Booking Ahead/Weekly Wrap Up

Sunday Post

I’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 was a bit slow for me.  I was feeling a bit miserable for one reason or another.  Consequently all my reading and blogging took a bit of a back seat.  I managed to pick up and complete The Retreat by Elisabeth de Mariaffi which is a closed room murder mystery set up in a remote retreat isolated further by stormy weather.  I enjoyed it – it certainly had plenty of atmosphere.  I’ve also picked up the second book from this month’s SPFBO batch which I’m about 50% into.  All told, slow week aside, I think this month I should be able to complete all my review books and my four SPFBO books *fingers crossed*.

I’m aiming to complete Empire’s Ruin by Brian Staveley and pick up The 22 Murders of Madison May by Max Barry.  I won’t make more ambitious plans for now:

Reviews Posted since last Sunday:

  1. Meet Me in Another Life by Catriona Silvey
  2. A Dark and Secret Place by Jen Williams

Forthcoming Reviews:

  1. Murder of Crows by Anne Bishop
  2. The Past is Red by Catherynne M Valente
  3. Berserker by Dimitrios Gkirgkiris
  4. The Retreat by Elisabeth de Mariaffi

11 Responses to “Booking Ahead/Weekly Wrap Up”

  1. Calmgrove

    The quality of these covers is excellent, very high indeed, so hope that you find the content matching them! 🙂

  2. Tammy

    Sorry it wasn’t a great week for you, I hope this one is better. My review of The Past is Red will be up tomorrow, I loved it!

    • @lynnsbooks

      I loved it too – not really a bad week but just a bit ‘iffy’.
      Lynn 😀

  3. Mogsy @ BiblioSanctum

    Sorry to hear about your miserable week, I hope you’re feeling better! I’m really glad you got to check out The Retreat, as the reviews I’ve seen for it so far have been all over the place, but I trust you when it comes to closed room mystery thrillers, especially regarding atmosphere!

    • @lynnsbooks

      Well, in some respects it’s a little like the Sanatorium in terms of the setting – but I preferred this one.
      Lynn 😀

  4. evelynreads1

    I hope you have a great week coming!

  5. Verushka, an editor (@SydneyEditor1)

    The Retreat sounds intriguing — I don’t know the author, but I will need to check it out. Also, I hope you enjoy The 22 Murders of Madison May — it was an interesting premise!

  6. Louise

    I hope you are feeling better for the little unplanned break! We all need them at times 🙂

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