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
Despite some rather heavy cloud and ominously grey skies, we got to enjoy a warm autumn walk last week, accompanied by a preponderance of speckled woodland butterflies.
Yesterday saw another visit to the salon, earlier than normal but my stylist is away on holiday for a few weeks. I’m not sure I would have coped had my appointment been for AFTER his vacation.
Books Read Last Week
It was an incredibly slow reading week, though it did include some more beta reading, along with giving feedback on a short story.
I finally finished Three Trials, this series is turning out to be a lot of fun and I’m looking forward to buddy reading the final two books.
I did skim parts of The Brigand Children, I had beta read this a while ago (along with several other people) and whilst some of my feedback was acted on I still had difficulty connecting with the main protagonist.
This really HAS been retold very much in a fairy tale style, however it does mean that occasionally I find myself rather irritated by the female protagonist. The hero is absolutely perfect though, so whilst this may have been pushed on the back burner, I do intend to finish it.
Judged is one of the books I’ve mentioned beta reading over the past few months. In fact I’ve probably read this three of four times now, but I know I’ve missed some alterations so am reading the final FINAL version.
Looking forward to…
…introducing the students I teach to more cultural celebrations and observances. As part of learning about other cultures and religions we spent some time learning about Rosh Hashanah and Yom Kippur. I quite enjoyed the apple dipped in honey.
…seeing what other strange contortions my cat will achieve in order to get to “sleep”.
…my middle child being able to drive himself to University because he passed his driving test this week. He was hugely nervous as failing meant a long wait for a retest and a two hour bus journey to lectures! He also got a part time job, so it’s been a very positive week for him.
On The Blog Last Week
Monday – Review of Crow by A. Zavarelli ⭐⭐⭐⭐
Tuesday – Is it ever too late to comment on a post? with Tell Me Something Tuesday
Wednesday – Review of Dream of Dragons by Aja James ⭐⭐⭐⭐
Thursday – Mystic Bonds by C.C. Solomon ⭐⭐⭐
Friday – Images on your Blog with the Friday Book Blogger Hop
Saturday – Triggers in Books with Let’s Talk Bookish
2021 Reading Stats –
Books read in 2021 – 120 (118) including Phantom & Wraith and Restraining Reeba (x2) beta reads
Re-reads in 2021 – 7 (7)
Owned books from TBR list read – 20 (19)
5 Star reads – 28 (28)
DNF’s – 14 (13)