Monday, April 11, 2022

This Week....


I'm reading...

I managed to finish two books last week. Yes too! I won't deny that I was under pressure for the second one as I was finishing it the morning that I was supposed to be posting about it, but that's okay right?

The first book that I finished was the audiobook of Before the Coffee Gets Cold: Tales from the Café by Toshikazu Kawaguche (translated by Geoffrey Trousselot and narrated by Kevin Shen). I listened to the first book a few months ago, and reviewed it here. I probably like the first one a bit better but this was good too.

The other book I finished was The Custard Tart Cafe by Isabella May which I reviewed on Saturday. I had been told that I had to bake something to take to work on Thursday and this book provided the inspiration!

So if I finished two books, what have I started?

On audio I have  started listening to Love Stories by Trent Dalton. He sat on a street corner in Brisbane during the pandemic and asked people to tell him their love stories. A lot of them are about romantic love, but a lot of them are not. Dalton has also narrated the audiobook which is always interesting.

I have also started reading The Snowy River Cattleman by Alissa Callen and I am very keen to read more. I loved the first book in this series when I read it last year!

I'm watching...

Another week of not watching much, although we did squeeze in a couple of episodes of Picard which I think we will catch up on this week. 

We did happen to find The Kings Man which is the story of the establishment of the King's Man agency. We loved the first two movies. This one felt different, mainly because it was set during WWI, but I still really liked it!


The highlight of last week was seeing Crowded House in concert! It was held at one of our outdoor venues here. The concert was amazing, with so many great songs to singalong to, but I am way too old and too fat to sit on the ground as there were no chairs allowed of any kind. Both of us paid the price as as we had very sore backs on Saturday!! You can watch a video of Something So Strong here! So good!

I am a little bit jealous of my son today as he has gone on an overseas holiday. He landed in LA a few hours ago as he is going to a wedding of one of the guys he became friends with when he was at college in Kansas playing basketball. We went to watch him play basketball and then dropped him off at the airport on the way home. 

Our holiday plans for later in the year are starting to come together so it will be our turn soon hopefully.

Posts from the last week

Top Ten Tuesday: Second Books in a series
Weekend Cooking/Blog Tour: What I Baked in March

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


  1. How great to attend the concert outdoors! Your son's trip sounds wonderful. Enjoy yours when it happens.

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  2. Sounds like the concert was fabulous, but I'm sorry you couldn't bring a chair! Our zoo has concerts during the summer and they allow the short chairs that stand about 6" off the ground. Have a great week! - Melinda @ A Web of Stories

    1. Usually you can take a similar one to the one that you are talking about, but not this time Melinda!

  3. Love Crowded House!
    I thought the first two Kingsmen movies were fun but wasn’t really a fan of the most recent.
    I really must read Trent Dalton soon

    Wishing you a great reading week

    1. It just felt different didn't it Shelleyrae?

  4. It was a good reading week Kathy!

  5. Hi Marg! Oooh Crowded House! That must have been awesome indeed. Before the Coffee gets cold is on my TBR. But I didn't know there are actually two books?

    Thanks for stopping by earlier, I hope you will have a good week!

    1. Yes there are two Before the Coffee Gets Cold books!

      And Crowded House was awesome!

  6. Concerts are fun, but it's weird that you couldn't bring chairs. I hope your son has a great time on his trip.

    1. I guess it is everyone can see but it is inconvenient!