Monday, June 03, 2024

This week....

I'm reading

Last week I finished reading Under A Summer Skye by Sue Moorcroft, which I reviewed here

I only have one book I needed to read this week which was Golden Gal's French Adventure by Judy Leigh. The review will be up later this week. As an aside, how do we feel about the word Gal? I don't love it I have to say!

I decided to get an early start on the next book for Cook the Books which is Family Tree by Susan Wiggs.

I am also thinking about posts for Paris in July so I am going to start An Astronomer in Love by Antoine Laurain. This book will also work for my read on a theme book club this month where the theme is translated fiction. I do have a few other ideas of books to read on this theme, so maybe I will get more than one book read this month.

I'm watching

I am struggling to find something a bit light and fluffy that I can get into. This week I watched a couple of episodes of a Canadian show called Unshelved. It's a comedy set in a library, and it's not too bad. I might keep on watching.

I also started watching an Australian/Canadian show called Stuff the British Stole. Each episode looks at a particular item which has made it's way from where it started to somewhere different. So far I have watched four episodes and the items include the Koh-i-noor diamond, the Stone of Scone, a mosaic from the Middle East, parts of which are now held at the Australian War Museum in Canberra, a Chinese religious statue that is now held at the Art Gallery of  NSW and the regalia of Crowfoot, a Chief of Blackfoot nation which is now held in a regional UK museum. Obviously, from the title this is very much coming from the perspective that these items were stolen and should be returned. It is very interesting to hear the stories of how these items even came to be where they are now. This show is based on a podcast of the same name.


I was still recovering from Covid so haven't really been doing too much outside the house this week. We did go to South Melbourne Market after signing some documents on Saturday and we were reminded that we should go to places like that more often. We had a delicious paella and bought home a sweet treat as well

Posts from the last week

Top Ten Tuesday: Books I was Super Excited About but Still Haven't Read
Blog Tour: Under a Summer Skye by Sue Moorcroft
Historical Fiction Reading Challenge: June links
Weekend Cooking: What I Baked In My Kitchen in May
Six Degrees: Butter to Tales From the Cafe

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


  1. I hope you are enjoying your reading! I look forward to seeing what you choose to read for Paris in July. I've been curious about An Astronomer in Love and hope you enjoy it. I hope you continue to feel better and have a great week, Marg!

  2. Nice looking stuff here. The books sound interesting but I was most intrigued by the idea of Stuff the British Stole. Come see my week here. Happy reading!

    1. I am looking forward to series 2 of Stuff the British Stole. It should be out in July

  3. An Astronomer in Love is so good!
    And I just read the latest by Laurain: French Windows, excellent too
    Have a great week

  4. I hope you recover soon ... Covid is terrible. At least I hope it allows for reading ... and I'm curious about An Astronomer in Love. I've seen it around. Have a great week.

    1. Still worked most of the time so not a lot of reading time!

  5. I'm sorry you are dealing with Covid. I hope you are feeling better. I hope you can get a chance to read. Have a great week!

  6. I hope you're feeling better and you have a great week of reading and more! :)