Monday, July 01, 2024

This week.....

I'm reading

I mentioned last week that I started to read Welcome to the Hyanum-Dong Bookstore by Hwang Bo-Reum. I am still reading this book. I am not really sure why it hasn't really grabbed my attention as there is a lot to like, but it is a slow read for me.

I also started reading my next review book, Daughters of Tuscany by Siobhan Daiko. I like it, but it does feel a bit like other books I have read.

I am feeling a bit unsettled when it comes to books. I also started The Readers Room by Antoine Laurain. This is probably the one that has caught my attention the most but if I do have some due dates that I need to be conscious of.

When I finished my last audiobook I declared that I would be listening to something fluffier next. Whilst that was my intention, I am not sure I was completely successful. It might just be a different version of intense. I started listening to Sidelines by Karen Viggers which is the next Rachael Johns' Book Club choice. I must confess it wouldn't normally be something that I would choose to read but that's book clubs for you, right?

Speaking of book clubs we had our face-to-face,  read-on-a-theme book club meeting on Saturday. I was called an overachiever because I read 3 and a half books that met the theme, which was translated books. Whilst I am sure that I will have no issue finding a book to meet the next theme which is Scotland, I doubt I will be reading that many books next month.

I'm watching

This week I started watching Series 2 of Stuff the British Stole. I watched all of series 1 a couple of weeks ago and found it fascinating. I will definitely finish this series in the upcoming week.

I also started watching the TV series adaptation of Women in Black. I have a few episodes to catch up on now.

I will also be spending some time over the coming weeks watching Tour de France!

On Saturday night we went to the movies to see The Movie Teller, which is being shown as part of the Spanish Film Festival. It's actually a Chilean movie, which tells the story of a family who live in a remote part of the country where the father worked in the saltpetre mines. The family loves the cinema and each week they go together. When the father has an accident they can no longer attend and so they send just one of the kids to the cinema and they have to come home and recount the movie. In addition, the movie tells the story of what happened in Chilean history from the 1960s to the 1980s. It is really in the movie part that this story shines. I am definitely glad that we got to see it.

Here's the trailer:


Last week, Bree from All the Books I Can Read went to see Rebecca Yarros at Melbourne Town Hall where she talked about all things Fourth Wing and Iron Flame . When we arrived the queue to get in went half way around the block which means that there were several thousand people in the crowd! As you would expect this was a younger audience than there was when I went to see Bonnie Garmus but we certainly weren't the oldest in the crowd by a long way.

Rebecca Yarros was a lot of fun to listen to. I suspect she is asked very similar questions at each event as her answers did seem well practiced. There were also lots of things that she couldn't talk about, especially in relation to the TV adaptation which is being done by Amazon. Having said that, I left the event having smiled and laughed, so you can't ask for much more than that! And of course, I am definitely looking forward to the next book

Posts from the last week

Weekend Cooking: 5 Ingredient Mediterranean by Jamie Oliver

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


  1. I have Sidelines to listen to, it's not the kind of topic I'd usually read, but I'll give it a go. I hope you enjoy it.

    1. I need to do some driving so I can make some more progress on the audiobook..

  2. I've been having a hard time settling in with a book lately. Maybe it is a summer thing for me, I don't know. Have a great week!

  3. Sometimes it is hard to find just the right book to settle in with. Yours do sound good. I'd love to hear Rebecca Yarros speak. I'm eagerly awaiting the next book in the Fourth Wing series. Come see my week here. Happy reading!

  4. I hope you find some books that resonate with you, this week. Happy Reading! :)

    1. I managed to get lost in one book. Now I have finished that book so the hunt is on again!