Another week has flown by… and what a week it’s been! It’s been one of big changes for me, but one I’m also glad is over. But more on that later. Let’s start this weekly check-in with a wrap-up of my paltry reading efforts.
What I read
As planned I started the book with Steven Amsterdam’s The Easy Way Out. As also suspected I discovered several books on my chronologically-sorted TBR pile had been packed in one of my 13 books boxes for the house-move.
That ended up NOT being a problem because a new bunch of books arrived, including a few which were just out.
So… after several days of contemplation (read: apathy and overwhelm) I picked up Sandra Brown’s latest, Sting and launched into that.
So… a bit of a slow reading week, but given everything else on – not surprising.
What I wrote
Days passed before I got back to my blog after last Sunday’s post to review a couple of books I’d read… which I followed up with a scintillating post about something that pisses me off at the gym.
The Easy Way Out by Steven Amsterdam – a compassionate (and occasionally funny) book about assisted suicide and the lines we find ourselves crossing
Counting on You by Corinne Fenton and Robin Cowcher – a children’s book reminding kids they have people in their lives who care about them
Gym Etiquette (part two) – bitching about some talkative women in my water aerobics class.
What I did
I was stressed about a whole heap of things which didn’t happen… and surprised by a few things that did pop up.
I’m writing in more detail about the move in the next few days and sharing some pics. In summary, the uplift and delivery were amazingly stress-free. Packing and unpacking (however) are other things entirely.
But to whet your appetite (if you don’t follow me on social media where I’ve been spamming everyone)… here’s a picture of my bookshelves.
Bookshelf space is bizarrely limited in my new place AND I’ve still got 4 book boxes to unpack. I started shelving them alphabetically by author surname (who are you calling obsessively anal?) but gave up and dumped them to get them out of the boxes. I’m psyching myself up for the shelving process as I know they’re not all going to fit.
What I plan to do
It’s come upon me suddenly but this week I’m attending a blogging conference on the Gold Coast. I’ve skipped ProBlogger for the past two years because of finances and a general lack of interest in monetising my blog. But… I miss the collegiality of blogging and getting to talk about this weird thing we do, so decided to attend this year.
I’m completely unprepared and realise I couldn’t care less about what I’m going to wear and haven’t thought about an outfit for the themed ‘networking’ party, but #whatevs. I’ve always treated previous blogging conferences like ‘work’ but I’ve decided I’ll focus on the sessions I’m interested in (mostly stuff about writing etc) and make the most of three nights in a luxurious hotel… something I’ve not done for years and years.
I’m going to try and write some posts about each of the days but… all of that means my reading will again suffer.
And because this week was such a slow reading week, my books from last week (Gayle Forman’s Leave Me, Sophie Hannah’s Closed Casket) are still awaiting my attention, along with the new JD Robb and Val McDermid (pictured above) – both of which I’m itching to get to!
And that’s kinda it for my weekly check-in…. I’m hoping to be back in the next day or so with my (practically compulsory) ‘how my move went’ post.
What’s on your reading and life agenda for the week?