What are you reading Wednesday: more Robert Bryndza!
Here’s what I’ve been reading:
I wrote last week about reading book 1 of Robert Bryndza’s thriller series, The Girl in the Ice and rounded off my fangirl rave saying I’d be back on memoirs for this week…
But, instead, I #bookbinged – I read the second and third books in the DCI Erika Foster thriller series within the space of four days. I couldn’t stop!!! The Night Stalker and Dark Water are equally wonderfully written, impeccably researched and crafted, and simply FANTASTIC reads.
What was really touching about reading Bryndza’s books is how he responded to my raving tweets on Twitter. He used just the right amount of xx’s and “you’re a star” encouragement to feel genuine without veering into “I think we are both simply creepy now.” He’s the kind of author you want to genuinely support because he seems to genuinely love his readers back. Like the random Swedish stranger who got into a conversation with me today on the way home from school with the girls. (I’m not sure my daughter should have shared our street address, but at least she didn’t tell him the door code.) It’s nice chatting to total strangers as if you’re friends… sometimes. Depends if the vibe is right. Am I saying this to forgive my fangirling raves? Probably.
So, hats off to Robert Bryndza. And this week I’m reading some of his romantic comedies, starting with the standalone Miss Wrong and Mr Right. I’m 70% through and it’s very different to the blood-curdling, sleep-with-the-lights on Erika Foster thrillers (just as well, since it’s romantic comedy). But you can feel the same author in these pages. The same author tackling love and the meaning of meaning. There are some truisms in here that really ‘sing’.
“She’s old and proud, and she’s never got over your Granddad dying. I think this crazy life she leads is driven by grief, and the hope that round the corner she’ll find happiness again.”
So true of so many of our loved ones, (or mine at least). I also love this:
“problems, big or small… all seeming insurmountable at the time… and now they were dust. It’s all just memories.”
This is great to hold onto whenever current events overwhelm us. This too shall pass.
Here are my more in-depth reviews of The Night Stalker and Dark Water on Goodreads. Feel free to ‘Friend’ me while you’re there.
What are you reading this dark-at-3:10pm-in-Stockholm-but-pretty-mild Wednesday?