Monday, February 12, 2024

This week....


I'm reading



Last week I mentioned that I was reading a book called The Anywhere Hotel, which I had chosen for the theme of outside my comfort zone for my read on a theme bookclub. I have now finished this book, and I did like it a lot, to the point that I read the connected short story and bought the author's next book. The short story which was called How Captain Found the Anywhere Hotel. What you need to know about this title is that Captain is a dog!!



I then started and finished reading The Secret Ingredient by Sue Heath. I loved this book from the first page, and I am looking forward to sharing my review for Weekend Cooking on Saturday! It will be a good one!



I have one more book to mention. I started reading Days at the Morisaki Bookshop by Satoshi Yagisawa. I haven't made much progress yet, but I expect to finish it this week.



I finished listening to Before Your Memory Fades by Toshikazu Kawaguchi, which is the third book in the Before the Coffee Gets Cold series. Both of these last two books count towards the Japanese Literature Challenge.




I knew exactly what book I wanted to start listening to next, Inheritance by Nora Roberts. I did get a bit of a surprise when I started listening to the audiobook as there was an introduction. I didn't realise that it was Nora Roberts herself, so I was thinking, gee I am not sure I can listen to this whole audiobook. then I heard the actual narrator and I was reassured. I will say that the narrator, Britanny Pressley does very much sound like a Nora narrator - the same tones and intonations that I remember from other audiobooks I have listened to by this author!!



Have you heard that the New Release Challenge has a new home. It is now being hosted at The Chocolate Lady's Book Review blog. I am excited to join in and have added a couple of my reviews from earlier this year already!



I'm watching



We started watching a new series of Great Kiwi Bake off. We watch any numbers of version of Bake Off, whether it is British, Australian, Kenyan and yes, Kiwi! This year there are new judges and one new host. I think that we need to watch a couple more episodes to get used to the new team!



Life



Well, it has taken a couple of months, but we finally have had a few hot summer days! Up until this week we had only had a couple of days over 30C. 



What else would you do on a very hot Sunday? Well, you would go and sit in the direct sun and watch a concert which features Aussie acts Bachelor Girl, Daryl Braithwaite, Noiseworks, Icehouse and ending with Scottish band Simple Minds! It was a great day out!  And one win for me....no sunburn!


 



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




13 comments:

  1. I watch all the Bake Off’s too :)
    That concert lineup is fabulous, lucky you!

    Wishing you a great reading week

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  2. Your books all sound excellent. I am really getting into audiobooks and enjoy Nora Roberts. I've read Inheritance already but haven't listened to it. *I* get sunburned if I walk 50 steps to the mailbox. I'd burn to a crisp at an outdoor concert. Come see my week here. Happy reading!

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    1. I burn quite easily too Kathy, which is why I am excited that I didn't get burned!!

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  3. It sounds like you had a good and full reading week, Marg. I really want to read the Before the Coffee Gets Cold series. The Secret Ingredient sounds good too. I hope you continue to enjoy the summer weather! Have a great week and happy reading!

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    1. Here's to another good reading work for both of us!

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  4. Woohoo! No sunburn! I have to be careful about that too. I love the British Bake Off but I haven't watched any of the others. But I canceled Netflix last year, which is where I watch them, so we're a season behind. I'll have to cave and subscribe again at some point. Enjoy your week!

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    1. You have to celebrate the small wins right Jen!!

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  5. I've been curious about Days at the Morisaki Bookshop! Hope you enjoy it.

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    1. I've had to put it aside for now but I will get back to it.

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  6. I have listened to quite a lot of Nora Roberts books Yvonne!

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  7. I'm interested in the Bookshop novel so I will see what you think of it first. Enjoy your weekend.

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    1. I am planning to read it this weekend. Wish me luck

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