Weekly Wrap Up : 19/11/17

Posted On 19 November 2017

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This week has been good.  We’ve started watching American Horror – binge watching it (maybe not a good idea to binge watch such things – particularly just before you go to bed but….)!  This was a recommendation so we thought we’d give it a shot.  The first one was all about ghosts.  We’ve moved onto the asylum episodes now – not enjoying it quite as much as the first but will press on because I think each series is different?  Have any of you watched it?  What did you think?  Any good series recommendations for something fairly new(ish)?  Anyway, I’ve not had a bad week although I had an awful migraine which pretty much knocked me out and so no posts for a couple of days.  I’ve managed to read two books and I’m part way through Hero Risen.  I’ve also read the first 20% of all five of my fifth batch of SPFBO books so I’ll be posting about that shortly.  I’m a bit ahead of schedule so will hopefully manage to fit in my final five by the end of the month.  I’ve kept December fairly clear so I can then read the six books I’ve chosen (one from each batch) and come up with my final choice to go through to the next round.  Then onto stage 2.

Anyway, hope you all had a good week.

  1. The City of Brass (The Daevabad Trilogy #1) by S.A. Chakraborty
  2. The Naturalist by Andrew Mayne
  1. Complete: Hero Risen, Seeds of Destiny by Andy Livingstone
  2. Kill Creek by Scott Thomas
  3. The Emerald Circus by Jane Yolen

Upcoming reviews:

  1. A Matter of Blood by Sarah Pinborough
  2. Starborn by Lucy Hounsom
  3. Dogs of War by Adrian Tchaikovsky
  4. Weave a Circle Round by Kari Maaren
  5. The City of Brass (The Daevabad Trilogy #1) by S.A. Chakraborty
  6. The Naturalist by Andrew Mayne

Let me know what you’re reading this week.

11 Responses to “Weekly Wrap Up : 19/11/17”

  1. Tammy

    I’m excited about every book on this post, lol! I’m just finishing up The Naturalist and I’m going to be reading Kill Creek soon. I’m dying to read City of Brass! I’m sorry about your migraines, I’m also a migraine sufferer so I know exactly what you’re going through. Take care😊

  2. jessicabookworm

    Over the last week I finished reading non-fiction Crazy Busy by Kevin DeYoung and the classic North and South by Elizabeth Gaskell. This coming week I look forward to continuing The Shadow Queen by Anne O’Brien 🙂

    p.s. My dad watches American Horror and while I know he’s enjoyed some of the settings more than others – I’m afraid I couldn’t tell you which because it is too horrifying for me to watch! :-S

    • @lynnsbooks

      The second one is definitely pretty horrific – the first was a bit more spooky with less emphasis on the blood and guts – so far that’s my favourite.
      I’ve always wanted to read North and South – one day.
      Lynn 😀

  3. sjhigbee

    Sorry to hear about the migraines – I’ve been a lifelong sufferer, though they do seem to have eased off significantly during the last year or so. I hope your bingewatching American Horror hasn’t triggered it:). I love the look of The City of Brass and Hero Risen, while The Naturalist looks really intriguing. Well done on being ahead – I wish I was! Have a great week, Lynn – preferably without another migraine.

    • @lynnsbooks

      Ohh, I never even thought of the bingewatching triggering the migraines. TBH I think it’s more a hormonal thing with me. Pretty nasty though and leaves me with a sore head/stiff neck for a couple of days after.
      The Naturalist was very intriguing indeed – I could barely put it down.
      Lynn 😀

      • sjhigbee

        Yes… my migraines were certainly more diet-related, though hormonal shifts have affected them. Now I’ve reached a certain age, I’m certainly freer of them than I’ve been for the whole of my adult life:)).
        Hm. It looks like The Naturalist needs to go onto my teetering TBR pile… thank you for the recommendation.

  4. Mogsy @ BiblioSanctum

    My husband and I used to watch American Horror together but then I kinda fell away while he kept watching. I am with you, I didn’t think the Asylum was as good, and that was when my interest waned. Sorry to hear about your migraines, those can’t be pleasant. I’m really looking forward to your thoughts on The Naturalist though! I hope you had fun with it 😀

    • @lynnsbooks

      I loved The Naturalist – I just loved the way the story was told and all the interesting things that cropped up along the way. It was quite fascinating really.
      Lynn 😀

  5. thebookishlibra

    I hope your migraine has eased up. Oh yeah, I can’t imagine binge watching something like American Horror. I’d probably never sleep again, lol.

    All of your upcoming reads are ones that I’m excited about reading too. I hope you enjoy them and that you have a great week!

    • @lynnsbooks

      Thanks – I hope they all work out well and that you have a great week too.
      Lynn 😀

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