Another week’s flown by which means it’s time for my book blog and life-in-general check-in.
What I read
I started the week with Stephen King’s Finders Keepers and managed to read it in a night while still staying at my mother’s. This meant I had to read in bed as she doesn’t have a bathtub. I survived the ordeal (of reading in bed) and enjoyed King’s latest offering. I do think (however) I would have appreciated it more if I’d first read Mr Mercedes—its predecessor.
Charlie, Presumed Dead arrived out of the blue. Unless a book really appeals I often ignore unsolicited offerings; however I’d read someone else’s review and was surprisingly tempted. I *may* have thrown the book across the bathroom when I finished, but you can read more about that in my review.
And I finally (yes, finally) got to The Long Hot Summer. I was a bit worried the book was too saga-ish for me, but surprised myself by hanging in there… even though it took me three
baths nights to read it.
What I wrote
I’ve cut back (at lot) on my navel-gazing posts in recent times. As I’ve started freelancing I’m conscious that potential clients may visit this blog and I’d like them to think I’m a vaguely sane and evolved human being. 🙂 Hence the lack of woe-is-me type posts. I did however share some thoughts following online reading about anger, self-forgiveness and their role in addiction (food addiction in my case).
Other stuff I got up to
I did a little more on the freelancing and work front this week. I put in for my first freelancing gigs (regular paid writing for other sites) I’d seen advertised on various sites. I’m not expecting to be selected but it’s a start. Sadly I’m yet to work on another article to pitch since my first big effort, so I really really really need to do that this week.
What I plan on reading
I wanted to share a couple of the books I’ve received but may not read. They’re not really my thing, but I’m conscious that they’ll certainly appeal to others (who don’t dislike non-fiction). I, Justine and In Real Life are available in Australia via Simon & Schuster.
On my list for this week are: Confessions of a Once Fashionable Mum by Georgia Madden. As a non-mother I’m not sure how I’ll relate to this one.
Next will be Killing Monica by Candace Bushnell (am loath to say ‘of SATC-fame’, although it’s true). I’ve not read any of her books before but continue to try to broaden my horizons. 😉
Confessions… is already out but the other three are released later this month. Thankfully none of the electronic books I have awaiting me in NetGalley are due for publication for a month or two as I always try to read a book before it’s released if possible.
And that’s it for this week.
What’s on your agenda?