Weekly check-in

Sunday, February 5, 2017 Permalink

Okay, so… the choice is yours: weather news; or no weather news during this intro-chit-chat?

Argh, dammit… here goes. It’s bloody hot. We need rain. My grass is brown. And did I mention it’s been bloody hot?

In related news, I think there’s a career awaiting me as a weather girl. 🙂

Continue Reading…

Weekly check-in

Sunday, September 11, 2016 Permalink

I’m writing this post from Queensland’s Gold Coast… where I’ve spent the last few days at a blogging conference. And I am now – quite frankly – rather exhausted from all of the listening and learning. Not to mention the eating and socialising.

But more on that later…

Continue Reading…

Weekly check-in

Sunday, March 20, 2016 Permalink

Time again for my book reviewing and blogging update. And while it’s been a better week (for me, in general), it’s still ridiculously hot here in my part of Australia with 30+C temperatures. I mean… come on Autumn, lift your game! Or to quote a recent Aussie tourism campaign fail… “Autumn, where the bloody hell are ya?”

Continue Reading…

Weekly check-in

Sunday, February 7, 2016 Permalink

It’s actually been a pretty fruitful week for a change. I’m not sure I was more diligent than usual but a few reviews I’d written some time ago were scheduled for publication so I’ve been able to fool my readers into thinking I’m vaguely on top of things. When – of course – I’m not. 🙂

Continue Reading…

Weekly check-in

Sunday, January 31, 2016 Permalink

I’m writing this a bit early and scheduling it in for Sunday as we’ve had some big storms in my part of the world. They’re calling them ‘super cells’ in the media, but I’m sure they’re nothing like the hurricanes / tornadoes (not to mention earthquakes etc) experienced in other parts of the world. Nevertheless, there have been some power outages and so I’m sticking by that old entertainment industry adage… the show must go on.

Continue Reading…

Book review: Tricky Twenty-Two by Janet Evanovich

Wednesday, November 18, 2015 Permalink

A lot of US bloggers share pics and reviews of what they call ‘cozy’ mysteries. I don’t fully understand the concept, but they seem to all feature illustrated / cartoon-like covers and appear kinda quaint.

I assume they’re a bit like my ‘comfort’ reads—easy reads that I know I can rely on to entertain me for a few hours with minimal macabre hangovers after you’ve turned the last page. A bit like watching Murder She Wrote, as opposed to Criminal Minds.

Continue Reading…

Weekly check-in

Sunday, September 13, 2015 Permalink

You’ll all be relieved to know my cold / flu has disappeared and I am a fully-functioning 45% again. 🙂

On the book blog front, I had a fabulous reading week and a pretty good blogging week in general, which surprised even me!

Continue Reading…

Weekly check-in

Saturday, September 5, 2015 Permalink

I’m struggling to think of any good things to say about this past week as it’s kinda been the week from hell. So let’s just stick to books and reading and move on shall we? 😉 

Continue Reading…