Tuesday, 5 November 2013

C'mon deliver the letter, the sooner, the better... Part 6

Books 17-24 for The Postal reading Challenge

Book 17-The Brothers of Baker Street by Michael Robertson
The second in a series, this one was probably a bit more realistic then the 1st. The letters are still arriving addressed to Sherlock Holmes.
 Reggie is working on a case involving one of London’s Black Cab drivers who is accused of murdering two American tourists, and at time it seems like he has made the wrong decision taking on the case, but it all works out in the end.

Book18- Love, Aubrey by Suzanne La Fleur
Aubrey is an 11 year old girl who lost her father and sister in a car accident. Her mother, unable to cope with the grief, leaves Aubrey alone. Eventually her grandmother arrives and takes Aubrey home with her. Aubrey writes letters to her sister's imaginary friend as she learns to adjust to her new life without her sister, father or mother.

Book19- Return to Sender by Zoe Barnes
The main character in this book works as a Postlady. Her father is the local parcel delivery man.
A bit of a light hearted book, after a few heavier ones.
Holly has started thinking about having a family one day, but first she wants to find out more about her birth mother. She hires a private investigator and doesn't plan on falling in love with him!

Book20- Letters From Skye by Jessica Brockmole
I loved this book, though it reminded me a lot of " The Guernsey Literary and Potato Peel Pie Society", (which I also love.) Spanning 2 wars, it tells, in letters, the love story of Elspeth and David.
I looked up where Skye is on a map, and added it to the list of places I'd love to see one day.

Book21- The Burley Cross Postbox Theft by Nicola Barker
This book had far too many characters and it took me longer to read as I kept flipping back through trying to work out how they were all connected.
Someone steals the mail from the postbox, then dumps it in a nearby lane and 2 police have to read through the mail in the hope of finding out who stole the mail and why.
A funny idea but far too complicated, some laughs especially the letter concerning local dogs and their business, but mostly, just too long and involved.

Book22-The Household Guide to Dying by Deborah Adelaide.
I had read this before, but I received a copy in the mail as part of a Bookcrossing Bookring. So I decided to re-read it as it had been a few years since I read it.
I really enjoyed this last time I read it, but this time I hated it. Life experience has changed my opinion and I just wanted the main character to stop wasting her time she had left. I found the idea of a Household guide to dying tasteless and sad.

Book23-Airmail by Kate Fitzpatrick
A friend send me this (and a few other books) for the reading challenge. This one took me a long time to read, I found it tedious and dull. It may have helped if I knew some of the names mentioned, but probably not. Even with all the places the 2 sisters went and all the fun they had, I still found it boring.

Book24-Worldwide Adventures In Love by Louise Wener
A bargain book I picked up in Kmart for $3. Teenagers Jess and her sister Margaret are intrigued by their neighbour and her house full of interesting things. When Edith's house burns down, their mother suddenly leaves their father and Margaret develops an eating disorder, Jess tries to hold everything together. Nobody knows Margaret has Edith's letters, telling of her travels as a young woman and also of a secret she's kept to herself.

And some photos of recent outgoing mail

I also created a Pinterest Board for my Postal Reading Challenge books-