What have you been reading this week?
This week has gone off the rails quite dramatically after testing positive for Covid on Wednesday. I’d already tested negative on Tuesday but I knew something wasn’t right. Since that point, I’ve been too tired to do anything. I think I read a few pages of one of my current reads and listened to another. I had so much hope for this month and I don’t know if I’ll be able to claw it back. Who knows how long this lack of energy will go on for?
Weekly Blog Posts
- BOOK REVIEW – Catching Fire by Suzanne Collins
After finishing the first book last month, I decided that I didn’t want to wait around to read the second book. So, I found it on Spotify again. Unfortunately, the narration wasn’t as good this time. Check out my review to see what I thought about the second book in the trilogy.
- FILM REVIEW – The Adam Project (2021)
Some reviews end up being harder than others. Sometimes a film has such little impact on you that you can’t form an opinion. I found it really difficult to write this post. Really difficult. Check out my review to see what I decided.
- BOOK REVIEW – Murder Before Evenson by Rev Richard Coles
I wrote this review in the midst of my Covid haze, so I honestly don’t know how good/bad it is. I know I posted it with the wrong title and only noticed it last night. I should really have taken the week off. Read my review to see if it actually makes sense.
- A Lady’s Guide to Fortune Hunting by Sophie Irwin
I almost bought a Waterstones exclusive edition of this book when it came out but it sold out before I took the plunge. Instead, I got the audiobook through NetGalley. I started listening on Wednesday when I was working from home in a Covid haze. I finished it yesterday.
- Nightmares & Daydreams by Dominic J Anton
I got sent a copy of this book to read and I’m really excited. I wish Covid hadn’t stopped me from getting further. I’m hoping to get through this today. At least a large chunk of it.
- The Crooked Little Pieces by Sophia Lambton
I keep agreeing to read books and then not reading them. I feel so guilty. I have so many to get through that I’m really excited about. I just need to get better at it.
As I’ve made pretty clear, I’ve been feeling pretty bad this week. So, I indulged in a bit of retail therapy to cheer myself up. This included a new book and a few pre-orders.
- Nightcrawling by Leila Mottley – It’s been on my To Buy list for a while and I’m really excited.
- Tomorrow, and Tomorrow, and Tomorrow by Gabrielle Zevin – Coming out later this month. I’m hoping this won’t be another Ready Player One.
- Six Crimson Cranes by Elizabeth Lim – I’d already pre-ordered the sequel because both these books sounded great. I figured it was about time to get a copy of the first before that comes out.
- The Orville – I finally decided to start this when I was ill this week. It’s a cute show but it’s nothing amazing. I’ve not been wowed yet but we’ll see.
- Jimmy Savile: A British Horror Story – For whatever reason, I decided it would be a good idea to watch this documentary when I had Covid. I ended up feeling bad for so many reasons. What a horrible man.