Monday, March 11, 2024

This week....

I'm reading

Our current theme for our read on a theme book club is Crime: Fact or Fiction, so I decided it was time for me to see what all the fuss is about and read Richard Osman's The Thursday Murder Club. I can see why people enjoy it. There are a lot of fun elements in it, and I love that we are only just getting to know all of the characters, especially Elizabeth. Can't wait to find out more about her past.

Speaking of book clubs, my next read was The Bordeaux Book Club by Gillian Harvey which I am need to review for a blog tour this week. I have always enjoyed this author's books and this was no exception.

Just this morning I started a book called The Lost Letters of Aisling by Cynthia Ellingsen. It was one of Amazon's First Read books this month and it was calling my name.

Finally I thought I better actually start reading Relish by Lucy Knisley which is this month's Cook the Book selection. This is actually a re-read for me but it was a VERY long time ago.

I'm watching

You know I love a foreign film festival and make an effort to see at least one film from each festival during the year. If I had to pick a favourite film festival though, it would be the French Film Festival and it is on right now! Hooray!! Looking at the list of films, there are at least 5 or 6 that I would like to see.

I occasionally gently encourage my husband to come with me to see festival films, so I thought I would start this year's festival viewing with a film he should really like. On Saturday night we went to see the The Three Musketeers: D'Artagnan and it was a lot of fun. There have been so many version of The Three Musketeers over the years, and this one was a very good version. There were sufficient levels of buckle and swash, derring do and fair maidens! It was a lot of fun. We are planning to try and see the follow up movie, The Three Musketeers: Milady next weekend! 

Here's the trailer for D'Artagnan


It's a long weekend here as we have Monday off for Labour Day, it is hot hot hot. We have 3 days in a row over 38 degrees. Now, in other parts of Australia they will scoff because they have that every second weekend, but here in Melbourne that is the longest streak we have had since 1942. We are therefore keeping a very low profile this weekend and not doing a lot. We went to the movies on Saturday night and today we are going to my sister's for dinner and maybe a swim!

In other news, I have been thinking about a blog redesign for years, and it is actually happening! Watch this space...literally!

Max and Nala

We did put the clam shell out for the dogs yesterday, although I do think we need a bigger pool for them! lol

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


  1. My in-person book club will be reading this Osman book later this year. I'm curious about it. Glad you enjoyed it.

  2. Enjoy your day off, and good luck with the blog makeover! My blog badly needs a makeover, but I always break stuff when I do that.

  3. I added The Thursday Murder Club to my reading plans for March. Like you, I've been wondering what the fuss was about. Come see my week here. Happy reading!

  4. I'm sure Max and Nala are very grateful for that water. After some fairly warm days (60s f) we are windy and cold today. I don't mind the cold as much as I mind the heat and humidity in the summer. I'm sure our turn will come soon. Stay cool and have a great week. :)



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