Weekly round-up: 5th February, 2017

Morning everyone, welcome to another Sunday – the first in February – and a slightly less exciting one for me than last week, when I was off for afternoon tea. This one will be spent running errands  unfortunately, not something I like to do on a Sunday but as yesterday was spent at birthday parties there is no choice if I want food in the fridge for the week. There might also be some painting and baking taking place if I can get motivated enough…it’s a big IF today though I must admit because last week felt like a long week (thank you again for that work) and really all I want to do is relax.

Despite work, I managed to post each day…my plan this year was to do that Monday to Friday as much as I could and so far I’ve managed it. Here’s what I wrote…

On Monday, I reviewed Right Behind You by Lisa Gardner, the latest instalment featuring her much-loved characters Quincy and Rainie – this time they are searching for the brother of their adoptive daughter, who might also be a killer.

On Tuesday, I introduced my latest read The Breakdown by B. A. Paris whitch I’ll be reviewing tomorrow so I’ll say no more about for now.

On Wednesday, I reviewed A Deadly Thaw by Sarah Ward, a really clever novel  with a dead body turning up and turning out to be that of a man thought to have been dead for 12 years.

On Thursday, I posted my monthly round-up for January – bar a couple of books it was a good month if very crime heavy. I know it’s my favourite genre but I must add a bit of variety this month.

On Friday, I linked up with Feature and Follow again, sharing book worlds I could live in.

And that’s it for my blogging week. Reading wise, I didn’t do much, finishing one book  –  Captive on the Fens by Joy Ellis, though I did pick up a few to read (links to Goodreads)…

Perfect Remains (D.I. Callanach, #1) Mary Tudor: England's First Queen Where My Heart Used to Beat

Which is where I will leave this week – how did yours go? what did you do, what did you read?

Emma x

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.

The Sunday Post

20 comments
  1. I know what you mean about this Sunday – I’m going to spend mine working on teaching admin *sigh*… Glad you had a great blogging week, Emma and hope that you get a chance at SOME stage in the coming week to relax a bit! Take care:). My Sunday Post – https://sjhigbee.wordpress.com/2017/02/05/sunday-post-5th-february-2017/

    1. Hope you didn’t have to do too much work. I am literally just slowing down. I need to decompress now before it all starts again tomorrow *sigh*

      1. Nope. Still at it. I’m hoping to be finished before 10 pm:(.

  2. You had a good blogging week! I can’t wait to see what you think of Captive on the Fens, you are head of me with this series as I have just recently listened to the first two books. 🙂

    Hope you enjoy those on your reading list!
    Stormi
    Week in Review

    1. I did all things considered. I will keep you in suspense for Captive on the Fens but not for too long as I’ll be posting the review this week 😀

  3. Oh, I hate doing errands on Sunday, too! I am looking at my list, the one I didn’t finish yesterday, and I’m trying to convince myself that those items can wait until tomorrow. Hmm, wonder how I’ll do?

    I can’t wait to get The Breakdown…and I’m excited that I did get Right Behind You. I love Lisa Gardner’s books.

    Enjoy the new week, and here are MY WEEKLY UPDATES

    1. I hope you have managed to avoid them. I have literally just sat down and now feel like I haven’t had a weekend. Am wondering if it’s too early for a glass of wine?

  4. Sorry your week has been so busy – I’m still eyeing up Perfect Remains.

    1. They all seem a little crazy at the moment. I long for retirement when I don’t have to do anything but read 😀

  5. A Deadly thaw looks kinda chilling with that cover, and I like the look of The Break Down too.

    Ooh that Friday post looks fun! Off to check it out. 🙂

  6. The Breakdown and A Deadly Thaw both look great Emma! Oh and I loved The Famous Five… (and all things Enid Blyton!)

    1. Both very good, though Deadly Thaw probably won out between the two. I love all things Blyton too and sometimes wish for a world where I could just stop at a nearby farm for milk and fruit cake. Of course there would be no women’s rights, equality, diversity etc but there would be cake.

    1. Thanks.

  7. I had no idea BA Paris had a new one out already, whooooah, can’t wait to hear more.

    1. Yes indeed. Well worth a read. Enjoy!

  8. No not a crime reader much, j.d. robb is about my limit! Yes I too loved the Famous Five as a child and would live there happily, although same, I don’t much like camping etc now!

    1. I read too much. This month I am going to alternate (cold turkey is not an option). I fear my daughter will miss out on the joys of camping unless she just goes with her dad!

  9. Wow, sounds like your weekend was jam packed. I hope you got everything done that you wanted to. It looks like you had a positive week on the blogging/reviewing side! I can’t wait for the new B.A. Paris book to be released, I enjoyed the previous one. The new Lisa Gardner looks good too 🙂
    Best wishes for a lovely week,
    Amanda @ Mrs B’s Book Reviews.

    1. We did, though it was a long day. I like lazy Sunday’s but things had to be done.

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