It’s been a pretty slow week for me. I think I’m in some weird kind of limbo as I wait to hear about the position I interviewed for last year. I’m not quite as stressed about job-hunting and earning an income; but not able to completely slack off (as if on holidays), until I hear something definite. Either way.
What I read
I read only a few nights this past week, forcing myself to hold off because I was behind in my reviewing.
I kicked off the week with two very different books however, starting with Coffin Road by Scottish born (France-dwelling) Peter May; and then Numbered by Australian sisters, Amy Andrews and Ros Baxter.
And after a few nights off I’ve ended the week with Nele Neuhaus’s To Catch A Killer.
What I wrote
Coffin Road by Peter May – a book review
The Darkest Secret by Alex Marwood – a book review
Beside Myself by Ann Morgan – a book review
Apparently There’s No Santa – a blog post about a dying kangaroo. Kinda
What I did
Well…. I moaned a lot. Firstly I broke my kitchen tap… while it was on. It’s one of those two-in-one mixer things so that wasn’t a lot of fun as I had to turn my water off until a plumber could come the following afternoon!
Then after buying new lightbulbs to replace a kitchen down-light I discovered the problem is with the transporter, or transponder or something. So I need to get an electrician out to have a look. And then… my microwave oven died. So I felt like this…
I eventually crawled out of hole and headed to my mum’s for a couple of days. As I’ve joined her up at (her town’s one remaining) video library I finally got around to watching the Amy Schumer movie Trainwreck which I enjoyed far more than expected.
Plans for next week
Most of my TBR books aren’t being published until February or March (or later) so I’m holding off on those. I know there are a couple that have slipped between the cracks over recent months, so I need to follow up on those. (I should mention I don’t accept author requests for reviews unless I know (of) the author, but I’ve occasionally said yes to non-publishing company PR peeps!)
And as I just passed my 7yr anniversary* I want to do some thinking about my blog. I’m contemplating a survey or similar to get feedback from readers. I don’t blog much about stuff other than books nowadays, but those posts seem more popular than my book blog posts. I’ve also steered clear from weight / diet related stuff recently (as I’ve said it all here before) but do miss it. A little.
And that’s my book blogger check in for this week. I hope to finally hear something on the job front by next weekend, but…
What’s on your agenda for the coming week?
* Belated update to note that my first blog post (on 9 January 2009) was in fact a book review of sorts.