Morning all and welcome to a lovely, sunny, Sunday. I hope you are having a good weekend. Given the weather, we spent most of ours outside, partly on chores (the garden needed some serious neatening and we are still battling to take down a wall of ivy the previous owners let run wild), but also on just hanging out and chilling. These last few weeks, with all the rain, I’d forgotten how nice that could be. Today there are plans for more of the same before I have to jump on a train for work (yes, on a Sunday!) so I plan to make the most of every minute of freedom. So, without further ado, here is my week in review(s)…
On Monday, I reviewed Sometimes I lie by Alice Feeney, which I really enjoyed – more than I thought, though I had heard it was good. There were lots of twists, turns and a great – unreliable – narrator (my favourite kind with this type of book, as long as I don’t dislike them).
On Tuesday, I introduced my latest read Buried on the Fens by Joy Ellis, which I’ll be reviewing this week. I won’t give much away but I have to say I do love the main character, Nikki.
On Wednesday, I did the Mid-year freak out tag which has been making the rounds; I’ve really enjoyed reading people’s mid-year updates so wanted to join in….then realised it’s much harder to pick your favourite book or best debut or fictional crush or, or, or (you get the picture). Here’s just a selection of books that made the list…
On Thursday, I reviewed The Silent Kookaburra by Liza Perrat which was part thriller, part coming of age. I really enjoyed it but have to say there was some scenes that made me uncomfortable and which I don’t think I was prepared for.
On Friday, I joined in with the book blogger hop for the first time in a month or so, sharing the sentence that summed up my passion for reading. I have a bit of a thing for collecting quotes on reading so I decided to use one of my favourites.
Finally, on Saturday, I shared the books that I’d added to the shelves this week as part of Stacking shelves – all of which I’m excited about and one of which was a complete surprise when it turned up in the mail this week.
And that’s it for me this week. How was your week, reading and otherwise – what books should I be adding to stacking shelves next week or avoid like the plague?
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.