Yet another week has flown by and – here in Australia – we’re finally getting glimpses of cooler weather. It’s Autumn here but our 30C+ days have mostly continued in my part of the country. I love winter – well, our Queensland winter where it only gets to low single digits (celsius) – so cannot wait for its arrival!
But enough about money, sex and politics… onto the important stuff – my weekly reading.
What I read
Umm… I probably shouldn’t introduced this with so much fanfare because I only read one – yes ONE – book this week. You may recall that I only read in the evening and I actually had a range of night-time commitments this past week so…. #alasalack
I started the week with Nicky Pellegrino’s Under Italian Skies and could very much relate to her lead character Stella. That review’s coming in days… well, when I finish it!
I finished listening to an audiobook while driving on a work trip. And I loved (Past The Shallows by Aussie author Favel Parrett) so much I’ve bought a ‘real’ copy already!
And I started… The One in a Million Boy… (but have only just started – while babysitting last night).
What I wrote
I’m still doing my post-every-day in April challenge and mostly enjoying it. I’ve had to plan ahead on a couple of occasions and this week will be the same.
There were a couple of book reviews:
The Obsession by Nora Roberts – an enjoyable read and one which started magnificently!
Past the Shallows by Favel Parrett – audiobook review… and I realised later I forgot to rave about how wonderfully she writes about the ocean and how it must reflect her passion and respect for it. #oops
Surfing the Menu by Dan Churchill and Hayden Quinn – a cookbook giveaway (open only to Australian residents)
As well as:
Feeling like a fraud – a post about imposter syndrome
Finding the right fit – me feeling like Goldilocks as all of the houses I find are too big or too small
What we share with others – a post about what we choose to share about ourselves and others.
What I did
I had some driving to do for work again… and have 7-8hrs of driving (for two meetings) on Monday (tomorrow). It will be a LONG day in the car by myself so I must try and organise another audiobook before then!
I went to an author event with TJ Hamilton. TJ’s a local and has published two books with Harlequin Australia. Her Thyme series features a wonderfully likeable and pragmatic prostitute Miranda. I’ve met TJ a few times and very much enjoyed hearing her speak, as well as talking to other avid readers.
What I plan to read and do
I had some new arrivals last week which will be added into my ever-growing TBR pile.
I have the long day of driving ahead of me tomorrow and a couple of other days of work, but also hope to get to my usual three books this coming week. I’m also ‘about’ to do something about putting my apartment on the market (which will require some preparation) so that should keep me off the streets.
And that’s about it for this week….
What’s on your agenda? Any reading?