Morning all and welcome to another Sunday and weekly update on my life, blogging and otherwise. I have to say this has felt like a long week, despite having a bank holiday on Monday and so only having to work for four days. I just couldn’t seem to get into a routine and everything felt like a chore, including blogging. I did manage to post this week four times but only one review, and not because I only have any to write…I had three books to write reviews for I just couldn’t get motivated. Does anyone else feel like this after a long weekend?
Here’s what I managed to post…
On Monday, I reviewed The Radium Girls by Kate Moore, which looked at the lives and painful fates of the dial painters, women who painted watch and instrument faces with paint made from radium in the 1920s. This is a well researched book which made me sad and angry in equal measure and also grateful for the women who came before me and fought for my workers rights.
On Tuesday, I introduced my latest read, New Boy by Tracy Chevalier, a retelling of Othello set in 1970’s New York.
On Wednesday, I posted my monthly update for April, which was a mix of great, good, and a few I wish I hadn’t picked up. My book of the month – The Killer on the Wall by Emma Kavanagh, though there were a few to choose from.
On Friday, I wrote about blogging rules (a.k.a. myths) I’m not very good at following – there are probably more but these are the five that perplexed me the most when I started out.
Yesterday, I felt like I turned a corner and life got back on track with a great fun Saturday (my daughter is addicted to bowling so we did that followed by food, food, and more food it felt like) and today we’re off to Sunday lunch at a really nice pub down the road (what was I saying about food). We’re also supposed to be going to see the new Guardians of the Galaxy later if we’re not to stuffed. What are you up to today? And how has your week been?
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