Weekly update: 22nd January, 2017

Morning all and welcome to another Sunday and weekly update post. This week has been a pretty good one for me if I ignore waking up on Friday with a 24 hour cold (how/why do these things happen, waking up feeling awful one day then great the next). I had to travel less which means more time for reading and life in general. Plus much less stress and much more sleep.

It also means that rather than spending the weekend trying to catch up on chores etc. we get to have fun. Yesterday we went to the movies, today we’re going swimming and then off to a local restaurant for Sunday Lunch which I’m hoping will fill me up for the day. You really can’t be a good Sunday lunch. What about you, what are you up to this weekend?

If you have time, and haven’t seen them already, you could always check out my posts from earlier this week…

On Monday I reviewed Liar Liar by M. J. Arlidge, the fourth in the DI Helen Grace series of books. Helen is a great, strong, female character with enough demons to keep her interesting. This time round, she is on the hunt for a serial arsonist who always seems to be one step ahead of her.

On Tuesday I introduced my latest read, Right Behind You by Lisa Gardner, which I have already read but not reviewed, though it won’t be a hard review to write as I really enjoyed it – another classic Gardner story.

On Wednesday I signed up belatedly for the Cloak and Dagger Challenge 2017, which seemed a perfect fit given my love of all things crime and mystery related. I have gone for the highest reading level so wish me luck!

On Thursday I reviewed The Trapped Girl by Robert Dugoni, the latest Tracy Crosswhite novel with Tracy looking to find out what happened to a missing woman who she relates to more than she maybe should.  I really, really, like these series and can’t recommend it highly enough.

On Friday I joined in with Feature and Follow again, this time talking about books I am looking forward to turning into films in 2017 – or rather books I now want to read before I see the film.

And that’s it for my blogging week.  Book wise, I picked up nothing because I have a stack of books I need to read and ones I got for Christmas I haven’t even put on the bookshelf (and I’m sure I’m not the only one).  What about you? What did you read and what did you blog about?

Have a good week!

Emma

This week, I’m linking in with Kimba at the Caffeinated Book Reviewer and her Sunday Post and with (a little early) Katherine at Book Date for It’s Monday, What Are you Reading? Head over to see what other bloggers have read, written about or just added to their shelves.

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24 comments
  1. Good luck with your Cloak and Dagger Challenge – and glad to hear the cold though annoying was relatively fleeting this time 🙂

    1. Thank you. It was such an odd thing with feeling rotten and then feeling fine. Hopefully it stays that way!

  2. Sounds like a pretty good week (other than the 24 hr bug part). Good luck with the Cloak and Dagger- I joined that one too and have a few (hopefully) good mystery/ thrillers lined up. The Trapped Girl looks quite good…

    1. It was…life is so much less stressful when I don’t have to travel. I am looking forward to Cloak and Dagger as right up my street. Plus I’ve always wanted to be Sherlock Holmes.

  3. Best of luck with the Cloak and Dagger challenge this year, Emma – and glad the cold didn’t decide to hang around. I hope you have a great reading week:)

    1. Thank you. I am going to look really silly if I can’t meet this challenge giving the subject matter!

  4. Best of luck with the Cloak and Dagger challenge, x

    1. Thank you!

  5. I seem to have a cold….I was a bit stunned, as I seriously haven’t had one for years! I hope mine only lasts 24 hours.

    I had been patting myself on the back for not having one (leaving the job with daily contact with children, many of whom were often ill was a big part of not catching a cold, I think).

    I hardly know how to behave during a cold…LOL.

    Enjoy your week, and I am eager to get Liar, Liar and Right Behind You. Thanks for visiting my blog.

    1. I hope you feel better soon. I don’t get ill often but I am terrible for feeling sorry for myself. Best way to act is lots of lying around doing nothing and reading.

  6. It is always nice when Saturday arrives and I am ahead with things. I hate spending Saturday doing catch up. So enjoy this stressfree weekend!

    1. It really is. I don’t like weekends full of chores.

  7. Sorry to hear about the cold and that’s great it went away quickly. I’ve been feeling like I’m about to come down with something for about a week now but it hasn’t made it’s appearance so I’m hoping it will just go away before it shows up. Good luck with the Cloak and Dagger challenge! You’ve had some fantastic reviews for thrillers that I must read! Have a great week!

    1. I’m glad too. I have no idea how I could feel so bad one day then fine the next…though fact I felt good on the weekend is a good thing. I am excited about the Cloak and Dagger challenge as it’s just more of an excuse to read my favourite genre. I plan on reading a few copy’s as part of it so will need to check out some of your reviews on those.

  8. Sounds like you had a great week and Sunday Lunches are the best! I am so glad you joined the Cloak and Dagger Challenge!

    Have a great week and happy reading!!
    Stormi

    1. It was. Am glad I’ve joined the challenge too – already following a batch of new blogs and looking forward to properly participating.

  9. You’ve inspired me to join the Cloak and Dagger Challenge Emma and I’m working on my sign-up post today!

    1. Yay! I think this will be a good one!

  10. Right Behind You and Liar, LIar look interesting. I’m also participating in the Cloak and Dagger challenge this year. 🙂

    My It’s Monday! What Are You Reading? post.

    1. Both well worth a read – not sure which I would put first as they are different. Maybe the lIsa Gardner by a hair?

  11. Oooooo….what a great mailbox.

    Love Lisa Gardner’s books. Liar Liar was very good.

    ENJOY, and have a great week.

    Elizabeth
    Silver’s Reviews
    My It’s Monday, What Are You Reading

    1. Thank you. I loved them both. Couldn’t ask for a better start to the year.

  12. I’m glad your cold only lasted 24 hours. The last one I had lasted about a month and it sucked so bad. Good luck with the Cloak and Dagger challenge. I’m going to have to check that one out.

    ~Marie @ Ramblings of a Daydreamer
    Here’s My It’s Monday What Are You Reading

    1. Me too! I rarely get ill and when I do they are usually like being hit by a freight train so this was a pleasant surprise in a way. I am already loving Cloak and Dagger, there are some great blogs out there!

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