In case you missed it, I moved house this weekend. And of course, it rained. Buckets. Because of course it did. ARGH.
I’m taking refuge in Goodreads and my newsletters and my recs. Because. Well. It was a long week. Nods.
So I have a bit of an anxiety thing. It’s not nearly as bad as others out there, and in all honesty, I just admitted it to myself recently. But, it’s under control as much as it can be, though there are times when I don’t have any control whatsoever, but those are getting fewer and further inbetween. But, that’s why this caught me off guard with how much I wanted to read it:
Maeve and Salix. SALLLIX. I keep saying that name because it rolls off the tongue so well! But this story is about Maeve and her anxiety and how her world — new city, no best friend (AKA Mom), step-sibling’s impending birth and Sallllix — is out of her control and how she realises… I’m not sure what she realises to be honest, because I can’t quite understand the last line of the blurb: Will she be able to navigate through all the chaos to be there for the people she loves? I don’t know why, but the mentions of Salix previously in the blurb make me wonder if it’s one-true-love that makes her anxiety go away? I’m curious, but I’m also somewhat wary because there’s nothing to indicate how the author handles the anxiety. Or maybe I’m over thinking this. Bottom line: I’m torn. Nods.
So Krysten Ritter AKA Jessica Jones (which if you haven’t you so have to WATCH) wrote a book. Nods. To be more certain, it’s
And it’s somewhat unexpected, which I know is a bad thing to say because it means I’m somewhat judging her book by her character, but there you go lol! It’s a legal/mystery/thriller of sorts, and I promise, the blurb makes more sense than I do: Abby is a lawyer — an enviromental lawyer to be exact, and that takes her back to her hometown, to investigate a plastics compamy — the too-big-to-fail kind that has whole towns spring out around it. There, she finds her investigation touching on the 10-year old disappearance of a popular girl that was the town’s scandal. So, how do the two mesh? And the environmental angle — that I did expect either. I am waiting for my expectations to be exceeded. Heh.
And this is an example of when the Goodreads blurb goes bad. Because Exhibit one, is what I read and got my interest, and Exhibit two is the Goodreads blurb and they are so far removed from each other, I can’t even. In fact, the Goodreads blurb gives me no real clue that it’s about a cult, cult leader and the woman who sticks with him, while the second link creeps me the hell out and still part of me wants to read this book:
There’s a book that shall remain nameless because I enjoyed the first in the series so much… but the second one is … slow. BUT, I am still quite taken by the idea of the Pinkerton Detectives, AND to be exact, the first lady detective with the agency. That’s what this book is about:
Inspired by the real Kate Warne, this literary Kate Warne is a widow, with a knack for deception. Which naturally, lends itself to the idea of a detective. Except she’s real, which if you go by the blurb should be enough to keep people hooked, because it doesn’t say much at all about anything else like the cases/s she’s involved in. But, the idea that is a real woman … I want to know more. I want to know about this woman that defied convention.
Buzzfeed is the site I go to when I need a laugh and some destressing, so when I read a culture writer wrote a book, about one of the most over-used words/concepts ever, I thought Yeah, I want to read this! There is your cast of funny, almost too-quirky characters who get involved in a scandal, and well, that the blurb has this last line: technology’s inability to hack human nature, has stuck in my head. This can be very good, or mildly good or just BAD, but I think the humour might save it.
Now excuse me, while I go unpack. SIGHS. Tell me what you’re looking forward to!