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

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

Not a lot happening.  The weather was a bit wet so I couldn’t get out in the garden so I decided to be naughty instead and try some baking – made a rather delicious lemon cheesecake which probably had about a thousand calories per slice!  Anyway, it was nice while it lasted but I need to start behaving.  In the bookish and blogging scene.  I read three books this week.  I completed Bjorn Larssen’s The Children and read The Echo Wife (which I loved) by Sarah Gailey and The Sanatorium by Sarah Pearse.  I’ve made progress on my audio and so I’m about halfway through Devin Madson’s We Lie With Death, hopefully that will be finished this week and I can then start Paternus.

Next Week

This week I’m continuing with The Black Song.  I’ll also be picking up Witherward by Hannah Matthewson.  My SPFBO book is A Wind From the Wilderness by Suzannah Rowntree which I definitely need to squeeze in before the end of this month in order to stay on track.

Reviews Posted since last Sunday:

  1. The Moonsteel Crown (Dominion #1) by Stephen Deas
  2. The Echo Wife by Sarah Gailey

Forthcoming Reviews:

  1. Daughter of the Forest by Juliet Marilier
  2. Children by Bjorn Larssen
  3. The Sanatorium by Sarah Pearse

What’ve you been up to the past week?

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, the last week the weather was slightly nicer, or at least not as wet, which encouraged me to run round the house washing everything and cleaning windows and doors and frames.  Lots of fun really – although it also gave me the opportunity to listen to my audio book so – silver linings.  I read The Moonsteel Crown by Stephen Deas and my review for that should be posted tomorrow.  I also read and already posted my review for Darkness Forged by Matt Larkin, you can find that review below.  I started The Black Song by Anthony Ryan, I’m only about 10% in but first impressions are good already.  Finally I’m approximately 80% into Bjorn Larssen’s The Children which I suspect I will finish this evening.

Next Week

Firstly, hoping to complete The Children and The Black Song.  I’m thinking I will also make good progress with We Lie With Death which I think I’ve probably listened to about 40/50% already and enjoying it very much.  From my other forthcoming books this week I have three books to choose from.  Witherward by Hannah Matthewson, The Sanatorium by Sarah Pearse and The Echo Wife by Sarah Galley.  Plus, I have a forthcoming SPFBO book that I will be posting about next weekend.

Reviews Posted since last Sunday:

  1. The Library of the Dead  by TL Huchu
  2. The Iron Raven by Julie Kagawa
  3. The Wife Upstairs by Rachel Hawkins
  4. Darkness Forged by Matt Larkin

Forthcoming Reviews:

  1. Daughter of the Forest by Juliet Marilier
  2. The Moonsteel Crown by Stephen Deas

What’ve you been up to the past week?

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

I completed and reviewed The Mask of Mirrors.  I also started and finished The Shape of Darkness by Laura Purcell (review to be posted this forthcoming week).  I’m also 50% into Juliet Marillier’s Daughter of the Forest which I’m buddy reading with Mayri over at the Bookforager.  I’m also listening/reading to We Lie With Death by Devin Madson.

Next Week

I’m hoping to complete We Lie With Death and start listening to the audio version of Paternus: War of Gods by Dyrk Ashton.  I will also be reading my SPFBO book Nether Light by Shaun Paul Stevens.  Ambitious?  Perhaps a little bit – let’s see how I get on.  Something about the best laid plans.

Reviews Posted since last Sunday:

  1. Mask of Mirrors by MA Carrick
  2. Pawn’s Gambit by Rob J Hayes

Forthcoming Reviews:

  1. The Shape of Darkness by Laura Purcell
  2. Ink and Sigil by Kevin Hearne
  3. Shiver by Allie Reynolds

What’ve you been up to the past week?