It’s been another pretty quiet week for me on the reading, book reviewing and blogging front. I’ve been busy ‘off’ the blog though which means the week feels as if it’s flown by.
What I read
I FINALLY read the much-lauded Big Little Lies by Liane Moriarty. I missed it when it came out and had just not gotten around to reading it. Until now. I’ll be sharing my thoughts on that next week.
And then I read Tami Hoag’s latest, The Bitter Season. It was released this month so I’ll be posting my review on that shortly as well.
What I wrote
I actually drafted and scheduled a few book reviews for coming days and weeks but only published two new posts on the blog.
The first involved my thoughts on diversity on our screens. I obviously agree there are race and gender imbalances but I also have a little rant about the lack of body type diversity.
And then I shared my thoughts on the new release by Australian sisters (Amy Andrews and Ros Baxter), Numbered. It’s a book about love, friendships, cancer and a bucket list.
What I did
Sadly I was forced to continue with the ‘adulting’ I moaned about last week.
I had an electrician come to fix a transistor or transponder or something in my kitchen; a plumber installed a new shower head; and I had to buy a new microwave. I have to admit however the latter wasn’t at all a chore as I went for cheap and cheerful.
Fire engine red!!!!
And I’m in the midst of another house swap with my mother. She’s hanging out at my place at the beach catching up with one of her besties and I’m at my childhood home bingeing on DVDs. I managed about 9hrs straight yesterday afternoon / evening – watching all 12 episodes of Falling Skies (season 4).
What I plan to read
I note that Gregg Hurwitz’s Orphan X is getting a bit of attention. I’ve had it on my NetGalley shelf for months now but might leap-frog it to ‘next’ on my to-be-read list. I was a bit underwhelmed by Don’t Look Back (though had enjoyed earlier novels) but am looking forward to this.
And that’s about it. We’re in the midst of a pseudo long weekend here in Australia and school’s about to return this coming week after the long summer break. I suspect parents with bored kids will be happy and – as I live in a complex frequented by holiday-makers – I’m also looking forward to some quiet time!
What’s on your reading and life agenda?
How amazing does that beach look?! (Taken while I was sitting at a beach-front cafe eating a steak sandwich!)