Sunday Wrap-Up ~~ 2022 Week #40

Welcome to my weekly round-up post where I link 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 weather has turned distinctly damp and I’ve succumbed to turning the heating on… but only for a few hours a day since energy prices have more than doubled this year. Nottingham’s Goose Fair opened yesterday, and brought with it typical ‘Goose Fair’ weather of rain and fog! Several different incidents across the city caused rush hour gridlock and I ended up having to drive one of our students home after their taxi still hadn’t arrived an hour after its regular booked slot. The journey wasn’t improved by the torrential downpour of rain yesterday.

The news has been all doom and gloom as energy prices rise yet again, inflation is rocketing, interest rates are rising and financial institutions are warning of troubling times ahead. Thankfully the personal news is much better, my daughter won a dance award and my younger-by-a-minute son has returned for his second year of university. I’m not sure if it’s a good thing or bad thing that he still lives at home though – especially when he leaves dirty clothes and pots lying around the house!

Last Weeks Books

With This Kiss ended up being a DNF for me. I struggled to connect with the main characters nor did I believe in them as a couple, eventually ending up skipping most of the middle section of the book and reading the last 4 or 5 chapters just to see how the story was resolved. In better news, Under The Whispering Door by TJ Klune was a 5-star winner. If you haven’t read this author yet all I can say is “What are you waiting for?”, his books are the most amazing and emotional journeys of growth, acceptance and love.

Currently Reading

The Immortality Thief is a ridiculously fun, fast paced, seat-of-your-pants read full of treasure hunts, traps, deadly enemies, betrayal, secrets, mysterious aliens, adventure and action as the story races to the find the secret to immortality.
Far off the edge of human existence, beside a dying star lies a nameless ship abandoned and hidden, lost for a millennium. But there are secrets there, terrible secrets that would change the fate of humanity, and eventually someone will come looking.
Refugee, criminal and linguist Sean Wren is made an offer he knows he can’t refuse: life in prison, “voluntary” military service – or salvaging data in a long-dead language from an abandoned ship filled with traps and monsters, just days before it’s destroyed in a supernova. Data connected to the Philosopher’s Stone experiments, into unlocking the secrets of immortality.
And he’s not the only one looking for the derelict ship. The Ministers, mysterious undying aliens that have ruled over humanity for centuries, want the data – as does The Republic, humanity’s last free government. And time is running out.
In the bowels of the derelict ship, surrounded by horrors and dead men, Sean slowly uncovers the truth of what happened on the ship, in its final days… and the terrible secret it’s hiding.

Looking forward to…

… seeing some of our anxious learners go on their first residential trip.

… making plans for our new work home.

… more autumn walks.

2022 Reading Stats
Books read –  106 (105)

Re-reads –  10 (10)
Owned books from TBR list read – 24 (24)
5 Star reads – 23 (22)
DNFs – 
25 (24)

14 thoughts on “Sunday Wrap-Up ~~ 2022 Week #40

  1. I hear about the economic and energy situation over in Europe, but I like hearing it first hand from people. It seems we are in the same boat. But HOORAY for your bright spots. Congratulations to your daughter for her dance award. My daughter was NOT neat either. So, I feel your pain, but I miss her terribly.

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  2. Oh I hope the chick does alright. The cooler weather is coming, for sure! The Goose Fair sounds fun (except for the weather maybe). I know what you mean about the stay at home kids too- I have one at home and they just do whatever when it comes to tidying up (or not I should say)!

    And wow Immortality Thief sounds great!

    Autumn walks are the best 🙂

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    1. Immortality Thief was excellent. I know I’ll miss the kids when they move out but it will also be nice to not have the laundry and mess!


  3. Congratulations to your daughter! And, yay for your son being back in classes. I’m sorry the rest of the news is doom and gloom. We have the same kind of news in the states. I gas prices finally started to fall, but I’m sure they’ll start rising again soon. I’m hoping for milder weather here. It’s still very much summer weather. I’d like it a bit cooler. The grass is always greener on the other side, right?

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  4. Your photos are beautiful! I love the birds. I had to break down and turn our heat on for a couple hours the other day. It was 40F overnight and so chilly in our house. My oldest is coming home from college tomorrow! I haven’t seen him since we dropped him off 5 weeks ago. I know I won’t see him much, as his friends and girlfriend will all be home. But it will be nice!

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  5. LOVE your pics!😍 Congrats to your daughter…and you’re going to miss the younger by a minute when he flies the nest,even if it’s only because of the mess he leaves around the house😉

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