Weekly update: 9th April, 2017

Weekly updateMorning all and welcome to another Sunday and another weekly update.  I hope you’ve had a good week and a good weekend.  For those in the UK, I hope you are also enjoying this amazing weather.  Hard to believe it’s only April and yet last night we were sat out in the garden until past 9 without the need for thermals…heaven!  Long may it continue.  It meant the weekend was (and will continue to be) spent outside, pottering in the garden yesterday and going to see my husband’s baseball game today.  In between I might do a bit of reading 🙂

Here’s how my blogging week went…

On Monday I posted my review of Fell by Jenn Ashworth, a book that I was in two minds about because it was so beautifully written but the story was confused.  I still can’t decide just how much I liked it.

On Tuesday I introduced my latest read, Driven by James Sallis, the follow up to one of my favourite books (Drive) by one of my favourite authors.  It was a quick, fast-paced and powerful read that I will be reviewing tomorrow hopefully.

On Wednesday I reviewed The Lauras by Sara Taylor which didn’t really do it for me if I’m honest.  Like Fell, it was confusing to read but, unlike Fell, it didn’t have the language to life it up for me.

On Thursday I reviewed What Goes Around by Julie Corbin and finally got to say I really enjoyed a book.  This was a thrilling read about two women who love (or loved) the same man and one’s plan for revenge.  Definitely recommended!

Friday I posted nothing as I was travelling for work and I hadn’t been organised enough to plan ahead.  Still, three reviews is a bit of a record for me so I’m still pleased with how the week went.  How was your week, reading and otherwise?  What books should I be adding to my TBR?

Emma x



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 by clicking on their badges below to see what other bloggers have read, written about or just added to their shelves.

The Sunday Post

  1. Three reviews- nice! And glad to hear the weather is nice. It’s gotten nicer here too after a week of rain. Enjoy, and hope it sticks around!

    What Goes Around does look like an intense thriller.

    1. I know…a lot for me! I am just so thrilled with the weather and soooo want it to continue! Here’s to a sunny week!

  2. And they were all great reviews, Emma:). Yes, it has been a lovely week-end, though there is still a nip in the air – and right now our garden is a complete mess due to having just had all our water pipes replaced *sigh*. Let’s hope we have a cracking summer! In the meantime, I hope you have a great week. My Sunday Post – https://sjhigbee.wordpress.com/2017/04/09/sunday-post-9th-april-2017/

    1. Thank you. I have decided as long as I get some colour in my garden the rest, like the rubbish lawn, will just have to cope. It’s time outside that is the nicest thing…and the wine that goes with it 😀

      1. Sounds like a good plan!

  3. After we survived the nasty storm on Tuesday, it has been really nice here and I hope it continues too! I hope your weather stays nice so you can have fun outside!


    1. It was 70 here today…so not normal for the north of England. Here’s to us all having good weather and days in the sun!

  4. What Goes Around is going on my list! I do love the sound of it. Have a great week, and may all of your books be good ones! Here are MY WEEKLY UPDATES

    1. I can definitely recommend it. Enjoy!

  5. Bummer that two books weren’t total winners, but that kind of thing happens. 🙂

    1. I know but they do don’t they. You can’t have great weeks every week.

  6. What Goes Around and Fell look interesting. I hope you enjoy them!

    My It’s Monday! What Are You Reading? post.

    1. What Goes Around Was Great. Fell is still haunting me – a strange book.

  7. Well, I’m feeling a little disappointed after reading your description of The Lauras; I’ve been looking forward to that one, so we’ll see. I hope you have a better reading week this week and that the nice weather continues!

    1. Sorry. It just wasn’t for me. I wish it had been because I thought the concept was great 😕

  8. Lots of nice reading last week. Come see my week here. Happy reading!

    1. It was definitely a good week. Sorry for the late reply…work took over my life. I will head over and visit.

  9. We had rain but now it’s cold and clear. I’m posting while on my road trip, thanks to my trusty smart phone. It’s Monday! What are your reading?

    1. Road trip…fun…did you have a good time?

  10. Oh, I am so very jealous, I’m still wearing my heavy winter coat, and it’s been grey and rainy all week….please send some of that British sunshine here to Canada! 😉

    1. Any more luck with the weather this week? I am sending warm wishes x

  11. I think global warming is certainly in existence. We are in autumn and while we have had a few cold days it is expected to go to 21 today which is warmish for this time of the year. Enjoy your reading this week.

    1. Is it bad part of me doesn’t mind when the sun is shining in April (though I probably will when there are torrential downpours in June).

  12. Great week for you. Warm weather is such a joy, hope it returns more often.

    1. Definitely, though can’t say the same for this week (it would be summed up as urgh!). Still, the sun is still us!

  13. Oh, I’m jealous of the good weather you are having in the UK! We’ve had an unusually cold and wet winter/spring and I’m ready for it to be over!

    1. If it makes you feel better it won’t last…it’s a bank holiday weekend this weekend…bound to rain.

  14. The Lauras looks good.

    Have a great reading week.

    Silver’s Reviews
    My It’s Monday, What Are You Reading

    1. It was definitely interesting if not quite up my street…thanks for stopping by.

  15. Three reviews, nice job! And your weather sounds amazing – I can’t wait until we can stay outside a little later. 🙂 Have a great trip!

    1. It didn’t last long though…down to two again this week. You can’t win em all I guess and time was definitely against me this week.

  16. Glad to hear is nice in the UK. we have had great weather in the US too. I need to get serious about my backyard work! Thanks for reminding me. Happy gardening and reading this week 🙂

    1. It really is. I am hoping for a nice long weekend now. Four days off thanks to Easter!

  17. Ahh, your weather sounds glorious! I hope Easter has been good as well and you are taking advantage!

    Thanks for visiting my blog last week!

    1. If you ignore Sunday it has been…and I have the rest of the week off to enjoy it…yay!

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