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Links That Caught Our Eye Through Our Book Travels


Since so much of our blog is about sharing different views and reviews from The Traveling Sisters Reading Group experiences,  we thought we would start a post sharing links we have enjoyed along our book travels through the many blogs that we follow.   The idea to share links came from  Kaila The Traveling Inkwell.  Kaila was inspired by  Zuky @ BookBum and Novels and Nonfiction.

I really enjoyed reading Zuky’s My Favourite Reviews of the Week | 5th August.  Lindsay was very excited to see her review for The Unforgotten listed and linked as a favorite. Thank you so much Zuky for sharing her review and our link.


The Links that recently caught our eye

In a Coulee

One of our favorite Traveling Friends Group Read that Debra joined in on.  Her review on her blog Open Book Post  Don’t Believe It by Charlie Donlea

Another great Traveling Friends Group read Summit Lake by Charlie Donlea Jonetta’s review  Blue Mood Cafe

On My Book Travels

After reading Zuky’s post  How to Write an Effective NetGalley Bio  I quickly updated my NetGalley Bio.

Secret Library Book Blog  Links I’ve Enjoyed this Week – 05/08/18

Short Book and Scribes Seven Day Spotlight

Carrie has me really wanting to start Rust and Stardust by T. Greenwood Carrie’s Book Review

Fictionophile Hello August (Fictionophile updates and July’s book haul)

and Cover Love

Keeper of Pages July 2018 Wrap up

Reading Between the pages  July Monthly Wrap-up and Book Haul

NetGalley and Edelweiss Reading Challenge

Reading Under the Blankie  Monthly Catch Up 7 July 2018

Danielle, Books Vertigo and Tea’s  interesting post Blogging Life The Challenges I Encounter With Discussion posts

So many more we would like to add, but I guess we need to continue our Travels though our day!!!  Be back next week for more links that caught our eye!!!

Posted in Reviews, Traveling Friends Reads Reviews

Traveling Friends Read: Something in the Water by Catherine Steadman #travelingsistersread #BookReview

Something in the Water by Catherine Steadman

Norma’s Review

3.5 Stars rounded up because I definitely found this book to be entertaining and had me totally glued to those pages!

SOMETHING IN THE WATER by CATHERINE STEADMAN is an engaging, refreshing, and a steady paced thriller that immediately drew me in with its opening scene and had me totally intrigued in finding out what was in the water.

So here’s the thing about my experience with this book. I have never been so unsure about my feelings about a book after finishing as I was with this one. There were so many parts that I enjoyed and was totally entertained by, but then after finishing it, I was a little underwhelmed and disappointed by the whole story in general. I thought this story had so much potential to be a great one. Although, I will say that I thoroughly enjoyed CATHERINE STEADMAN’S descriptive writing style though which kept me totally invested in this story. Here is a quote from the book that I absolutely loved.

“But now that I can see her, I understand that those silences, which sounded empty over the phone, were actually very full. I just couldn’t see before what they were full of.”

CATHERINE STEADMAN delivers an insightful and well-written novel here that I would consider to be more of a slow-burner than a heart pounding and gripping thriller. The novel has an interesting enough premise with a touch of unease to the storyline and characters that well – I will let you experience for yourself. I will say though that I actually quite enjoyed the main character and didn’t experience some of the same issues that other readers did. I felt like she was true to herself and telling us a totally unedited version of her story and events.

Overall, even though I had some reservations about this story, I still found it to be a compulsive read with a few good twists. I was very engaged and interested in how this story was going to all play out. Would recommend!