Booking Ahead/Weekly Wrap Up

Posted On 31 January 2021

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Sunday PostI’m trying to get back into the habit of doing a round-up of the week just completed and also take a look at my plans for the forthcoming week.  I rather got out of the habit of doing this last year but I would like to reinstate this type of post as I feel it keeps me on track.  So, I’m linking up to The Sunday Post over at Kimberly’s  Caffeinated Reviewer.  Without further ado:

Last week

Last week was a funny week.  I hurt my foot and have been hobbling around like some sort of crone out of a fairytale, plus, hobbling around on one foot encourages all sorts of other aches and pains to come out in sympathy.  Ah well.  Starting to get better and the additional sitting around with my foot raised has definitely given me a little more reading time (even if I went off plan somewhat).  So, this week, I read Nether Light by Shaun Paul Stevens which was the third finalist I’ve read for SPFBO.  I also completed The Survivors by Jane Harper which I really enjoyed.  My next book was The Wife Upstairs by Rachel Hawkins which is loosely based on Jane Eyre (although to be fair it had something of a Rebecca feel which I think has been mentioned by others already).  Finally, I picked up Last One at the Party by Bethany Clift.  I cannot deny that I was kind of dreading this one to be honest, simply because it feels a little too close to the current situation, reading a book about the next deadly virus after Covid.  As it happens, it was very easy to read.  So, four books in total.  I’m happy with that and it’s helped me to catch up a little (although now I have some reviews to write). Moving on.

Next Week

Sitting around didn’t do much for my audio listening (which is usually when I’m doing chores or the like) so I’m hoping to get back to We Lie With Death and if I can complete that one then make a start listening to the audio version of Paternus: War of Gods by Dyrk Ashton which has such glowing reviews that I’m nearly bursting at the seams to get to.  In other plans I’m thinking of a few books, not quite decided which yet but a choice between The Library of the Dead by TL Huchu, The Moonsteel Crown by Stephen Deas and The Iron Raven by Julie Kagawa. Of course I’m not expecting to finish all of those but they’re the ones I’m eyeballing right now.

Reviews Posted since last Sunday:

  1. The Shape of Darkness by Laura Purcell
  2. Shiver by Allie Reynolds
  3. Nether Light by Shaun Paul Stevens

Forthcoming Reviews:

  1. Ink and Sigil by Kevin Hearne
  2. The Survivors by Jane Harper
  3. The Wife Upstairs by Rachel Hawkins
  4. Last One at the Party by Bethany Clift

So the blog will be busy next week whilst I try to catch up.

What’ve you been up to the past week?


34 Responses to “Booking Ahead/Weekly Wrap Up”

  1. maddalena@spaceandsorcery

    The Library of the Dead did catch my eye recently and I will have to find a way to fit it into my oh-so-busy TBR…
    And best wishes for your hurt foot! 🙂

  2. Tammy

    Hope your foot is better soon! I have a tendency to twist my ankle so I walk very carefully these days😁 I have The Moonsteel Crown to read next month too, hope it’s good!

    • @lynnsbooks

      Foot a lot better thankfully – no marathons just yet though. LOL
      I hope the Moonsteel Crown is good – I’m really looking forward to it.
      Lynn 😀

  3. stargazer

    Very true, as soon as you start to spare one side of the body, other aches tend to turn up. Hopefully, it will all be better soon! I also enjoy Jane Harper, but haven’t read The Survivors. Good to hear you liked it.

    • @lynnsbooks

      Much better this week thank you. That was my first Harper and I would definitely like to read more.
      Lynn 😀

  4. Kimberly @ Caffeinated Reviewer

    You had a great reading week. Oh my yes, when you favor one part of your body, the other parts begin a protest of sorts. They don’t enjoy taking on the extra responsibility!

