It’s been another pretty quiet reading week for me, but again… that’s okay as I’ve had other stuff on—and do realise it’s fine if life gets in the way of reading and blogging at times.
What I read
I started the week with Kate Morton’s The Lake House. As is the case with most of her books, it’s pretty hefty (in size) and I didn’t rush, so happily spent three evenings (ie. baths) with it.
Next on the agenda was a YA novel, Silence is Goldfish, by Annabel Pitcher.
And finally (and belatedly) I got to Margaret Atwood’s The Heart Goes Last.
What I wrote
I shared a bit of a summary from an author event I attended with popular Aussie writer Fiona McIntosh. Although she writes genres I don’t read, I really enjoyed chatting with her and loved how passionate she is about writing and sharing that with others.
I have to confess I wasn’t entirely sold on The Heart Goes Last by Margaret Atwood, so just shared my review in Goodreads. I love Atwood’s writing (and what she has to say) but just didn’t warm to the plot or characters.
What I did
I’m actually away in Brisbane (the capital of my State, Queensland and former hometown) for an extended weekend. I accompanied my mother to a medical appointment and we’re visiting my brother, SIL and niece as they’re heading off to the US next month and will be away until after Christmas.
#Inothernews I had a little more of my project management work on this past week and that will continue for the next month or so. And that’s a good thing!
And finally I saw The Martian and LOVED it! I didn’t read the book. I’d meant to but eventually the movie’s release neared and (when I heard it was good), I figured I’d see that. I can usually only do one or the other (read the book OR see the movie) and usually choose the former, but Matt Damon was fabulous so glad I held off on the book in this instance.
What I plan to read
I’ve still got Isabel Allende’s The Japanese Lover sitting in my TBR pile which I really need to get to. And for a huge change in scenery Robin Cook’s Host is also next on my list. It’ll be the first of his books I’ve read in a very very long time.
This coming week marks three years since my seachange. I refuse to do a ‘stocktake’ cos—while I don’t regret making the change—there’s other stuff I do regret and a lot of things I’ve hoped to achieve, but haven’t. I’s a timely reminder however, to take the opportunity to refocus and remind myself why I’m doing this.
What’s on your agenda for the week?