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
We started the week with the sad news that my husband’s aunt had passed away. It wasn’t unexpected but she was much loved and will be missed.
The rest of the week seemed to be going well until Wednesday when our washing machine developed a fault. It’s almost 6 years old and is used at least twice a day, so rather than spend good money seeing if it could be repaired we ordered a new one straight away. It won’t arrive until Tuesday but thankfully we have a washing machine at work, so I’ve been able to at least keep us supplied with clean underwear.
Last Weeks Books
Taken was a Netgalley arc and deals with how a couple survive and process the trauma of being kidnapped by sex traffickers. It was a gripping read though it missed some opportunities that would have made it an outstanding story.
A Shot of Sin was a Buddy Read, I had read the book before, many years back. This time around I was not so impressed – the story lacked depth, with too much telling rather than showing. Mastering Her Senses was a quick read that I picked because I just wanted something fairly mindless and easy to get through.
I’m almost finished with this one and already looking forward to reading book #3 (sadly it’s not out yet but is due to be written this year)
Can’t live without them.
Can’t unsummon them.
I tried living without him. I lost my powers. I slogged through days of dust. I couldn’t do it.
I called him back and he rose through the Gate on wings of flame. Wings no fire demon has ever had before.
I don’t know who I am anymore. I don’t know who he is. But I know some very powerful entities do not want us to be together.
As above, so below. War is coming, to both our planes.
Publisher’s Note: Blood Yellow is not a standalone. Neon Blue should be read first for most enjoyment. Blood Yellow contains themes and situations that are for mature readers only.
Looking forward to…
… lighter mornings – we had 8 hours of daylight this week, roll on those lighter nights.
… only 20 more get-ups until my next week off.
… my new washing machine being delivered (fingers crossed!).
Blog Posts Worth Reading
Read a great book review from Tessa Talks Books here, Suzy’s Cosy World shares some of her favourite 2021 books here, Dani talks about Book Buying Bans here and Jen has a review of an audio book here.
On the Blog Last Week
Monday – Book Review On A Night Like This by Lindsey Kelk ⭐⭐⭐⭐⭐
Tuesday – 2022 New Year Resolutions with Tell Me Something Tuesday
Wednesday – 2021 Favourites
Thursday – Throwback Thursday Review Isak & Red by Cari Silverwood ⭐⭐⭐⭐⭐
Friday – Bookish Artwork with Book Blogger Hop
Saturday – Book Buying Embargoes with Let’s Talk Bookish
2022 Reading Stats
Books read – 5 (2)
Re-reads – 1 (0)
Owned books from TBR list read – 0 (0)
5 Star reads – 0 (0)
DNF’s – 1 (1)