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#amreading – What, Why, While

What (am I currently reading)?

I am currently reading 337 by M. Jonathan Lee.  Out on 30th November 2020.  Published by Hideaway Fall.

Blurb (taken from: https://www.hideawayfall.com/ )

337 follows the life of Samuel Darte whose mother vanished when he was in his teens. It was his brother, Tom who found her wedding ring on the kitchen table along with the note. While their father pays the price of his mother’s disappearance, Sam learns that his long-estranged Gramma is living out her last days in a nursing home nearby. Keen to learn about what really happened that day and realising the importance of how little time there is, he visits her to finally get the truth. Soon it’ll be too late and the family secrets will be lost forever. Reduced to ashes. But in a story like this, nothing is as it seems.

Why (have I chosen to read it)?

This is easy to answer.  I’ve read (and loved) two of M. Jonathan Lee’s previous novels, drift stumble fall and Broken Branches, so leapt at the chance to read his new one.  M. Jonathan Lee’s novels are so different to other books I usually read, and always give plenty to think about.    The 2 books I have finished concentrate on what is going on in the life of one (relatively ordinary) character’s perspective; the ending of drift stumble fall was so unexpected, and compelling, that it really changed my view on something – exactly what you’ll need to read the book to find out.   This 3rd book is shaping up to be another great read. 

While (I  am reading it) 

Though the nights are really cold now, our days are still beautifully sunny.  A friend suggested we went for an early walk this week. As I was walking over a bridge the mist was rising, the sun was coming through and it was so beautiful.  Well worth getting up at some ridiculour hour!

Also worthy of a mention is this beautiful mouse.  On Wednesday, while I was relaxing and reading, our young cat happily trotted past me with this mouse in her mouth.  The first time she’s done this – I’m hoping its a one off!   Pandemonium erupted, resulting, 3 hours later, in the mouse being returned outside.  Who’d have known so much dust etc could accumulate under furniture that hasn’t been moved for years. 

All the best, Emma

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