  5. sjhigbee

    Sorry to hear about your sore foot, Lynn. Yes – it’s miserable when one thing goes wrong and then causes other problems:((. I hope it is soon feeling a lot better. You had a great reading week – I’m looking forward to reading what you made of Ink & Sigil!

    • @lynnsbooks

      Ink and Sigil review should be hope later.
      Thanks – my foot is much better thankfully
      Lynn 😀

      • sjhigbee

        So glad to hear your foot is better – injuries to that part of the body are always so very painful:))

      • @lynnsbooks

        Yes, and get you down because they stop you from doing anything.
        Lynn 😀

      • sjhigbee

        Oh, of course! Not being able to move around is grim – so I’m delighted you are recovering:))

      • @lynnsbooks

        Me too 😀

  6. Tessa

    I’m reading The Iron Raven right now. I’m really enjoying it but how do you not enjoy a book with Puck as the narrator and main character ❤️

    • @lynnsbooks

      oh, so happy to hear you’re enjoying The Iron Raven – hope to start that soon.
      Lynn 😀


    I wanted to request The Survivors! But I promised to exercise restrain this year 🙂 looking forward to you review 🙂

    • @lynnsbooks

      I totally understand that. I’m also trying to be a little more restrained. It doesn’t work all the time but I’m a little better at least.
      Lynn 😀

  8. Northwoman

    I can relate totally to your foot movement issue. I hope it gets better faster than my back/legs. I am listening to The Survivors now, just starting so I’m glad to hear you enjoyed it.

    Anne – Books of My Heart This is my Sunday Post

    • @lynnsbooks

      Thanks. My foot is a heck of a lot better, sorry to hear about your legs. I did enjoy The Survivors. It wasn’t fast paced but I loved the character arcs.
      Lynn 😀

  9. Mogsy @ BiblioSanctum

    Ouchies, I hope you’re on the mend with your foot. I’m also looking forward to The Moonsteel Crown and The Iron Raven!

    • @lynnsbooks

      Yes, my foot is a lot better, no plans to run a marathon just yet, but a heck of a lot easier to get around now.
      I’m looking forward to both these – excitement am I.
      Lynn 😀

  10. pagesandtea

    Hope you’re feeling a bit better and that some good books provided a bit of a distraction 🙂 Am looking forward to your thoughts on Last One at the Party as that type of story usually interests me, and Jane Harper is an author I’ve read before too so can’t wait to see what you made of The Survivors.

    • @lynnsbooks

      I enjoyed both tbh. The Survivors was a murder mystery with great character focus. Last One at the Party was just so well narrated, maybe my only grumble is that the ending felt a little rushed.
      Lynn 😀

  11. waytoofantasy

    Sorry to hear about your foot, Lynn, I hope you get better soon. I’ll admit your description made me chuckle though because I know what you mean (as someone who is constantly injuring themselves). Looks like you have a ton of great reading ahead of you. I’m curious about the new Kagawa!

    • @lynnsbooks

      In good news my foot is a lot better – of course the rest of my body is now a wreck – only kidding.
      Looking forward to the Kagawa too.
      Lynn 😀

  12. Greg

    “encourages all sorts of other aches and pains to come out in sympathy.” This made me laugh even know I know it’s not very funny! Hope you’re feeling better soon!

    The Harper book looks interesting to me.

    • @lynnsbooks

      Yes, I was going for the comedy element – If you don’t laugh after all. And, yes, fortunately I’m feeling a lot better now – well my foot is, the rest of my body is now a wreck of course.
      The Harper book was good. Fundamentally a murder mystery but the characters are well done, great atmosphere too.
      Lynn 😀

  13. Lexlingua

    I think I mentioned I’m waiting for you to review Paternus? Haha. Good selection!

  14. jessicabookworm

    I hope your foot has started to heal, Lynn and that you enjoyed your reading this week. 🙂

    • @lynnsbooks

      I have enjoyed my reading and thankfully, yes, foot on the mend.
      Lynn 😀

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