On My Bookshelf: A Finish and A New Start

It’s been forever since I’ve posted about what I’m reading or finished reading. I honestly think the last post was back in January and I have read quite a few books since that time! I finished First Frost by Sarah Addison Allen towards the beginning of February and then decided to continue with the Hercule Poirot series by Sophie Hannah. I just finished The Mystery of the Three Quarters, which I really enjoyed and look forward to reading the most current in the series, The Killings at Kingfisher Hill.

Hercule Poirot returns home after an agreeable luncheon to find an angry woman waiting to berate him outside his front door. Her name is Sylvia Rule, and she demands to know why Poirot has accused her of the murder of Barnabas Pandy, a man she has neither heard of nor ever met. She is furious to be so accused, and deeply shocked. Poirot is equally shocked, because he too has never heard of any Barnabas Pandy, and he certainly did not send the letter in question. He cannot convince Sylvia Rule of his innocence, however, and she marches away in a rage.

From Goodreads

I also have been reading quite a few herbal remedy books. All those shown below are now part of my bookshelves and I do believe I’m now done collecting as I’m finding a few rather repeat what others have already said or written. I really liked Alchemy of Herbs, The Herbal Apothecary, The Homesteader’s Herbal Companion, and Sweet Remedies best out of all of them. I know there will be a few I will eventually dispose of, but for now I will hang onto them.


My new start ….

I’ve just started reading Marilla of Green Gables by Sarah McCoy. Even though this author is new to me, I couldn’t resist buying it simply because I love Anne of Green Gables. The reviews seem to be fairly decent and so far I’m enjoying it. I think I may need to read Anne of Green Gables next, it has been many years since I’ve read this childhood favorite and it’s time to revisit it.

Plucky and ambitious, Marilla Cuthbert is thirteen years old when her world is turned upside down. Her beloved mother has dies in childbirth, and Marilla suddenly must bear the responsibilities of a farm wife: cooking, sewing, keeping house, and overseeing the day-to-day life of Green Gables with her brother, Matthew and father, Hugh. In Avonlea—a small, tight-knit farming town on a remote island—life holds few options for farm girls. Her one connection to the wider world is Aunt Elizabeth “Izzy” Johnson, her mother’s sister, who managed to escape from Avonlea to the bustling city of St. Catharines. An opinionated spinster, Aunt Izzy’s talent as a seamstress has allowed her to build a thriving business and make her own way in the world.

From Goodreads


What have you been reading lately ?

6 thoughts on “On My Bookshelf: A Finish and A New Start

  1. I am trying to focus on some books I own reading but The Paris Apartment showed up from my library and it was a fast read – mystery/thriller. Now I am reading Pull of the Stars which I purchased in 2020.

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  2. I’m almost done with Books of Jacob (950+ pages) that I started last month. I think i’m going to take a break from long books for a bit 🙂 and just borrowed Actress (by Anne Enright) when I saw it featured in Anne Bogel’s latest list of books that are great on audio.

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