Wishlist Wednesday: Time and Time Again, Ben Elton

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Wishlist Wednesday is a weeklies hosted by Pen to Paper. As I have enough wishes when it comes to books I decided to join this weekly and tell you about them. I am obviously curious about the books on your wishlist too so feel free to leave a message.

Time and Time Again, Ben Elton
If you had one chance to change history... Where would you go? What would you do? Who would you kill?
It's June 1, 1914 and Hugh Stanton, ex-soldier and celebrated adventurer is quite literally the loneliest man on earth. No one he has ever known or loved has been born yet. Perhaps now they never will be. Stanton knows that a great and terrible war is coming. A collective suicidal madness that will destroy European civilization and bring misery to millions in the century to come. He knows this because, for him, that century is already history. Somehow he must change that history. He must prevent the war. A war that will begin with a single bullet. But can a single bullet truly corrupt an entire century?
And, if so, could another single bullet save it?

That is one intriguing question to start your synopsis with! I am curious what exactly Hugh's story is and what his decision will be.

It's Monday! What are you reading?

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It's Monday! What are You Reading! is a weekly hosted by Sheila over at Book Journey. This weekly is meant to keep you people updated on what I read the last week and what I am planning to read the upcoming week.

Hello Monday!! New week, new month, new books. Even though I have the feeling I do not have that much time for reading I do manage to read books. I managed to finish The Girl on the Train by Paula Hawkins and Whisper Hollow by Chris Cander.

The Girl on the Train by Paula Hawkins Whisper Hollow by Chris Cander.

I am currently reading The Fifth Gospel by Ian Caldwell

The Fifth Gospel by Ian Caldwell

Next up is Night Life by David Taylor.

Night Life by David Taylor.

What is on your reading list for this week??

Mistress Firebrand, Donna Thorland

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Mistress Firebrand, Donna Thorland
Author: Donna Thorland
Publisher:Nal Trade
Format: eArc
ISBN-10: 0451471016
ISBN-13: 9780451471017
Nal Trade: eBook | Paperback
Mistress Firebrand
3 stars
Jennifer Leighton has only one dream. She wants to write plays and have them performed at the Drury Lane Theatre. There are a view things in her way. First she is female. Second she is in New York writing plays for a small theatre. Third, she does not have the connections. When the playwright General John Burgoyne visits the city she is taking her chances to get his patronage. On her way to him she is confronted with Severin Devere an English officer who is supposed to keep the general safe. As their love unfolds the situation in New York changes for the worst. While enemies close in they are looking for ways to make Jennifer her dream come true.

Every now and then I like to read a little romance. When I saw this book combined with the theatre aspect I knew there was a chance that I would enjoy it.
I liked Jennifer. She is a strong woman with a goal. I liked how even though she was really in love she did not let her life hang on what the guy did for her. Actually her character made all the guys in the story a bit unnecessary.
The story was interesting enough with a lot of things going on. The story of females combined with theatre and the ideas about that. The war on New York between the English and the Rebels. The development of the love story. I enjoyed this story.

And there goes... February!

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February . With 28 days I always end up feeling cheated. Before you know it the next month is there.

Books read: 7
Pages: 2614
Goodreads Challenge: 14 books of 52

The Girl on the Train byPaula Hawkins €8,95
Total February €8.95
Total 2015 €41,92

I am really proud of not buying more books. I have seen a lot of books I wanted but managed to walk out the book store without them.

Added to the never ending TBR
The Last Bookaneer: A Novel by Matthew Pearl
The Book of Speculation by Erika Swyler
The Curse Keepers Collection Swank by Grover Denise
The Book of Strange New Things by Michel Faber
Million Dollar Baby by Amy Patricia Meade
Missing You by Harlan Coben
Love is Red by Sophie Jaff
Disclaimer by Renee Knight,
The Girl on the Train byPaula Hawkins

Most of these books are review books I got approved for this month.

On a personal note
Work is crazy. Obviously this is a good thing but it becomes more clear every day that we need more people to get it all done. We booked our summer holiday and it is such a shame it is still so far away. I had a fun weekend in Milton Keynes with two friends visiting the Jersey Boys UK tour. We are making new plans already.

Looking forward
Work will not change this month probably so I hope it will not strain me to much. I am pretty much up to date with my books but do need to write a lot of posts this month still.
I might catch up with King's March organized by Wensend and Fourth Street Review. I did schedule my IT review this month but might catch up on some SK reading too.
This month Boekenfestijn is close to my home and we did make an appointment with a view people to visit. So my book buying behaviour might be a bit out of control but we will see at the end of March.

Tell me about your plans?!?

The Mad Sculptor, Harold Schechter

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The Mad Sculptor, Harold Schechter
Author: Harold Schechter
Publisher: Zeus
Pages: 384
Format: Paperback
ISBN-10: 178185307X
ISBN-13: 9781781853078
Publisher: eBook | Hardcover | Paperback
The Mad Sculptor
3 stars

On Easter Sunday 1937, Bob Irwin - a handsome, failing sculptor with a history of depression and psychopathic episodes - commited a grisly triple murder. Creeping back to the flat of his ex-landlady in a swish New York borough, Irwin killed her, her lodger, and her stunning daughter Ronnie with an ice-pick, an apparently motiveless homicide that would shock the entire country.
I read a lot of crime fiction but never realized there is a whole world of true crime books describing real crimes as if it was fiction. At least that is how this book reads. Realizing it is all based on true events and no fiction is included made it even more gruesome and yes I will admit more entertaining to read. Robert George Irwin is on various lists of most gruesome high profiled killers. Still his numbers are not high and to call his murders really gruesome... I guess the biggest impact his murders had was the realization that people like Robert exist. Psychopaths, people who are so damaged psychologically that they can justify to kill others. A lot of research was done in that time and a lot of it is written in this book making it a really interesting insight in possible motivations Robert could have to make his moves.

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