Popsugar has a pesky habit of trying to get me to read bestsellers from the 90s in their challenges. I think I have read everything popular from that decade that I want to by now…so I reached for an old friend; Terry Pratchett! My library has a decent number of them available in audio, narrated by Nigel Planer. So I had a look to see which were first published in the 90s and ended up choosing Carpe Jugulum.

I remember thoroughly enjoying Terry’s version of modern vampires and I loved it just as much the second time around. The narration was loads of fun too, though maybe a bit more over the top that I would imagine in my head.

Pile of books, Blackheart Knights, Bookishly Ever After, a folded map of Lancre

I feel like I am much more likely to reread on audio now. One, I don’t have to pay attention so much so I can listen while doing certain work tasks. Two, audio gives a slightly different version. Plus I don’t have a groaning audiobook TBR giving me the side eye when I reach for a reread!

I also read Blackheart Knights by Laure Eve which is for a blog tour, so you will have a full review this week. It’s a take on the King Arthur myth, set in an alternate London where the knights are used to settle disputes and magic is highly regulated.

Then I finished the weekend off with Lucy Powrie’s Bookishly Ever After, the final book in the ever adorable Paper & Hearts Society trilogy. I would totally join their book club. This one follows Ed as he starts a part time job in a bookshop. It has autism rep and a realistic outlook on what being a bookseller involves. Oh, and guinea pigs! Anyone who knows Lucy knows she loves her pigs, so was great to see them included this time.

I have now received my first dose of the Pfizer vaccine. I was exhausted the day after, so with that and actually going out for a meal meant I didn’t get round to posting all those drafted reviews I had ready. I need to up my game before my 20 Days of Summer reading and reviewing commences!

There are buttercups absolutely everywhere right now. They are so cheery. Here’s a photo of Scully sat in some:

Labrador sat in buttercups looking up

New books acquired:

The Sun’s Devices by Rebecca Levene (ebook)
Marion Lane and the Midnight Murder by T.A. Willberg (ebook)
The Boyband Murder Mystery by Ava Eldred
All Our Hidden Gifts by Caroline O’Donoghue
Ariadne by Jennifer Saint (audio)