Weekly Wrap Up : 9th February 2020

Posted On 9 February 2020

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Is it just me or are the weeks flying by at breakneck speed.  I cannot believe it’s the 9th February and I feel so busy at the moment that instead of doing a few things very well, I’m doing a lot of things very badly!  So, I’ve only read one book this week, but it was quite slow going for some reason.  I’m doing all sorts of projects but I’m stuck in that trap where you start one thing, then realise you have another couple of things and you keep going from one to the other.  Consequently everywhere is a bit of a pigsty, there are incomplete gardening projects, unfinished house projects and unread books, plus my blog hopping has been dire.  I can do better, lol.  At least I’m still trying to eat healthy and exercise a little more each day.  So, here’s my reading this week:

  1. The Sisters Grimm by Menna van Praag


What I’m reading next week:

  1. Crownbreaker by Sebastien deCastell
  2. The Wolf of Oren- Yaro by K. S. Villoso
  3. Starsight by Brandon Sanderson (audio)

Upcoming Reviews:

  1. King of the Road by RS Belcher
  2. Queenlayer by Sebastien DeCastell
  3. The Absinthe Earl by Sharon Lynn Fisher
  4. Deeplight by Frances Hardinge
  5. King of Assassins by RJ Barker
  6. The Sisters Grimm by Menna van Praag

I’d love to know what you’re reading this week.


17 Responses to “Weekly Wrap Up : 9th February 2020”

  1. imyril

    I’ve just finished The Wolf of Oren-Yaro and am just starting The Library of the Unwritten. At some point I really need to get started on my Subjective Chaos nominees, but I’m starting to think that February will be ARCs all the way down. Then I can crack on with my shortlists in March, right? (there definitely won’t be more ARCs waiting to jump out and mug me in March… surely)

  2. sjhigbee

    It must be the weather – I am also in an unholy muddle… We keep threatening to plant up our pots – the spring flowers will be over by the time they end up being in the right place! I’ve got Skyward on my TBR and am really looking forward to reading it, especially as I have Starsight as an audiobook:). Have a good week, Lynn!

  3. maddalena@spaceandsorcery

    Looking forward to you review of King of the Road: I’m in the middle of Brotherhood of the Wheel right now and totally loving it, so I’m curious to see how the sequel fares… 🙂

  4. jessicabookworm

    Sadly, Lynn I haven’t finished reading anything this week – been too busy socialising! I have continued enjoying my re-read of Far From the Madding Crowd by Thomas Hardy and my Christian read, No God But One: Allah or Jesus? by Nabeel Qureshi. I hope we both manage to read more this coming week! 🙂

  5. Greg

    Starsight definitely looks interesting and I hear you on being in a muddle. My blogging has definitely taken a hit lately as well. Hope your week ahead is a good one. 🙂

  6. Mogsy @ BiblioSanctum

    I have Sisters Grimm on my list, and I can’t remember if it was you I have to blame, uh I mean thank, for putting it on my radar 😉 Anyway, look forward to your thoughts!

    • @lynnsbooks

      Yeah,I’m still mulling it over tbh. It was a lovely book, so well written and with lots of fairy tale elements woven into the story. But, I do have a few issues and it certainly wasn’t a read that you can just blast through – which isn’t a problem per se, just, it felt like fairly slow going somehow.
      Lynn 😀

  7. evelynreads1

    Enjoy your reading!
    I just started the audiobook for Red, White & Royal blue, and I will start reading Lock every door tonight!


  8. pagesandtea

    And now I’ve found another book for my TBR list with The Sisters Grimm. 😀 Don’t know how I’ve missed this so far.

    • @lynnsbooks

      Well, there are elements of it that I love and the writing is really good. But, be aware that it’s not a quick read and I’m not entirely certain of the ending yet.
      Lynn 😀

  9. Barb @ Booker T's Farm

    I am curious about The Sisters Grimm as well. It sounds good but I’m worried that it might be slower than I want/need right now. I know what you’re saying about projects and stuff. I straightened up yesterday morning and before I knew it, Apollo and Cass had torn the place up again!

    • @lynnsbooks

      Yeah, it’s very well written and I love all the allusions to fairy tales with the women’s names – such as Scarlet, Goldie, Bea (Beauty), etc, but it certainly isn’t a quick read, it took me a week and I’m not entirely certain why and I felt the ending tailed off a little, I’m not entirely sure that I’ve got my head around it all yet. It’s clearly a book for women, about sticking together, acting like sisters and being united but there are elements of it that feel a bit awkward. I need to think on it some more.
      Lynn 😀

  10. Tammy

    I think for me, when I’m super busy, I sometimes flounder and don’t know where to start. So I end up getting nothing done! I feel that way with my February reading, I’m already feeling behind and I’ve got some big chunky books to get through.

    • @lynnsbooks

      Yep, it’s like a self fulfilling prophecy or something, you think you have too much going on and so you dither and don’t do anything properly and so you become ultimately right – you did have too much on.
      Lynn 😀

  11. waytoofantasy

    Lynn I know exactly what you mean about the time as well as the projects! I think I’m a bit of a project-aholic. Luckily, I’m not in the middle of any right now, but I have about 57 million in my mind of ‘things I want to do around the house’ but the only reason I haven’t started the next one is because I know it will lead to other projects and I’ll end up in the middle of a bunch of them all at once and then my husband will be annoyed at the house being more chaotic than normal LOL. Good luck!

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