This Week, Next Week: 13th March, 2016

Another Sunday, another week that has gone too quickly.  The older I get, the more time flies I swear. It’s been a pretty good week for me. I didn’t have to do much travelling (for a change) and it was nice to be home and able to drop off and pick up my daughter from school. It also meant eating real food vs. heat n eats and sandwiches grabbed on the go. I took advantage by trying to be a little bit healthier than I have been recently and even managed to fit in a couple of runs (which hurt!).

Blog wise, I posted two reviews – In a Dark, Dark, Wood by Ruth Ware and The Well by Catherine Chanter.

Both were debuts and I really enjoyed them, with In A Dark, Dark, Wood winning out slightly.  They were different types of books though – Ware’s was a thriller / suspense and Chanter’s a dystopian view of the view of the future so not sure if it’s fair to compare?

Book wise, I bought another James Sallis book (because Amazon keeps tempting me with 99p deals) – The Black Hornet, the third in the Lew Griffin series – and I also picked Cinderella Girl by Carin Gerhardsen (links to goodreads).

Cinderella GirlBlack Hornet

I also finished Here We Lie, which was my Tuesday intro, the 39 Steps, and a Jodi Picoult short story, Larger Than Life which revisits characters from Leaving Time…not bad because I also finished House of Cards (so good this season!), which took up most evenings.

What about your week – how did it go?

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

  1. Oh Emma both of those first two books look great. Am off to check them out.

    And I’m with you on the time thing – def worse as you get older!

    1. They both were. Definitely worth a read. Have a good week!

  2. I know what you mean about the weeks rattling by!! I really did enjoy In a Dark Dark Wood too.

    1. Where do they go? Still at least we are barrelling towards Spring / summer.

  3. Eating real food after grabbing things on the go is the best feeling! Have a great week and happy reading!

    Laura @

    1. It is…fresh vegetables never tasted so good!

  4. Those books look good…and I finished Season 4 of House of Cards…and now I can’t wait for Season 5, but it will be a while. That’s what happens when I binge!

    Enjoy your new week…I want to check out In a Dark Dark Wood.


    1. Binge viewing – a first world problem I guess but I can never stop myself. I am now depressed about how long i’ll have to wait for the new season!

  5. So true about time… and yeah running is not quite as easy as it used to be lol. In A Dark, Dark Wood sounds fun- I like the Northumberland setting and the sound of the mystery. I think I’m going to add that one. Nice review!

    1. I don’t know why I ever think running will be easy or fun but I go through phases where I do. Definitely try out in a dark dark wood – a good read!

  6. I loved In a Dark Dark Wood! It was such a great read/listen. That’s great about not having to travel this week. I imagine eating real food and a calmer schedule was heaven! Have a great week!

    1. One of my favourites of the year I think. Lovely to not travel…or not travel much!

  7. Sounds like a pretty good week and the books look good, too! I know what you mean about about the time flying past… just seems to go faster and faster!

    1. It was a good week. I wonder if life ever slows down again? My dad’s just retired so I may need to ask him 😄

  8. In a Dark Wood looks good.

    Love the cover on The Well.

    ENJOY this week…looks like last week was good for you.

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

    1. They are both great and well worth a read. Thanks for visiting 😄

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