I had a great reading week for reading on my kindle, i read four books! The first one was The Rise of April by Tarrin P. Lupo (Pirates of the Savannah book #3) Now while this book was good, like the others in the trilogy, i just didnt like the character of April, so for me this book didnt interest me as much as the others. Its still a good round off to the series.
The next book i read was Nothing But the Truth by John Barnes. This was a memoir about the life of a police officer in britain. What made it good was he was just an ordinary guy, which added to the brilliance of the book.
The next book i read was Grimms Fairy Tales by the Brothers Grimm. Now while i was familiar with some of these tales, i wasnt familiar with them all. I could really imagine myself reading these stories to a child. a fantastic book.
The final book i read was Confessions of a Stay at Home Mom by Tamara Hancock. I was so disappointed with this book, i thought it was going to be a memoir, but instead it was a how to run your life with kids guide. I’m really not a fan of how to books, so for me this was not a book i enjoyed.
In book form I’m still reading One Child by Torey Hayden. This is one of those real life books that tells the story of a teacher in a unit for children with very serious difficulties. I think this book is going to be more upsetting as it goes on. I’m still plowing on through this but i seem to be picking my kindle up a lot more at the minute than actual books.
On my kindle I’m reading The Firestone Crystal by Linda M. David. This book is very good. Young adult, a sulky child gets the adventure of a lifetime when she goes to summer school in outer space.
Next of my huge TBR pile, (Same as last week!) is Strike Back by Chris Ryan. I do enjoy books of this genre, but this author is new to me. I cant wait to get started on it.
Two Soldiers. Sir Peregrine Collinson. Britain’s most decorated military hero. A best-selling author. And the Prime Minister’s personal envoy. And John Porter – seventeen years ago, he was one of the SAS’s most promising young soldiers. Now he’s a broken man: a drunken tramp living rough on the streets of London.
In Beirut, a brilliant young Sky TV reporter Katie Dartmouth has been captured by a ruthless gang of Hezbollah terrorists. She is to be executed live on television unless British troops are withdrawn from Iraq. A nation holds its breath and the Government is tottering on the edge of collapse. Both men believe they can save her. But only one of them can reach her.
Their paths last crossed seventeen years earlier. Now they are about to face each other again. And the strike back is about to begin
I didnt actually buy this book, i got send this by the publisher – Apocalypse Cow – Michael Logan.
Synopsis–When scientists with warped imaginations accidentally unleash an experimental bioweapon that transforms Britain’s animals into sneezing, bloodthirsty zombies with a penchant for pre-dinner sex with their victims, three misfits become the unlikely hope for salvation.
Abattoir worker Terry Borders’ love life is crippled by the stench of death that clings to his skin from his days spent slaughtering cows; teenage vegan Geldof ‘Scabby’ Peters alternates between scratching furiously at his rash and baiting his overbearing New Age mother; and inept journalist Lesley McBrien struggles forlornly in the shadow of her famous war correspondent father and the star journalist at the Glasgow Tribune.
When Britain begins a rapid descent into chaos and ministers cynically attempt to blame al-Qaeda, Lesley stumbles upon proof that the government is behind the outbreak. During her bumbling quest to unveil the truth, she crosses paths with Terry and Geldof, and together they set out to escape a quarantined Britain with the evidence and vital data that could unlock a cure for the virus.
Standing in the way are rampaging hordes of animals, a ruthless security agent and an army ready to shoot anybody with a case of the sniffles on the off-chance the virus has mutated.
Three losers. Overwhelming odds. A single outcome: the world is screwed.