I wasn’t going to do a wrap-up post this week as I’ve not been reading much and don’t have a lot of bookish news to share but I wanted to post an update and this seemed a good chance to do it.
Yesterday I posted a book review, which was the first post I’ve published in two weeks. Up until a fortnight ago I’d managed to blog every single day for over two months but then I came down with a very severe infection and have been really unwell. I was on two kinds of antibiotics and told to stay in bed and rest. I felt so ill that I couldn’t focus my eyes and I was so sick, all I could do was sleep. I’m feeling better now but am still suffering with the after-effects of being ill so I’m still not reading anywhere near as much as usual. On top of this I had a breakthrough in my physio just before I got ill with this infection and I’m now working hard to get back on track with that, which is exhausting.
I miss blogging though, it’s become such a big part of my life so I’ve decided to get back to it but I’m just going to be posting as and when I can until I’m feeling better – I don’t want to put pressure on myself with a schedule until I know I’m up to reading at my normal pace again. I did finish a few books before I was ill and have my notes on those so I may be able to get reviews typed up and posted this week then after that my blogging schedule will depend on how much I manage to read until I’m feeling better. Please bear with me in the meantime.
So, back to the books!
I’ve read two books in the last couple of weeks and have managed to post reviews for them this week (please click the links below the images to read my reviews):
I’m also joining in with Stacking the Shelves (hosted by Tynga’s Reviews), which is all about sharing the books that you’ve acquired in the past week – ebooks or physical books, and books you’ve bought or borrowed or received an ARC of.
Over the last couple of weeks I’ve hardly been online so I’ve not bought many books or requested many for review. I did get a few books though!
Books I’ve bought over the last two weeks:
Big Magic by Elizabeth Gilbert
Death at Seaworld by David Kirby
Dickens at Christmas by Charles Dickens
Then You Were Gone by Lauren Strasnick
High Dive by Jonathan Lee
Books I’ve received for review:
My Name is Lucy Barton by Elizabeth Strout
One of Us by Asne Seierstad
The Good Liar by Nicholas Searle
Keep You Close by Lucie Whitehouse
After the Last Dance by Sarra Manning
Books that I’ve won in competitions that have arrived recently:
The Double Life of Liliane by Lily Tuck
The Darkest Secret by Alex Marwood
What have you been reading this week? Have you bought any new books? Please feel free to link to your wrap-up post, or if you don’t have a blog please share in the comments below! 🙂