Happy Sunday everyone! For those in the states, I hope you had a good Thanksgiving. For those in the UK, I hope you weren’t too battered by Arwen. We lost our pergola but otherwise our house survived unharmed (unlike my neighbour, who lost most of her fence and a shed). I hope this isn’t a sign for things to come weather-wise…I really don’t like wind and rain!
Blog wise, I’m patting myself on the back for making it through another week of getting reviews posted regularly – I know it’s only two weeks in a row but given my track record the last few years, it’s a start. Plus, I started to get into the habit of visiting and commenting on other bloggers’ posts – I think the community is something I missed more than writing reviews.
Write I did, though. I got two reviews written and posted. First up, was These Toxic Things by Rachel Howzell Hall, which I liked but didn’t love – mainly because I couldn’t get away with the main character Mickie (she drove me potty!). Then I reviewed Americanaland by John Milward – a very different type of book as it looks at the history of Americana music, something I’ve come really enjoy over the last decade (after spending most of my life as an ‘indie kid’). It’s a really interesting book but so full of facts that I feel like I need to re-read it to get the full benefits of Milward’s knowledge.
Next up for me is A Familiar Sight by Brianna Labuskes, and after that I’m not quite sure. I made the mistake of going onto Netgalley earlier in the week and requesting a few too many books (assuming I wouldn’t get approved for them all given how long it’s been since I’ve logged on – oh how wrong I was!) so I may need to start on at least one of those. Who knows though. One thing I’m determined to do is not get bogged down in review copies as I think that put me off reading at the start of ‘the slump’.
What about you – what are your plans, reading and otherwise, for the week?
Joining in with the Sunday Post and Kimberly, the Caffeinated Book Reviewer