Weekly Wrap Up: 12/2/17

Posted On 12 February 2017

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Well, this week my reading has virtually disappeared.  I don’t think I’ve ever read so little in one week for a very long time!  In fairness we went on a short trip to Iceland and sometimes your trips away are not the sort that involve chilling out with a book and a long drink!  In fact all my plans have gone along the route of ‘the best laid plans’.

Last week’s reads:

Danse Macabre by Laura M Hughes – thank you Laura for redeeming my reading slightly! This is a dark novelette and my review will follow.


Currently reading:

  1. Blood Upon the Sand by Bradley P Beaulieu
  2. The Ninth Rain by Jen Williams
  3. The Winter Long by Seanan McGuire

Next week I’m hoping to complete two of the above!  And, perhaps start In Calabria by Peter S Beagle.

And, finally, my cover compare this week is Danse Macabre by Laura M Hughes:

My favourite cover is this one:


I like the title font for this (which is also the same on the first cover) but I like the colour contrast too.

How was your week?  What you currently reading?


23 Responses to “Weekly Wrap Up: 12/2/17”

  1. Ana

    Iceland must be lovely! Would love to visit it one day.
    I just started reading Little Girl Lost by Carol Wyer and I am enjoying it so far.
    Hope you have a great week!

    • @lynnsbooks

      I hope you get a chance to get there.
      I look forward to your thoughts on Little Girl Lost – thanks for stopping by. You have a great week too.
      Lynn 😀

      • Ana

        Thank you, Lynn!
        I am enjoying it so far and have a feeling that more than one person isn’t who we think they are *rubs chin*

      • @lynnsbooks

        ‘Curiouser and curiouser’!
        Lynn 😀

  2. maddalena@spaceandsorcery

    With scenery like the one you show with that picture, it’s totally understandable how books might move toward the back burner… 🙂

    • @lynnsbooks

      Yeah, it’s not that type of holiday at all – much more checking out the view than chilling next to a pool.

  3. Zezee

    Iceland! Cool. Love the photo.

    • @lynnsbooks

      Thanks – it’s a very photogenic place – it even makes my pictures look good!

  4. Tammy

    Iceland sounds very exotic to a California girl! I love your photo of a geyser, just beautiful. I’m curious to hear your thoughts on the Ninth Rain. And I hear really good things about In Calabria.

    • @lynnsbooks

      It’s a very stunning place. Feels like one huge photo opportunity because every picture you take ends up looking really dramatic.
      Ninth Rain – so far so good. Coming up to 20% in and enjoying it – quite different from The Copper Cat series so far.
      Lynn 😀

  5. sjhigbee

    Iceland sounds wonderful – it’s not surprising that your reading patterns have gone peelie-wallie. I’m looking forward finding out what you think about Blood upon the Sand.

    • @lynnsbooks

      I’m just over 50% in with that one now – I’ve also picked up the Jen Williams which I’m enjoying so far.

      • sjhigbee

        Yes – that’s one I really want to get.

  6. Mogsy @ BiblioSanctum

    Ah, I noticed there was a break in your commenting and figured you were on vacation somewhere…Iceland though, nice! I envy your travels to all these cool places 🙂

    • @lynnsbooks

      Haha – it certainly was ‘cool’ – I guess the name gives it away (although to be perfectly honest it wasn’t much colder than the UK – us Northerners are used to the cooler climates!
      Lynn 😀

  7. Jennifer | Book Den

    I hope you enjoyed your trip! I’m not a vacation reader so I completely understand.

    • @lynnsbooks

      Well, I suppose going to a completely different country and then failing to see any of it because you have your nose stuck in a book does render the whole experience a little pointless. 😀 Of course, if i’m just searching out the perfect balcony, some sunshine and a long drink – then bring on the books!

  8. jessicabookworm

    I think you can be forgiven for reading less when you’ve been on a trip to Iceland! I am currently reading The Butterfly Summer by Harriet Evans and A Tale of Two Cities by Charles Dickens. I hope you are able to catch up on your reading this week 🙂

    • @lynnsbooks

      I hope you’re enjoying those – I’ve always wanted to get to Two Cities so I look forward to your review of that in particular.
      Lynn 😀

  9. melissamyworldinwordsandpages

    Novellas are nice in they are quick and revitalize our reading. Hope you have a great week.

    • @lynnsbooks

      Thank you, my reading has been very slow this month! I hope it picks up.
      Lynn D

  10. Danya @ Fine Print

    Dang, Iceland! That’s amazing. I hope you had a great time, Lynn. That photo you took is really cool. Hopefully your small break from reading means you’ll come back with a vengeance! 😀

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