Happy Sunday all – I hope you are having a good week. Mine was o.k. Nothing much to report. I’m ticking along at work as we enter our quiet period and doing surprisingly well with my Christmas planning. Our tree is being bought and will go up later today (sooner than 12th night I know but I daren’t risk leaving it till a weekday as I’m sure life will throw up some surprises if I do) and most of my presents are bought and all our Christmas food ordered and ready for delivery.
The only fly in the ointment is a secret Santa gift I have to buy for a member of my team, the only one – I realise – I know nothing about, which is just sod’s law. I have a feeling I will end up with something bathing related and it feels like a cop out and is stressing me out. I have to say secret Santa is one of the few things that makes me go all bah humbug but I just hate the idea unless it’s with a group of friends and it can save you all buying presents for each other.
On other notes, I had a good blogging week in that I managed to post five times…
On Monday, I made an early new year resolution and listed the five authors I have said I want to read more and never have BUT plan to in 2017. I’ve bought all but one of the books so I can’t not now.
On Tuesday, I joined Diana at Bibliophile by the Sea to introduce my latest read, Witness by Caroline Mitchell which was cracking and should be reviewed this week if everything goes to plan.
On Wednesday, I published my first review of the week, Local Girl Missing by Claire Douglas which was a great thriller with plenty of twist, turns and revealed secrets after the body of a young woman who disappeared twenty years earlier washes up on the beach.
Thursday saw my second review, His Bloody Project by Graeme Macrae Burnet which I ended up loving after some initial reservations. It was a clever tale of a historic murder case where the murderer and the murders were not all they seemed. I was left with more questions than answers on just who was guilty and a strong desire to reread the book to look for clues that helped me make my mind up.
Finally, on Friday, I joined in with the Feature and Follow linky because last week I found some great new blogs through it (the same seems to be true this week). The talking point was holiday reads – not that I have veered from my usual tastes just because it’s the Christmas season.
Unfortunately I didn’t get as much reading done as I did blogging, just finishing the preciously mentioned Witness. I blame discovering The Leftovers after seeing an article in the independent that called it the most under-rated show on TV and I have to say it is good. We ended up watching all of season one and most of season two this week. As there’s only two seasons I hope to fix the lack of reading this week, though the first book I picked up is over 400 pages long and non-fiction which always take me longer to read so who knows.
And that’s about it for me. I thought I’d end on a Christmas song as that’s all I’m listening to at the moment and this one is stuck in my head…
What about you? Did you have a good week? What did you do? What did you read?
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.