To say this week’s been a strange one would be an understatement. After raving about starting my new productivity plan (ie. working in 52min blocks) it mostly went out of the window. But more on that later.
What I read
I kicked off the week with the first episode of Lethal in Love, which REALLY wasn’t my thing. It was actually far from my thing. But that was less about the episodic nature and more about the type of book.
And for the first time in history I had a bit of a ménage à trois going. I started Private Sydney, by James Patterson and Kathryn Fox before collecting my copy of Go Set A Watchman, which I then read it before finishing Private Sydney. Thankfully the books were so different I was unlikely to get my characters confused! 😉
I then finished the week with The Night Ferry by Michael Robotham. I enjoyed it but it wasn’t until I started reading that I realised I’d read it before. It was a re-release (first released in 2007) but as I couldn’t remember ‘whodunnit’ I kept reading.
What I wrote
I reviewed AJ Rich’s The Hand That Feeds You on the blog and it wasn’t until I emailed the publisher to let them know it was live that they directed me to a recent interview with the authors and I discovered they wrote it in honour of a friend who’d been through something similar.
I also reviewed Go Set A Watchman, which I binge-read after picking it up AND published my review straight after. It gave me less time to over-analyse the book… which may have been a good thing.
I published an interview with JM Peace about her book A Time to Run and keeping her identity a secret from fellow police officers. Not to mention the baddies of course!
And finally I shared some news I touched on last week, about some money-earning (job) opportunities which have come my way!
What I’ve done
After all of the lovely concern I had last week I visited the doctor (twice) in this past week. My dizziness is most likely related to some inner ear problem and is righting itself without any intervention. But I’d had some terrible lower abdomen pain I wanted to get checked out and discovered I had diverticulitis. I have a few auto-immune diseases, two of which are stomach-related (I’m coeliac and something else) so have regular colonoscopies etc. Luckily I caught it early and it’s improving with medication.
If you flicked over to my ‘falling into place’ (job-related) post, you would have seen I’ve worked a couple of days this past week which has been great.
What I plan to read
I really haven’t thought too far ahead this week. I have Lisa Jackson’s Never Die Alone due to be published later this month, so will probably read it as well as a few others to be published in early-mid August, including Alice Hoffman’s The Marriage of Opposites, Tania Carver’s Heartbreaker, Jonathon Kellerman’s The Murderer’s Daughter, Mary Kubica’s Pretty Baby and Claire Varley’s The Bit in Between.
And that’s it from me and my book blogging this week. What’s on your agenda?