It’s actually been a pretty fruitful week for a change. I’m not sure I was more diligent than usual but a few reviews I’d written some time ago were scheduled for publication so I’ve been able to fool my readers into thinking I’m vaguely on top of things. When – of course – I’m not. 🙂
What I read
As for my weekly reading… I kicked off the week with JD Robb’s Brotherhood in Death. I love this series and will undoubtedly continue to read them while Nora Roberts keeps them coming.
And then I read a book which blew me away. I’d put it off for a week or so as I just wasn’t sure what to make of it. I suspect I worried it’d be too ‘literary’ for me (and yes, I must stop selling myself short in that respect!). Anyhoo, Be Frank With Me is an amazing debut novel from Julia Claiborne Johnson.
And finally I randomly chose Dead Pretty by David Mark, as I needed something gritty to grab onto after the brilliance of Frank…
What I wrote
Like I said, it seems like I was incredibly productive but a couple of these were written weeks ago!
Missing Pieces by Heather Gudenkauf – my first book by the author
Be Frank With Me by Julia Claiborne Johnson – enchanting, delightful… etc!
All That is Lost Between Us by Sara Foster – an author interview about motherhood, a key theme of the novel (Side note: I accidentally closed comments on this post, but have now rectified that, so feel free to drop by again and share your thoughts!)
The Girl You Lost by Kathryn Croft – an enjoyable read by the author of The Girl With No Past
Brotherhood in Death by JD Robb – the 42nd in the series!
What I did
In all honesty I used our humid and stormy weather as an excuse to do SFA. Although some more adulting was required as I had to get a broken windscreen fixed which involved finding repairers and getting quotes and all of the usual annoying crap.
So… it’s a good thing I start my new job this next week given all of the adulting-related expenses I’ve had of late. I’m actually really looking forward to it. But, be warned… I don’t actually ever talk about my job in any detail on the blog and it’s something I’m particularly aware of when I’m working for government.
And finally as this gets published I’ll have just had a couple of nights with my brother, sister-in-law and niece. Well, they actually visited my mother in my nearby childhood hometown so I gatecrashed the visit to spend some time with them all.
What I plan to read
I’ve sorted my TBR pile in chronological order using my faithful ol’ Trello app. For some reason I received a lot of books published in January after or around publication date, so I’m a tad behind and have a wealth of options to catch up on over the coming weeks.
And that’s it from me this week. What’s on your agenda – reading or otherwise?