Morning all and happy Sunday. Another week has come and gone and it has definitely been a strange one I think given what’s happened in the States. Whilst I don’t live there anymore I did for 12 years and my husband is from the US so I take a keen interest in American politics. We stayed up to watch the election and I felt the way I had during our Brexit referendum. It is a strange new world we all seem to be entering into and I hope that it all works out in the end because right now it all feels very uncertain.
On possibly less contentious topics, the rest of the week went well, though I did spend the second half of it rather tired as a result of my late (read non-sleeping) night. I had a short week of four days and not as much travelling as I have been having for work. This week coming I have none at all which makes me so happy – plus it helps as we have guests next weekend and I need to get the guest room sorted as we have been decorating it so there are pictures all over the floor waiting to be re-hung.
Blog wise, I posted every day this week, something I’m trying to do whenever I can. It included three reviews, all for books I really enjoyed.
First up was Hag-Seed by Margaret Atwood, a retelling of The Tempest in a very Atwood way. It was a long book to read, and I had to take my time because there was so much to absorb but it was well worth it. When it was done, though, I needed something lighter so picked up The Redemption of Galen Pike by Carys Davies, a great collection of short stories that took me from the Australian outback to the welsh valleys by way of Birmingham and Russia. I followed this with The Doll’s House by M. J. Arlidge, taking myself back into my favourite world of crime fiction and the third instalment in the excellent DI Helen Grace series.
I also managed to get some work done on my blog, updating my A to Z of reviews for the first time in six months. It gave me some time to reflect on all the great books I’ve read since I started my blog and reminded me of ones I had forgotten. It also threw up some themes which, as I didn’t have a review to post, I thought I would share. You can read about them here (anyone else read a lot of books with Girls in the title or is it just me?).
Unfortunately, reading took a back seat this week, well at least books because I got completely lost in news reports. I did finish my Tuesday Intro read, The Girls Next Door by Mel Sherratt but that was it. Hopefully I will be less distracted this week and get some good reading done, though what that will be I don’t know. What about you – how has your week been and what have you been reading?
Before I finish today, I wanted to end on a song, one by Leonard Cohen – one of my favourite singer songwriters who died this week. And this is my favourite song, So Long Marianne…
Beautiful and a fitting way to end I think so I will say goodbye for now – have a good week all!
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.