Monday, February 03, 2020

This week...

I'm Reading...

I mentioned last week that I was reading the first book in the Chalk Hill series by Lily Malone. II thoroughly enjoyed that book and have ended up reading both the second and now I am reading the third book which is called Last Bridge Before Home.

I'm not sure what I will pick up yet. I mean Lily Malone has at least four books I haven't read yet so I could keep reading those or I might pick up something completely different. I'll be as surprised as anyone else as to what comes next.

I'm Watching...

On Friday night we watched the final episode of The Good Place, and I'm not ashamed to admit that I cried. It felt like the series ended in a good way, with all of our characters coming to their own sense of peace and contentment.

From the first episode we have been engrossed in the story of Eleanor, Chidi, Jason and Tehani as they found their way into the good place where they met Michael and Janet, and I will miss them all. Luckily, if we really wanted to, we could go back and watch all of them again.

We loved that The Good Place was a lot of fun, but that it was also smart with the conversations about ethics and how to become a better person. I am, however, glad that the team behind it recognised when the story was done and didn't try to drag it out for longer than necessary.

We did go to the moves on Saturday to see Midway. Whilst I don't think the movie will end up as a classic in any way, it was watchable. I found myself thinking that it was trying to be Top Gun WWII, but it didn't quite make it. It didn't help that there were a couple of scenes that reminded me of Hot Shots either! Sort of middle of the road film for me.

My Kitchen Rules started again last night. We weren't really sure if we were going to watch this year because last year was just so awful but we watched the first episode. Jury is still out, but we'll see how we go. There was some evidence of the bitchy personality based TV, but nowhere near as bad as last year.

In Life...

So I am a month into my blogging comeback, and so far, it feels good to be back. The interesting thing about trying to come back to blogging is that I don't seem to have any shortage of ideas of posts to write.Then again, even when I didn't post for a year I would often think I should blog about that, but never quite got around to it.

What I have found hard is that there are so many people who used to be in the book blogging world who just aren't around at all anymore.. I guess that means that there are lots of new bloggers around and I need to figure out how to connect in the current blogging world. The challenge is how to rebuild connections, readership and working out how important that is in the big scheme of things.

Posts from the last week

Six Degrees of Separation: Fleishman is in Trouble to Spinning Silver
Weekend Cooking:  Mexican Chicken and Rice
2020 Reading Challenges
Top Ten Tuesday: Book Cover Freebies featuring lots of delicious looking baking book covers

I've linked this post to It's Monday, what are you reading? as hosted by Book Date


  1. I know what you mean - the blogging world is still the same yet so different. I'm sad that so many blogs I used to follow are now silent but grateful for those who are still blogging. Still need to slowly begin to connect again - it's going a little slow.

    Hope you have a good week!

  2. I hope you enjoy your reentry into the blogging world. Welcome back!

    I have been meaning to check out The Good Place.

    Thanks for visiting my blog.

  3. I found the same but finding new bloggers has been fun.

    Wishing you a great reading week

    1. I've come across a few so far and will continue to build from there!

  4. Blogging has definitely changed - so many bloggers are no longer active and it's kind of sad. I'm super excited to see that you are back though! I've been trying to find new bloggers to follow as well so if you figure out the trick to that one please do let me know :) Have a great week!

    1. I'll certainly let you know if I figure it out Samantha!