Morning all and welcome to another Sunday and another weekly update, my first in a while. I haven’t had much time for writing or blogging these last few weeks and this post has been one of the casualties. Hopefully, though, all is now right with the world again and I will be back to posting each week.
My absence has been a real combination of things. Work, as always, has played a part but I was also doing my bit in the local elections, knocking on doors and giving out leaflets, in my spare time instead of spending it reading,
It’s the first time I’ve done this and it was scary but also fun…and I’m looking forward to doing it again in about six months given the outcome (being slighly saracastic here as another election is the last thing any of us probably want right now!).
In between it all I managed to come down with one hell of a cold, knocking me out for about three days. I know others find that they can read while lying in bed feeling sorry for themselves but not me…though I have the feeling sorry for myself down pat!
It all meant that if a post wasn’t already scheduled or at least drafted, it had no chance of making it into the world. Here’s what did get published in the last couple of weeks though…
The People at Number Nine by Felicity Everett, which wasn’t what I had hoped or expected. I was left a little disappointed by a story that started so well but, for me, flagged by the mid-way point.
Roots, Radicals, and Rockers: How Skiffle Changed the World by Billy Bragg, which won’t be for everyone but I think is a must for music fans out there. It’s a detailed and fascinating look at a two year period in our musical history, without which we might not have had the Beatles.
The Dinosaur Feather by Sissel-Jo Gazan, which I read weeks ago as was part of my personal challenge to read the books I’ve owned the longest. It took me a while to review it because I needed time to recover – it was a long book and sooooo not for me.
Jane Austen at Home by Lucy Worsley, which I loved. It took me into the everyday world of Jane Austen, an author I knew little about and had a lot of misconceptions about (it turns out)..
As I look at it now, then, not as bad as I thought – though my book choices could have been a bit better (June’s update will not be as positive as May’s!). I just be more organised than I thought 😀.
How about you – how have your weeks been (and is anyone in the UK reading this suffering from the same election hangover I have?).
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.