What have you been reading this week?
Less than a week to go until the big day and only 4 days of work left before my Christmas break. It’s all very exciting but I have neglected my reading this week. Well, not really neglected it but I haven’t been reading the books that I should have done. Thankfully, I should have some time today, tomorrow and then during my time off over Christmas. Meaning I should get my final reading challenge finished in time.
Weekly Blog Posts
- BOOK REVIEW –An English Murder by Cyril Hare
There’s something about the festive season that just gets writers thinking about murder. Cosy crime and Christmas just seem to go hand in hand. So, of course, I had to find a few to read this month. My first was this 1950s classic by Cyril Hare. Surely, as a judge, he’d know a thing or two about crime. Meaning this should be a pretty juicy mystery. But was it? Check out my review to find out.
- TUESDAY REVIEW – The Princess Switch 3: Romancing the Star (2021)
There has been a distinct lack of Christma films on my agenda this December. In fact, until this week, I hadn’t watched anything. I knew that it was time to change that, so I found a Christmas film to review for my Tuesday review this week. It’s just a shame it was the latest film in The Princess Switch franchise. Was it a good way to start my festive film viewing? Check out my review to find out.
- BOOK REVIEW –Taste by Stanley Tucci
I wasn’t expecting to read this book this month because of the lack of T in the month. However, I was feeling miserable when I was ill recently and needed a pick me. What better pick me up than Stanley Tucci in your ears talking about food? Was this book everything that I wanted it to be? You can see for yourself by reading my review.
- The Robin and the Reindeer by Rosa Bailey and Carmen Saldaña
I saw the cover for this children’s story and I knew I had to read it. It’s so bloody cute. Thankfully, the story is just as cute and I loved reading it. This is one that I can definitely see my niece and nephew enjoying when they’re a little older. Hopefully, it will become a Christmas staple.
- Escape Room by Christopher Edge
A few weeks ago, I went a bit mad on NetGalley and started requesting everything. Including this upcoming release from Christopher Edge. It wasn’t what I expected but it was a memorable read. It’s definitely one that I would recommend for younger readers. It’s the kind of book that entertains and starts a conversation.
- The Paris Apartment by Lucy Foley
Another NetGalley ARC. Not what I was meant to reading this week but I was really interested to see how this went. I haven’t been fully convinced by Lucy Foley so far but I’m always willing to give her a go. I guess that says something.
I don’t think I’ve bought myself any books this week but I did get my book club Secret Santa present through the post this week. I still haven’t opened it, so I’ll just have to imagine what it might be.
- Dr Who: Flux– I didn’t bother watching this when it was actually on TV, so I binge watched it all on Friday morning. To be fair, I was meeting a fellow Dr Who fan and I wanted to discuss it with him.
- Canada’s Drag Race – Another show that I’m only just getting round to. I can’t say that I’m as bothered as I was for the first season but it’s still fun. Better than the recent US versions.