It’s again time to share my weekly reading… not to mention the excitement of my everyday life. #spoileralert #sarcasm
What I read
I easily read Nicky Pellegrino’s One Summer in Venice in one night in Hervey Bay. (Hee hee!) #sorrynotsorry #muststopusinghashtagsinblogposts
I was surprised at how much I enjoyed Only We Know by Aussie author, Victoria Purman. Basically a straight romance—ie. romance with no suspense, serial killers or psychopaths, not romance between straight people—which is not usually my thing. However… I didn’t barf in the sex scenes and coped with the unfolding romance better than expected.
I’m also part-way through Jenn J McLeod’s Season of Shadow and Light. It got off to a bit of a slow start for me and I almost put it aside several times, but I’m past the first hundred pages and think I’ll be able to keep going as we’re both finally hitting our stride.
Shocking I realise—nary a thriller or crime fiction in sight! (I will make up for that this coming week however.)
What I wrote
As Saturday marked the 100th anniversary of Aussie and New Zealand soldiers’ arrival in Gallipoli (Anzac Day) I wrote a post about my great-great uncle who was the first Aussie ashore to fight in that fateful battle.
The first of my monthly gigs at a popular Aussie blog, Styling You was also published this week. I’ve been invited to provide a blog post featuring my favourite reads each month so am very excited about the opportunity.
Other stuff I did
I attended Flickerfest, a short film festival which launches each year in January in Sydney before touring regional centres. I’m not a huge fan of short films (or short stories). I find they sometimes try a bit too hard to be obscure and before I know it the credits are rolling and I’m pondering the point of it all. However, I’m trying to support local activities AND this was something different. There were a few #meh offerings but many were fabulous.
As an aside a short comedy, Pony Place from the Netherlands was unanimously voted our favourite.
Next week’s reading
As well as finishing Season of Shadow and Light, I’ve got a little pile of hard copies and ebooks awaiting my attention.
I’m starting with David Baldacci’s Memory Man, cos I’m in need of a thriller fix.
Then perhaps I’ll get to Tommy Wallach’s We All Looked Up. End-of-the-world young adult fiction’s not usually my thing but I’ve been reading positive reviews and won this book in a competition from Diva Book Nerd so am looking forward to reading it.
And that’s it for me and my reading this week. I’m aiming to spend some time away from my desk this weekend to binge-watch some taped television. I’m very much behind so keen to catch up on some of my favourite shows. Person of Interest, Forever and Criminal Minds are high on the list.
What’s on your agenda this week?