What have you been reading this week?
What a mad week. Work is getting more and more stressful as the days go by. That’s mainly because we’re being asked to do more despite the fact that we’re working fewer days. We’ll get there. On the other hand, I’ve had a pretty fun week. It was my birthday on Friday and we made the best of it considering the circumstances. I also got a few book related things to get excited about. Have I done enough reading? Not at all. Who can read with so much going on? I do need to get better this week. I have stuff for my next 2 reviews but I will need to catch up before next week. Today is going to have to be book focused.
Weekly Blog Posts
- BOOK POST – February Reading Wrap-Up
Once again, I got to the end of the month and felt as though I hadn’t done a particularly good job at reading. Then I counted the number of books I’d read and was pleasantly surprised. I set a very achievable goal for books read this year and I’m already 1/3th of the way there and we’re only 1/6th of the way through 2021. So, which books were my favourites from February? You’ll have to head over to my post to find out.
- BOOK POST – Spell the Month in Book Titles: February
As you may remember, I set myself the challenge to spell out the name of each month with the books I read in said month. My TBR challenge started off well in January and I completed the word without much trouble. Was February as easy? Or would that extra letter plus fewer days mix cause problems? Head over to my post to find out.
- TUESDAY REVIEW – Bigfoot Family (2020)
Last weekend didn’t go as I expected. This is clearly becoming a common theme in my life at the moment. After a year of feeling as though I was still in control despite the pandemic, it feels as tough everything is slowly falling apart. Anyway, I forgot to watch a film until quite late on Sunday night, which meant I had to find something quick. This was the first thing that I found on Netflix, so didn’t know that it was a sequel until I was already watching. Did it spoil my enjoyment? Who can say. Head over to my review to find out what I thought.
- BOOK REVIEW – Yellow by Janni Visman
I wouldn’t have even known that this book existed if it hadn’t been for my Spell the Month reading challenge. I found myself desperately seeking another Y titled book for February and I came across this one. It was short and sounded interesting. Everything I was looking for. But was it worth the gamble? You’ll need to head over to my review to find out.
- The Reptile Room by Lemony Snicket
My final book for the February and the all important final letter to cross off the list. I got through this last Sunday and I enjoyed it. It’s weird reading these after watching the TV show because they clearly added more intrigue to the plot. It’s not that these books are bad but they lack a bit of excitement in comparison. Plus, it’s hard to not imagine Uncle Monty as Aasif Mandvi. I wish I’d read the books first.
- The Tiny Wife by Andrew Kaufman
After reading All My Friends are Superheroes in February, I decided that I wanted to read as much of Andrew Kaufman’s books as possible. This is the first that I picked up and I couldn’t wait to start it. It was another short read and I can’t wait to talk about it more in my upcoming review.
- Klara and the Sun by Kazuo Ishiguro
When I found out that this was coming out just before my birthday, I knew that I had to buy it as an early present to myself. It arrived on Thursday and I started reading it almost immediately. I’m a little wary because we know that literary fiction writers aren’t always good at more genre based fiction. However, Ishiguro isn’t Ian McEwan. He’s done science-fiction before and well. I hope this is going to be good.
My pre-ordered Klara and the Sun edition turned up this week. Other than that, I got a copy of the Barnes & Noble Leatherbound Classics Collection Charles Dickens: Five Novels for my birthday. It’s huge but gorgeous. I love it.
- American Dad– This is now on in the background all the time. I didn’t realise that I’d missed so much of the show. I’ve not really been paying attention but it’s not too awful.