Monday, June 17, 2024

This week....


It was this handsome boys second birthday last week!

I'm reading

It's been a really busy reading week this week!

I finished The Itinerary by Penny Pentley, started and finished Clara Reads Proust by Stephani Carlier, both of which continue my recent run of French inspired reads. 

Next up I started and finished a short intro prequel to a series called The Barrington Series. I heard about this series over the weekend. The newest book in particular sounds appealing, but I thought I would start with this free prequel.

Finally, I started reading Midnight Blue by Simone van der Vlugt. This is a third book that will count for my read on a theme bookclub. The theme this month is Translated Books. I suspect they will give me some grief about over-achieving. What can I say?

I'm Watching

Who has time to watch anything!


It's been a really busy week! Last week I spent a couple of days in Sydney as I was welcoming a new team member. I flew up on Monday, which was a public holiday, so I had a bit of time. I therefore took the opportunity to do a harbour cruise to see the amazing lights around the harbour as part of #vividSydney. 

I was home for a day and then we flew up to the Gold Coast for Rachael Johns Book Club Reader Retreat. This is the second retreat which I have attended, and it was fabulous. This is an opportunity to interact with other book people and authors. I plan to write more about this over the weekend!

Posts from the last week

Top Ten Tuesday: Same, Same But Different!
Weekend Cooking: Masterchef Alumni

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


  1. Sounds like you are keeping busy doing enjoyable things. Your books sound good too. Come see my week here. Happy reading!

  2. Great pics. Hope you enjoy your books. Have a great week!

  3. Great photos! Though I love bridge nighttime photos, I'm not a fan of traversing bridges. Happy birthday to your furry boy. Hope you enjoy your week. Thanks for visiting my blog on Monday.

    1. We have some big bridges that we have to cross regularly!

  4. Max looks like an adorable good boy. We have Labs too. What a week you had ... great shots from Sydney ... and the readers retreat seems like a lot of fun. That beach is calling out to me ...

    1. Max is definitely an adorable good boy!