Cherringham – The Last Puzzle by Matthew Costello and Neil Richards

Cherringham - The Last Puzzle: A Cosy Crime Series (Cherringham: Mystery Shorts Book 16) - Matthew Costello, Neil Richards
Cheeringham is a novel series with a new mystery thriller released every month. The stories takes place in the English Village of Cherringham. English web designer Sarah and American ex-cop Jack are an unlikely sleuth duo, but criminal activities keep getting in their way.

This is very much like reading a Midsomer Murder episode, I almost expected to hear the theme music while I read this book. Unfortunately I just didn’t find it that enjoyable to read, probably because the book was so short and that meant you just didn’t get to know the characters that well and that made the characters feel very flat.

Also, the story was not terrible interesting to read, and old man dies and in his will he leave everything to one of four people who can solve a crossword. If not, well then the money will go to charity. And, because of the shortness of the story, it just doesn’t feel like the story get the chance to be interesting. The dialog felt like a script for an episode and many of the chapters ended with a cliffhanger, which in a way really made me feel like I was reading a magazine story were a new chapter is published in every issue. But as a whole story it just didn’t grab me. Perhaps it’s because I’m not really a fan of short stories.

I received this copy from the publisher through Netgalley in return for an honest review!

 

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Hello Weekend! :D

Manage to get two more workdays before May, precisely what I needed economically, but it was longer pass that I usually have had lately so it has left me a bit…tired, so my reading has been suffering because of that. Also, I’m rewatching Bones with my mother and that has taken up a lot of my spare time.

So I really looking forward to this weekend and trying to catch up with my reading! It’s International Workers’ Day tomorrow here in Sweden! So the weekend comes early! 😀

And my cat just throw up on my carpet, I had thought to add a nice picture to this post but I need to deal with the carpet instead…

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How I feel most of the time…

  

Especially when I work, then the days feels a lot shorter…


Is It Really Too Much To Ask? by Jeremy Clarkson

Is It Really Too Much To Ask? (World According to Clarkson, #5)Is It Really Too Much To Ask? by Jeremy Clarkson

My rating: 4 of 5 stars

Yeah I’m a Top Gear fan. It just happened; I have never cared for cars in my entire life so that I became a Top Gear fan is frankly astonishing. I don’t even have a driving license.

Anyway, I was quite sad when Top Gear was put on hiatus earlier this year because of the “fracas” (that word will probably be associated with Jeremy Clarkson from now on) and then never came back because Jeremy Clarkson was fired from the show. So, I comforted myself with reruns of the show and with this book. A Jeremy Clarkson book is perfect antidote for anyone that suffering from Top Gear withdrawal because he is as outrageous when he writes as he is when he talks, and I love that. In this world of PC is it nice to have someone that just don’t give a damn about that.

This is Jeremy’s chronicles, collected and published as a book and I love having a book like this lying beside my bed for when I just want to read something easy before I sleep or I can’t sleep because ever chapter is 3.5 pages long and that means that I can read a couple of chapters than try to sleep again. Perfect!

I enjoyed reading this so much that I feel the need to buy a new Jeremy Clarkson book soon, luckily for me do I have an unread Richard Hammond book that I now can start to read. 😉


Bout of Books 13

So, how is this different than my other weeks I ask myself? LOL! But anyway, this sounds like a fun idea a whole week just reading and since I hav a lot of NetGalley/Edelweiss books to read am I thinking that this seems like a perfect week to dedicate myself to read them and perhaps getting up to 70% ratio on NetGalley. (I need to stop requesting also) 

The Bout of Books read-a-thon is organized by Amanda @ On a Book Bender and Kelly @ Reading the Paranormal. It is a week long read-a-thon that begins 12:01am Monday, May 11th and runs through Sunday, May 17th in whatever time zone you are in. Bout of Books is low-pressure. There are challenges, giveaways, and a grand prize, but all of these are completely optional. For all Bout of Books 13 information and updates, be sure to visit the Bout of Books blog. – From the Bout of Books team

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Star Wars: Legacy, Volume 8: Tatooine by John Ostrander

Star Wars: Legacy, Volume 8: TatooineStar Wars: Legacy, Volume 8: Tatooine by John Ostrander

My rating: 3 of 5 stars

I bought this graphic novel when amazon had a Star Wars graphic novel kindle deal and every single one of them cost $2.49 apiece. I think I bought five of them, which is actually very restraint for being me.

Anyway, I was a bit curious about this one, the other I bought was mostly Dark Vader centered. (what can I say I like my baddies, tall and dark! ;)).

The main story in this graphic novel was good, not brilliant good, but entertaining to read. Cade Skywalker is no Luke Skywalker, he is a bit more Han Solo like kind of characters. He is a space pirate so that isn’t that surprising (hehe) But I liked him and I enjoyed reading about his troubled past. The story in itself was good, not extraordinary interesting, but I liked it and that he had visions of Luke Skywalker gave the story some extra spice.

In the end was a issue that felt very misplaced, it was as they needed to reach a certain number of pages and throw in an extra issue that had nothing to do with the rest of the story. I didn’t like that story a bit!

It was a good graphic novel (90% of it at last) and I would without doubt read more about Cade Skywalker.