And just like that it’s Sunday again. Anyone would think it’s as predictable as the sun coming up each day. Or something.
I’m in some serious denial that November’s about to land upon us so this not-so-little reader and book blogger will revel in this 31 day month and ignore the obvious.
What I read
I finished the second book in Lynda LaPlante’s (young) Jane Tennison series, Hidden Killers and LOVED it. I’m already impatiently drumming my fingers in preparation for number three. Which could result in some serious RSI cos the first two were about a year apart.
I then read Martin Cruz Smith’s The Girl from Venice. It was an unlikely choice for me – being historical fiction and all that – but because I’m evolving as a person ( 😕 ) I thought I should give it a go. Plus it was sitting next to the bathtub and I was too lazy to exchange it for the next book in my TBR pile.
And finally – in a not-t00-arduous reading week – I read Someone is Watching by Joy Fielding.
What I wrote
Funnily enough I blogged about books:
Sapphire Falls by Fleur McDonald – an Aussie romantic suspense weighing heavily in favour of the latter, which I enjoyed
Hidden Killers by Lynda LaPlante – and if you follow me on Facebook you’ll have seen my #fangirl excitement at having the famous author thank me for my review!!!
The Girl from Venice by Martin Cruz Smith – a bit of a slow burn that was surprisingly captivating.
And then there were some other posts. I talked about the fact there were (only) two months until Christmas. Which also means there (are / were) EIGHT weeks until Christmas (semi-ironically) so I set some goals.
And I wondered if one needs qualifications / experience or both to speak with authority on some topics. (Not all but some.)
What I did
I had more travel, but a trip for medical appointments this time around so I cannot blame my job. My mother came along for the 5-6hr drive so no audiobook was required this time around.
And I caught up with my brother (who came to town for a funeral and stayed an extra day or so). I overnighted at my mother’s with them and then they came to visit my place as my brother hadn’t seen it yet. He put up some fairy lights (I’d been meaning to hang for aaaaaages) and…. helped me organise Netflix via Apple TV. I’m rather excited by the latter… and have already started binge-watching Marvel’s Luke Cage. (You might recall I loved Jessica Jones!)
I suspect my reading might suffer a little in coming weeks, but… cest la vie!
What I plan to do
As it seems National Novel Writing Month (NaNoWriMo) is about to start – you WILL recall I’m in denial about the whole November thing – but I must do something about digging out the novel I was supposed to write last year and hope I’m overwhelmed with enthusiasm. Or similar.
I’ve got a couple of busy weeks ahead of me at work so not sure if something will suffer. As long as it’s not my sanity. Hee hee. #sorrynotsorry
I only trekked to the post office once last week and picked up a new David Baldacci (No Man’s Land) but also bought Joanne Tracey’s latest, Wish You Were Here and had the Joy Fielding pop up in my NetGalley inbox.
And… that’s about it for today. I’m hoping to get to a Body Balance (yoga / pilates) class this morning, am getting my tax done AND babysitting my fave 5yr old so it will be a busy Sunday. Fortunately I don’t work Mondays so have tomorrow to recover. (And catch up on the 3 reviews I’ve still not written!)
I hope you’re having a great weekend and am keen to hear about your exciting plans for the week ahead!
** Just a reminder the #LovinLife linky has moved to Thursdays via Deep Fried Fruit