I’m linking this post up to Kimba’s Caffeinated Book Reviewer’s Sunday Blog Share.
My husband had a week holiday from work this week so it’s been lovely having him home with me. We didn’t plan on doing much as it’s impossible to know how I’m going to be from one day to the next at the moment but it was nice just to have time together.
My pain levels are still up and down but I finally have an appointment to see a pain specialist this month. I’m hoping that he can help me.
My husband has been helping me re-design my blog this week – he’s taken some gorgeous photos of my books for me to use in my posts so I can’t wait to have a chance to use those. I’ve also registered RatherTooFondofBooks as my domain so my blog is now rathertoofondofbooks.com, which looks great and makes me smile to see it. I changed my blog to the new look last night and I’m very happy with it. It was a lot more work than I was expecting for various reasons but worth it.
This week I’ve managed to read three books:
The Real Book Thief by Ingrid Black
Shtum by Jem Lester
The Ice Twins by S. K. Tremayne
I’ve blogged twelve times this week:
(Click the links if you’d like to read any of these posts)
Blog tour Q&A with Siobhan Macdonald (author of Twisted River)
Review of Between You and Me by Lisa Hall
Review of The Second Love of My Life by Victoria Walters
Winner of my Rose’s Vintage ebook giveaway announcement post
Guest Post by Sandra Nikolai (author of Fatal Whispers) about keeping one step ahead of readers when you’re a murder mystery writer
Review of Twisted River by Siobhan MacDonald
Q&A with Greg Cope White (author of The Pink Marine)
Re-blog of my review of Out of the Darkness by Katy Hogan
Coming up on my blog this week:
My monthly wrap-up post will be up either later today or tomorrow morning. I’ll also be joining in with WWW Wednesday, Stacking the Shelves on Saturday, and my Weekly Wrap-up on Sunday.
This is what I’m currently reading:
The Wacky Man by Lyn G. Ferrell
The Midnight Watch by David Dyer
The Children Act by Ian McEwan
Everyone Brave is Forgiven by Chris Cleave
This Secret We’re Keeping by Rebecca Done
Wink Poppy Midnight by April Genevieve Tucholke
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.
35 thoughts on “Weekly Wrap-Up (1 May)”
My weekly reading round up.
I’m excited to see what you think of Wink Poppy Midnight. Also, I love the new look!
Thanks so much. I’ll go read your post now. 🙂
I see Where The Heart Is in your header! That’s one of my favourite books 😀
here’s my monthly wrap up
It’s one of my favourite books too 🙂 I’ve just been and commented on your post.
Wink Poppy Midnight and The Children Act are on my TBR. I really want to read them but aaaarrgg too many books to little time!
I’m reading them both now and they’re really good so far. I know that problem… so many books, so little time. We need more hours in the day for reading.
Or we can just have a whole day just dedicated to reading! That would be awesome!
Yes, that’s a great idea! 🙂
An entire week with your husband must have been great 🙂 Even without big plans, it’s always a joy to have your better half around. I hope the pain specialist can help you manage your pain level. Have a nice Sunday!
It’s been really lovely just to have time together. 🙂
Thank you, I’m pinning all my hopes on this specialist so fingers crossed he can help.
Hope you’re having a good bank holiday weekend too.
I’d love to do a redesign, yours looks fantastic Hayley! Was the move to self hosted smooth enough?
Thank you so much. I haven’t moved to self-hosting yet – I just gave my blog a makeover and bought my domain name (so I no longer have wordpress in my blog address). I would like to self host but I don’t know enough about it as yet.
Ah. I might look into buying my domain name then.
Sorry I couldn’t be more use. I bought my domain name through WP – there is a link in the sidebar of your account (below the stats menu) and it’s very easy. I think you can buy a domain through other sites but this seemed the hassle-free way for me.
Congrats on your domain name and the new look, Hayley – it looks really good!
Have a wonderful week ahead and happy reading.
Thank you so much, I’m really happy with how it turned out. 🙂 Hope you have a great week too.
It’s been a great week for you, hasn’t it? Love the spiffy new site and glad you are seeing a specialist who may be able to offer you some ideas on managing your pain. Twisted River looks like it’s a great read – but I MUST try and get a grip on myTBR pile! My Weekly Wrap up is
It really has! 🙂
Thank you, I’m pinning all of my hopes on this specialist so I really hope he can help.
Twisted River was so good, I definitely recommend it.
I love your new look! I was confused for a minute, as I didn’t realized you had changed it…I thought maybe you now had TWO blogs…and since I have several, that would be okay, of course. LOL.
I loved The Children Act…hope you do, too. Enjoy playing with your new blog, and have fun with your books, too.
Sorry for the confusion – it is a very different look from before! I never liked my old blog theme at all but was too nervous to change it in case I messed it up but now I’m more confident with WP it’s not so bad. I’m very pleased with my makeover. 🙂
I’ve still only managed to read the first third of The Children Act as I’ve not been able to concentrate much again recently but I’m really enjoying the book.
Thank you 🙂
Congrats on the new look and on registering – it looks great! You have a nice mix of books and I see a thriller or two there I’m interested in. Glad you had a good week. 🙂
Thank you so much. 🙂
The Midnight Watch looks good. I am so sorry your pain levels are up. The damp cold weather has been giving me issues. It is so nice you and the hubby had time together all week. Hopefully you see some improvement this week!
It’s such a good book, I wish I could concentrate better so I could read it faster. I definitely recommend it though.
I’m sorry the damp weather has been affecting you, I hope things improve for you soon.
Midnight Watch & Everyone Brave are two beautiful historical novels. Can’t wait to read your thoughts on them! Have a great week 🙂
They are both such great books, I’ll definitely be reviewing them once I’ve finished reading.
Hope you have a great week too. 🙂
Wow, 12 blog posts. I read Shtum as well and have read The Ice Twins.
Am wondering if I’d like Midnight Watch but there are quite a few on you list of interest!
How awesome that your husband helped you! Despite the ex fiance going to school for computer science, he refused to do a damn thing with his skills, let alone help me in the blog department. Shame. I’m sorry your pain levels are up. I hope that specialist gets it all straightened out and soon!
What a shame he wouldn’t help you out with your blog. My husband was great taking all the photos, I’m so glad he did that because I take the worst photos ever. Thank you, I appreciate that.
Nice to have time with your husband. The blog looks great…nice and clean. I have had The Ice Twins on my kindle for ages and really need to get to it. I also picked up The Children’s Act for the library – for the second time – and again hope to get back to it this month. Have a good week!
It was lovely to have the week with him. Thank you, I’m really pleased with how my blog turned out. I read The Ice Twins in two sittings, it was really good – I now can’t believe I waited so long to read it. I’ve only read the first few pages of The Children Act but it’s very good. Hope you have a good week too. 🙂
Wink Poppy Midnight is everywhere I look, I might have to check it out soon!
I’ve started reading it and though I’ve only read the first few chapters it seems really good so far.
It is always nice to spend time with our husbands! Your blog looks great!
Happy Reading! Dani @ Paulette’s Papers
Thank you so much. 🙂