Barnevelder chicks that is...
And I guess there wasn't actually a bar...
But ain't they cute? :-)
Ah, the pitter patter of little chicken feet again....
Meet Bella the Barnevelder hen and her new babies.
I think I'll attempt the 50 book challenge again this year. I probably get through that many books in a year easily enough anyway, I just never remember to record them. So, I am starting a new year right now, and pledge to read at least 50 books before the 30th of November 2011. Somewhere in between studying for my Masters degree... I'd better get a head start. Here are the ones I've read over the past week or so.
The Chamber of Death by Sarah Rayne
A typical Sarah Rayne novel which seamlessly interweaves the past and present into a thrilling mystery. I did not find this novel as compelling as Rayne's previous books however. Perhaps the familiar formula is growing a little predictable to me, but the characters and action also seemed to lack the spark of earlier novels such as Roots of Evil . Still an enjoyable read with likeable characters.
Ghost Song by Sarah Rayne
Once again Rayne has interwoven two storylines from the past and present, weaving together a compelling mystery. I found Ghost Song more enjoyable than Chamber of Death - though the familiar formula definately seems to have lost a little of it's spark for me, I found the characters and action far more gripping and thoroughly enjoyable.
Devil Bones by Kathy Reichs
The continued adventures of Dr Temperence Brennan - need I say more? I am a longtime fan of these books, and Reichs never seems to miss a beat. Reading about Brennan is like catching up with an old friend, and the storyline is as exciting as ever, with enough twists to keep it fresh, though the ultimate conclusion was a tiny bit of a let down.
Heartsick by Chelsea Cain
Edgy psychological thriller with plenty of twists and turns. A truly evil psychopath, a troubled police detective and a reporter with serious issues round out the important players. actually, eveyone in this book has enough baggage to sink a cruise ship, and the narrative is a little jarring in places, but it is good, light entertainment if evil psychopaths, torture and murder are your idea of light entertainment.
Sacrifice by S J Bolton
And some of the babies exploring by themselves...
And he is just so very, very bad...
It's nice to have a new obsession :-)