This Week, Next Week: 27th September, 2015

Morning. Hope everyone has had a good week? Mine has been insane work wise but, perhaps because of the mindfulness, I’ve felt fairly stress free. I’m in week two of the course now and struggling with the meditation as I thought I might but finding other elements about how to stay in the present very helpful.

Book wise, I joined my new local library this weekend, though I only came away with one book, Eeny Meeny by M J Aldridge (link to goodreads).

Eeny Meeny (Helen Grace, #1)

I’d read a review of her latest book on a few weeks ago and it was on my list to go back to the beginning of the series.

This is the only book I picked up this week, though I did read two books, After Anna – which I have mixed feelings about, and A Study in Scarlet – which was fun to read (link to goodreads). I have wanted to read Sherlock Holmes for a while and this was a good start.

I also got two reviews posted…


Still Waters by Viveca Sten which was a great start to a crime series, set on an island on the Swedish archipelago and The Lady in the Tower by Alison Weir, the story of Anne Bolyen from her marriage to her execution.

And that’s it for this week. What about yourself- read anything good?


This week, I’m linking in with Kimba at the Caffeinated Book Reviewer and her Sunday Post. Head over to see what other bloggers have read, written about or just added to their shelves.

The Sunday Post

  1. Oh Emma, I’m so glad you got Eeny Meeny. I hope you enjoy it. It’s possibly the stuff of nightmares (in a way) but clever!

    And I’m so glad the mindfulness is working. I really need to improve on that. I’m trying to do it a little more in terms of food (and when I’d usually binge-eat), but think I could use it more broadly.


    1. I’m really looking forward to it. I do hope the mindfulness works for me and so far so good. It’s helped me sleep better and I think it could do so much more.

  2. I love reading about the Tudors, so am glad to know you recommend The Lady in the Tower… sure hope your work is less stressful this week!

    1. They are fascinating aren’t they? And this is well worth a read. Hope you have a good week too.

  3. I am curious about Still Waters….thanks for sharing, and enjoy your week! Here are MY WEEKLY UPDATES

    1. It’s definitely worth a read. And a change for me recently no missing children involved!

  4. Hope this week is less crazy. I didn’t read a ton either, it was mostly about shows this week! Maybe this week… hope your week ahead is a good one! 🙂

    1. It would be nice. Three out of five days on trains last week was a bit too much – some nights in front of the TV would go down nicely this week 😄

  5. I have the first two books in the M.J. Arlidge series and I’m hoping to get to them soon because they have been on my TBR for aaaages. Hope you enjoy it!

    1. I am really excited to read this one. I just hope I’m not disappointed

  6. I love the idea of trying to be more mindful. I know I frequently have about 9 things happening at once and I think settling down a bit would help me feel less frazzled. I really enjoyed your review of the Weir book. Have a great week!

    1. It’s the putting it into practice. I never thought being in the moment could be so hard! Thanks for the comments on my review – it was nice to write a non fiction review.

  7. All of those books look awesome, actually. I have heard great things about Eeny Meeny. I had my eye on Still Waters as well, glad it was as good as it looked. I am all about re-tellings of Anne Boleyn’s life story. She was such a fascinating person.

    1. I can really recommend Still Waters. Not started Eeny Meeny yet but looking forward to it.

  8. A Study in Scarlet is excellent, I love the Sherlock Holmes books they never age for me!

    Have a good week!

    1. It was really good. And you’re right, not aged.

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