It’s been another slow reading and writing week for me and that might not change for another week or two as I’ve a range of other commitments. Thankfully my guilt over my lack of online engagement is disappearing… which is good – assuming I don’t lose my motivation or blogging mojo of course!
What I read
I started the week with a bang and read Ink and Bone by Lisa Unger followed by Noah Hawley’s Before the Fall. I enjoyed both and have already reviewed them.
After several nights off, I started Claire North’s The Sudden Appearance of Hope. I’m still only about half-way through and have to admit I really have no idea what I’m reading. I’m worried it’ll be like Charlotte Wood’s The Natural Way of Things and be some huge metaphor or something.
Oh and the travel meant I finally finished my Wuthering Heights audiobook. I won’t worry about linking my Goodreads review, rather I’ll just paste it in…
What I wrote
Like I said… it was a slow writing week, though I did get two additional reviews done and submitted to the newspaper I’ve started reviewing for. On the blog there was:
Ink and Bone by Lisa Unger – a novel I enjoyed but continue to struggle with the paranormal / supernatural elements
Before the Fall by Noah Hawley – a great twist on the disaster / whodunnit book by mixing the two and slowing eking out information to keep us guessing.
What I did
I had a couple of days of travel. One for work and another for appointments. And another day I had an early meeting in the nearby town where my mother lives, so I ended up staying with her for a few nights.
I had another review published in the newspaper I’ve started writing for… I’m still psyching myself to start pitching these to some other print or online publications that pay for freelance contributions.
What I plan to do
Well, I’ve got another day of travel for appointments and I’ll be helping out my mother who has some day surgery. It’s no big deal, just something for her eyes, but it means she’ll need someone with her for a few days as she can’t drive. You’ll be relieved to know this leopard hasn’t changed her spots and is not suddenly all considerate and caring. Rather I’m planning to binge-watch some TV on DVD at her place before her local Blockbuster video rental store closes down next month!
On the reading front I REALLY need to bunker down and attempt to catch up. Next on my agenda will be a book I’ve had a little while… Lily and the Octopus by Steven Rowley and then perhaps Where the Light Falls by Gretchin Shirm.
And that’s about it for my blogging and reading check-in this week.
Have you been doing any reading?