What have you been reading this week?
I’ve suddenly become very disorganised this week and haven’t been getting my posts ready in advance. It’s all just because I’ve been so busy, so I’m not that bothered. It just means that I’m behind where I should be at this point. Thankfully, I’m off tomorrow for a hospital appointment. This gives me a bit of extra time to get sorted. Although, I’ve said that so often that I’m never going to have time to get everything done. It’s all okay. I’ve only got a couple of weeks until I go away for the week. It’ll be nice to have a break from work and I’ll probably take a break from blogging too. I doubt I’ll get ahead in time, so I might not have a choice.
Weekly Blog Posts
- BOOK REVIEW –Girl, Woman, Other by Bernardine Evaristo
This has been on my TBR for ages and last month I finally got round to it. There’s been so much hype around this that I set my expectations really high. That’s one of the main reasons that I left it so long. How could it ever live up? Well, I decided to suck it and give it a go. Was it everything I hoped it would be? You’ll need to head over to my review to see.
- TUESDAY REVIEW – Free Guy (2021)
Now that cinemas are finally open again, we’re getting to see plenty of films that we’ve been waiting months for. This Ryan Reynolds film has been on my radar for so long that it felt like I’d never see it. So, was it worth the wait? Head over to my review to find out.
- BOOKISH POST – Agust Reading Wrap-Up
It was the end of the month last week, which means it was time for my monthly reading wrap-up. I’m still not convinced that keeping track of the number of books that I’ve read is actually healthy but it’s something to do. I know that August wasn’t my best month ever but did I get everything done that I wanted? You’ll need to head over to my post to see.
- BOOKISH POST – Spell the Month in Book Titles: August
As always at the end of the month, I looked back on my progress with my reading challenge. August was the start of the longer month names and I was worried about hitting it. Especially as it contained 2 letter U’s. I wasn’t convinced that I was ever going to be able to find books that I wanted to read to cross those off. But did I? You’ll need to head over to my post to see.
- BOOK REVIEW –The Laird of Drumlychtoun by Hilary Pugh
I finished the month of August in the same way that I started: reading an ARC. This time it was a cosy crime novel set in Scotland. When I was younger, my family loved watching the show Hamish Macbeth. This sounded like a similar sort of thing and, as I’ve never read the M.C. Beaton books, thought I’d give this a try. Did it give me memories of my childhood? You’ll need to head over to my review to see.
- The Laird of Drumlychtoun by Hilary Pugh
This ARC was given to me through The Book Network and was the perfect cosy way to finish the month. It’s the perfect read for anyone who loves a lighthearted crime novel. Not quite as intricate as an Agatha Christie but a similar level of charm. And one that does a good job of realising its Scottish surroundings.
- Poison For Breakfast by Lemony Snicket
This was the first of my September pre-order books to arrive and I got stuck in as soon as possible. It’s not only a fun book but it’s look bloody fantastic. I haven’t read a great deal of the Lemony Snicket stuff but this one sounded like my thing. Having to solve his murder? As I’ve been on something of a crime fiction wave of late, what else could I want to read?
I bought my niece an advent calendar containing Julia Donaldson activity books. Does that count?
- The Simpsons– I’ve started watching in the middle of a random season. Not one of the best. It’s around 28 and that time when it had already lost most of what made it brilliant. Still, it’s comforting in a familiar way and it does make it easier to turn it off in favour of reading something.