Beat the Backlog March

I joined the #beatthebacklog challenge created by @owlbesatreading to deal with my unread kindle books neglected for years. But instead of posting individual reviews, here is my end of month summary

Cunk on Everything by Philomena Cunk

How Long has this been on my Kindle?

2020

Why did I get this book?

I love Philomena Cunk, played by Diane Morgan- a clueless journalist who can get away with some hard-hitting questions in amongst the stupid ones.

Review

I couldn’t help laughing at some of Cunk’s take on various serious topics. Here are a few examples

King Arthur was the greatest King of England that never existed” and  “ Books are a way of storing information and passing it on to anyone who can read and isn’t put it off by being a book.”.

A lovely book that is hilarious but hides a cynical view of the world.

Do I kick myself for not reading this sooner?

Yes and No. I left this book unread for ages but read it as part of the backlog challenge. I read this book during a really difficult time at work and it did make forget my worries.

Death at Teal’s Pond by David Bushman and Mark Givens

How Long has this been on my Kindle?

2021

Why did I get this book?

This was an Amazon Prime deal

Review

I have been watching a lot of true crime dramas on tv, so this seemed to be the perfect time to read this true crime about the unsolved murder of a young girl in the early 20th century that inspired the cult classic Twin Peaks.

This was interesting read but  it had far too much description about places and people which slowed down the pace.I did find it sad that unfortunately not much has changed- woman continue to vulnerable to violence and continue to be judged despite being the victims.

Do I kick myself for not reading this sooner?

No. While I like true crime, I’m not so keen on unsolved murders- in fact I’m not sure why I picked this in the first place.

The Keeper of happy Endings Barbara Davis

How Long has this been on my Kindle?

2021

Why did I get this book?

This was an Amazon Prime deal

Review

I enjoyed this story about three generations of women who have lost their men in war even it was a little predictable.

Do I kick myself for not reading this sooner?

No- This isn’t my kind of story and the fantasy elements were almost non-existent

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