Morning all and welcome to my first weekly update in a month…time flies when you are celebrating Christmas and New Year I guess – and then have another week of school holidays to contend with. I still don’t feel like I’ve quite gotten over the holidays, even though technically this week everything was back to normal for us.
Hopefully next week will be better and I’ll be back into some type of routine. What that will be I’m not sure as I picked up my first batch of freelance work this week (yay!) and I don’t know till Monday just what or how much time that will involve. Still, it’s exciting and a bit of a relief to know that there is work out there and that my leap of faith into the world of self-employment is paying some dividends.
Meanwhile, on the blog this week, I posted four times – not bad considering how out of place I felt – with the hopes of doing better this week (I have about six reviews to catch up on so if I could get through even half of them I’d be happy). Review wise, I posted twice…
The Lying Game by Ruth Ware was a book I had really been looking forward to but just didn’t hit the mark for me the way other books of hers have – bit of a shame, though I think I’m in the minority here so maybe don’t take my word for it.
Healthyish by Lindsay Hunt is a wonderful cookbook for people who want to start making changes to their diets but don’t necessarily want to lose all the taste that comes from eating “normal” food. Now, these recipes are becoming my normal because they taste so good (and look good too!).
I also did two challenge sign-ups – both of which I did (to varying degrees of success) last year…
The discussion challenge will hopefully make me a bit braver and add a bit more variety to what I write. I love posting reviews but would like to stretch my wings that bit more.
The cloak and dagger challenge is all about reading books that are in my favourite genre anyways – crime, mystery, suspense – so is perfect for me. I nailed it last year and hope to do the same this year.
There is one more challenge that has caught my eye this week so there might be another sign-up post if I think I can take another on.
And that’s it for me. How was your week, reading and otherwise?
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.