This Week, Next Week: 10th April, 2016

 

Happy Sunday everyone, hope you are having a good week / weekend. I think if one work could sum it the last week for – the whole of April if I’m honest – is chocolate. After Easter and two birthdays back to back we’ve been away this week, eating out a lot and culminating at the home of chocolate, Cadbury World and warm, liquid, dairy milk chocolate. It was heavenly but also a bit sickly and I don’t think I’ll mind if I don’t eat anything sweet for the rest of my life.

The travelling meant my reading and blogging was sporadic this week. I also struggled to write the one review I posted – The Heart Goes Last by Margaret Atwood because I love the author but really didn’t love the book. Being honest about that was hard because I felt like I was betraying her…silly I know but there you go. I also haven’t finished Mr. Splitfoot (see Tuesday Intro) but hope to do that tonight when we get home.

The travelling also means no books bought and a very short post from me this week as we are about to head home. Hope you all have a good day and have done some good reading and living this 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.

The Sunday Post

22 comments
  1. Sorry to hear The Heart Goes Last didn’t entirely work for you. It’s hard when it’s an author whose work you normally enjoy… safe travels and enjoy your week. πŸ™‚

    1. It’s horrible now I’m writing about them on a blog…took the fun right out of blogging for me whilst I was trying to put down how I felt. Oh well, all done now. Onwards and upwards as they say. Have a good week!

  2. Hope your travels are smooth and you get some time to read. πŸ™‚ I have not read Margaret Atwood before but have heard good things about her. I have also heard mixed reviews on The Heart Goes Last, so I think if I read her it will be a different one.

    Have a great week! My Weekly Wrap-Up

    1. Went like a dream and am now safely home vegging in front of couch – lovely – I would definitely read a different book to start. I think her earlier work if more accessible though my favourites are The Robber Bride, Alias Grace and The Blind Assassin.

  3. Oh my, that does sound like a lot of chocolate, haha. I get what you’re saying about liking the author but not the book. Those types of reviews are definitely hard to write! One of the perils of being a blogger, I suppose. Enjoy the rest of your trip home!

    1. Too, too, much chocolate. I may never recover πŸ˜„ I suppose it’s the idea of saying things that aren’t great in a public forum…in my own little book club feels much safer.

  4. I overdosed on chocolate at Easter but bounced back after a few days.

    I hope you’ve enjoyed your travels but bet it’ll be nice to get home!

    1. I wouldn’t mind I don’t even like chocolate that much. I just can’t say no when it’s free. It is glad to be home…I like my own bed πŸ˜„

  5. I do love Margaret Atwood, but didn’t love the MaddAddam trilogy, so I’m sure I wouldn’t enjoy The Heart Goes Last…although part of the premise sounded intriguing.

    Thanks for sharing your thoughts….and enjoy your new week. Here are MY WEEKLY UPDATES

    1. I don’t know why I couldn’t get into it but just nothing clicked with this one…oh well, another day, another book…have a good week πŸ˜„

  6. It is hard when you love an author but come across a book that just doesn’t work for you. It happens but is far better to be honest. Now you have me craving chocolate with your descriptions. Not cool my friend..LOL

    1. Do you want me to eat the chocolate for you? I think I can manage a few more pieces. 😜

  7. You’re not alone in your thinking about The Heart Goes Last. I generally enjoy Atwood, but plan to give it a pass. Too bad…

    1. It is such a shame…especially if that is the first book of hers they read.

  8. I’ve been eating lots of sweets and heavy food lately too and am craving healthier simpler food. I enjoyed your Margaret Atwood review. I’d been on the fence and it helped me make up my mind to try another book by her. I just finished a book where I really loved the writing but didn’t like the story. It’s so hard to express that! Have a great week!

    1. It is so hard to say negatives. I wish I could have found some positives. I am pleased to report no chocolate today – well, only a couple of squares 😳

  9. Oh dear, hard when a book by fav author doesn’t work for you, but sometimes that just happens. Ha, there does come a time, when enough sugar has been had!

    1. It was hard. I don’t think I’ve had that since I started blogging. I didn’t like it!

  10. Before I moved to America I used to live near Cadbury World – which is good but also oh so bad lol!

    http://natalieslife.com/2016/04/the-library-project-favourite-childhood-book

    1. Our lives have passed – I lived in the states then moved to Birmingham πŸ™‚ It is lethal

  11. I like the title: Mr. Splitfoot. πŸ™‚

    ENJOY your reading week.

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

    1. That’s what caught my eye. It was a slower read than I thought…just need to catch up on the review writing now.

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