I hope everyone’s had / is having a fabulous long weekend—and for those who celebrate Easter—I hope you’ve remembered the underlying message… that #paleo and #iquitsugar lifestyles have no place in our chocolate-loving world. 😉
Anyhoo… I’m yet again linking up with the lovely Sheila* to share my weekly reading and other shenanigans.
What I read
I’m still lagging a little with my reviews, so took a few nights off reading to catch up. I did, however, still manage to get through a few books.
I finished The Pocket Wife by Susan Crawford which was an enjoyable debut novel. And then I read Hidden by Emma Kavanagh which I liked a lot more than her first novel, Falling. I should mention, Falling is scarily relevant at the moment given the recent German Airwings tragedy.
And finally I read What She Left, by TR Richmond. I struggled a
lot little with this one but eventually made it through.
What I wrote
I had a few scheduled book reviews published, but started the week with a rant about learning from our mistakes. If you want to see what I think the TV show The 100, World War I and Shirley Bassey have in common, then check out that post.
On the book front I shared my reviews of: Inside the O’Briens by Lisa Genova, an insiders look at Huntington’s Disease; The Pocket Wife by Susan Crawford; and Disclaimer by Renee Knight. The latter centres around a woman who starts reading a book, only to discover she’s reading about a part of her life she’s kept secret from everyone.
Finally, as it would have been my father’s 76th birthday on Saturday, I wrote a post which was initially going to be about my memories of dad, then about the photo book I made for him to help HIM remember, but ended up being a pointless combo of both. *sigh*
I’m spending some time at my mother’s over the long weekend and away from my desk and the ‘I must be at my desk if I’m not sleeping’ rule, so have watched a few DVDs.
We both enjoyed This is Where I Leave You, with Justin Bateman, Tina Fey, Jane Fonda (et al); and I shed fewer tears than expected during If I Stay—the movie based on Gayle Forman’s YA novel of the same name.
And although it’s been out for years, I finally got around to season one of Veep starring Julia Louis-Dreyfus, and well…. although I know it’s consistently well-received by fans and critics, I’m really not feeling the love. I am however, half-way through the season, so will keep plugging away!
What I’ll be reading
Quite frankly I have no idea. I’ve now completed books due for publication in April and the others I have aren’t due out for a while. Of course this provides an excellent opportunity to catch up on my unwritten reviews, but I’m fairly sure I’ll add to my ‘read-but-not-reviewed’ list instead!
And… I have a job application to write. I vowed I’d never work full-time again, but I’m struggling to find ANYTHING on a part-time basis, so may be forced into some full-time work. I realise I could move away from my seachange locale to find work, but that would be counter-intuitive to the life I want to lead…. so I guess, this is the compromise. For now anyway. The job pays NOWHERE near as well as my old career but would be kinda interesting.
What’s on your agenda for this week?
PS. I’m trying to reinvigorate my blog FB page. I’ve much preferred Twitter to FB but attempting to rectify that. Pop over and like my page and I’ll try to keep you entertained, but not bombard you with crap!
*Updated – later Mon 6 April. I’ve only just seen the news about Sheila’s son and my thoughts go to her and her family at this time. xxxx