Weekly Wrap-Up (20 March 2016)

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I’m linking this post up to Kimberly at Caffeinated Book Reviewer’s Sunday Blog Share.  It’s a chance to share news~ A post to recap the past week on your blog and showcase books and things we have received. Share news about what is coming up on our blog for the week ahead.


This week has been a busy week for me with a lot of things that have really taken it out of me but it’s been a productive week too.

The biggest and best thing to happen this week was that I got my stairlift installed! I can’t quite put into words how much happier I feel already at being able to get down the stairs. It’s wonderful and I now wish I hadn’t resisted for so long. Finally being able to spend time in a different room of the house has been lovely but it’s really taken it out of me, I’ve been exhausted the last couple of days. It was worth it this week though just to experience the freedom of getting down the stairs again.

Due to the busy week and increased pain levels and fatigue I haven’t managed to read as much as I would have liked this week. I have still being able to read for a little while on most days though, which I’m pleased about. I hate when I have whole days where I don’t manage to read anything at all.


This week I’ve read three books:

When She Was Bad by Tammy Cohen

You Sent Me a Letter by Lucy Dawson I reviewed this book on my blog on Friday so you can read it HERE if you’d like to.

Ghostbird by Carol Lovekin I’ll be sharing my review of this book on my blog tomorrow as part of the blog tour so please look out for that.


I’ve managed to blog seven times this week, which I’m very happy about. I miss blogging on the times when I’m not able to.

Sunday: Weekly Wrap-Up Post

Monday: Q&A with Andy Owen (author of East of Coker)

Wednesday: WWW Wednesday post

Thursday: Review of The Butcher’s Hook by Janet Ellis

 Cover reveal for The Joyce Girl by Annabel Abbs

Friday: Review of You Sent Me A Letter by Lucy Dawson

Saturday: Stacking the Shelves post


Coming soon on my blog:

Monday: I’m on the blog tour for Ghostbird by Carol Lovekin so will be able to share my review of this wonderful novel and also a Q&A with the author herself!

I haven’t got the rest of my blog week scheduled yet but I do know that I will have a Q&A with author Caroline James, and I have some reviews to write and post too of books that I’ve read over the last couple of weeks.


Here’s what I’m currently reading:


The Missing by C. L. Taylor

The One-in-a-Million Boy by Monica Wood

Truth, Lies and O-Rings by Allan J. McDonald and James R. Hansen

The Stylist by Rosie Nixon

The Day of Second Chances by Julie Cohen


What have you been reading this week? Please feel free to link to your weekly wrap-up post, or if you don’t have a blog please share in the comments below! I love to hear what you’re all reading. 🙂


24 thoughts on “Weekly Wrap-Up (20 March 2016)

  1. Feat news about the stairlift. It will be really good for you to be elsewhere and will be good for your husband too. Such a shame you are in so much pain. I’ve had a few bad days this week too.

    I have hardly read this week as couldn’t concentrate. Hopefully I will next week.

    Have a great week x

    • Thanks so much. I’ve had to reply on my husband to do so much for me this week – thank goodness for having some blog stuff scheduled in advance. I’m sorry you’ve not been able to read much this week, I hope next week is a better one for you. x

  2. I like the look of When She Was Bad… so keen to hear what you thought of that. And will check out your review of The Butcher’s Hook as I’ve put that aside for ‘when I have more time’.

    Yay for having your stairlift installed and I’m glad it’s made you more mobile at home!

  3. Good news about the stairlift which gives you some mobility and independence back. Hope the pain eases soon. I can recommend The Day of Second Chances which might help to distract you.

  4. Sounds like a good week all round for you, personally and blogging wise. I have The Missing on my list to read. It sounds good!

    • Thank you. I’ve always been quite a fast reader and I’ve always turned to books for escape when life isn’t going so well so I think it’s just become the norm for me to keep reading. The really bad days with pain stop me reading though but I do try to have an audiobook for those days so there’s a distraction while I’m lying down resting.

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