Monday, September 06, 2021

This Week I....

I'm reading....

I mentioned last week about by dilemma about what to read next. I ended up choosing to read The Fish Girl by Miranda Riwoe which was a good decision, apart from the fact that it was a novella length story and so I once again had to make a decision about what to read next.

In the end, I decided to read Lights of Sugarberry Cove by Heather Webb. I really loved the first book I read by her (the review will be up this weekend). Sugarberry Cove has taken a little bit to get going for me but I think it is building nicely right now.

I'm watching...

We've been watching a lot of old episodes of Time Team. Other than that, we have watched several seasons of Jack Whitehall's Travels with my Father.  I use the word season loosely as what has been packaged as season 3 is actually only 2 episodes where they go to the US. We will keep watching this week I think.


I think I heard somewhere that Melbourne is now the city in the world which has been the most locked down since the whole pandemic started. And I think that lockdown is starting to get to me! This weekend I not only alphabetised the herbs and spices, we also specifically bought a labeller so that we can label them too!

This weekend should have been Melbourne Writers Festival, but obviously that can't happen. It was going to be a predominantly in person event this year, but there were 8 or so sessions that were always going to be online and I had booked for two of those. So far I have listed to Rachel Cusk talk about her latest book Second Place. The reason I chose to listen to this session as that book was the starting point for this month's Six Degrees of Separation meme which I posted yesterday.

Last week's posts

Historical Fiction Reading Challenge - September

Music A-Z: RIP XVI edition

Weekend Cooking: Bangers and Mash Pie

Six Degrees of Separation: Second Place to The Kitchen Child

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


  1. The Lights of Sugarberry Cove is calling to me, with that gorgeous cover and the idea of the setting and characters.

    Enjoy your week, and stay safe. Here are my WEEKLY UPDATES

    1. The cover is what first caught my attention too Laurel-Rain.

  2. Alphabetizing and labelling herbs and spices is a sign that lockdown is getting to you - but it also sounds like a good idea since I currently have multiple bottles of the same herbs in my cupboard because I couldn't find what I needed when I needed it. Come see my week here. Happy reading!

    1. We had multiples of several spices too Kathy!

  3. I hope The Lights of Sugarberry Cove will continues to get better for you. You at least have been productive during the lockdown. I do hope it lifts for you soon, even if just a little. Have a great week and take care.

  4. Too bad about the lockdown being so long again! My workplace is still business as usual, no changes in regard to the Delta variant. I've gotten myself some KN95 masks to wear that are supposed to provide a little more protection to the wearer than the cloth masks or surgical masks, and wear them all day at work except for my breaks, which I always go outside for. It's never going to end!
    I've been gravitating towards lighter reading lately, but it didn't work out that way for me this week.
    My spice cabinet is an absolute mess, and spills over into a second cabinet.

    1. Still going to continue for a while longer yet I think Laurie!

  5. Love the cover of this book! Happy reading!

  6. I did enjoy The Lights of Sugarberry Cove. We are lightening up a bit tomorrow lockdown wise and I already feel better. At least I'll be able to interact with real life people apart from at the supermarket. Take care. Oh I don't think Lucy Parker is an author for me, I think most likely out of her reader range, but apart from that I think she writes well.