Each Sunday I will be rounding up my week and linking up with The Sunday Post hosted by Kimberley @Caffeinated Reviewer as well as The Sunday Salon meme hosted by the wonderful Deb @Readerbuzz. Do please pop by their blogs and show them a little love 💗.
Life Last Week
The dance show went well last week, though it was a very hot and sunny day with very little shade. Two days earlier it had been so cold we considered taking blankets for this outdoor affair!
The weather was glorious yesterday too, when my daughter and I joined the local Pride march in Nottingham. It was so wonderful seeing people being able to be them self rather than having to fit to the expectation of others.
Books Read Last Week
Stolen Earth was another tick on my “not a romance book” reading challenge for the year. I really enjoyed this fast paced and action packed story.
This was read for a Book of the Month challenge in a Goodreads group I belong to. It’s quite a cotton candy read, enjoyable whilst being consumed but very quickly forgotten about afterwards.
This is the first book/ prequel in a duet that will be released the first week of October. This is a very dark read and comes with a whole raft of trigger warnings. It’s already a favourite read of the year.
I’m currently buddy reading both of these books. They aren’t ones I would have chosen personally but they are pleasant enough reads.
Looking forward to…
…my middle child starting University. It’s something he has wanted to do for a few years, so I’m really proud of him getting in.
…the challenges of my new job, including our first drop down afternoon and an imminent OFSTED visit.
… harvesting more homegrown produce. We have enough french and runner beans to last until next summer!
On The Blog Last Week
Monday – Review of Vicious Retaliation by C.P. Mandara ⭐⭐⭐⭐⭐
Tuesday – Do you visit your library? with Tell Me Something Tuesday
Wednesday – Review of A Kingdom of Flesh & Fire by Jennifer L. Armentrout ⭐⭐
Thursday – Four Psychos by Kristy Cunning ⭐⭐⭐
Friday – What gets you to buy a book – Cover or Blurb? with the Friday Book Blogger Hop
Saturday – How do you care for your books? with Let’s Talk Bookish
2021 Reading Stats –
Books read in 2021 – 118 (115) including Phantom & Wraith and Restraining Reeba (x2) beta reads
Re-reads in 2021 – 7 (7)
Owned books from TBR list read – 19 (18)
5 Star reads – 28 (27)
DNF’s – 13 (13)