What have you been reading this week?
So, my first week back at work was a pain. How can a 4 day week seem so long? God knows how this week is going to go. I’ve been exhausted all week and have felt super ill. Facts that meant I didn’t get as much reading done as I’d have liked to. It’s been a bit of a disastrous start to the year but that’s okay. I have plenty of time to get back on track. This is the year of less stress and less pressure after all.
Weekly Blog Posts
- BOOKISH POST -2021 Year Review: The Motherbooking Stats
The start of a new year inevitably leads to an overanalysis of the previous 12 months. Just like I did last year, I went over my reading, watching and blogging stats. Did I manage to read enough books? Which books were my favourites? Check out my post to see for yourself.
- TUESDAY REVIEW – Venom: Let There Be Carnage (2021)
As part of my 2022 blogging resolutions, I’m planning on focusing more on recent releases instead of TBT films. I’ll probably still chuck in a few when I need to but, for the most part, I’ll try and catch up on the new films out there. Starting with this 2021 release. Was the Venom sequel going to be better than the first? Check out my review to find out.
- BOOK REVIEW -Bitesize Book Reviews 9
There were a few books from the end of 2021 that I still needed to review. Instead of letting them hang over me, I decided to get them all out of the way in one go. Yep, it was time for another bitesize reviews post. What we the books I was briefly dissecting this time? You can see for yourself by reading my reviews.
- The Christmas Murder Game by Alexandra Benedict
My first read of the year. One that I had hoped to read earlier. It wasn’t what I hoped it would be but it was a fine way to start the year.
- 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.
- Dear Edward by Ann Napolitano
I’ve had this book for a while and I decided to finally read it. I was sure that it was going to be an emotional rollercoaster but I was willing to give it a go.
I did cave a buy a few things from the Waterstone’s January Sale and I do have a few more that I want. Hopefully, I can get some of my book-buying out of the way at the start of the year. So far, I’ve bought:
- Ariadne by Jennifer Saint
- The Best Things by Mel Giedroyc
- Bewilderment by Richard Powers
- Black Buck by Mateo Askaripour
- Monogamy by Sue Miller
- Family Guy- I’m still rewatching this show. Although, I can’t say that my heart’s in it. It’s basically background noise at this point.