Morning all and welcome to another Sunday – I hope you’ve had a good week. Mine was a lot better than the one before, in large part because I think I caught up on the sleep that I have been missing these last two years. I feel rested and relaxed and that is a lovely thing.
Not that it was all smooth going as I transition into my new life – I had a few panicky moments – but for the most part, I am convinced I’ve made the right decision, especially after taking a training course Friday and seeing that, whilst I may not have the formal qualifications, I definitely have the skills…now I just need to get some work! If you do want to know more about how my new life is going, I wrote about it on my non-book blog here.
The other nice thing about finally being in control of my own time is that I got lots of reading done. I hadn’t planned on being too strict on myself this week, seeing it as a bit of a “half-holiday” so I spent more time reading that I normally can. It felt great, especially as I have found my reading mojo again thanks to Moranthology by Caitlin Moran (review to follow but you can read more about the book here).
Blogging wise, I managed two reviews, which is a good number for me. First up was The Stolen Marriage by Diane Chamberlain where I basically decided that, in my eyes, Diane Chamberlain can do no wrong. I loved this book and didn’t mind having my heart-strings pulled just a little bit with a story of love and misunderstanding along with a few southern, social, mores in 1994 America.
Second up was my first every book by Tammy Cohen – They All Fall Down – which I also loved (though maybe not quite as much as The Stolen Marriage). I thought it was really clever, setting the story in a mental health hospital – meaning lots of unreliable narrators and a feeling that I never quite knew what was going on.
As well as these, I did my September month in review, revisiting the books I loved, liked and really weren’t for me, and shared the books I’d added to my shelves in the last week – there were only too as I’m drowning in books at the moment and need to slow down my book buying / requesting.
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.