Monday, May 20, 2024

This week....

I'm reading

I overcommitted myself with blog tours this month, so I have been trying to get a lot of reading done so that I can publish four, yes four, reviews this week. I have finished two of the books, am part way through the third, and still need to start the fourth book. There's still time. At least that is what I am telling myself.

The books that I did finish last week were A Wedding in the Sun by Leonie Mack and Come Fly With Me by Helen Rolfe. I have read a number of Leonie Mack books now and I really enjoy them. This was my first Helen Rolfe book, and I have to say I loved the setting of this one. 

Now I am reading A New Dawn at Owl's Lodge by Jessica Redland. I haven't read this author before and I was seduced by the fact that it was the first book in a new series, but it is clear that it is connected to a previous series.

We did have book club this weekend. The theme was a book from a writer who is attending a writers festival. I read Before We Say Goodbye by Toshikazu Kawaguchi, and started listening to Song of the Sun God by Shankari Chandran on audiobook. The new theme is books in translation. I am pretty sure I have a few options either in French or Japanese! And I have a Dutch book as well I think. Oh, and I have a Korean book as well. I don't think I am going to struggle to find options to read.

Here's a couple of other books that others in the group read. 

I'm watching

We watched the first episode of Shogun this week. I dare say that we will continue with this week. Maybe.

We also watched a one off special called Britain by the Book which is hosted by Mel Giedroyc, one of the original Great British Bake Off hosts, and Martin Clunes. It was all about the literary history of Dorset. It was a lot of fun


I am still visiting the doctor most days, but I think the end is in sight at least.

I am going to a reader retreat in June and the theme on the Friday night is Op Shop Glam. I am not an op shopper at all, so this was way outside my comfort zone, but I did find two dress options. 

Posts from the last week

Top Ten Tuesday: Unread Books on my Kindle - Part Two

Blog Tour: One Greek Summer Wedding by Mandy Baggot

Cook the Books: Mastering The Art of French Murder by Colleen Cambridge

Sunday Salon: Melbourne Writers Festival 2024

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


  1. I know the feeling of overcommitting to blog tours. In my case it's NetGalley. Either way, it means rushing to read and review books. I'm already trying to cut back on both tours and NetGalley. I hope you have a great week!

    1. I have some Netgalley too Yvonne. Haven't even looked at those!

  2. Oh, I did the same thing this month. Good thing that vacation is coming up in July so that I can catch up on reading overall. Hope you enjoy your week.

    1. I have to wait a bit longer for a vacation

  3. You seem to be on a roll with your reading & blog tours. I think I need to read more books in translation. They're often good.

    1. I have a bit more balance over the next couple of months thank goodness!