Morning all and welcome to another Sunday and another weekly update. It’s been a bit of an odd week for me I have to say. Last week, my aunt died, with the funeral this Monday just gone. It’s been sad and also shocking as she got ill and passed very quickly and I’m not sure anyone in my family has really gotten their heads around it yet.
Add to that this was my last week of work and I spent three days in London handing over to my replacement and I have felt completely out of sync with life. The good news on that front though is, after months and months (I worked a five month notice period!) I am finally done and able to start my new life come tomorrow – I can’t wait for this but with my aunt it feels like I haven’t been able to get as excited as I might…hopefully that will come.
With so much going on I struggled with reading this week, I just couldn’t get my head into any of my books and currently have three half read and looking at me guiltily wondering when I will finish them (the answer is hopefully this week but I wouldn’t count on it – I may just start something new instead).
It also meant I only posted a few times. These included two reviews and stacking shelves. The reviews were for…
The Pocket Wife by Susan H. Crawford, which I really enjoyed. I had picked this up at the library after hearing a lot about it when it firs came out but have to admit I wasn’t that excited about reading it until people started commenting that they had loved it. I can now say I see why. I thought this was a clever book with interesting characters.
The Travelling Bag by Susan Hill, which I wish I had enjoyed more because I love Susan Hill and I love ghost stories and this promised me four that would leave my spine tingling. Two managed to do the job but the others left me a bit flat I’m afraid.
The Travelling Bag may be another reason my reading was off because I needed something to perk my reading up afterwards and, so far, nothing has hit the spot. To try and get me over the reading slump I went to the library and shared the books I picked up in my Stacking the shelves post. Fingers crossed they work!
And that’s it for me this week. 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.