Morning all and welcome to another Sunday and another weekly update. I hope you had a good one. Mine wasn’t bad at all if I do say so myself. I was back in the blogging swing after a week off to catch up on reading (which was much needed and gave me a bit of my oomph back as I had been feeling a bit flat about the blog if I’m honest).
I also did my final proper week of work, which felt strange but also pretty good. I’m still employed for another week but the rest of my time will be taken up training up and handing over to the “new me”, so there won’t be much real work involved – I won’t have a laptop or phone after Wednesday for a start, which will make it kinda difficult to do anything!
After that there will be no rest for the wicked as I’ll be straight into finishing off my management qualification (which I started a year ago and needs to get done) at the same time as setting up for myself. I keep being told I should take a break and I may take it easy for a few days but I’m worried if I stop completely I may find it difficult to start again. I will, though, be hopefully finding more time to read as I won’t be doing 9 to 5 anymore.
On other notes, there isn’t much to report. I bought a shiny new (and bright purple!) laptop to support me in my new endeavours, which I’m loving typing on right now is probably my biggest news – see an exciting life!
Oh and I managed to post every day last week. Here’s what I wrote…
On Monday, I posted my review of Cold Blood by Robert Bryndza, which is the fifth in the Erika Foster series and another cracker from Bryndza. This is one of my favourite detective series for the characters (I love Erika) and the plots, which I always find keep me interested right till the last page.
On Tuesday, I introduced my latest read – Dear Amy by Helen Callaghan – which is about a missing child (I can’t seem to help myself reading books about missing children) and, whilst I haven’t read as much as I would have liked to this week, I will say so far, so good.
One Wednesday, I reviewed Truly Madly Guilty by Liane Moriarty, which was my first disappointing read in quite a while. I just couldn’t get away with the characters or the story. It was just a little (well, a lot) too long for me and I found myself drifting more than once.
On Thursday, I asked what When is a discussion a discussion (or not?), because – as someone who is taking part in a discussion challenge – I realised I wasn’t quite sure where the line between linky, list and actual discussion falls.
On Friday, I reviewed Stillhouse Lake by Rachel Caine, my first Rachel Caine book but it won’t be my last. I really enjoyed this book, which put me back on track after Truly, Madly, Guilty.
Yesterday, I joined in with Stacking the Shelves and had to admit I had fallen off the Netgalley wagon with a collection of new review copies plus a few purchased books as well (I realised I hadn’t added my library reads after I’d hit published – probably a good thing as I might have cried when I realised how much I have to read!).
And that’s it! All done. How about you – how was your week, reading and otherwise? Let me know, I’m nosey!
This week, I’m linking in with Kimba at the Caffeinated Book Reviewer and her Sunday Post and with 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.