Book Club: Bloodman by Robert Pobi

Had a great time at Book Club last week (and I admit, I was more than a little squiffy by time I crawled up to bed). We had a full house too, which was awesome, and we had a great time discussing this month’s read, as chosen by Michelle: Bloodman by Robert Pobi. I think it was the first time any of us had heard of that author and we were certainly keen to start pulling his debut novel apart. It’s a thriller at its heart. Troubled but talented FBI agent Jake Cole returns to his home town to look after his sick father but whilst he’s there, a series of sick and gruesome murders take place. To make matters worse, a horrific storm is on the horizon. Can Jake solve the murders in time? Well…I’m not going to tell you that. I will tell you, though, that our scores ranged from three to nine out of 10.

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A Dose of Dijana (Guest Post): I Judge Your Book by its Cover

Ah, the joy of summers. Is there a better time to talk about looks and appearances of well, all the living and non-living things around us, than July, the middle of what seems like it’s going to be a freakishly hot summer?

So while I force myself to go and workout even though I’d much rather sip some strawberry mojitos and scroll on Instagram – okay, I’ll stop with the Instagram jokes though I might introduce some hashtag jokes, just to keep up with the trends – I can’t help but wonder just how much we judge things, people, and what’s going to be the topic of this post, books, by their covers?

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