I had a nice super chilled week which, after the absolute cluster of the last couple of weeks, was very needed. The little dude was off with his grandad for the half-term break from school so it was just me and the professor for the majority of the week and it was nice just being the two of us for a little while despite the fact we missed the chaos the little human tornado wreaks.
We picked the little dude up on Saturday and marked the end of his school holiday with a trip up to Staffordshire to go to Alton Towers theme park.
It's a longish drive from where we are (4 hours) and we drove up and back again in the same day which was exhausting but so worth it. We had a great time and their new ride - the Wickerman - was awesome and the little dude was so excited to be tall enough to ride their latest thrill ride for a lot of the 'big' rides at Alton Towers are still out of his reach.
Starting at top left: The Wickerman, Alton Towers Manor (a gorgeous ruin in the middle of the theme park), the Rollercoaster Restaurant where your food is delivered to your table via the 'rollercoasters' throughout the restaurant.
I only read one!
Lingus by Mariana Zapata
This was Mariana Zapata's first novel and it shows.
It's funny, awkward and a faster burn than her other books. It's also a little shorter, I think... However, it's raw and doesn't quite have the magic that her later books have.
I still enjoyed it, I just expected something more, something different, to what it was.
I bought nothing, borrowed nothing and gained 0 ARCs...
I requested Iron and Magic by Ilona Andrews on netgalley but I haven't got a response so doubt I'll get one.
It doesn't matter. I have it pre-ordered and I'll read it at the end of the month when it releases but still... I'm impatient! I'd happily read it early and STILL buy it with my pre-order.
Oh well. You win some, you lose some.
I haven't been visiting much this week, nor posting much.
I needed a reset.
I've had so much going on that's taxed my brain I just needed to switch off.
I hope to get back on it this week.
I've done a lot of watching this week!
I caught up on The Big Bang Theory and loved Amy and Sheldon's wedding!
I started on S3 of The 100 and I'm already a nervous wreck for what this season will bring.
I started on S3 of The Flash (up to ep. 7) with the professor and I'm loving it.
It's so easy for me to not pay attention to this show but when I actually sit and watch it I'm hooked!
I had a kick of nostalgia and watched The Mighty Ducks movies (1-3) on the Disney Life app we've recently signed up for and I couldn't stop laughing. I ADORED those movies when I was a kid and even though I'm an adult, I'm still loving them.
We're currently debating going to see Solo and I have a trip to the cinema with the girls from work to see Book Club this week.
It looks like it'll be so funny...
Blitz: Part-Time Lover by Lauren Blakely
Giveaway Hop: Beach Reads
Blitz: The Boyfriend Experience by JA Huss
I have a blitz on Monday by a new to me author that I think sounds awesome.
I have an excerpt on Wednesday for an upcoming book by an author I adore, and on Friday I'll be joining the Book Blogger Hop Meme to discuss what author I've read most in the last two years... I fear the answer is painfully obvious if you scroll through my reviews, but oh well!