I had no idea it was the 1st of May today and as I’m staying at my mother’s I actually woke and spoke to another human being without remembering to say ‘rabbits’ or ‘white rabbits’ or whatever. So there goes my luck and good fortune for the month. #bugger
What I read
I started the week with Lisa Black’s That Darkness – a book I enjoyed but one I will probably just review in Goodreads when I get motivated…
I accidentally started reading Nick Earls’ novella, Gotham partway through That Darkness and couldn’t stop, so finished it and went back to The Darkness.
The novella is one of five to be released this year and I’ve included a blurb about the series in my review.
What I wrote
I posted some book reviews…
The One Who Got Away by Caroline Overington – a book that’s compared to Gone Girl and (in a surprising twist) IS actually similar to Gone Girl
Shtum by Jem Lester – a poignant story of the parents of a profoundly autistic boy
Gotham by Nick Earls – I finished this book with a smile on my tear-stained face. When I tweeted my reaction Earls responded that was exactly what he was aiming for! #bastard
And then I wrote about:
Feeling unpretty – my response to the ‘do you think you’re beautiful’ question
Duckhead – sharing an insult hurled at my beloved 4yr old friend
Getting out of bed in the morning – where I shared my daily struggle without caffeine (via vanilla diet coke!).
And it was time for my monthly book post over at the popular Styling You blog. I’d again love it if you popped over for a read and comment. I get paid for the post so like to think it’s of vague interest. To someone, somewhere….
What I did
After a weekend of frantic cleaning, my house-photos were done (sadly on a terribly overcast day) and my place is now officially on the market. Already it seems my agent isn’t as enthusiastic or proactive as I’d hoped (!!!), so the first open house is next weekend.
I’m currently spending a few days at my mother’s. It’s always nice to get a break from my own company and I’m forcing her to join me in binge-watching The Unbreakable Kimmy Schmidt (which many US book bloggers have been raving about)!
What I plan to do
I think my next book will be Girls on Fire by Robin Wasserman, but I probably should sort through my TBR pile before going any further. I’ve had to rearrange my bookshelves (ditching some books so my TBRs could sit on a shelf awaiting my attention) while my place is on the market.
And that’s about it for this week. I successfully finished my ’30 days of blogging’ challenge yesterday. I’m not sure how often I’ll continue posting but would like to keep up the momentum. Ish.
What’s on your agenda for this week?