing.


Happy to say I've read quite a few of the books on display.


The bookstore is called Rough Draft and is based in Kingston, NY.

Liked the first one enough to give the next one a punt

Moon Over Soho  - Ben Aaronovitch

I read Midnight Riot for the Halloween Bingo game, and thought the concept was intriguing enough to carry on with the series.


Looking forward to catching up with those argumentative river gods.

Finished it!

The Long Way Home - Louise Penny

Hmmm, this one definitely isn't my favourite in the series.


I mean the art stuff was very interesting and all, but please can Gamache come out of retirement. I want more police procedural and less relationship angst. Especially when it's Clara who's suffering.



and I never liked Peter Morrow anyway, so I can't say I was that upset about what happened to him.

(show spoiler)

Reading progress update: I've read 9%.

The Long Way Home - Louise Penny

I requested this from the library yesterday and was expecting to wait for a while before it became available. So it was a bit of a surprise when I got notification I could download it onto my Kindle tonight.


Not that I'm complaining mind you.

Currently reading

Holy Fools
Joanne Harris
Quiet: The Power of Introverts in a World That Can't Stop Talking
Susan Cain
Progress: 70/368 pages
The Shining
Stephen King