This week, next week: 18th October, 2015

Hi everyone, hope you are all well. This is my first weekly update for a few weeks, a result of visits from friends, visits with friends and a bout of flu. Most (obviously not the flu) was fun but it has led to some rather sporadic blogging. I’m hoping to be back to a regular schedule this week but we’ll see….what is it they say about the best laid plans?

Among the posts I hope to write will be reviews for Eeny Meeny and The Sudden Departure of the Frasers. Both of which I enjoyed, though they were very different and need to write about whilst they are still fresh in my mind.

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I’ll also be starting one of the books I picked up this week, Drive by James Sallis – one of my favourite authors, this will be interesting to read as I’ve seen the film and I don’t normally read books of films I’ve seen. The other choice is The Girl With No Past by Kathryn Croft which I read a review of on Cleopatra Loves Books and went out and bought straight away (Clicking on the covers will take you to goodreads).

Drive (Drive, #1)The Girl With No Past

What at else, I’m not sure as I’m not that good on planning ahead but we’ll see. What about you, what are your plans – reading and otherwise – this week?

emma

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

31 comments
  1. I recently had the flu as well. Definitely not fun! I really need to get the girl with no past because I am seeing it everywhere!
    http://dualreads.blogspot.co.uk/2015/10/sunday-post-18th-september.html

    1. There seems to be something going round. Hope you are feeling better too.

  2. Glad that you have recovered from the flu and managed to fit some fun in over the last few weeks too. Thank you for the shout out of my review of The Girl With No Past, I do hope you enjoy it as much as I did.

    1. I do feel much better thankfully. You are welcome on the shout out. It really made me want to read it straight away!

  3. The book, the movie. I agree that mixing does not always end well. The times that I have read the book after seeing the movie usually work much better than the reverse. I can absorb the depth and detail the author weaves while the visuals flicker about in the background of my brain. So much depends on the ability of the screenwriter and the film’s director to “produce” the texture intended by the author.

    1. It really is hit and miss. My problem is if I’ve seen the film first I have a vision of the character and if I’ve read the book first the character never looks like I imagined…plus the story is often way off my memory of it!

  4. I’m curious about Girl With No Past as well, I’ve heard good things about it. I’m kinda checking out the reviews trying to decide if I want to try it… leaning towards yes at the moment. 🙂 Hope it’s good…

    Have a nice week and happy reading!

    1. I have to say I’ve heard nothing but good things…I hope I’m not disappointed 😕

  5. You had fun and you’re feeling better, so that’s good ! Enjoy your new books 😉

    1. I did. If I never see another paracetamol again though I’ll be happy. You have a good week too and thanks for stopping by!

  6. I’ve just followed your blog, I’ll look out for your reviews on Eeny Meany and The Sudden Departure of the Frasers – they both sound like great reads. I read The Girl With No Past last week and it was really good, I hope you enjoy it.

    1. Thanks for following 😄 am getting really excited about the girl with no past. I haven’t heard anything bad about it yet.

      1. Hope you enjoy it, I’ll be looking out for your review 🙂

  7. Glad you had fun with friends, but sorry you were sick. Seems early for flu, but it’s definitely out there. Looks like you’ve got some great books ahead!

    1. It was a lot of fun seeing people we haven’t seen in a while. I think it’s the changes in the weather here – warm, rainy, warm cold – yucky!

  8. The flu is terrible. I am getting my shot tomorrow. We really don’t get many visitors here so that rarely gets in my way, but I can see where it might.

    1. Hope it keeps the flu at bay…horrible!

  9. The flu is no fun! It’s been several years since I’ve had it and I’m hoping that it stays away for awhile longer. The Kathryn Croft book sounds good and I’m curious about The Sudden Departure of the Frasers. I’ve seen a little bit about it and am intrigued.

    1. The Sudden Departure wasn’t what I expected and I even managed to make it through the audio book without getting frustrated which says a lot! Hopefully will get the review written up this week!

  10. The flu is no fun, for sure….which is why I now get my flu shot every year. So far so good. Knock wood.

    The Sudden Departure of the Frasers looks so tempting…and I also downloaded The Girl with No Past after reading Cleopatra’s review. Can’t wait to read it.

    Enjoy your week, and here are MY WEEKLY UPDATES

    1. Maybe I should have had a flu shot – though knowing my luck I’d still have gotten it. The Sudden Departure of the Frasers was one I’ve really enjoyed and I think it was another Cleopatra recommendation.

  11. I am sick too, it must really be spreading around! I even got my flu shot the week before and now I am sick! I hope you enjoyed Eeny Meeny I liked that one! 🙂

    Have a great week!
    Stormi
    Week in Review

    1. I have never risked a flu shot because I’m convinced I’ll still get ill. It’s all too much running around drinking red wine and not getting enough sleep I blame!

  12. its okay, i aint good at planning ahead either. I did one post ahead of time and messed it up and it accidentally posted and I had to go back and take it down..yup a winner.

    1. I’ve done the same thing. I’ve also scheduled a post a month in the past which doesn’t help either!

  13. Sorry to hear you’ve been unwell. I’ve had the flu as well and it can be very exhausting and disruptive!!!

    I’m keen to hear what you thought of Eeny Meeny and hope you enjoy The Girl With No Past!

    1. Just wrote my post for Eeny Meeny – even though I keep struggling to spell it – I want to put in an extra e. Fair to say can’t wait to read the next book!

  14. Oh no the flu is not fun..but friends visiting sure is. I am curious about the Girl With No Pasts and Drive. I will be looking for your reviews.

    1. Looking at my comments it seems the “lurgy” is definitely going around. Feel more fighting fit today…though sick of orange juice and trying to stock up on vitamin c 😄

  15. Hope you are feeling better, nothing worse than the flu!

    Happy reading!

    1. Getting there. I do look a bit like Rudolph though thanks to sneezing and wheezing.

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