It’s been a quiet week on the reading front for me with only two and a half books read. I did have a couple of nights off for various commitments, but it means I’m finally (almost) on top of the reviews I had to do!
As planned I read (and reviewed) Sweet Damage. I really enjoyed Rebecca James’ second novel. It was released in Australia last year but is only being released o/s in the next month or so. It really reeled me in and I read it in a sitting.
As I mostly receive books I request from NetGalley I was seriously excited to receive two REAL books (I prefer the tangible things, if you hadn’t guessed).
Michael Connelly’s The Burning Room arrived compliments of The Reading Room and Allen and Unwin. I’ve read quite a few Connelly novels but only a handful of those featuring Harry Bosch. I really enjoyed this – though it was fairly hefty and took me three nights to get through! My review’s already on the blog.
I also received – and have just started – David Baldacci’s The Escape. I’m a Baldacci fan (though didn’t enjoy the Camel Club series). This novel again features military investigator John Puller and arrived compliments of Pan Macmillan. It’s due for release in late November.
On the blog in the past week, as well as the review of Sweet Damage and The Burning Room I wrote about famous doppelgangers (#asyoudo) and finally shared a post about my weight and where I’m at in that ‘space’. I used to have a diet blog (Diet Schmiet) which was absorbed into Debbish earlier this year. It was (probably still is) a huge focus in my life, but I’m trying to make it less-so.
NaNoWriMo has started as has my ‘novel’ writing. I actually only work three days a week so have set myself daily limits for the month in the hope I reach 50,000 words. I’m aiming to do a wrap-up post at the end of each week to share my progress. Possibly.
On the agenda this week I’m just aiming to finish Baldacci’s The Escape. Last week I’d planned to read Five by Ursula Archer so if I’m not tired of words in the evening I’ll be reading that as well.
What are your reading / writing / other plans this week?
I’m linking up with Book Journey’s Sheila again today.