Monday, May 16, 2022

This week.....


I'm reading....

A quick glimpse at my post last week tells me that I was intending to finish The Lincoln Highway by Amor Towles and then I was going to read Birdcage Walk by Helen Dunmore. One out of two ain't bad right? I did finish The Lincoln Highway and I enjoyed it. I can now see why so many people love his writing and I am definitely intending to read more by him.

I did read a couple of chapters of Birdcage Walk but in the end I realised that it wasn't the book for me right now, so I ended up returning it to the library unread and I started reading The Lost Valley of Stories by Vanessa McCausland. It's early days but I can see myself getting stuck into this one.

I'm watching....

This week I finished watching both Bridgerton and Picard and didn't start anything new! I am already looking forward to the next season of both of those shows.

Actually, we did kind of start something. My husband loves sailing and the third season of Sail GP started this weekend, so we watched some of that tonight. I have a bit of a plan to try and get to Christchurch in New Zealand for one of the later rounds in the season. We'll see how that works out.


I was still crook last week but unlike the week before I actually worked all week! It took until Friday for me to have a day where no one said shoudl you be here.

Luckily, I was recovered enough to be able to go and see Hamilton again! So good! And I then listened to the soundtrack again today.

We also went to dinner last night with three of our four kids and their respective partners (well, the two that have a partner) because it is my husband's birthday today. I think he was happy with that as a celebration! A bit of sailing on the telly, a bit of rain on the roof, some cake and he's a happy man. Or at least he says so!

Posts from the last week

Top Ten Tuesday: Bookish
Weekend Cooking: Cajun Risoni with Chorizo
Historical Fiction Reading Challenge: April stats

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


  1. A great birthday dinner sounds wonderful. Enjoy your reading and your outings. Here are my WEEKLY UPDATES

  2. I've never sailed but I did enjoy watching it on the Olympics this last time around!

  3. I love deciding that a book is not for me and just stopping reading it. very empowering!

  4. I don't mind being sick in bed as much if I'm not too sick to read! Our son just gave my husband a subscription to Paramount Plus so we can watch Picard and Star Trek Discovery now. I don't know WHEN we'll get to watch, as May and June weekends are fully booked up! (And not with books and reading, boo hoo.)

  5. It's good to hear that you're recovering!
    I'm pleased to see that you liked The Lincoln Hwy, I liked Towles, and I saw that one at the library this week, but I hesitated...
    Because, you know, when books come out too soon after the last one, well, I always wonder if the author has had the time to make it as good as the ones I've read before.

  6. I'm so jealous that you've seen Hamilton twice! Glad you are feeling better. I had a bout of stomach flu a week ago and I was miserable for a few days. If your husband enjoys sailing, he might be interested in my husband's upcoming book about a very interesting man who circumnavigated the globe without any instruments. It's due out in October. It's called Sailing by Starlight: The Remarkable Voyage of Globe Star by Rod Scher. Might make a nice Christmas present. :)

  7. Glad you are feeling better and Happy Birthday to your husband. It sounds like the offspring get along which is great. I just finished The Lincoln Highway and am writing my review. It grew on me as it went along and I decided I liked it although I did not care for the ending. And I guess it is somewhat of an homage to Huck Finn which I never liked!