SUNDAY SHOUT-OUT

Is there ever such a thing as too many books? I don’t think there are too many books to read, but there can definitely be too many to review. Often I’m sent books and, with an already sagging review shelf, these unsolicited books often often don’t fit in to my schedule. Other times, I am unable to finish a book I intended to review (for various reasons), or I don’t have time for a full review. Sunday Shout-Out aims to acknowledge these books and the publishers who have sent them to me.

Sunday Shout Out is a bookish meme hosted by Monique of Write Note Reviews. If you’re a book blogger and you want to join in, just:

  • Share the title, author, blurb and image from a book (or more than one) you want to acknowledge
  • Share the genre, price and link to the publisher so readers can follow up if they like the sound of the book
  • Ping back to Write Note Reviews in your post.

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Tennis elbow and family life have impacted greatly on my reviewing over the past couple of months and looks set to be an issue for a while. I’m having to reconsider my reading priorities and review approach for the time being.

Now That I’ve Found You by Ciara Geraghty, Hachette RRP $29.99. Available from Hachette here.

 

Forty-two-year-old Vinnie knows lots of things. He knows new books and school shoes are expensive. He knows his teenage daughter keeps getting into trouble and he knows his eight-year-old has wet the bed every night for the past year. What Vinnie doesn’t know is where his wife is, or how he will ever get better at single fatherhood. Ellen knows how much it costs to take a taxi to the cemetery. She knows she’s too scared to get behind the wheel of a car ever again and she knows that what happened was all her fault. What Ellen doesn’t know is that Vinnie is about to need her to face her fears. And neither of them knows they’re going to change the other’s life forever.

I reviewed Ciara Geraghty’s last novel Lifesaving for Beginners and really enjoyed its warm, engaging style, however the narrative voices of Now That I’ve Found You didn’t capture me straight away. Since the reviews on Goodreads are all very good, I’m going to put this down to me not being in the right mindset at the time. It happens. What I’ll do in this case is set the book aside and give it a go another day.

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