February was a busy month for me.
On February 16th I organised the launch of my book Fire& Ice. Although it was hard work- it went exceptionally well, and the event was a success. I will write a post on how to hold a book launch
Secondly, we had a two-week visit from family, who came from overseas and stayed with us.
So, my reading time was much less than usual.
A Spell of Murder by Clea Simon (Fiction)
The cover initially attracted me as did the synopsis. Maybe it was due to distraction on my part, but I found the concept of the cats narrating much of the story wasn’t working for me. I had thought it was a fun idea.
The Vikings By Neil Oliver. (Non-Fiction)
I found this a useful and entertaining book on Vikings. The pages of illustrations add to the appeal of the book. Neil Oliver employs his imagination to embody the places and artefacts with life, taking us with him on these journeys. In part, this was further research for me as Fire & Ice contains Vikings and I may write a sequel.
The Big Book of Practical Spells by Judika Illes (Non-Fiction)
Another book for research, very practical and down to earth demystifying ‘magic’ as herb law and attention to what is happening. Although there are options to take the work further.
The House Between Tides by Sarah Maine(Fiction)
I enjoyed Women of the Dunes so much that I was interested to read an earlier book by this author. Again, there are different timelines, in this case, 1910 and the present day. The setting also imparts a surreal feel to the story and as it progressed, I held grave fears for a couple of the characters. Immensely enjoyable