Time again for my book reviewing and blogging update. And while it’s been a better week (for me, in general), it’s still ridiculously hot here in my part of Australia with 30+C temperatures. I mean… come on Autumn, lift your game! Or to quote a recent Aussie tourism campaign fail… “Autumn, where the bloody hell are ya?”
What I read
I started the week with a bang and read Gilly Macmillan’s The Perfect Girl AND a new JD Robb novella, Wonderment in Death in just a couple of days.
I’m a huge fan of Robb’s In Death series so allowed the short story to jump the TBR pile queue!
I then read the latest Tania Carver, The Lost Girl; before finishing the week with Primary School Confidential by Mrs Woog. I’ll be reviewing the latter in the next day or two – in time for the book’s release this week. For my non Australian readers, Mrs Woog pens the very popular Aussie blog, Woogsworld. Her book is laugh-out-loud funny and reminds me of the work of The Bloggess.
What I wrote
Despite only having to work two days this past week I had a pretty quiet writing week. Though I finally got around to reviewing an audio book I’d been listening to for 23 years. (Okay, that is a slight exaggeration!)
What I did
I think I’m finally getting into a routine of sorts, but as I’m sleeping so poorly my non-working days are plagued by nanna naps. I need them at the time but realise they’re not helping me sleep at night. *sigh*
I had a lovely dinner out with friends this past week – at a little nearby bar and restaurant. The pic below is not actually of my drink / food, but that of a complete stranger who allowed me to borrow her food for photographic purposes! 😉 #asyoudo
What I plan to read (and do)
I’m feeling a tad less stressed about my #TBR pile. Though that could also be because I’ve moved 8-9 books into a newly invented… “I’ll get to them if I have time” pile. Actually… looking at that acronym I might have to rethink it, as I’m not sure #IGTTIIHT will take off.
Other than the urgently-required JD Robb novella, I’ve not requested any electronic books for a couple of months now, and I only had 4 new arrivals last week, so… I’m approaching my reading regime a bit more realistically and my urge to ‘throw in the towel’ has dissipated somewhat.
This time next week I’ll be munching on some chocolate. I hope. I guess I should line up my mother to buy some for me… (I can’t do it myself as I will eat it before the big day!) My mother is a religious kinda person so she’s been off sweet stuff for Lent, so I’ll need to make sure I have a treat or two for her.
What’s on your reading (and life) agenda this week?
Do you celebrate Easter? With chocolate?