Sunday, 27 October 2019

Weekly Update #83

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!

Not much happened this week.

I picked my mum up from the airport on Tuesday and then it was work work work until the weekend when I collapsed in an exhausted heap!
This week has been another struggle and I have managed to do none of the things I wanted to do.
To make it worse, my mum was recovering from a bad cold and chest infection when she arrived and I started to feel unwell again yesterday so I'm really not a happy bunny!
However! I have a week off work this week so I'll be going out and about with my family doing some fun things! I am determined.
I'll also catch up on blog things as I didn't do anything blog related this week. No posts (beyond pre-scheduled), no visits, no return comments... Nothing!
My head just wasn't in a space to be on the internet.

Caught Dead - ⭐⭐⭐⭐
I liked this Octavia Hollows instalment! It delivered some twists I wasn't expecting and actually finished on a cliffhanger! I'm not a fan of cliffhangers but when you can go straight onto the next book they're fine. I've been working my way through the audio compilation and I hope to have the series finished in time for the audio blitz next week.

Innocent Until Proven Fae - ⭐⭐⭐
This could have been so much better. Instead, I found myself scoffing and rolling my eyes more times than should be necessary while reading any book.
I hope the final book in the series ends on a high as the entire series has been a mixed bag.

Collateral - ⭐⭐⭐
I think with this one it was a case of "it's not you, it's me." For there was a time this would have been right up my street. Now? Not so much. I struggled with how much I hated the controlling men and wanted Gabriella to escape and be free so badly.
I'll read the second part of the duology though as it ended on a cliffhanger and that's not acceptable.

Kindle Unlimited

The sixth and final book in the Paranormal PI Files series released on the 22nd Oct so that meant it was time for me to grab the last two books get the series finished!

I have nothing because I've been offline being a sloth while not at work.

This week has been a week of movies!

Ghostbusters 1 & 2, the Goosebumps movie and Harry Potter and The Philosopher's Stone.

Review: Slaying Monsters For The Feeble by Annette Marie
Reading Challenge: Read A Series In A Month (November)

All I have scheduled is a couple of release blitzes but I hope to get a few more posts finished and scheduled! It all depends on how I'm feeling, I guess.

Blitz: Slaying Monsters For The Feeble by Annette Marie
Audio Blitz: The Journals of Octavia Hollows by Stacey Rourke

Have a great week all!


  1. Ugh the joy of flu season! This year I have masks for my face and if I have to go near a GP surgery before April, I'll be wearing it even if I do get funny looks! That's where I caught the flu last year! I agree with that sentiment-I always go to greet a cute dog but don't want to talk to people!

  2. Sorry your mom is sick, and I hope you're not catching what she had!!

    Nicole @ Feed Your Fiction Addiction

  3. Nicci don't fret as I was lowing low blog wise too this week! Just rest, enjoy your mom's visit and have fun next week!

  4. I hope you don’t get sick and can enjoy your family time.

    Wishing you a great reading week

  5. Some weeks I'm not in the right mind to Internet either. Hope you don't get a full blown cold. Have fun with your mom.

  6. Hope you had a nice visit with your mom despite you both being sick. Hope you feel better. Sometimes you need an internet break! Happy reading, Nicci! :)

  7. I hope you can take a little time to rest even though you are determined and that you feel well. Enjoy your time off and with your family!

    Anne - Books of My Heart Here is my Sunday Post   

  8. That last meme picture - I feel seen lol

    I hope you (& your mom) feel better this week. I get you with not being in the right headspace for things. I finally found some fluffier reads and that's helping me get back into things.

    Karen @ For What It's worth

  9. I hope mom is feeling better and yeah! that you have a week off to recharge. That meme pretty much came straight out of my head. LOL.

  10. Oh dear, Nicci - I hope you aren't going down with what your mother had and that you both feel MUCH better very soon! I hope you have a more relaxing week:))

  11. I hope you aren't sick while youre off work for the week! That would be awful! Also, I love that little meme because its so me. Dogs-Yay! People-ick.

  12. Oh no- hope you don't get sick! That's always the worst when you feel something coming on. Hopefully you and your mom feel better soon.

    I love that graphic at the end there- so true lol!

  13. Thank God for weeks off work, right?! If I were you I'd eat up every minute of it, maybe take a trip or just throw myself on some comfortable bed set.. who knows...

  14. Sorry to hear it was another rough week. And I hope you're not getting sick! Ghostbusters is a blast from the past. I saw the original one when it came out in the 80's but I never saw the sequel or the remake (remakes??). The original is such a classic. :)

  15. I love Jenna Wolfhart. I need to read this series from her

    Happy Reading!

    Michelle @ Book Briefs

    Here's my Weekly Wrap Up

  16. Take it easy.. we will still be here when you feel better and up for the blogging world again. Sometimes our bodies and minds need the time out, plus change of season doesn't help much.
    I can't wait to start the Octavia Hollows books :)
    Take care and get better soon <3

    Chanzie @ Free To Be Me

  17. Ouch, doesn´t sound good. Take your time, we´re not going anywhere :-)

  18. Gracious, be careful that you haven't overdone, and then you will end up feeling awful, too. Rest when you get a chance and let everything else slide.

  19. So sorry to hear about your week. I hope you and your mother are feeling better and can have a better week!

  20. I hope you don't succumb to your mother's illness so you can enjoy your week off. ๐Ÿ˜ฏ

    I need to do a Harry Potter movies re-watch, soon! ⚡

    I hope you had a good start to your week. ๐ŸŒž

  21. I hope you and your mum will feel better soon! Hopefully you can still enjoy your week off! I'm happy I got to enjoy this week off as well!
    Enjoy Ghostbusters! I love those movies!