‘It’s Monday! What Are You Reading?’ is a place to meet up and share what you have been, are and about to be reading over the week. It’s a great post to organise yourself. This meme started with J Kaye’s Blog and then was taken up by Sheila from Book Journey. Sheila then passed it on to Kathryn at the Book Date.
Happy Monday Book Lovers! I hope you all had a cheerful week.
Yesterday it was a last day of sale at Crossword, thought to visit it but it was not worthwhile. Sale was like if you buy min Rs 1000 – 1500 purchase you get discount and so and so. 😒 Amazon was offering better so I returned without any purchase.
I watched movie Blade Runner 2049. It was bit slow but good, kind of movie that would have like more as a book.
My cat is giving me training for baby, waking me up at unearthly hour. Sometime for food sometimes because he want to go out for litter! He refuses to use litter box and prefer nature. The bully cats in surrounding has scared him lot that he won’t roam out without company and that company has to be me or my mom. My mom loves her beauty sleep, she gets irritated if he disturbs her while I don’t mind at all, I’m light sleeper so by default duty of taking care of him falls on me.
My reading week was good.
What I read Last Week∼∼
and Mangoes, Mischief, and Tales of Friendship: Stories from India by Chitra Soundar. (review will be up tomorrow)
The Pawn by Punit Patel
Like every other town, Scandicci too has its story. In fact, there are multiple stories woven around the web of lies, deceit, hate and, above all, vengeance. All these stories revolve around one particular person, Dimas Romero, a drug dealer who considers himself a tyrant. Among these stories, one involves an orphan boy named Logan who leads an ordinary life. A change of events take place after the mysterious disappearance of Dimas, and Logan has to get himself involved, because of his love Abigail, who happens to be Dimas’ wife.
A murder is suspected and the suspects are numerous. It becomes really hard for the police to determine the culprit from among a gardener, an angry father, a madman, a lover, a wife, a revengeful neighbor and a person who has lost his love. Upon interrogation, they all have only one thing to say, “I would have killed him if given the opportunity.”
As the story unfolds, it reveals many long lost secrets which provide an even stronger motive for each of the suspects. Amidst this chaos, it becomes a challenge for Logan and Abigail to prove their innocence and fight for their survival.
That cover is so similar to Agatha Christie’s And Then There Were None! I know this author personally. He is my distant and only relative who loves to read. I’m so glad he sent me his debut novel to read and review. He has warned me to not keep high expectations but still I’m hoping it turns out good.
Next this week∼∼
The Adventures of Isabelle Necessary by Martii Maclean
A gutsy girl, a cool beach town, awesome friends and oodles of adventures.
Once upon a beach, there was a girl called Isabelle Necessary, who had an unusual name and a rather extra-ordinary and adventurous life. Join Isabelle and her friends Tammy, Nin and David, along with Draino the cat and Champ the wonder dog as they go on awesome adventures – bike racing, rescuing cats, escaping the lighthouse trap, teaching smart dogs new tricks, turning frogs into movie-stars, visiting a haunted house, giving a surprising surprise party, building a tree-house, going snorkelling, try not to full off horse riding, being a shop-keeper for a day and even solving the mystery of Floyd the singing parrot. Saggy Beach is cool places to
Isabelle love’s staying at her Great Aunt Emma’s bungalow at the Saggy Beach Retirement Village, where, at night, the waves sound like a mermaid lullaby and the light from the light-house throws sparkles across the rippling water. Isabelle’s Great-Aunt Emma and the quirky oldies, Uncle Knock-knock, Mr Bigg, Saggy Bill, Madam Monique and Half-way Percy, help Isabelle and her friends have amazing adventures, and there’s only one proper rule … be home before the street lights come on.
Come to Saggy Beach for fun and adventure.
I have signed up in blog tour for this book which is next month. I can’t wait that long to read this middle grade book!
What are you reading this week?
Have you read any of these books before or planning to read in future?
What do you think about them??
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