Booking Ahead/Weekly Wrap Up

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

So this week we decided to do some decorating – which is always a lot nicer in my head when I think about doing these things than the actual reality turns out to be.  My dog, Dude, was not so good this week.  I don’t know whether he’s found something nasty in the garden (something that he probably buried himself and left for ages before returning to) but I quite literally thought he was on his last legs!  Then just as suddenly he was as right as rain and looking at me with that judgemental expression as though it was all my doing.  I was very relieved, he’s an old chap now – 16 in June so he needs to stop his shenanigans.  In bookish news.  I’ve completed two books this week.  I read and enjoyed Witherward by Hannah Matthewson.  This is a YA book and I admit that I don’t pick a lot of YA books up these days as I sometimes find them a struggle.  I’m happy to say that I didn’t have any problems with this one, the world building is really good with two versions of Victorian London, one of them filled with magic, shapeshifters and other fantasy elements.  I also completed Devin Madson’s We Lie With Death, which was also really good, in fact imo even better than book 1.

Next Week

This week I’m continuing with The Black Song which I didn’t have a chance to pick up last week.  I’ll also be continuing with my SPFBO book, A Wind From the Wilderness by Suzannah Rowntree,  I’m about 40% into this one  It isn’t a quick read so far but the writing is lovely and the world building very strong, it has something of a historical feel atm with only light fantasy elements and I’m very interested to see how it develops.

Reviews Posted since last Sunday:

  1. The Sanatorium by Sarah Pearse
  2. Daughter of the Forest by Juliet Marillier

Forthcoming Reviews:

  1. Children by Bjorn Larssen
  2. We Lie with Death by Devin Madson
  3. Witherward by Hannah Matthewson

20 Responses to “Booking Ahead/Weekly Wrap Up”

  1. jessicabookworm

    Good luck with the decorating and glad to hear Dude is feeling better! It has been my turn to be looked after this week, as I managed to fracture my little finger! 🤦‍♀️So I have taken the time to rest and indulge in some comfort books and shows, including reading Eric by Terry Pratchett and re-watching the BBC’s fun fantasy show, Merlin. 🧙‍♂️ Take care and happy reading in the coming week. 🙂

    • @lynnsbooks

      Oh no – sorry about your fractured finger – hope you’re being spoiled and reading some lovely books.
      Lynn 😀

  2. Tammy

    Wow, Dude is 16? Thats pretty amazing. Give him a kiss for me😁 My dogs are 10 and 13 and the 10 year old has been limping and I’m so worried. Hopefully it’s just arthritis. Have a good week, Lynn!

    • @lynnsbooks

      Yeah, Dude is also limping a little – I think I need to check his paws – he’s very furry being a terrier and so sometimes things work themselves inbetween his pads.
      Lynn 😀

  3. Jen | Book Den

    Oh, no. I’m glad your pup bounced right back!

    • @lynnsbooks

      Yeah, me too – he certainly knows how to put me through it. Little scamp.
      Lynn 😀

  4. maddalena@spaceandsorcery

    Here’s to Dude and his return to health! I’m very glad that you can breathe a sight of relief after the scare he gave you 🙂

    • @lynnsbooks

      He certainly did give me a fright but he also bounced back exceptionally quickly.
      Lynn 😀

  5. evelynreads1

    I hope you have a great week!


  6. Tessa

    I’m so glad Dude had a quick turn a round. Dogs love shenanigans 😊

    • @lynnsbooks

      Yes, he shook it off (whatever it was) quite quickly.
      Lynn 😀

  7. Mogsy @ BiblioSanctum

    Oh my goodness, dogs…they do make you worry, don’t they? I have two, they’ll both be 11 soon, and the male is this big goofball who is literally still as rambunctious as he was when he was a puppy, but that also means he gets into a lot of nasty stuff especially since he loves to eat and will just gulp down anything he finds. I’m glad Dude feels better, but tell him to watch it next time! 😀

    • @lynnsbooks

      The dog is a maniac. He’s a terrier so he likes to bury things so goodness only knows what he dug up. Anyway, it was over and done with very quickly but I was worried for a few hours, he’s an old chap now so these things aren’t good are they. Dogs – can’t live without them.
      Lynn 😀

  8. waytoofantasy

    Your dog sounds like quite the character, Lynn! I’m glad that he’s okay and back to his usual self. Have a great week!

    • @lynnsbooks

      Thanks, it’s a relief to be sure – until the next time.
      Lynn 😀

  9. sjhigbee

    So glad that Dude’s illness was fleeting – but yes… it is a worry once they reach a certain age. He’s certainly done very well to get to that stage. Best of luck with the decorating – our place is horribly overdue for a makeover, but I loathe the mess and disruption! I am very intrigued by A Wind From the Wilderness – it sounds like my kind of read:). I hope the coming week is a good one, Lynn.

    • @lynnsbooks

      Thank you – I hope you’re enjoying your week 😀

      • sjhigbee

        No… I haven’t been very well, as it happens. But I’m feeling better now:)).

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