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.
I’ve not had the best week in terms of my health, I’m still struggling to find the balance between controlling pain but not ending up feeling out of it on painkillers. The result at the moment is that I’m feeling quite awful all of the time, so my reading is suffering as I can’t concentrate on books for more than around ten minutes at a time.
I’ve had a good week in terms of blogging though. It’s made such a huge difference to me having my dictation software, I’m dictating just about everything now (even tweets & Facebook updates) so it’s great. Finally working out how to schedule posts in advance, and also how to schedule links to my blog posts to go out on social media using an app, has been a revelation. I’m managing my time better now and it’s been great this week that I’ve had posts up every day on my blog as it was all scheduled in advance during the short periods when I’ve felt a little better.
This week I’ve managed to read two books:
Peter and Alice by John Hogan
This is actually a play script but it was easy enough to read as it’s predominantly got just the two characters throughout. This a fictional conversation between Alice (who Alice in Wonderland was based on) and Peter (who Peter Pan was based on) and it’s fascinating. I bought this book a while ago but wish I’d read it sooner now as it was brilliant. I plan to review this on my blog quite soon.
In Too Deep by Samantha Hayes
I finished reading this very late on Friday night and so haven’t managed to review it yet but I will be doing very soon. I really enjoyed this book, it kept me hooked all the way through it.
I’ve blogged ten times this week:
Sunday: Weekly Wrap-Up Post
Tuesday: Review of Dear Dad by Giselle Green
Wednesday: WWW Wednesday post
Saturday: Stacking the Shelves post
Coming up on my blog this week:
Sunday: Weekly Wrap-Up (Sunday Post)
Monday: Q&A with Kayte Nunn (author of Rose’s Vintage) PLUS an international giveaway!
Tuesday: Review or Author Q&A/Interview
Wednesday: WWW Wednesday Post
Thursday: Review or Author Q&A/Interview
Friday: Review or Author Q&A/Interview
Saturday: Stacking the Shelves Post
This is what I’m currently reading:
The Midnight Watch by David Dyer
I treated myself to this book last week and couldn’t resist starting it the other day. It’s about the Titanic disaster but focuses on the Californian – the ship who was near enough to potentially help but they didn’t react. It’s a novel but has been very heavily researched. I’ve only read the first few chapters so far but it’s very good.
The Second Love of My Life by Victoria Walters
I’m very much enjoying this book, it’s brilliant. The only reason for me not finishing it sooner is due to me not being able to read much this week. I hope to read more of it very soon.
Shtum by Jem Lester
I’ve read the first third of this book but I’m not feeling very motivated to pick it back up, it just isn’t grabbing me at all.
Shame by Jasvinder Sanghera
This is non-fiction and whilst I know it’s probably going to be quite a tough read later on, at the moment it’s fascinating reading about the family dynamics and how they all got on before the problems started.
Wonder Cruise by Ursula Bloom
This book is wonderful. It was written in the 1930s and is about a spinster, Ann, who always listens to what her brother tells her and lives a very sheltered existence. Then one day she comes into a sum of money and on a whim books a cruise! I’ve only read the first few chapters but it’s such an enjoyable read and I’m looking forward to reading more when I feel better. If you want to know more about this book, I wrote a post about it on my blog yesterday – you can read that here.
Twisted River by Siobhan MacDonald
I only started reading this late last night so have only read a couple of chapters so far but I really want to read more of it as soon as I can. I’m on the blog tour for this book on Sunday so look out for my post then.
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.