Sunday, 8 December 2019

Weekly Update #89

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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!

This was a week of work, Christmas shopping and Christmas decorating.
Today will be another day of cleaning and prepping and doing and I'm so tired!
I've had stuff needing doing every single day and I just need Christmas break to arrive now!
I know when I sit down tonight, I'll have that special kind of satisfaction that comes when you've achieved all you set out to do so that'll be nice and next week will be a much calmer week hopefully full of lots of books!

I was so lucky to win Tanya's Black Friday Book Bonanza giveaway but with the busy week, I haven't taken a moment to pick up any books yet! 


I  got an ARC of Glass Half Full by Katia Rose but it doesn't haven't a cover yet!

I also was granted a Netgalley wish for a copy of The Life and Letters of Emma Hamilton.

It's non-fiction and I rarely read non-fiction nowadays. 
But I'm a military history freak and am fascinated by Lord Admiral Nelson and when you mix this with my romance-loving heart, it should be no surprise that I can't resist the tales of him and Emma Hamilton. 
I'm so excited and nervous to read this!


I started about four different books this week but only finished Drop Dead Gorgeous (part of The Journals of Octavia Hollows audio) by Stacey Rourke.

American Demon - the book that marks a return for Kim Harrison to The Hollows - now has a cover!

Is it June yet?!

The Knight Before Christmas

It was a complete cheese-fest of epically unbelievable and cringe-worthy proportions.
And I thoroughly enjoyed it.

Oh yes, it's that time of year!

Mini Reviews: Christmas At Frozen Falls & Coming Home To Glendale Hall
Reading Challenges: November Update
Bookish Memes: Holiday Reads, A Witch In Time and TBR Stacks
Mini Review: Wrapped Up In Christmas by Janice Lynn

Giveaway Hop: Mid-Winter's Eve
Family Adventures: Festival Of Light - Myths and Legends
Reading Challenge: Audiobook Challenge End of Year Update
Blitz: Instacrush by Kate Meader
TTT: Favourite Christmas Movies
Review: The Christmasaurus by Tom Fletcher (Audiobook)

Have a great week all!


  1. I still need to finish Christmas decorating (the tree is up and with a few decorations, but the rest of the house is still very un-Christmas decorated). There is nothing better than sitting down at the end of the day and realize that you accomplished everything you set up to do on that day. :)

    Those are my cats!!!! If we had dogs, they would definitely blame them.

    Happy readings!
    Tânia @MyLovelySecret

  2. I've got a pile of clothes that need to be handwashed and I hate it! But until I can get a washing machine (which will now be after the festives are over)I need to just get on with it! This week will be all about the General Election for me and trying to stay calm for the results!

  3. Lol at your description of Knight before Christmas! I am the same - I love those cheesy happy movies! :)

    And I CAN'T WAIT for the newest Hollows books!!!!!! She lives about an hour from me, I hope that this means that she will be doing another book signing when it comes out!

  4. Doesn't it sometimes feel like the holidays are one long to-do list? It's exhausting. And I spend so much time getting it all done that I find the holidays pass in a blur without me having time to slow down, stop, and enjoy. Makes me a little sad every year.

    Sometimes those cheesy movies are just what you need. :)

  5. No tree,no decorations at my place. But plenty of holiday plays. All is calm is at theater la ti da.

  6. I hear you on the overwhelmed-by-holiday-prep front. I hope this week will be more relaxing for you. I have a ton to do before getting on a plane this week; I'm looking forward to relaxing afterward!

  7. Holiday prep is wearing me out too. I think I'm going to finish more of my to-do list today so I might settle in and watch that Knight Before Christmas cheese fest. It sounds perfect, lol.

  8. I don't know what it is about the holidays, but I crave those cringe worthy movies. LoL I will have to add this to my Netflix list.

  9. AHHH I'm so excited for American Demon. I need to reread The Hollows. I may just binge read it April & May.

    This time of year is typically exhausting, but I do love it. The best part though is - like you said- that feeling of accomplishment when you settle in and have accomplished so much.

    HOpe you have a great & not too stressful week!

  10. Well I took a different strategy and am not doing any holiday prep. It's working great. lol. I'll make some yummy food and I guess this week we will get a tree. I do know exactly where the decorations are. I'm glad you have yours mostly completed so you can enjoy this week. You have some really interesting new reads. Enjoy!

    Anne - Books of My Heart Here is my Sunday Post   

  11. I am so happy that you won Tanya's giveaway Nicci! With you being tired and down these last weeks it was the perfect gift!

  12. People say cheesy like it's a bad thing. I don't know. I love cheese and I eat that stuff up.

  13. The Life and Letters of Emma Hamilton sounds SO good. I definitely need to get to that one in the future. I'm intrigued. ALSO, congrats on winning Tanya's giveaway! That is so exciting!!!! AND I AM SO HAPPY FOR YOU!! Hope this coming week treats you well.

  14. I cleaned and decorated last week too.

  15. I still need to do a long, long list of stuff towards Christmas - but I am currently enjoying an unexpected visit from my son, so it all will come to a halt for that!

  16. I've definitely been trying to get some Christmas things done. I need to start wrapping; that's kind of where I'm at now, though I do need to finish up some people's gifts.


  17. I don't do much for Christmas and still need to go shopping. I love it when netgalley grants wish books. Happy reading!

  18. I hope next week really is calmer for you. Congrats on getting so much done. Have a great week!

    Aj @ Read All The Things!

  19. Oh my gosh, Christmas shopping! I have barely started! I have my secret santa gifts purchased that I need to mail and one thing for my mom. Next weekend I'll be doing my major shopping for the family.

  20. Congrats on the win! And I've been hearing good things about The Knight Before christmas too- I know some people who've watched it!

    Hope you have a fab new week. :)

  21. I’m really looking forward to American Demon!

    Wishing you a great reading week