September/October Book Haul

September/October Book Haul

I think I have a problem: I can’t stop buying books! My tastes have changed pretty drastically over the last few months, so I’ve been discovering lots of new books and therefore can’t resist buying them all. I suppose there are worse problems to have!

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Edingthorpe Hall – A Weekend Getaway

Edingthorpe Hall – A Weekend Getaway

Edingthorpe is a small, rural village, set in the lovely Norfolk countryside, near North Walsham. The hamlet has few village amenities: no pub or village shop for example, but it is that unspoilt charm that helps make Edingthorpe so appealing.

It’s the type of place where it feels like nothing has disturbed the peace for centuries. All this sounds like the perfect location for a weekend getaway with friends, and that is exactly what my boyfriend and I did for the past couple of days.

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September Wrap-Up

September Wrap-Up

September was an alright month for me with a total of 9 books read. I’m getting a little behind with both my reading and blogging, however (more than I’d like to be), but with everything that’s going on in my life at the moment, that wasn’t a big surprise.

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Audio Shows: Lunch and Victorian Secrets

Audio Shows: Lunch and Victorian Secrets

Here are the two audio shows that I wanted to tell you about. They are not typical audiobooks. There’s no single plot or storyline. There are several actors. The stories are dramatised. They are more like radio dramas rather than just books. Still, they are great entertainment, and they rescued me from the listening vacuum I was in (it’s even harder to find a good audiobook than to find a good book). Here’s more about them.

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The Institute

The Institute

After reading this synopsis, I just knew I wanted to read this book as soon as it came out. I pre-ordered this one on the 23rd July, with a release date of September 10th. Seeing as it needed to be shipped to the Netherlands from the UK, I had to wait until September 15th, before I finally had the book in my hands.

King’s magic is in his characters, and this one is no exception. The story mainly revolves around Luke Ellis, a twelve-year-old with a brain the size of New York and an institution where more children are being kept than one can imagine with a classic Stephen King twist. ⁣
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