Firstly… the most important news…. I ONLY NEED TO KEEP MY APARTMENT TIDY FOR ONE MORE WEEK! For those not playing along at home, my place has been on the market for 11 weeks. I have a 12 week contract with my Real Estate Agent and always planned – if it hadn’t sold – to pull it off after that, as there’s nothing worse than a place with a For Sale sign for months and months on end.
That means my place will no longer need to be ‘visitor-ready’. I can again put things on surfaces. My toothbrush can come out from under the bathroom cupboard. My dish-drainer can be reinstalled next to the sink. I can leave home each morning without making sure I’ve made my bed and hidden my underwear in the bottom of my laundry basket.
But enough about the state of my apartment and onto more important matters…
What I read
It took me several nights, but I ploughed through The House Between Tides by Sarah Maine. Then came The Sister by Louise Jensen and finally Karin Slaughter’s upcoming release, The Kept Woman which is the latest in the Will Trent / Sara Linton series.
What I wrote
I had a better week on the blog and shared a number of book reviews:
The Woman in Cabin 10 by Ruth Ware – Agatha Christie / Alfred Hitchcock-esque
The Twisted Knot by JM Peace – a realistic police procedural set in a small Australian town
The House Between Tides by Sarah Maine – a slow yet enjoyable read set in dual timeframes
I launched a competition on my blog for Aussie-based readers to win a copy of Out of Orange, A Memoir by Cleary Wolters.
And I wrote a post about hospital couture. #asyoudo
What I did
Other than work I can’t recall what I got up to. WTF do I do with my days I ask you?! Of course I can account for my nights cos that’s when I read and watch TV.
Speaking of which, I’m watching iZombie which has finally made it to our free-to-air channels and am REALLY enjoying it. I can’t help but wonder what else I’ve missed?!
What I plan to do
Next on my agenda is an Allison Winn Scotch book, In Twenty Years. It’s not my usual fare but I’ve followed her on social media for yonks and decided to take a chance.
I’m a little behind in my book reviewing but hope to catch up over the next day or so. I’m also slowly making my way through my published-in-June books before trying to actually read the July books as a priority, but it’s slow going as my TBR pile keeps growing.
What’s on your agenda for the next week or so?