Monday, October 18, 2021

This Week I...

I'm reading...

In my post last week I said that my reading week would be better, and it was!!! To be fair, the improvement is mainly because I reverted to an old favourite author, and a new favourite author.

I made really good progress on the audiobook of The Winter Sea by Susanna Kearsley this week, which is unusual. I am generally struggling to find capacity to listen to audiobooks which is a problem seeing as I have quite a few downloaded and quite a few credits! I also made a bit of progress on her new book, The Vanished Days, although I did get a bit distracted  by....

Viola Shipman. I mentioned a couple of weeks ago that I had picked up The Clover Girls from the library and I have a review copy of his next book. I was a bit antsy on Saturday when I saw The Clover Girls sitting on my bookshelf, and it screamed my name very loud! And I ended up reading the whole book in a day. I can't remember the last time I did that. Needless to say I enjoyed it.

I'm watching...

This week we watched the final episodes of Squid Games. What a head spin that show was! It's not my ordinary fare, but it was definitely compelling, interesting, mortifying and so much.

I also finished Parisian Agency. I don't normally watch many shows about high end real estate, but I really loved this. Maybe it was the fact that it is high end real estate in Paris which is why I loved it so much. I also think it is because of the family who features in the series. I loved how the whole family interacted with each other, although I think that they may be kidding themselves about being an "ordinary" family. I may have also cried a few times. There better be a second season. I need to know what happens with Martin and Eve!


This was another stuck at home weekend, but it looks like it will be our last! Hooray! 

They have announced that our restrictions are easing from late this week. Not bad for a short, sharp lockdown that was supposed to be for 6 days...back in July. It is all a bit odd though. We are being released when our numbers are higher than they have been since the beginning of the pandemic. I know that the fact that so many people are double vaxxed is the main reason, but plenty of people who are double vaxxed are still getting COVID. Anyway.... 

I am very much looking forward to being able to catch up with family this weekend. The weekend after we will go and see friends and other things.

Posts from the last week

Top Ten Tuesday: My Favourite Settings

Music A-Z: T

Weekend Cooking: National Cookbook Month

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


  1. I hope you enjoy the release...and that you stay safe. It is hard to understand how these things work!

    Enjoy your books. I keep seeing tempting titles from Viola Shipman.

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    1. I will be glad to take advantage for sure Laurel-Rain!

  2. It is nice to have old favorite books and authors around to ward off a slump. I have some Susanna Kearsley on my audiobook stack that I should get to soon. Come see my week here. Happy reading!

    1. I do love Susanna Kearsley's books Kathy!

  3. I have not watched Squid Games, I honestly dont watch much TV, but I have seemed to binge on Halloween movies recently

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    1. I started watching a Christmas movie recently! How weird!

  4. It is alarming how many vaxxed people are still getting it. I guess it goes to show that nothing is 100 percent but thank goodness we have vaccines... I think back to a year ago, yikes. Anyway hope you are well! That PAris real estate show sounds fun :)

    1. When you think back a year we would never imagine we were still in this position, right?