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Saturday, 21 October 2017

My Bookish Weekly Wrap Up!

Hello all!! Sat here looking out on blue skies, which makes a change from the greyness of the past couple of days! Why can't it be like this all the time?! 

I trust we've all had a wonderful week?!  One word sums mine up, SLUGGISH!  That's how I've felt and how my approach to reading has been! It's like the reading side of my brain - if there is such a thing! - has gone on strike and I've really struggled to find the time or inclination to pick anything up!  Never a good thing BUT I'm happy to report that the past 24 hours have shown me that the brain can still work and reading has picked up a little so hopefully this is a good sign and will carry on! And with a big storm forecast for tomorrow, this could be handy for reading time!!  And eating biscuits!!

So how has your reading week been?!  Read much? Bought much?! Despite my little slump I have still managed to finish 3 books, 1 of which was an audio book.  Does anyone else do the audio thing?! I'm still undecided on the matter as I do find myself often being distracted while listening and not taking in what has been going on! Maybe the 'audio' part of my brain needs some re-training!!  

So here's how my bookish week has looked... please click on the title if you'd like to read my GoodReads reviews!


So lovely to read a book of my choice, just for fun and really escape into!! I need to do this more often!!

This was the audio book that I listened to and it did take a while for me to get into, but was worth the effort!


This week there has only really been one book on my radar that I NEEDED to have and so today I got my mitts on a copy thanks to a little visit to a nearby Waterstones....

Finally!!  La Belle Sauvage is with us!! Anyone else as excited as me?!  If you've not read His Dark Materials trilogy then this will mean nothing to you! But if you have, then this means everything and I can't wait to see what journey this 'prequel' trilogy will take us all on!! Squeeeeee!!!

And another book/comic that I've been excited to get hold of arrived this week too..

This is fabulous fun and such good escapism! If you are looking for a good way to break into comics/graphic novels, then you can't go wrong with this! It is fluffing fantastic!!

This was a freebie as I re-subscribed to the fabulous Nudge Books who produce a rather fine magazine and website full of book recommendations and reviews, and I'm intrigued to read this as I've not heard of the author before.

First saw this on another fab book website, Readers First , where you get to read a first impression of a book  and that is what made me want to read more!  Has a bit of a sci-fi twist to it and that always gets my attention!  It has mixed reviews and sounds like a bit of  hit or miss book - wonder which side of the fence I'll be on!!


Visited the Borrowbox app again on my tablet for yet another audiobook to listen too while I do some cross-stitch ( I like to multi-task when I can!!) and this was my choice;

I have the paperback version of this - with it's lovely green page edges! - and it has been sitting on my bookshelves FOREVER!! So when I saw it available in Audio version I jumped in and started to listen - so far so good!!  Really liking the storyline and pace!

How could I not jump in and start reading this straight away?! Perfect escapism reading material just before bedtime!!

It's that time of year again to start reading books that are a little darker and more mysterious and this is definitely one of those so far - really enjoying it and can't wait to finish it which will hopefully be very soon!!!

So there we have another week all wrapped up!!  Just hope my reading brain doesn't go on strike again anytime soon!  Hope it has been a successful reading and book buying week for you all too!! Any must reads that I need to add to my lists?!! Always love your comments!!



  1. I read The Bones of Grace last year and really enjoyed it. It's actually the third part of a trilogy although I've not read the others yet and didn't feel I missed out not having read them.

    1. ooh thanks for that! Was a little worried as I've not read the others either but you've put my mind at rest! :)