Sunday, 30 September 2018

Weekly Update #31


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It’s a chance to share News. A post to recap the past week, showcase books and share news about what is coming up for the week on our blog.

Now that's explained, it's on to my weekly recap!


Tomorrow is October! 
October! Tomorrow! I can't believe it! I love this time of year but I feel like I'm missing it in a storm of other stuff going on in my life and it's annoying.

Friday was MOT time for my car and it failed. Not only did it fail it failed in spectacular fashion. 
I was driving a deathtrap so now I am officially carless. 
I'd rather be carless than driving a deathtrap but with the move only weeks away, then a wedding, then Christmas(!) I won't be buying a new one until the New Year and that will make work and school runs interesting for the next few months!
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(For those of you not in the UK, and who don't know what an MOT is,  it's an annual vehicle safety & roadworthiness check for all cars over 3 years old. Without a pass certificate it's illegal for your car to be on the road.) 

This coming week, my kitty will be getting spayed and I'm so anxious about it. 
It's silly but I've had an interesting history with my pets being spayed with the worst instance being when my late cat's heart stopped as soon as they administered anesthetic! That was a great phone call... So, yeah. Until it is all done and dusted and she's home and recovering well, I'll be a tweaky mother-hen flapping all over the place. 


My heads a mess and I couldn't focus on anything so I went for some re-reads:



I bought nothing this week but got another couple of ARCs which I'm quite excited to read (when I get a minute!)




You'll have seen on Kimberly's post but the HoHoHo Readathon sign up is now open! I enjoyed taking part in this last year and I'm excited for it this year!

The October Blog-Ahead hosted by Herding Cats and Burning Soup begins on the 1st October. I think there's still time to quickly sign up if you're wanting in on the blog-ahead action.

Also, Blogoween begins tomorrow! I'm so excited.



I'm binge watching Riverdale season two on Netflix and as a family we're watching The Dragon Prince (also on Netflix).


Blog Tour & Review: Strong - Kylie Scott
Review: Coming Home to Maple Cottage - Holly Martin
Can't Wait Wednesday - Love, Sincerely, Yours
Blitz: Strong - Kylie Scott
Bookish Journeys: Dark Series - Christine Feehan


I'm taking part in a release blitz for a Christmas anthology (Monday), the blog tour for Fragments of Ash by Katy Regnery (Wednesday) and joining in on the Book Blogger Meme (Friday).

Have a great week all!


20 comments:

  1. Oh no, sorry to hear about the car issues. Is it worth fixing the issues or will you just buy a new one? What lousy timing. Seeing the Kristin Callihan arc reminds me that I really want to continue on with her Game On series - especially since I enjoyed The Hook Up so much.

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    1. Definitely not worth repairing... multiple thousands of pounds worth of work required and the car isn't worth even a single thousand, lol.
      Never mind! I'm just grateful that I'm not driving around in it anymore!

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  2. All these great horror book a thons and I have to miss them. CR is doing some great challenges for Oct/Nov. I want to take part but know that I just won't be able to read what I want. Hope you have fun in all the challenges!

    Mary

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    1. I'm not a a fan of horror reads but I LOVE UF even more at this time of year, not to mention cozy witchy novels. :)

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  3. I didn't know there was such a thing for cars in the UK. Sorry to hear yours didn't pass, but I'm sure you don't want to be in a deathtrap. Hope your kitty does well with her spaying! I'd be worried too with that kind of history.

    Hope you enjoy Alpha & Omega! The series is wonderful! :)

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    1. I really like the Alpha and Omega series. I'm not a Mercy reader but Anna and Charles have always had a place for me. :)

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  4. Sorry to hear about your car. Some (but not all) states here have environmental inspections each year. I'm in FL and you're allowed to drive a toxic death trap if you want lol but I remember stressing over the yearly inspections before I moved here.

    Karen @ For What It's Worth

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    1. I'm glad I'm not driving the deathtrap anymore. MOTs are stressful but at least they help keep the roads safe.

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  5. Sorry to hear about the car. And thanks for the explanation on what the car inspection is. I have't had a car for 7 years. Thankfully Ken doesn't mind taking the bus if he needs to go somewhere. I don't go out much so I don't mind being carless for a while.

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    1. I can manage without one (it just makes life difficult) but the professor drives over 400 miles a week to and from work so he really needs to have one. Thankfully, his is still ticking!

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  6. Sorry about your car. May it rest in peace. I will be thinking about you and your kitty this week. I know everything will go well. YOU GOT AN ARC OF FALL!!!!! You are so lucky!

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    1. I know! I'm so excited to get stuck into it. :)

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  7. Aw good luck to your kitty, that would be nerve wracking! Sorry to hear about the car! I think Riverdale S2 was a trip.

    Hope you have a nice week.

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    1. S2 definitely has fell down a rabbit hole of weirdness! lol But I'm liking it.

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  8. Your books look good. I am doing the HoHoHoRAT but I can't do Christmas stuff at least until after Halloween. I got a new car this year since my minivan was 12 years old. I loved Drew but he wasn't going to pass inspection. My brother loves car shopping and is all about electric. So I got a Chevy Volt hybrid (used). It goes about 55 miles a day on being plugged in overnight, then gas after that. I've only gotten gas 3 times this year so far since I live close to work. So I only get gas on trips. Good luck with your move too! Anne - Books of My Heart

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    1. I quite like the idea of an electric car or a hybrid. For the level of driving I do, they'd work beautifully. I may look into that in the new year. :)

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  9. Sorry about the car. Hopefully you’ll be able to get a safer one eventually. Sometimes I wish there were safety tests for cars here. People drive all kinds of crazy deathtraps. I hope the kitty’s surgery goes well and she heals quickly. Happy October!

    Aj @ Read All The Things!

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  10. I'm excited for Blogoween, and I'm going to do the best I can with Blog Ahead. LOL Oh, I've heard of those car tests - didn't remember what it was called though. Sorry to hear your car failed!!!

    -Lauren
    www.shootingstarsmag.net

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    1. Good luck with blog ahead! I so want to be so organised this time but I fear I'll manage to build up, like, 2 posts or something, lol.

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