Hi all and happy Sunday. I hope you have had a good week and are having a good weekend. I have to admit to having been a bit grumpy this week and I’m not quite sure why. The sun has shone (for the most part)and other than Monday I haven’t had to travel for work at all (a minor miracle for me), meaning plenty of time for my family and to do things I want to do.
Maybe it’s because I’m less than a month away from a lovely holiday and I just want to be on the plane then by the beach or only a couple of months from finishing work and starting my new ventures but nothing has set quite right and I feel like I have been very much “grumble, grumble, mutter, moan”. I suppose the fact that I am aware, though, is a good sign and I am determined to try and feel a bit more cheerier today, even if going to see The Smurfs movie might mean it will be a stretch.
Meanwhile, on the blog I managed to post every day (my new if possibly unachievable goal)…
On Monday, I reviewed Guiltless by Viveca Sten, the third in the Sandhamn murder series, where a lot of people seem to turn up dead on an island that is home to only a few hundred people. Despite that, I still think I might visit as it sounds beautiful, sitting of the Swedish coast, as it does. I am slightly in love with this series, having read all three books, and the characters – who I wouldn’t mind as friends.
On Tuesday, I shared my latest read, Sometimes I lie by Alice Feeney which doesn’t give much away in the blurb and is – so far – shaping up nicely, though I haven’t read as much as I would like.
On Wednesday, I reviewed Black Hornet by James Sallis, one of my favourite authors. His stories are dark, gritty and – for me – addictive. I love the noir style and the cut back writing.
On Thursday, I wrote about The oldest book on my shelf – not only because of when it was written (1892) but when I bought it (1984). It doesn’t necessarily fit with anything else on the shelves but I love it and could never give it away.
On Friday, I reviewed Buried Secrets by Lisa Cutts, which got published quite late in the evening as I got my scheduling confused between AM and PM (duh!). This is the second in the East Rise series and I really enjoyed it, with it’s focus on the role of a family liaison officer and just how hard that job is (not something I’d realised before)
On Saturday, I shared the books I’d added to the shelves this week – three in total and all of them ones I’m looking forward to reading (including the latest by Diane Chamberlain, one of my favourite authors so VERY excited about getting approved for that).
And that’s it – back to today and my grumpy self. How about you? How was your week, what did you read? Did you manage to do what I didn’t and keep a smile on your face?
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.