I’ve had a surprisingly productive week on the book reviewing and blogging front, publishing something every day. Of course if I wasn’t quite as ‘all or nothing’ I would have saved a post or two for coming weeks when apathy will set in. Oh well… moderation schmoderation!
What I read
I started the week with Fearless by Aussie Fiona Higgins. I received an ARC ages ago but it was marked November so I put it aside (on my new shelf which, ummm… keeps my TBR pile looking tidy and out of the way) until someone else reviewed it and I remembered I had it. (Yes, so that project management software I’m using for my book blogging is working well!) #usererror
I then had a couple of nights off in an attempt to catch up on my reviewing, but tossed that plan aside when a bunch of new books arrived… and found myself heading to the bath with Mary Higgins Clark and Alafair Burke to read The Sleeping Beauty Killer.
And finally I read Saul Black’s latest, Love Murder, which was a little predictable but a lot creepy!
What I wrote
I reviewed some books…
Turbo Twenty-Three by Janet Evanovich – an enjoyable outing with bounty hunter Stephanie Plum
While You Were Sleeping by Kathryn Croft – a great psychological thriller about someone who wakes up next to her dead neighbour
The Sleeping Beauty Killer by Mary Higgins Clark and Alafair Burke – another enjoyable read from the talented pair.
And I participated in a Monday link-up with the theme ‘exams’. Of course THANK GOD I’m beyond that point and will never willingly do that crap again, so I instead wrote about the fact I’ve been dreaming about exams of late. And what that might mean.
Because I was on a roll I talked about protein shakes. As you do. Or don’t. At the blogging conference I attended recently it was suggested we revisit a popular post in the hope of devilishly luring more visitors to our site. My most popular post BY FAR is one I wrote about Isowhey protein shakes. Yes, of all things (!!!), over four years ago. And as I’m now regularly partaking in protein shakes I figured I might as well share my extensive knowledge of the stuff. Again.
And then there was a riveting post about happiness and success, and links between the two… not to mention how their meanings change over time.
What I did
I cannot believe that I forgot to tell you last week that I booked my first overseas flights in 14yrs.
For almost a decade I regularly jetted about foreign lands and (indeed) lived in a few different countries during that time. And then I stopped travelling. I’ve only been on a plane a few times in the last decade and had little desire to travel. However… my bestie from way back in my Uni days has been living in New Zealand for 6 or more years and I’ve long promised to visit. So I’ve finally ordered a passport (mine expired years ago) and I’m heading over to Christchurch for a 4-5 day trip in early-mid December.
Of course no sooner than I’d booked my flights, they had yet another earthquake…. #eek
I finally finished watching Luke Cage on Netflix last week and I hafta say… it kinda peaked early and I’m not really sure I’d recommend it. I’m yet to get back to The Crown and then next on my agenda will be Stranger Things. Or The 100. Or Black Mirror. Or Vikings. Or Bloodline. Oh, and of course – next Friday – The Gilmore Girls!
What I plan to do
I had a nine new arrivals last week… although some were surprises which *may* not appeal as much as others. I also received a couple of new eBooks.
I need to add these into my
anally chronologically-sorted TBR pile and work out what’s next. (After catching up on the 3-4 reviews I need to write!).
This is a short work week for me, which is great as I’ve got a bit of house-related stuff happening. I’m getting my air-conditioner installed later this week and hopefully my new security screen door. I also need to continue washing the curtains I inherited when I bought the place and hope they don’t continue to disintegrate as a result of the shock. 🙂
And that’s about it for the excitement that is my life. What’s happening in your world?