Sunday, 24 February 2019

Weekly Update #49

The Sunday Post is a weekly meme hosted by Kimberly @ Caffeinated Reviewer
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!

It was half term week but as I'm quickly running out of leave the little dude spent most of it at his grandfather's house which suits him perfectly as grandad is his favourite person in the world, lol.

This meant four child-free days for me and the professor and what did we do?
We worked super long days, that's what we did.
Living the dream folks, lol.

However, we did get a day off together on Friday and we used it to take the little dude to Bath and visit the ancient Roman Baths they have there which he adored.

The weather has been unseasonably warm this week which has been nice. It's put me right in the mood for Spring.


OMG! This was so good. I'm seriously in love with this series. I actually sat and coloured while finishing off the last 3 hours of this audiobook as I couldn't stop listening, I needed more, and didn't want to have to wait until my next solo car journey to progress.
I also was utterly reluctant to stop listening and pick up the book to finish it when arriving home so perhaps a major breakthrough with audiobooks?!


I finally started this series! Yeay!
It was pretty good. Not awesome but good. I'm definitely going to continue and see how things progress.

I also blitzed through some kid's books I had received via NetGalley.

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A new plagiarism shit storm hit romancelandia!
This time the author blamed it on the ghostwriter she hired to write her early books on fiver.
Hiring someone to write your books?! Seriously?!
So, what, people want to call themselves an author without actually having to work at it like all the others do? That is a nonsense and a half, isn't it?
I understand the need for a ghostwriter if an author dies and you want to finish an incomplete manuscript or something but to create entire works of fiction on your behalf? Utter bollocks.

A whole lot of nothing much.
Actually, I don't think the TV has been on beyond a re-watch of the Lego Batman Movie with the little dude on Friday night...

This woman is a legend. I love her!

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Have a great week all!


  1. I've heard of that before-the 'author' comes up with an idea and creates the characters but someone else does the actual writing. It was like that with those Sweet Valley High books I read at school. I enjoyed the first Kitty book and found the next two a little slow but by book four I was right into the series.

  2. Oh first I love P!nk! Second your spring is my spring too (that's right we don't live that far from each other) and third ....what scandal? Names! Dish please ;-)

  3. In author friend told me, she actually gave the ghostwriters the text and told them to create a story. I am sad she is blaming Ghostwriters, she is giving them a bad name when it was her that was the reason the text was stolen.
    Now a bunch of authors I follow are having to state they wrote their own books. It's like crazy right now.

    I hope you have a great week! Happy Reading!

  4. Hiring a ghostwriter does sound risky, so maybe that was the first mistake.

    Enjoy your week, and thanks for sharing your lovely books...and for visiting my blog.

  5. I read Kitty and the Midnight Hour and a few of the books after it but I stopped after a few. I hope you like the series more than I did.

    I heard about the ghostwriter drama. It's nuts. If you're not gonna write the book yourself, then find a different career.

  6. I heard a little about that author. That's so crazy. People these days. I don't know what they're thinking. Yay for a day off on Friday. Sounds like it was nice.


  7. Yay that you're loving audiobooks! It's the only way I get through my week listening on my work commute and runs.

    I've been out of the loop for this plagiarism thing. I'll have to stalk twitter to see if I come up with anything. Which author?

  8. I've definitely heard of ghostwriting before---it's actually a lot more common than you'd think. In fact, some of the big name prolific authors do it. No one's supposed to know!

    Nicole @ Feed Your Fiction Addiction

  9. I have actually not read any Riordan's books. I guess the movie spoiled it for me. Hope you'll make your breakthrough with audiobooks.

  10. The trip to Bath sounds like it was fun. Work always seems to get in the way of doing things I enjoy too, but at least the little guy had some QT with his grandfather. I was just catching up with that plagiarism thing today. Wow! Crazy! And, I don't get using ghost writers either.

  11. I've heard about the plagiarism. I can't believe the levels that some people will go to get their books published.

    Here’s my Sunday Post!

    Ronyell @ Rabbit Ears Book Blog

  12. I'm ready for spring too. It's been cold here.

    I feel the same way about the Kitty series. I'm three books in and it's not amazing or anything but I do enjoy them. I need to get to book #4 at some point.

  13. I really wanna see Bath some day! We passed it on the bus in the middle of the night when I visited boyfriend's family in England last time. Maybe one day we'll visit the whole place too, cause it's not that far from where his family lives. Just don't know when I'm visiting next, in light of Brexit and all!

    And yeah, #CopyPasteCris is something incredible, yet again. How does this happen mostly in romance though? Like #CockyGate as well. Incredible.

  14. The whole plagiarism thing saddens me on so many levels. Sorry you worked through your kid free days. Have an awesome week!

  15. I hadn't heard about the latest plagiarism thing, but I had to laugh. She blames it on her ghostwriter because she doesn't even write her own books. Oh that's rich. I should received my hard copy of The Last Letter today. I preordered it months ago because of a giveaway that went along with it. So excited for that one! And Pink is such an amazing performer!

  16. The plagiarism drama is insane and I've really been puzzled by the whole ghost writer thing. I get it for celebrity type memoirs but if the whole goal is to be a writer than what's the point? I can understand a ghost writer taking over a franchise but if you're self publishing ghost written books than what's the point. Nora Roberts had a fascinating blog post that kind of explained things and for the most part it sounds like a scam which is horribly detrimental to real self published authors. Sounds like your little one had a great break! Had to laugh about living the dream. I think the last day my husband and I had off together child free we reorganized the linen closet because we are exciting like that! Hope you're having a great week!

  17. Sounds like a nice week overall. It's exciting you are getting along with audiobooks; it really helps to fit in more reading. I really enjoy the Kitty books; I've read them all. YAY for spring! (We're supposed to get cold and snow next week again. UGH) Anne - Books of My Heart

  18. LOL!! Every morning when I wake up early because our baby girl is awake I tell myself to go to bed early that night to catch up on sleep. But every night I end up reading or blogging way to long, and end up having very little sleep.
    That plagiarism thing is the worst. I don't get that at all!
    Have a great week and happy reading.


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