This week has been a tiring week but a good one. My husband has been on holiday from work so we’ve been out a couple of times for short periods. It’s physically difficult for me to go out – the getting ready plus my brain and spine don’t cope well with being in a car – but it’s so wonderful mentally to be out.
This week also brought good news on the health-front as I finally had my assessment for a new leg brace. I’ve now had a plaster cast made for a new custom brace, which should hopefully be ready next month. The new brace will have cut-outs in the side so that it will be less cumbersome, which will be great. The person I saw really listened to what I said and seems keen to try and make things easier for me where possible. My current leg brace is so big in the foot that I have to buy mens shoes that are 2-3 sizes too big for me! The new orthotics team have said they’ll fit my brace more closely to my foot so I’ll only need to get shoes just one size too big this time so even that made me happy. 🙂
I haven’t done so much reading this week as I’ve been really tired and not able to concentrate much with having had a busy week but I have enjoyed the small amount of reading that I’ve done.
This week I’ve finished reading two books:
Baby Lost by Hannah Robert
It’s taken me a little while to read this book because I was drawn to fiction last month but I’m so glad that I came back to this and finished. I got this for review so will be sharing my thoughts on it as soon as I get them in order.
Not A Sound by Heather Gudenkauf
I really enjoyed this thriller so am very pleased to be on the blog tour for it this week! I’ll be sharing my review on the 18th July so please look out for that then.
This week I’ve blogged four times:
Sunday: Weekly Wrap-Up post
Tuesday: Review of Last Seen by Lucy Clarke along with a guest post on beach hunting by Lucy
Wednesday: WWW Wednesday post
Saturday: Stacking the Shelves post
This is what I’m currently reading:
Letters to Sarah by Sara Payne
This book showed up on the recommendations page on Amazon last night and I decided to buy the ebook. I’ve not even put this in a book haul yet but I’ve already started reading it. It’s a very moving read but such an open and honest book too.
After I’ve Gone by Linda Green
I’m really enjoying this book, it seems a bit different to other thrillers that I’ve read recently and I’m so keen to find out how it will end.
Do Not Become Alarmed by Maile Meloy
This book isn’t what I thought it was going to be but I’m definitely invested in it enough to keep reading as I want to know how things are going to turn out.
The Devil in the White City by Erik Larson
I’m reading this in between my other books at the moment as it feels quite heavy for my brain just now but I am definitely hooked and will be reading this as often as I feel I can.
Update on my TBR:
TBR at the start of January 2017: 1885 (see my State of the TBR post)
TBR in last week’s Wrap-Up: 1991
Books bought/received for review/gifts: 9
Books read this week: 2
TBR Books culled this week: 0
TBR now stands at: 1999
How’s your week been? I hope it’s been a good week, I’d love to hear what you’ve been up to and what you’ve been reading over the last seven days. If you do a wrap-up post please feel free to share a link below.
16 thoughts on “Weekly Wrap-Up! (16 Jul)”
Good news about your new leg brace.
Enjoy your reading. After I’ve Gone looks tempting. I loved Not a Sound.
Glad to hear about your new leg brace. I hope it fits well.
Have a wonderful week filled with awesome reads. 😁
So pleased to hear you might be made more comfortable Hayley.
I am so happy they’re able to help with the leg brace! This is great! I hope it makes things easier for you! ❤ It is so good for the mind to get out of the house, I know that now I'm addicted to my walks, so I can imagine going out with your hubby would do you very good 🙂 It's not easy, but you're so strong ❤ xxx
Being able to get out of the house, even for just a little while, can make a world of difference! I’m glad to hear you were able to, even if it left you exhausted.
Good news about the brace! I hope it helps you feel more comfortable! xx
Very glad to hear that you had a chance to get out and about a bit. That’s such a tonic, isn’t it? And how lovely that you’ll be able to buy shows that are closer to your own size, and that work for you. It sounds as though you’ve got some great readings on, too, and I’m happy for you. I’ll look forward to your reviews as you get to them.
That’s great news about the leg brace, it’s a huge tonic when the medics actually listen and try to take your thoughts into account. I understand on the energy required to get out & about but hopefully the mental health benefits far outweigh the tiredness (you know what I mean!).
Enjoy what reading you get done this week xx
I’m afraid I gave up on Devil in the White City … I was only interested in the crime aspect; the rest of it I found really boring 😦 Good news about the leg brace 🙂
fab week!! I finished two books this week as well! I will be keeping an eye out for the blog tour of not a sound!
Yay! On the leg brace. Hope it helps. I will be interested to hear what you think of Do Not Be Alarmed as I have read some not so good reviews.
Good news on the leg brace, if you’ll excuse the pun, it seems a step forward. Good you managed a few days out as well. Happy Reading xx
That’s great news about your leg brace – how depressing to have to buy shoes so MUCH bigger than your actual foot size! I hope the new one will be a lot more comfortable – maybe even make getting out and about easier… I recall only too clearly poor little Sarah Payne’s disappearance and death as it was all local:(. I’m sure the book will be very moving. Have a great week, Hayley.
Good news that the leg brace people really listened to your concerns and issues, that’s very good to know. I’ve read a good book and a disappointing book this week, plus a bit more, and I’m SO ENJOYING the new Marian Keyes – I know you’re going to love it, too, if you haven’t read it already.
Such good news! It seems like your new care team is really working out. I’m so glad things will be a little better for you. I’ve had a mind mush week, literally writing reviews all day (while also watching TV). I am finally done! I hope you have a great week!
So glad to know about the good news on leg brace. I hope things will continue to become better. 🙂
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