I've been feeling really low and overwhelmed this week so it's been a tough one!
It hasn't been any one thing in particular but a little bit of everything that's piled on top and gave me that smothered "I'm being crushed!" type feeling.
It sucks royally.
However, I managed to get blog posts up, some visits done (I know I'm a bit hit on miss with visiting at the moment, sorry!) and I managed to get up, showered and going about life business every day so I'll take it as a win and hope this coming week is a better one.
My mum is coming to visit on Tuesday and staying for a week and a half throughout half term so that'll be nice. We have some fun activities planned and I'm off work from Friday for a week so I'm counting down the days!
Between now and Tuesday, I hope to tidy the house and get the ironing done! OMG you should see the state of the ironing... I've avoided anything outside of school uniforms for about three weeks and we're reaching a point where we have clean clothes piled everywhere but nothing (including underwear) in the drawers/wardrobe.
(After reading that back, I need to clarify that I don't iron underwear, lol. I just haven't sorted the clean laundry to put anything away so it's all lumped together and near impossible to find anything!)
(Yes, all of them!)
I listened to Red Winter on audiobook and it was a great book packed full of Japanese mythology and interesting characters. I can't wait to continue with the series.
Dean Man's Hand was my only Fraterfest read and is book two in the Octavia Hollows series. It was a shortish novella but delivered an interesting mystery alongside its brand of weirdness and snarky humour.
Slaying Monsters For The Feeble I binge read the second it hit my kindle Saturday morning. I thoroughly enjoyed it and OMG the plot thickens! For every reveal, there are more questions! I don't think I can bear the suspense! Waiting until the third book releases sometime next year may kill me!
I'm not 100% sold on this one but M.E. Carter is a RARE 2020 author (that I haven't read) and it is a football romance which I tend to enjoy so... Why not?
Crush The King, I requested on a whim and had no idea I'd been approved! I was approved a couple of months ago too and I had no idea as I got no email! I guess I better get reading the first two, hadn't I?!
Slaying Monsters For The Feeble is the final Guild Codex release for the year and it's back to Robin and Zylas! I don't think I need to say how excited I was to receive this.
Sophie explains what people need to know to date a reader.
I finished the Hunger Games movies with Mockingjay Pt. 1 on Friday and Mockingjay Pt. 2 on Saturday. I liked them both. I think this is one movie franchise that really did the books justice.
I started a rewatch of Once Upon a Time this week too.
I wanted something I could have on in the background but not have to pay too much attention to like I would a new series. It turned out to be a fantastic move as I'd forgotten how much I liked the show and it provided a nice background distraction.
I also watched some Lucifer.
I'm still on S3 of that but it's one of the shows I'm determined to get fully caught up on this autumn.
Family Adventures: Neolithic Sites & Avebury Manor
Mini Reviews: Diamond Fire & Sapphire Flames by Ilona Andrews
Blitz: The Alchemist and An Amaretto by Annette Marie
Bookish Memes: Zombie Apocalypses, Haunted Houses and Queens of Nothing
The Spooktacular Giveaway Hop
Family Adventures: Cornwall (Eden Project & Bodmin Jail)
Review: Slaying Monsters For The Feeble by Annette Marie
Reading Challenge: Read A Series In A Month (November)