I’m writing this a bit early and scheduling it in for Sunday as we’ve had some big storms in my part of the world. They’re calling them ‘super cells’ in the media, but I’m sure they’re nothing like the hurricanes / tornadoes (not to mention earthquakes etc) experienced in other parts of the world. Nevertheless, there have been some power outages and so I’m sticking by that old entertainment industry adage… the show must go on.
What I read
For a change I actually kept to my planned reading. I whipped through Beautiful Broken Things by Sara Barnard, which I hadn’t realised was a YA novel, and I just love love LOVED it. It’s out in a week or two so I’ll publish my review then.
I then read Orphan X and loved it as well. Gregg Hurwitz has done a great job with our new leading man… Evan Smoak!
And finally I got to Rebound by Aga Lesiewicz. And well… I struggled a little initially. More on why when I get to the review but, let’s just say the words WTF circled in my little brain again and again.
What I wrote
It was a pretty good reviewing week for me, though I didn’t bother with any (more) personal posts.
To Catch a Killer by Nele Neuhaus – great characters, (personally) difficult plot (4 stars)
Big Little Lies by Liane Moriarty – a good book but I think I expected something phenomenal (4 stars)
The Bitter Season by Tami Hoag – 5th in the series but that didn’t matter. Great characters and plot. (4 stars)
Orphan X by Gregg Hurwitz – fabulous protagonist, great backstory, humungous potential (4.5 stars)
I also published my monthly ‘fave books’ post over at Styling You.
What I did
I got a job. Well, I found out (formally) that I got a job I interviewed for a while ago. I’ll start soon and it’s only 5 days a fortnight which is perfect. It’s with a government department so I guess I’m looking forward to the security that comes along with that.
I changed my hair colour. I now have brown hair. I’d love to go short again but the 35kg I’ve gained in the 3yrs since my seachange means I feel far too heavy for that at the moment, so… I went brown instead. #asyoudo
And here’s a pic from Friday night’s power-outage. I sat drinking red wine by candlelight while watching the lightning light up the night sky!
What I plan to read
I’m excited that JD Robb’s latest, Brotherhood in Death, will be first on my list. It’s the 42nd in the Eve Dallas / Roarke series and I’m pleased Nora Roberts shows no sign of slowing down any time soon…
As for what comes next… I have no idea. I have about a half a dozen ebooks in NetGalley and this trusty pile. I need to go through both and sort them chronologically!
And that’s about it for my weekly check-in, this last week in January 2016. I’m looking forward to the next week as I think I’ll start my new job and next weekend my brother, SIL and niece are coming for a short visit.
What’s on your weekly agenda?