I haven’t been quite as frazzled this past week (though my main sounding board may beg to differ*), but it seems to have flown by nonetheless. I didn’t get as much reading done as planned but did catch up on my reviewing and had a better balance of paid work vs my own commitments.
What I read
I kicked off the week by finishing Michael Robotham’s latest, Close Your Eyes—another instalment in his Joe O’Loughlin series.
I then went for something completely different, via Taylor Jenkins Reid’s Maybe in Another Life; before finally reading a book by a local author… The Crushing Season by Peta Jo, which I’ll be reviewing shortly.
What I wrote
I started the week with a bang and posted daily… well, for two days!
I had the opportunity to interview popular Aussie author Kathryn Fox about her experience in collaborating with James Patterson on Private Sydney, the latest in the series about the international detective agency.
I gushed about the trailer for the movie based on one of my favourite books, Room.
What I did
I didn’t spend as many hours on my admin gig this week though again did a bit of transcription at home. I find I can only do 90min blocks and only a couple of times a day. There was a bit of stuff to do in my project management consultancy (however) as that project is well and truly underway.
Most excitingly I went to the hairdresser and I realised that (after growing my hair for 3.5 years with minimal cuts) my hair is finally long. Not really long but long. I rarely wear it out so was gobsmacked… “I look like someone with long hair!” I kept saying. I’m not a big selfie person but I even took a pic via my iMac cos I was so excited about the length.
What I will be doing
By the time you’re reading this I will be enroute to Brisbane, my State’s capital city. My niece is performing in a show and my mother and I are heading there to see her (and celebrate her 19th birthday). I really cannot think of anything worse than going to an overcrowded show (fair) for several hours, but there’s little I wouldn’t do for my niece… so wish me luck. Our visit there is fleeting but I’m also seeing a couple of friends AND hoping to get to a bloggers’ meet-up as well.
What I plan to read
In short… #NFI. I know I won’t get through all five of these books given I’ll be away and have other commitments, but… I’m going to make an attempt!
And that’s it from me this week. I’m a tad disorganised but slowly finding my way out of the murky waters of overwhelm which have been threatening to swamp me of late.
What’s on your agenda this week?
Have you read any good books lately?
* And no… I don’t mean Facebook!