Monday, February 14, 2022

This week...

I'm reading...

Last week I had just started Cloud Cuckoo Land and I think I will be reading it for a couple more weeks at least because it is a big book. So far, it is really good. There are multiple stories which are going to be tied together at some point I'm sure.

I finished listening to Stanley Tucci's foodie memoir Taste: My Life Through Food and moved straight onto a story called Comfort Me With Apples by Catherynne M Valente - two very different books. In fact, Comfort Me With Apples is very unusual so far. I picked it up because it is only two hours long on audio which is a length that feels very doable to me. 

I also started reading Maggie Christensen's Summer in Bellbird Bay for a blog tour next week. We are going to be away next week so I feel like I need to get that book read and reviewed so that it can be scheduled and I don't have to worry about doing it while I am away.

I'm watching...

We finished watching The Book of Bobba Fett on Friday night. My husband has always been a big Star Wars fan so whenever anything Star Wars related comes along it is inevitable that we will watch it. I haven't seen all the movies but I am enjoying the spin offs.

We also started watching Jack Reacher on Amazon Prime and it will be a show that we will be watching together. We have watched two episodes so far, and it feels like such a good adaptation. I didn't mind the Tom Cruise movie, although I do understand why there are so many people who didn't like him as Reacher, but this feels so much better!

I also started watching Hotel Portofino, a British drama set in 1920's Italy. The scenery is gorgeous which fits my current taste for all things Italian.


Another busy weekend for us. Birthday lunches for family and friends on both Saturday and Sunday and on Saturday night we spent a very civilized evening sitting outside listening to the Melbourne Symphony Orchestra play the music of John Williams.

In other names, there is finally some progress on our new house.I am hoping that there will be continued progress now that it is started.

Posts from the last week

Top Ten Tuesday: Favourite Romance Reads

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


  1. Hello there! I don't believe I've read a "foodie" book, but Tucci's sounds fabulous. I'll be looking forward to your thoughts on Comfort Me With Food. Thank you so much for sharing!

  2. I have only read the first book in the Reacher series and I definitely felt the series was a more true adaptation. My husband and I enjoyed it too. It sounds like you had a busy weekend! I hope you enjoyed your time with friends and family. :-) Have a great week and happy reading!

    1. We are definitely looking forward to reading more.

  3. I am seeing Cloud Cuckoo Land everywhere, so I am curious. Enjoy your week, and here are my WEEKLY UPDATES

    1. It's a big book in many ways Laurel-Rain

  4. I should check out that Jack Reacher series. I don't make as much use of Amazon Prime as I likely should. Come see my week here. Happy reading!

  5. Comfort Me with Apples has a very unique cover. Enjoy! Have a great week!

  6. I’m looking forward to watching Reacher

    Wishing you a great reading week