Sunday, 11 March 2018
Weekly Update #2
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Now that's explained, it's on to my weekly recap!
Oh wow, this week has been interesting!
My sleepy little cathedral city has been besieged by the worlds media over the poisoning of a former Russian spy and his daughter with some funky nerve agent.
This has meant that I have avoided town like the plague for the past week and will continue to do so until they stop randomly cordoning off areas due to contamination.
Scary shit aside, the walk way between the restaurant they've cordoned off - Zizzi's - and the area where the victims were found unconscious - the Maltings - contains the library!
Not cool enemy agents.
This week also saw us welcome a new fluff ball to the family.
Isn't she gorgeous? 😻
After we lost Freya at Christmas, we knew we'd get another kitty but I honestly wasn't expecting it to be this soon. However, we saw the ad for her litter, saw her picture, met her and we just knew she was ours.
She's settling in really well and our other cat - Dora - is slowly accepting that she's got company again.
It's funny really, Dora had never been a solo kitty a single day in her life up until we lost Freya, and seemed lost on her own, but now that she has company again she's being a grumple! 🙄
This coming week is all about the little dude turning seven.
I cannot believe he's seven!
Where the heck does the time go?
We're not doing a party this year, we're taking him and a friend off to Legoland for the day so fingers crossed the weather is good!
Percy Jackson and The Lightning Thief
My little dude wanted to read this after watching the movie, so naturally, I had to read it too with the difference being I read the book and he's listening to the audiobook.
The Lightning Thief is an awesome book and a great introduction to mythology and the Greek Gods.
I highly recommend it.
Review to follow.
Percy Jackson and The Sea of Monsters
After finishing The Lightning Thief - which I read in a day - I jumped straight onto book 2 and it too was awesome.
I found myself laughing out loud throughout.
Review to follow.
I'm polishing my halo right now, for I'm totally sticking to my book buying embargo and my Take Control reading challenge.
I DID, however, get given a couple of ARCs after being accepted onto several blog tours, and I got a couple of additional review books via netgalley, so maybe I need to try harder on taking control of the TBR...
In my defence though, I never actually expected to be accepted for everything!
No matter... I'm excited to read them all so I'm sure it'll be fine.
I've just finished a binge watch of Vikings and I LOVED it.
I'm caught up to the end of S4 and I deliberately didn't watch S5 Pt.1 because I know it'll end on a cliffhanger that would kill me so I'm waiting on all of S5 being available before I return to it.
I've also been watching The Vampire Diaries since December.
It's one of those shows that I used to watch years ago but got bored of around S4. I decided, when it ended, that I'd finish it off but I needed to go back to the very beginning in order to do that as I couldn't remember lots of it.
So far, I'm half way through S5 and while I loved S1 & S2, S3 & S4 were blah and S5 has been mostly painful, although the second half is a big improvement on the first!
I'm determined to see it through though.
One episode at a time, in the background, while I do things like work on the blog.
This week I read 2 books bring my total of books read for this challenge to 5 which I'm really pleased with so far!
Shame the TBR has hundreds of books left to go...
This week, I added 0 books to this challenge so my total stands at 3 (Dark Romance).
I still haven't added my maiden title to this challenge. It's shocking. I know. I hang my head in shame.
Haha, Goodreads! I'm catching up on you!
Last week, I was 6 books behind schedule.
This week, I'm only 3.
I need to keep up the good readin'!
Review: Blood Kissed by Keri Arthur
Review: On The Edge by Ilona Andrews
This week, I'll be taking part in the release blitz for February in Atlantis by Alyssa Day, the release blitz for Captive by Jenny Lynn.
I'll be continuing to read the Percy Jackson series of books and I'm really hoping to catch up with reviews! I'm falling so behind.
Finally, Lucky is Reading, March, giveaway ends on the 15th so be sure to enter, if you haven't already.
Have a good week, folks!