Forgive me dear blogging gods for I have sinned. It’s been TWO weeks since my last weekly check-in!
But I’m back. Like the proverbial bad smell. Or Arnie (circa Terminator 2!)
What I read
A fortnight seems a very long time in obsessive book-reading land, but (according to my Goodreads account) I started the fortnight with Darkest Place by Jaye Ford, an Australian author. It was a last minute request on NetGalley as I enjoy her work and only belatedly discovered she had a new book out.
And then (as planned) I read Alafair Burke’s The Ex. Which I loved. Indeed it may be my fave of hers to date.
There was a lengthy hiatus as I went gallivanting off to catch up with long lost friends, before returning home to read The Light on the Water by Aussie author Olga Lorenzo (and I’ll be publishing an interview with Olga in the next week or two).
I followed that up with The Silent Inheritance by another Aussie author, Joy Dettman.
And I then got to dive into the latest Jonathan Kellerman, Breakdown; before ending the week with Sharon Guskin’s The Forgetting Time.
What I wrote
It was a relatively slow fortnight on the blog but I managed to post a few reviews:
I shared my five favourite books of February over on the popular Australian Styling You blog.
I wrote about working out what you want via a process of elimination… (ie. working out what you don’t want!)
And finally I reviewed The Forgetting Time in Goodreads.
What I did
I’ve survived weeks two and three in my new job and went away to hang out with some of my BFFs. Four of us had a loud and effusive catch up on the first evening. I’ve known two of these girls (in top right pic) since we met at University (in the late 80s) and the other shortly after (and that’s her baby in the bottom right pic). So we go back. WAAAAAY back.
My friend from New Zealand (LJ) and I had four days together (in an inner-city apartment in Brisbane with amazing views) which was lovely and I was sad to see her head back across the ditch (as we call the ocean between Australia and New Zealand). It’s been really refreshing though… to see people who know me well (and still like me despite that!).
I forced LJ to come to see the movie Room with me, as it’s possibly my favourite book ever and I’ve been waiting (impatiently) for the film to come to my hometown… knowing it may not. The movie did the book justice and I cried and cried.
What I plan to read
I don’t even know where to start on the weekly reading front, but I’ve added last week’s arrivals to my Trello project board and sorted them chronologically. For the first time in ages I’m behind on my reading list so have a stack of already-out books to choose from as well as some being published in coming months.
I also need to catch up on some blog-reading as that’s also gone awry over the past fortnight. But finally… things seem to be falling into place.
What’s on your agenda for this week? Do any of my books appeal?