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:

This week, I was a bit busy so a lot of my best laid plans went askew.  Consequently I’ve still got lots of catching up to do this forthcoming week.  In terms of reading I read The Shadow of the Gods by John Gwynne – which was brilliant.  Review to follow on Monday.  I also completed the Ikessar Falcon by KS Villoso.  I started this some time ago but then put it down and got distracted.  So, I decided to start it again.  This is a very character focused read indeed which is something I love.  I also made a start on my second Pratchett Discworld book and read the first third.  I still need to finish The Helm of Midnight by Marina Lostetter and I’ve also started the Wolf Den by Elodie Harper. 

 

Complete The Helm of Midnight and The Wolf Den. I think I’d also like to make a start on one of my other review books.  Perhaps Day Zero by C Robert Cargill.  And of course continue my Discworld adventure.

 

Reviews Posted since last Sunday:

  1. Ariadne by Jennifer Saint
  2. The Girl and the Mountain by Mark Lawrence
  1. Murder of Crows by Anne Bishop
  2. A Darker Shade of Magic by VE Schwab
  3. The Shadow of the Gods by John Grynne
  4. The Ikessar Falcon by KS Villoso

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

Haha – still playing catch up.  I’m doing quite a bit of visiting blogs but still have updating on my own blog to get round to.  I’ve read one book this week, The Fall of Koli and also made a good start on The Drowned City by KJ Maitland which is proving good so far.  I’m about 60% in to my SPFBO book and by the end of today should be around 50% into my buddy read, A Darker Shade of Magic. I also posted an interview with husband and wife writing team Ilona Andrews this week which focused on their latest release from the Kate Daniel’s world.  Blood Heir is the first in the Aurelia Ryder series and got off to an excellent start.  My review is here and the interview is here.

Next Week

Complete The Drowned City by KJ Maitland and make a start on The Unbroken by CL Clark.

I’m also hoping to complete my next SPFBO book that I just posted about here and start the next one which I shall be posting about soon.

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Reviews Posted since last Sunday:

  1. The Ladies of the Secret Circus by Constance Sayers

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Forthcoming Reviews:

  1. Murder of Crows by Anne Bishop
  2. The Fall of Koli by MR Carey

What’ve you been up to the past week

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

Another busy week this week.  I’ve made a start on blog hopping which is going well and I’m catching up with reviews also.  I need to catch up with comments and then hopefully I’m all up to date with only two outstanding reviews to post.  I managed to complete the Ladies of the Secret Circus by Constance Sayers (which I loved) and I’m a third of the way through The Fall of Koli.  I’ve also read a quarter of my buddy read book, A Darker Shade of Magic by VE Schwab.

Next Week

Will almost be a reiteration of last week.  Complete The Fall of Kolia and start The Unbroken by CL Clark.

I’m also hoping to make a start on my next SPFBO book that I just posted about here.

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Reviews Posted since last Sunday:

  1. The Last House on Needless Street by Catriona Ward
  2. Children by Bjorn Larssen

Forthcoming Reviews:

  1. Murder of Crows by Anne Bishop
  2. The Ladies of the Secret Circus by Constance Sayers

What’ve you been up to the past week

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, I’ve had a busy week, but not in terms of blogging and reading.  I’ve been out in the garden trying to encourage my plants back into life!  Some of them didn’t enjoy the winter very much.  Anyway, apologies because I’ve been very much out of action in terms of blog hopping but will be catching up in the next couple of days.  I’ve also only read one book this week – that being said, what a book!  Wow.  The Last House on Needless Street by Catriona Ward is, well, it takes a little getting used to but then it gets its claws into you and you can’t resist.  Told with three povs – all of them a little unreliable, this took me down a path I didn’t envisage and defied my expectations.  In other news, I’ve started my latest buddy read with Mayri over at the Bookforager.  This month we’re reading A Darker Shade of Magic – another backlist book that I’m happy to finally pick up.

Next Week

Last week was a bit slow in reading terms so I still have The Unbroken by CL Clark which I’m very much looking forward to.  I did step off track a little and started reading The Ladies of The Secret Service which has me hooked already, about a third into this one and really enjoying it.  I also have the final instalment of The Rampart Trilogy in my sights – The FAll of Koli by MR Carey.

I’m also hoping to make a start on my next SPFBO book that I just posted about here.

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(These plans may be slightly ambitious given I only completed one book last week – still can’t blame a girl for having big ideas)

Reviews Posted since last Sunday:

  1. All The Murmuring Bones by AG Slatter

Forthcoming Reviews:

  1. Children by Bjorn Larssen
  2. Murder of Crows by Anne Bishop
  3. The Last House on Needless Street by Catriona Ward

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 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

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