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

Firstly, my foot’s a lot better which is good. Of course the weather has been awful so I’ve not really been up to a great deal other than the norm.  In reading and blogging I managed to post three reviews so only one to roll over, plus the three books (possibly four) that I’ve finished this week.  Daughter of the Forest by Juliet Marilier which I buddy read with Mayri over at the Bookforager, this was very good and hopefully my review will be up soon.  I also read Library of the Dead by TL Huchu, I enjoyed this but at the same time I do have some mixed feelings. I also finished The Iron Raven by Julie Kagawa and, again, mixed feelings with this one too. Finally, The Moonsteel Crown by Stephen Deas.  I’ve only just started this one so it will probably roll over to next week’s reads.

Next Week

Unfortunately, I didn’t make any progress with my audiobooks this month so I’m hoping to get back to We Lie With Death.  In other bookish progress. I”m approximately 40% into The Children by Bjorn Larssen – so will be picking up that one and from my review pile The Black Song by Anthony Ryan also my next SPFBO book, Darkness Forged. Again, 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. Last One to the Party by Bethany Clift
  2. Ink and Sigil by Kevin Hearne
  3. The Survivors by Jane Harper

Forthcoming Reviews:

  1. The Wife Upstairs by Rachel Hawkins
  2. Daughter of the Forest by Juliet Marilier
  3. Library of the Dead by TL Huchu
  4. The Iron Raven by Julie Kagawa

So another busy week for the blog whilst I try to catch up.

What’ve you been up to the past week?

Booking Ahead/Weekly Wrap Up

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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?

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