Monday, March 21, 2022

This week....

 I'm reading...

This week I was lucky to read two really enjoyable books! The first was The Christmas Party by Karen Swan. This is now the third book I have read from this author. She puts out two books out a year. One is always a summer book and the other a winter/Christmas book. I am not sure exactly why but so far I have  only read winter books, and I already know that the next book I am going to read by her will be a winter book, but maybe the one after I will make an effort to read a summer one.

And then I read The Beautiful Words by Vanessa McCausland. Oh my! What a book. I loved itand I can't stop thinking about it. If you love words and books about books, then I highly recommend this book. I am planning to write a review (which is very unusual for me)!

I am still reading Red Sparrow. I am actually struggling with it a bit. It is almost a classic Cold War thriller, although it is set post Cold War. I am going to persevere for a bit longer, unless I get distracted by something else.

I'm watching....

Not much really!


This weekend was our bookclub meeting. This month's theme was Red. Originally my plan was to read Red Sparrow but obviously I didn't finish it, so instead I talked about The Christmas Party. It has a woman in a red dress and font on the cover, and there was a particular theme that caught my attention. The other night I was avoiding going back and doing some work so I made this. I am not great at graphics, and don't pretend to be but I might as well share it right?

Here are the books that the members who were able to attend the meeting read: 

I was so pleased to see that one of the members read The Red Tent. That was really the book that started my blogging journey all those years ago.

The next theme is roads. So it could be a book with a type of road in the title (street, avenue, boulevard, road etc) or about someone making maps or something like that. I did have an idea what I was going to read until I realised that book doesn't actually come out until July so I might need to rethink.

Posts from the last week

Top Ten Tuesday: Books on my autumn TBR

Weekend Cooking: Baklava Slice

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


  1. Your books look good, and now I am wondering why I haven't yet read The Red Tent.

    Have a great week, and thanks for visiting my blog.

  2. Nice looking books. Your book club sounds like fun too. Come see my week here. Happy reading!

    1. The book club is just getting started but I think the foundations are there for a good group!

  3. Beautiful Words sounds amazing. ADDing to my TBR. Thanks. My Monday reading list

  4. I enjoyed The Valley of Lost Stories by Vanessa McCausland so I’ll add Beautiful Words to my TBR

    Wishing you a great reading week

    1. It was so good Shelleyrae. I am now going to go back and read The Valley of Lost Stories.