While much of the US is being buried under piles of snow, we here in Australia are battling the fires of hell. Or similar. I suspect all of us (though am not sure what’s happening in Europe, Asia etc) have all available limbs crossed for more moderate climes. Either way, it’s ideal weather for staying inside and doing some reading. While occasionally taking a break to moan about the weather. #obvs
What I read
Interestingly I started the week with two books which were most certainly not my usual fare. And I really enjoyed both. City of Friends is the first book I’ve read by the very popular Joanne Trollope; and I hadn’t heard of Lucy Diamond (aka Sue Mongredien) but happily added her to the list of ‘authors whose work I enjoy’ after The House of New Beginnings.
I then had a few nights off reading before inhaling a new arrival, Adrian McKinty’s Police at the Station and They Don’t Look Friendly.
What I wrote
I reviewed City of Friends and Right Behind You by Lisa Gardner. And I pondered on whether we sometimes see faults in others that we miss in ourselves. And it made me a little paranoid given I often sit in judgement of others FAR more than I should.
I also shared some info on my ‘dancing with the dark’ class on my local blog.
What I did
You’ll be pleased to know I went to BOTH power yoga and ‘dancing in the dark’. I prevaricated on both. Particularly dancing in the dark as I’ve had a bit of an upset stomach – which I’m unsure is hormonal / related to my surgery / just something going around. So my friend and I decided we’d skip this week and try next week. I decided however, that I felt like hanging with my mother (knowing I had weekend commitments and wouldn’t see her then) and just over 30mins before the class started decided I might as well go, so rushed off and I’m very glad I did.
Power yoga was also good and – as I missed my second yoga class on Friday – I’m very glad I went, though I was sore for days after.
I’m publishing this a bit early this week as I’m babysitting my 5yr old godson tonight. It’ll be his first solo sleepover, but he stayed over with his mum last weekend and was fine in his own room and knows the ‘lay of the land’.
What I plan to do
I had a few new arrivals this week and have already added them into my
anally chronologically sorted TBR spreadsheet. I have actually read the CJ Carver already (electronically via o/s publisher) and read the Adrian McKinty on its arrival as it’s already out. I think Evil Games is also out, so it’s next on the list.
I have my first work trip this week, which will be about 5-6hrs of driving so hopefully have an audiobook organised for the trip. Which – despite the car’s airconditioning – is bound to be a hot one!
And finally on Thursday I’m going to meet / hear Aussie author Candice Fox at a local event, which I’m really looking forward to. I recently reviewed her fabulous new book Crimson Lake and she’s got a bestseller out with James Patterson at the moment.
And that’s it for this week.
Have you got any good books to read, or interesting plans?