Weekly update: 2nd July, 2017

Weekly updateMorning all and happy Sunday…and welcome to July – how did it get here?  Still, I shouldn’t complain as (in the way we’ve started counting since having kids) it means it’s only 20 more sleeps till my holiday.  All this holiday thinking has – thankfully – gotten me out of my grumpy mood I am pleased to say.  I can officially start getting excited!

I also need to get organised.  All the main bits are done (flights – check, hotel – check) but I need things like clothes for lounging on the beach (which would definitely help!).  A hat or too might be in order as well as, last time I checked, temperatures were pushing  100 so I am going to need some way to get shade.

In the meantime, I have managed to stop thinking of the sun long enough to do some blogging.  Here’s what I wrote last week…

On Monday, I reviewed Every Last Lie by Mary Kubica, which I loved with it’s engrossing story of how you don’t always know the truth of the people you love, even if you think you do.

On Tuesday, I introduced my latest read, The Binding Song by Elodie Harper, which has one of my favourite and spookiest covers this year and a dark story to go with it.  Review to hopefully follow this week.

On Wednesday, I reviewed Forgotten by Nicole Trope, which quickly became my book of the month (yes, even when up against Mary Kubica).  There wasn’t a thing I didn’t like about this tense search for a missing child on a sweltering Melbourne day.

On Friday, I shared my June reads, with books I loved, liked and wasn’t so sure of….thankfully, there were non I really disliked and quite a few I loved.

On Saturday, I introduced the books most recently added to the shelves, all the result of my getting a bit too click-happy on netgalley (makes shamed face).

And that was it for me for this week.  How has yours gone?  Let me know – I’m nosey!

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. June really flew by, right? Sounds like you got the big things out of the way though for your trip. Where are you going to?

    1. It did…though as July means holidays for once I don’t mind!

  2. I wish I was going on a vacation! It’s part of the thing of going freelance, I guess – you manage your own time. But for some reason I just can’t pick a time to go on vacation xD

    1. It’s been a year for us – bar the odd few days here and there. I think you often take less time when you work for yourself…the fear of missing out!

  3. Where are you going on holiday in three weeks? Curious people like me want to know 😉

    June definitely flew by really fast, but I’m glad we have the summer vacation just starting, I really need a break!

    1. We’re heading to California. A long way to go to sit on the beach but my husband is from the states so he gets his annual fix to avoid home sickness.

  4. I can’t believe it’s already July..sounds like your gearing up for some fun in the sun. 🙂
    Have a great week!
    Week in Review

    1. I know! I am soooo looking forward to sun, sand and sea.

  5. I am looking forward to reading my ARC of Emma in the Night. I also enjoyed Every Last Lie.

    Have a wonderful vacation, and the planning and preparations are stressful for me, too. Here are MY WEEKLY UPDATES

    1. I am so looking forward to my holiday – did a bit of shopping today 😜

  6. I always love it when my vacation gets close. I’m so excited! And mine just started. Plan to stick close to home as I made a trip out of town earlier in June. Have fun and make sure you take some of those fabulous books for beach reading!

    My Sunday Post

  7. I have added Forgotten to my wishlist and look forward to your thoughts on The Binding Song. We are gearing up to fly out on the 14th for 10 days of fun and sun. Packing with flight restrictions is hard. I am sure we will both get it done. Have a wonderful week and safe travels!

    1. I hope you enjoy it. I don’t think either are holiday reads though. As for travel restrictions, I am keeping my eye out as we are flying to the states and 11 hours on a plane with a child and no technology is more than I want to face!

  8. Yay for vacations!! I hope you have a fabulous time!

    1. Me too…only 19 sleeps now!

  9. You make me want to read Forgotten by Nicole Trope. Sounds awesome. Thanks for sharing your week. I hope you have a wonderful reading week this week. Happy reading, Emma.

    1. It is so good. The second Nicole Trope I have loved. Such a clever author.

  10. Seems like you have had a few very good suspense reads. Hope you pack plenty of sunscreen although with those temps no one would want to be out in the sun!

    1. I can’t resist them. Yes, sunscreen and lots of long sleeved loose tops – I am not a sun worshipper but I do think a week at the beach is the best way to relax quickly.

  11. Yea for holidays for you!! Hope you enjoy it. Every Last Lie is a book a want to have a look at and Emma in the night is doing the rounds – guess I should check it out as well!

    Lovely post!


    1. I know – so excited. Yes, I’m seeing Emma in the Night everywhere. It must be the name 🙂

  12. So fun to plan for a holiday! And I know that click on everything at NetGalley syndrome.

    1. It really is – and much needed (I just need to get my daughter to understand California is in America as she currently thinks she getting two holidays)

  13. Oh, NetGalley! I went a little crazy there and at Edelweiss this past week. Come see my week here. Happy reading!

    1. It is just lethal. I need to not go on it!

  14. I’m glad that you have a holiday hoving into view… I’m looking forward to seeing the end of my teaching commitments so that I can decompress a bit! In the meantime, have a great week, Emma and many thanks for dropping by earlier:)

    1. Me too – I had a big grin on my face talking to someone about it today. It is much needed and feels like it will be the break I need from my current life to move me into my new one.

      1. Good for you:)

  15. Enjoy your holiday. We normally would have one planned for July but have it set fo August instead.

    Drama camp was a hit with my daughter. My son is doing well with cross country. And our big move is less than two weeks away! Come see what I’ve been reading

    1. I intend too – so excited. We did August last year but it messed with going back to school so trying the other side of the holidays this time.

  16. I’m sorry! I’m so far behind on my blog responses etc that I’m coming to this week’s post instead of last weeks! Oops.

    July – yeah. I am still in March I think… I have no idea what has happened to this year!

    Yay for holidays and you do sound fairly organised really! Clothes and hats are the fun part!

    Hope that your week/s have been good ones and sorry again about the late reply!

    1. No worries…you probably have a life! Thanks for taking time to pop by x

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