Monday, December 05, 2022

This week

Before I get started this week I am going to mention that the sign up post for the 2023 Historical Fiction Reading Challenge is up! If you like reading challenges and you like reading Historical Fiction, or maybe want to try a new genre this is the challenge for you. The sign up details are here:

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I'm reading...

This week I started Golden Oldies Book Club by Judy Leigh. I have heard good things about this author's books but this is the first time I have read one myself. So far it is a lot of fun! I need to finish this book shortly as I need to have my review up this week.

Despite the fact that I knew that I had a deadline for Golden Oldies, I did also start a book called Finding Love at the Christmas Markets by Jo Thomas. I read and enjoyed Jo Thomas earlier this year and when I saw this title I knew I had to read it. We are heading to Europe soon and our first step is The Netherlands. We will be spending time with family there, but the one thing that I said that I had to do while we are there is a Christmas market!

I also started listening to Mrs Harris Goes to Paris by Paul Garrico, narrated by Juliet Stevenson.We watched the movie a month or so ago and really loved it. You can tell that there has been some changes made due to political correctness (the book was originally published in 1963) but so far I am really enjoying the listening experience.

I'm watching....

I was excited to see that there is an adaptation of The Flat Share by Beth O'Leary. I have watched the first couple of episodes and liked it. I am going to watch the rest of it this week.

If I find time, my intention is to finish watching more of season 2 of Only Murders in the Building, at least before we leave.

One series we did finish was Andor. The ending of the series definitely was suggestive that there will be a second series. Here's hoping at least!

This time of year is festive movie time. This weekend I watched a British Christmas movie called Your Christmas or Mine


This weekend we went to see Harry Potter and the Cursed Child at the theatre. It was actually really good. Generally when we go to the theatre we see musicals or comedians, but this play was good too!

It was also the final bookclub of the year. Our first theme is "New". Could be a book about a new start, a book I just bought, a new author to me, or anything. I have no idea what I am going to read but I am sure I will come up with something.

Last week we went to see Sandy Toksvig which was a lot of fun.

We have a big weekend this weekend coming and then the holiday that we started planning three years ago at least will begin. Cannot wait!!

Festive treats...

It's time to start thinking about what I am going to read and watch and eat in the lead up to Christmas. It is going to be a bit different this year as we go away part way through but we will see what we can add to the list.

1. Christmas in Bellbird Bay by Maggie Christensen

2. Twenty One Nights in Paris by Leonie Mack

3. Guardians of the Galaxy Holidays Special

4. The Great Christmas Cook Off by Helen Buckley

5. Your Christmas or Mine
6. Greg Wallace's Weekend Breaks - Christmas Markets in Vienna
7. Sarah Addison Allen's Instagram Advent Calendar

Posts from the last week

Historical Fiction Reading Challenge: December linky
Six Degrees of Separation: The Snow Child to The Bookstore Sisters

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


  1. Have a super time on holiday!! I can't believe it's been three years. But now, FINALLY, you'll be off on your adventure. Travel safely!

  2. A holiday sounds great and I know you'll have a wonderful time. Nice movie lineup. I did not know Guardians of the Galaxy had a Christmas special!!

    1. I didn't know about it either Tina until I just stumbled across it the other day!

  3. Have a great time on your holiday trip! I read the Mrs. Harris books many years ago and enjoyed them. I should try the audiobooks for a reread. Come see my week here. Happy reading!

    1. This audio has both the Mrs Harris goes to Paris and to New York books Kathy.

  4. Your Christmas titles are tempting to me. Enjoy! Here are my WEEKLY UPDATES

    1. There's some more of those on the way Laurel-Rain too!

  5. Have a great holiday! It sounds like it's long overdue!

  6. I just heard about the adaptation of THE FLATSHARE and will have to check it out. I read the book a while ago, so I only remember the basics.

    Glad to hear you enjoyed The Cursed Child. I have friends who have seen it in London, NYC, and SF. As for me, I'm still waiting for it to come around my area...

    Have a great week! - Melinda @ A Web of Stories

  7. Finding Love at the Christmas Market sounds like a fun book! I will have to check that one out. Have a great reading week!

  8. II hope you have safe travels, Marg! Enjoy your holidays!