Happy Sunday all and a slightly early Happy Halloween. Whilst I know it isn’t until tomorrow it has been a pretty Halloween heavy weekend for us (finally getting me in the spirit). We had a kids Halloween party Friday followed by a witch walk through some local woods where the kids had to find cauldrons with spell ingredients and adults seemed to be jumping out of the trees more than the adults. Then last night we did our trick or treating at a living museum. It’s great, with staff dressed up as ghouls and ghosts, street performers, fire eaters and old fashioned magicians. Now I am coming down from a huge sugar rush and have a splitting headache but it was well worth it!
Reading and blogging wise, I had a good week this week. I finished two books – Stalker on the Fens, which I featured in my Tuesday Intro and will be reviewing tomorrow and The Exit by Helen Fitzgerald (link to Goodreads) which I will be reviewing Wednesday or Thursday. One I really liked, one I wasn’t so keen on but you will have to wait to see which was which.
I also posted two reviews for two very different books but both of which I enjoyed. First up was Himself by Jess Kidd which was beautifully written and imaginative, set in a small Irish village with lots of ghostly secrets. This was followed by The Mistake I Made by Paula Daly which was more conventional but still a good read, subtler than I thought with a central character I didn’t know if I liked or not. In between I wrote about Books I never seem to be able to finish and five in particular that I never seem able to make it through but felt I should. One especially seemed to have had the same response in others so I know longer feel quite so alone.
This week, I plan on finishing Hagseed by Maraget Atwood which I have just started but is quite hefty. I’m thinking it might be the only one I get through but you never know as I do have a tendency to devour her books. What about you – what are your reading plans or otherwise for this week?
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.