Like sands through the hourglass, so are the days of our lives…. though only if those sands are on steroids cos the year continues to fly by and I keep hearing reports that people are already prepared for Christmas. #bahhumbug
I intend to remain in denial for as long as possible. (And yes, I realise that means avoiding stores, television and people in general!)
Thankfully I’ve been keeping busy on the book front…
What I read
I had a couple of new arrivals (all coming up for publication) so they were able to leapfrog my to-be-read (TBR) list.
I started with All Dressed In White by Mary Higgins Clark and Alafair Burke. It’s the second in a new series the pair are co-authoring.
Tricky Twenty-Two by Janet Evanovich continued the tale of bounty hunter Stephanie Plum and the series remains consistently entertaining. You know what you’re going to get and that’s fine by me.
I was extremely excited to discover Aussie author Candice Fox’s third book was nearing release and available for review. Fall will be published on 1 December 2015—exactly a year after its predecessor (Eden) and almost two years after the first in the series (Hades).
I also read The Life and Death of Sophie Stark, which I think is out elsewhere, but only being released here in Australia in coming days.
What I wrote
I posted a brief summary of Fall on Goodreads and have scheduled the full post on my blog for later this week.
In addition to my book reviews I contemplated the notion that it can be nice to discover that others sometimes do the embarrassing things we think only WE do.
What I did
I actually went onto the beach. Now that summer’s here and we have sunlight for longer a friend of mine and her son have been heading to the beach at the end of the day. I looked at the pictures she shared on Facebook and thought how lucky she was. Which is really ironic as I haven’t been working and I live about 70m from the beach. I could walk on the beach at any time.
However, as usual it took someone to force me and after I commented on this (on FB) the same friend suggested I meet them there for a little wander. Which I did. I think it was the first time I’d set foot on the beach (which IS just across the road) here for about 2.5yrs. In my defence, I do have an aversion to sand. And sun. But still… it was quite pleasant.
I’m attending my first Christmas party Sunday. I occasionally attend local women’s networking events and – though I’ve been slack lately – I decided to attend the Xmas drinks scheduled for 22 November. Weeks away I thought when I said yes last week… before realising they were this weekend! Argh!
What I plan to read
First on next week’s list is Jayne Ann Krentz’s Secret Sisters. JAK was one of my go-to authors when I relied on the local library for my reading fodder, so I’m looking forward to this one.
I have no idea what will come after that and my TBR pile is constantly being re-sorted with the arrival of new books. So I do believe I’ll just go with the flow…
What’s on your agenda? If it’s something you celebrate, have you started your Christmas prep?