It’s Mother’s Day here in Australia so I’m tempted to start with best wishes – but as a non-mum it’s a reminder that motherhood is a privileged club to which I’ve not been granted membership – so a time I struggle with a little. Of course I realise I’m lucky to still have my mum so I am thankful for that.
What I’ve read
It was a slow reading week. You’d think that was a result of my busy and active life. But alas… it was because I was without my bathtub for THREE days! The spa pump was broken and while it was away I wasn’t allowed to use my bathtub at all. So… there was minimal reading cos I almost ONLY read in the bath nowadays.
I did manage two books however, starting the week with Girls on Fire by Robin Wasserman; and finishing it with the quirky, Britt-Marie was Here by Fredrik Backman.
What I’ve written
Amazingly I kept up my post-a-day commitment even though April has ended.
I published book reviews:
The Last Mile by David Baldacci – the latest in the wonderful Amos Decker (Memory Man) series
Girls on Fire by Robin Wasserman – a book about teenage relationships. And revenge
Did you take the B from my ook by Beck & Matt Stanton – a children’s book reviewed (via video – kinda) with my 4yr old friend Pickle.
And some other rubbish:
A million times happier – me taking stock of my life… in a positive way for a change
Wordless Wednesday post – with some pics of my apartment which is on the market
My own witching hour – why I love my evening baths so much. (Written while I was going without them!)
A big thanks to everyone who visited my monthly guest post at Styling You last week. Your comments were very much appreciated.
What I did
My first Open House was yesterday. I think it was okay but won’t get my hopes up. It meant I spent some time in the lead-up tidying and cleaning AGAIN.
It was a busy week at work as I approach a key milestone, so it’s been nice to get my teeth into that.
And finally I had a second book review published in a regional Queensland weekend newspaper insert. I’ve done some freelance writing courses and would love to eventually pitch some pieces (not just book reviews) to online and print sources. AND be paid for them.
What I plan to do
I hope to get back on that reading horse. Or wagon. Or bicycle. Or whatever it is one falls off and gets back on.
I’ve actually got a non-fiction book which I’d like to attempt to read. I never (well, rarely) read non-fiction but The Diet Myth by Tim Spector looked interesting. And then there’s You Sent Me a Letter by Lucy Dawson. I’ve had a proof sitting in my TBR pile for a while… and it’s now calling my name. (Well, embargoed til 20 May which is fast approaching!)
And finally I accidentally downloaded A Kiss from Mr Fitzgerald by Natasha Lester from NetGalley. I adore the cover of this book, but it’s historical fiction or romance or whatevs… and I don’t really ‘do’ historical fiction. I might ‘try’ to give it a go however. (Don’t I sound brave and virtuous?!)
And that’s it for this week’s reading and book blogging check-in.
What’s on your agenda for the next week? Work, life, travels to far off luxurious locales?