Monday, November 21, 2022

This Week....

I'm reading

Last year at about this time I listened to the audio of Hogfather by Terry Pratchett and I thoroughly enjoyed it. After having a 5 star audiobook experience last week, I really wanted something that would be really enjoyable so I have started to listen to it again. Maybe this will become something that I do regaularly at this kind of year.

I did start reading another couple of books. The first Far Across the Ocean by Suzie Hull, which I am reading for a blog tour later this week. It is partially set in Madagascar. I think it's fair to say I've never read anything even partially set there!

I also started reading One More Croissant for the Road by Felicity Cloake. I really enjoyed the first chapter, although I am concerned that maybe I am going to have to return it to the library before I can finish it.

I'm watching...

I was looking for something fun to watch over the weekend, so I ended up watching Book of Love. Whilst it wasn't the greatest movie you've ever seen, it was definitely fun rom-com. The premise is that there is a British author whose debut novel is a dismal failure, so it is very strange when it becomes a bestseller in Mexico. It turns out the interpreter has made some changes to the book and turned it into a steamy novel.


Last week I went down to Geelong to see Australian author Rachael Johns speak about her latest novel Work Wives. When I was not really reading a few years ago, Rachael was one of the few authors I was still going out of my way to read.

The other thing this weekend was that we went to a music event called One Electric Day. The weather wasn't great in that it was a bit rainy. We had to keep alternating between needing a rain poncho and then having to take it off and then put on sunscreen. Temperature wise though, it was 19 celsius (66 Fahrenheit) which was actually pretty pleasant. At least not too hot to sit out in the sunshine all day.

This event usually has a lot of Australian acts. This time it was Bo'ness, Chocolate Starfish, The Screaming Jets, The Baby Animals, The Angels and Noiseworks. The final act was Suzie Quatro who is still rocking at 72 years old.


Max graduated from Basic Manners class this week. 

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  1. Congratulations Max!
    It must have been interesting to see Rachael Johns speaking about her book. I love the idea of these events, but we're always moving around so I'm inevitably in the wrong place at the wrong time :-/

    Stephanie @ My WorldReads

  2. Congratulations to Max! I miss going to author events. I went to tons of them when I was in college because I spent a lot of time in cities. Now I'm in the middle of nowhere!

  3. Sound like you are keeping busy. I like the idea of an annual reread of a favorite audiobook. Also, good going, Max! Come see my week here. Happy reading!

  4. Yay, Max! He looks proud. Suzie Quatro is big on TikTok these days and I love it. Have a wonderful week!

  5. Yay Max.
    I’d love the opportunity to meet Rachael Johns but she never comes up this way.
    The concert sounds awesome.

    Wishing you a great reading week