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)
Q&A with Deborah Rogers, author of The Devil’s Wire
Q&A with Cara Sue Achterberg, author of Girls’ Weekend
Review of Wonder Cruise by Ursula Bloom
Q&A with Sheryl Browne, author of The Rest of My Life
Review of This Must Be The Place by Maggie O’Farrell
Blog Tour | Review of The Wacky Man by Lyn G. Farrell
The Lad Lit Blog Tour | Guest post by Steven Scaffardi
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
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.
30 thoughts on “Weekly Wrap-Up (8 May)”
Wow, your blog is so busy and lively that it warrants a Weekly Wrap-up post. That’s very impressive. I wish I could say the same for my blog. lol 🙂
Thank you 🙂 I do enjoy putting together my wrap-up post every week.
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. 🙂
Wow, that’s a productive week! Well done! 🙂
Thank you 🙂
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.
Thank you so much. I think Where Did I go? will be fascinating too. I’m hoping to start reading it later today and plan on reviewing it once I’ve finished it.
I really do want to read The Children’s Act – Atonement is one of my favourite reads of all time. Good luck with the week ahead!
I finished The Children Act yesterday and hope to review it soon. It’s a very dense book that gives a lot to think about but it’s very good, I’d recommend it.
Good luck for next week!
Your blog is so busy it always makes your weekly wrap-ups full and interesting 🙂
Thank you so much, I’m dreading the next couple of days but just got to get through it.
That’s so lovely of you to say, I do love putting my wrap-up posts together. 🙂
I am sending you good vibes and hugs 🙂
Thank you so much. It’s been a really rough week, I’m only just starting to feel human again now so I really appreciate the good vibes and hugs. 🙂 x
Your week was busy!
I really want to read Wink Poppy Midnight! It sounds so interesting!
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.
I hope the book grabs you next time you read it. I’ve seen mostly good reviews but there are some mixed reviews about it too. Hopefully we both like it!
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.
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.
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.
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.
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.
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!
Thank you so much, I’m really pleased with my blog’s new look and my new banners. Thanks for the good luck wishes too, it’s been a really tough week but I’m starting to feel a bit more human again today.
You should be! It’s awesome 😃 And that’s really good to hear! I hope things continue like that for you ❤️
Thank you so much 🙂
You are reading some very interesting books this week. I hope you enjoy them all!
Happy Reading! Dani @ Paulette’s Papers