What have you been reading this week?
Happy Easter folks! I hope you’re all having a fabulous Easter weekend. As expected, I’ve spent barely any time this bank holiday reading. I’ve managed to have a good time though. I managed to see a friend that I’ve not seen properly for ages and then we’re having a small family get-together today. It’s nice that things are slowly getting better in the UK. Fingers crossed that we don’t end up in another lockdown in a few months. Although, maybe that would help my reading stay more consistent?
Weekly Blog Posts
- BOOK REVIEW – The Rose and the Yew Tree by Mary Westmatcott
Last year, I subconsciously agreed to take part in an Agatha Christie readathon where I try and get through as many of her books as possible. I read a few in October and, if I remember correctly, have read at least one novel by her each month. I never expected to include the Mary Westmacott books in that but I decided to give this a go anyway. I’ve never read them before and wanted to give them a chance. Was it worth a punt? You’ll need to head over to my review to find out.
- TUESDAY REVIEW – Yes Day (2020)
I had an unexpectedly busy weekend last week, which meant I neglected to find a film to watch. I put it off to the last possible minute which means that I didn’t put much effort in. I just picked the quickest thing I found on Netflix. Meaning I was expecting much from it. Was this better than it looked? Or would it be as awful as the trailer made it seem? Head over to my review to see how it turned out.
- BOOK POST – March Reading Wrap-Up
Another month over and another stack of book to cross off my TBR. It’s not been as easy in March at it was the past few months. I’ve definitely struggled to get into my books. So, the count wasn’t quite as high as January or February but I think it was still respectable. What did I get through in the past 31 days? You’ll have to head over to my post to find out.
- BOOK POST – Spell the Month in Book Titles: March
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 February. I completed all of the letters with relative ease. So, surely March would be simple? To be honest, it wasn’t as easy as I expected. I definitely thought I’d fail this month. But did I? Head over to my post to find out.
- The Hellion by Harriet Young
My final book of the month was a really fascinating and engaging read. I’ll talk more about it in my review on Monday but I will say that it was definitely a great way to finish the month.
- The Remains of the Day by Kazuo Ishiguro
After reading Klara and the Sun last month, I had the urge to read this Ishiguro book again. I think it’s my favourite by the author. Mostly because of the heartbreaking ending. You want a tragic love story? Here you go. Not only will it be great going back to this story but it will cross off the first letter for the month.
I wasn’t going to do this but I preordered the new Murakami this week. Foyles are offering free postcards with their preorders and I couldn’t resist. I’m not as big a fan of his shorts stories but I’d have bought a copy anyway. May as well get something extra with it.
- Gilmore Girls– I’ve been revisiting this show all week and I’m slowly realising how awful most of these people are. There is so much stuff that just wouldn’t be okay now. So many of the jokes just come across as mean. There’s a joke about Britney Spear’s abilities as a mother that really didn’t go down well with me in 2021. Then there’s the fact that Lorelai and Rory are both awful people. It’s still a great show but I’m so disillusioned now.