Weekly Wrap-Up (8 May)

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I’m linking this post up to Kimba’s Caffeinated Book Reviewer’s Sunday Blog Share.


I don’t have much real life news for the last week, it’s been a quiet week. This coming week is going to be a tough one with medical appointments so I don’t think I will be able to get much reading done this week. I also won’t be around as much on social media so forgive me if I miss any news or don’t manage to comment/share/like blog posts as much as I usually do.


Thank you for all your lovely words about my blog’s makeover. It’s been a week now since I finalised the makeover and I’m so happy with it, every time I go to do anything on my blog it makes me smile. The time it took me to get the re-vamp done meant I didn’t get my blog scheduled as much as I would have liked for this week so I’ve struggled to get posts up on time this week. I finally got caught up in the last day or so and am back to being scheduled ahead again. I’m now trying to schedule much further in advance than I have previously done due to the horrible week ahead, I’d really like to still have posts up most days so hopefully I’ll be able to do that.

I also still need to sort out the pages in my menus at the top of my blog as whilst I do have a system of organising my posts, it’s not really working so well now the number of posts on my blog has got greater. I know what I want to do with them, it’s just a matter of finding the time to do it.


This week I’ve managed to read four books:

The Midnight Watch by David Dyer

This Must Be The Place by Maggie O’Farrell

The Wacky Man by Lyn G. Farrell

The Children Act by Ian McEwan

I’ve already reviewed This Must Be The Place and The Wacky Man so click the links above if you’d like to read those reviews.


I’ve blogged twelve times this week:

(Click the links if you’d like to read any of these posts)

Sunday:

Weekly Wrap-Up Post

Monday:

Q&A with Deborah Rogers, author of The Devil’s Wire

My April Wrap-Up Post

Tuesday:

Q&A with Cara Sue Achterberg, author of Girls’ Weekend

Wednesday:

Review of Wonder Cruise by Ursula Bloom

WWW Wednesday Post

Thursday:

Review of Shtum by Jem Lester

Q&A with Sheryl Browne, author of The Rest of My Life

Friday:

Review of This Must Be The Place by Maggie O’Farrell

Saturday:

Blog Tour | Review of The Wacky Man by Lyn G. Farrell

The Lad Lit Blog Tour | Guest post by Steven Scaffardi

Stacking the Shelves Post


Coming up on my blog this week:

I’ll be joining in with WWW Wednesday, Stacking the Shelves on Saturday, and my Weekly Wrap-up on Sunday. I also have some author interviews ready to schedule, and some book reviews.


This is what I’m currently reading:

Sockpuppet by Matthew Blakstad

Tapestry by Elle Turner

Where Did I go? by Polly Williamson

Wink Poppy Midnight by April Genevieve Tucholke

This Secret We’re Keeping by Rebecca Done

Everyone Brave is Forgiven by Chris Cleave


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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. :)

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30 thoughts on “Weekly Wrap-Up (8 May)

  1. I enjoyed The Children Act…and I’m a big fan of Maggie O’Farrell, so I’m eager to get my hands on This Must Be the Place. In fact, I see many books here that I need to add to my list. Thanks!

    • I finished The Children Act in the early hours. It was a much more dense book than I was expecting but I found it fascinating. I hope to review it at some point. The Maggie O’Farrell is brilliant, you’re in for such a treat with that book. 🙂

  2. I do like your new look, it is very clean and organized well. Where Did I Go looks very interesting, I’ve always been interested in personality and what happens to parts of the brain after a stroke or traumatic brain injury- how people are some times really different. I’ll bet it fascinating.

    • I’ve decided to put Wink Poppy Midnight to one side for now, it just wasn’t grabbing me at all. I think it’s probably just a case of it being the wrong time for me to read it so I’m going to give it another go at a later date. I hope you enjoy it if you decide to read it, it definitely has a very interesting premise.

  3. I’m keen to hear what you thought of Midnight Watch. The story of the Titanic has always intrigued me and I remember learning about it at school as a kid and being devastated about all of those lives lost. But… I’m not a big fan of historical fiction and… it’s not like we don’t know how it ended!?!

    • I’ve put my review of The Midnight Watch up today. I’ve always been intrigued by the Titanic since I was a child too. I don’t read a lot of historical fiction either. I’d recommend this book though because it’s more the story of what happened on the Californian and how people hide the truth. It’s very well researched too, so it’s very much based in reality.

  4. The blog looks wonderful! I’m glad you’re so happy with the changes you’ve made to it!
    I’m excited to see what you think of Wink, Poppy, Midnight and Everyone Brave is Forgiven.
    I hope all the medical appointments go okay!

    • Thank you so much. 🙂 I’ve put Wink Poppy Midnight to one side for now as it just wasn’t grabbing me. I think it probably is a good read but I’m just in the wrong place for it at the moment. I will give it another go though. Everyone Brave is Forgiven is brilliant.
      Thank you. My first appt is this afternoon so I’m dreading it but will be glad when the next couple of days are over.

  5. Great books as usual. I’ve read a lot of books this week. Mostly YA, so I went through them pretty quickly. I can’t wait to read Wink Poppy Midnight. I love the title and the cover, so hope it will be good.

    • Thank you. I had to give up on Wink Poppy Midnight as it just wasn’t grabbing me. I think it probably is a good read, it’s just the wrong time for me. It does have a great premise and I hope you enjoy it when you read it.

  6. All the best with your upcoming medical appointments. As ever a great blogging week and you’re right to be proud of your new look blog – it’s great:). I’ll be interested to see how you get on with ‘The Children’s Act’ – I have a love/hate relationship with Ian McEwan’s work. Hope this week goes well for you.

  7. I’m Interested to see what you think of This Secret We’re Keeping as my thoughts seem to be out of kilter with the general consensus. I’m also adding Only the Brave to my wishlist. I’m currently reading The Photographer’s Wife by Suzanne Johnson. I loved her first book it this one has disappointing reviews so I’m hoping to buck the trend again by enjoying it!
    Hope all goes well this week.

  8. I don’t think I’ve commented on your theme yet, but I love it! Your wrap up banner is so nice too. Good luck with the medical appointments, sending positive vibes your way 🙂 I really want to read Wink Poppy Midnight. I hope you enjoy it!

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