Hi all and happy Sunday – I hope you’ve had a good week and a good weekend. I’m writing this at the end of a weekend away which was a lot of fun though I think I have eaten enough to put on about 20 stone! It started with dinner at friends on Friday night, followed by lunch with other friends yesterday and will end with afternoon tea today (before a long, and no doubt sleepy, drive home….don’t worry I won’t be the one driving!).
It’s been really nice catching up with everyone, who we don’t see or speak to enough since we moved away and a reminder that I need to be better about keeping in touch with people. I know quite a few people reading this live away from family and friends and wonder if I’m the only one who finds it hard to keep in touch? I imagine I’d be much worse without the joys of modern technology – Skype and FaceTime are saviours.
Talking of modern technology, here’s what happened on my blog this week…
On Monday I revisited and old favourite to see if it stood the test of time nearly 25 years after it was first published – A is for Alibi by Sue Grafton. Re-reading a book you loved first time round is always a risk but thankfully here it was one worth taking. I am pleased to report it’s still a good book and I still want to grow up to be Kinsey Millhone.
On Tuesday I introduced one of my latest reads, All These Perfect Strangers which I have to admit having mixed feelings about. I’ve yet to write my review but fear it will not be as positive as I thought I might be during the first third or so of the book. It needed up being a bit of a struggle to read if I’m honest.
On Wednesday I wrote about Simplifying my blog following ways and how I have developed a plan for making sure I get to visit and read all my favourite blogs, including posts I seem to be missing at the moment. Now I just need to carry it out!
On Thursday I reviewed Don’t Look Behind You by Mel Sherratt , one of my favourite authors. This was the second outing for her new detective Eden Berrisford. The subject matter isn’t my favourite, violence against women and domestic abuse, but the way it was handled and story itself were excellent and I can really recommend the book.
On Friday I took part in feature and follow and listed my tips for helping me blog – there aren’t many and I’m guilty of not following them nine times out of ten but if I could get organised enough to out them into action I think they would definitely help me.
In between the blogging, I read little (again) – I wouldn’t say I’m in a reading slump but things seem to be getting in the way of me and the pages but did pick up a couple of books (click on the covers to get to goodreads to read more)…
And that’s it for me. What about you – how was your week, 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.