I’ve had a really good reading and blogging week this week so I’m happy at that. My real life has been a bit up and down with another bad fall on Friday that has increased my pain levels. It could have been so much worse though as I had a glass in my hand at the time but thankfully didn’t cut myself. The increased pain has meant I’ve not managed to be around on social media, or to reply to comments on my blog as much as I would have liked to have been over the weekend. I will get around to replying as soon as I can but please know that I do always very much appreciate comments and shares.
This week I’ve finished reading five books:
Relativity by Antonia Hayes (review book)
Landline by Rainbow Rowell
How Much The Heart Can Hold by Carys Bray et al. (review book)
Swimming Lessons by Claire Fuller (review book)
Lies by TM Logan (review book)
This week I’ve blogged seven times:
Sunday: Weekly Wrap-Up (8 Jan)
Monday: 2017 Reading Plans and the State of My TBR
Tuesday: Review of Behind Her Eyes by Sarah Pinborough
Wednesday: WWW Wednesday (11 Jan)
Thursday: Review of Everything You Told Me by Lucy Dawson
Friday: Review of Spider from Mars: My Life with Bowie by Woody Woodmansey
Saturday: Stacking the Shelves (14 Jan)
This is what I’m currently reading:
Loving the Life Less Lived by Gail Marie Mitchell (review book)
The Age of Bowie by Paul Morley
The Poisonwood Bible by Barbara Kingsolver
Howards End is on the Landing: A Year of Reading from Home by Susan Hill
Ready Player One by Ernest Cline
Her Every Fear by Peter Swanson (review book)
Last week I wrote a post about the state of my TBR and how I wanted to try and focus on reading the books I already own this year. You can read that post here. To keep myself motivated I’m going to update my numbers as part of my weekly wrap-up post from now on.
Update on my TBR
TBR at the start of January 2017: 1885
Books added this week: 4
TBR now stands at: 1887 (due to my having now started reading two more books off my TBR since the four new books were added)
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.
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.
30 thoughts on “Weekly Wrap-Up (15 Jan)”
Amazing how much you have accomplished in spite of the pain. Your quieter week sounds like three of mine! Hope you feel better soon though.
Thank you. I write my blog posts in advance and then just update them before they’re scheduled to post so I didn’t do much after my fall on Friday. I’m feeling better now – just trying not to overdo things for a little while.
Good plan – and well done for being so organised.
I’ve been reading the Neapolitan novels by Elena Ferrante. On the final one now. Also The Natural World off Winnie The Pooh by Kathryn Aalto, the first in my A-Z of Devon authors challenge. A wonderful biography of Milne, exploration of the Pooh stories and journey through the natural world of Ashdown Forest and the Hundred Acre Wood.
I have the Neapolitan novels on my TBR but haven’t got around to them as yet. Would you recommend them? I love the sound of The Natural World of Winnie the Pooh – I’m going to add that to my wishlist. I’d not heard of it before so I’m really glad you told me about it.
I loved The Poisonwood Bible. Hope your pain is levelling off again. Take care.
Thank you. I’m doing ok now, just need to be careful for a few days. I can’t believe The Poisonwood Bible had been on my TBR for so long because I loved it, I can’t stop thinking about it.
Sorry to hear you had another fall! I hope you’ll soon be out of pain. You’ve had a good week of reading, though – such a great variety of books! Here’s to a good week to come!
Thank you. My pain is easing to more normal levels now so I just need to take it easy for a few days.
I definitely must read the Poisonwood Bible soon! It sounds very interesting. I hope the pain gets better soon!
I highly recommend The Poisonwood Bible – it was on my TBR for years and I don’t know why because it was brilliant, I finished reading it a couple of days ago and I loved it. Thank you, I’m better than I was.
Sorry to hear about your fall – you don’t need that on top of everything else! I very much hope you soon feel better. I’ll be interested to hear how you get on with Howards End is on the Landing – Susan Hill is an author I generally enjoy, although occasionally I hit a brick wall with her books. Have a great reading and blogging week, Hayley:). My Sunday Post –
Thank you. I went a while without a fall and then I’ve had quite a few in the last couple of months. It’s just part of my condition but it’s scary with my neck being so fragile. I’m doing better now though, my pain levels are more normal now. The Susan Hill book is a lovely one to dip in and out of, I’d recommend it. I find her fiction hit and miss but this book is a great one for book lovers.
It sounds my kind of book – glad you hear you are feeling better and many thanks for the recommendation:)
Looking forward to your review of Swimming Lessons. That’s on my Feb TBR
Swimming Lessons is brilliant. I hope to review it this week but I’m still trying to compose my thoughts – I find it so much more difficult to review books that I loved. I hope you enjoy the book as much as I did.
The Poisonwood Bible was an amazing book! I have Swimming Lessons coming up soon, too.
I finished reading The Poisonwood Bible earlier this week and I loved it. Swimming Lessons is a beautiful read, I hope you enjoy it as much as I did.
I hope the pain starts subsiding soon and you start feeling better!
Thank you so much.
Glad you had a good week but sorry about the fall! Hope you feel better soon…
Landline is one I should read. I’ve been trying to decide which Rainbow book to read next and I think that one is winning… 🙂
Her Every Fear looks suspenseful!
Thank you. Landline was a lovely read, I really enjoyed it. I finished Her Every Fear and it was really good – it gave me the creeps, which is what you want from a suspense thriller.
So sorry to hear about your fall and I hope you’re okay. But I’m glad the rest of the week went well and your reading and blogging is going well. Take care. xxx
Thank you. xx
So many wonderful books! Glad to hear you are enjoying them after another fall. Take care and be well:)
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What a productive week you have had. I just finished Swimming Lessons and really enjoyed it. Looking forward to your take on the book.
Swimming Lessons is such an enjoyable read, isn’t it? I hope to review it this week but I’m struggling to get my thoughts down, it’s always harder to review books I love. Thank you.
I’m reading, “Josephus Flavius: The Complete Works.” It makes me realize how wars are a never-ending thing, and how they are driven by a man’s ambition and pride. A total waste of the lives of their followers.
That sounds like a fascinating read, I’m going to add this book to my list. Thank you for telling me about it.
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