Sunday, 28 June 2020

Weekly Update #118

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!

This week has been a better week than most lately!
Minecraft dropped a new update so we've been playing that a lot. 
I met up with friends for "garden breakfasts" twice this week. 
One was my usual Friday morning breakfast that happens every week - before lockdown, it was in our local cafe. When lockdown hit, it moved to video calls from our kitchens. Now, we can meet in our gardens. The second (on Wednesday) was for my friends birthday. 
Meeting up with them in person is wonderful and feels normal even though we still have to sit at a distance and bring our own drinks etc. lol. 
Friday evening we had homemade pizzas and a movie.
Yesterday, we were supposed to be laying our patio but it rained so that's happening today (while I hid in the kitchen, lol.)

I had another day in office this week and it looks like one or two days a week in office will be the norm until Dec/Jan... Two days a week is better than nothing and I'm lucky I can continue to work from home. It's actually probably going to be a good working balance, especially when schools go back and I can keep to "normal" work hours!

The office time and seeing people are doing wonderful things of my sanity.

It's three more weeks until school is out and I'm counting down the days even though I have no idea what we're going to do this summer... I'm torn between happy that more business and places are able to re-open now and terrified that the rampant stupidity that is on display (like overwhelming local beaches on hot days) will lead to us getting put back into a strict lockdown again. 
Whatever happened to common sense?!

My blog break comes to an end this week (back to "normal" on Wednesday) so I'll be back to posting more than just Sunday Posts. 😊

Hope you're all well!
 I'm trying to be better at keeping up with comments and visits but I haven't quite got my mojo back in that department yet... Baby steps, I guess!

The Mageri Series Boxset 
Dannika Dark is an UF author I've been meaning to read for ages so, with the boxset of the first three books being on sale at 99p, it was a no brainer to start here!

Well Met by Jen DeLuca went on sale at £1.49! 
Naturally, I grabbed it. I've been wanting to read it for a while but reluctant to spent £8 for it to sit on my kindle ignored until the mood strikes... At £1.49 I don't mind buying now and reading later (probably much later! lol)

Shameless by Lex Martin was a newsletter freebie. Martin is a new to me author but I like the sound of the book.

It was a good reading week.

I struggled with Daisy Jones in the beginning. It was interesting but not gripping in my slumpy state but the minute Daisy and The Six met? Boom! Read the rest of the book in one evening.
Considering when their paths merge, I read almost all the book in one evening, lol.
It was addictive.
⭐⭐⭐⭐ 1/2

The Song of Achilles I inhaled via audio and the only reason it took me almost a month was that I stopped about 3/4 of the way through because I knew what was coming (being no stranger to the Iliad) and didn't want to hear it, lol.
I finally plucked up the courage and listened. I cried. My heart broke. And it was wonderful.

Maleficent: Mistress of Evil was our movie this week and I enjoyed it!
I'm loving Disney+. It saves me a small fortune on digital rentals and DVD purchases.

I've been listening to old favourites this week and this is one of my favourite Killers songs.

The Book Blogger Hop - 2020 Collection #2 
Month in Review - June!

Have a great week all!


  1. Two great books for you this week. Yeah! It's funny that you are happy about going back into the office. I am dreading it. My daughter said she will probably be home until next year and she is happy too. We're a pair of hermits. There are have been some really good ebook sales lately. Newer titles too. They are all books I read (and loved), but still, great deals.

  2. Rampant Stupidity is everywhere right now. On Friday our governor ordered that EVERYONE should be wearing a face make when in public, which I was insanely happy about. Honestly, idk why I thought people would actually follow this rule πŸ™„ I went grocery shopping yesterday and the amount of people without a face mask was upsetting. People around here are turning this into a political thing which I just don't understand. It also doesn't help that things are starting to open back up around here even though our number keep climbing. I mean, it's good for our economy, but not so good for our health. Sigh.

  3. HAH love the Dear July meme. So so true! I'm glad that you had a better week - and those garden breakfasts sound like such fun. I'm hoping the weather will warm up more this week so I can get back in the pool. Besides that, I've been doing a couple of my crafts, which is fun, since I can't GO to the library and have craft nights.


  4. Haha, I would love a quiet July. I’m tired! I’m glad you got to spend some time with your friends. Have a good week!

    Aj @ Read All The Things!

  5. I've been really frustrated by the Covidiots on display across Britain. I will have no sympathy if those doughballs and numpties come down with the virus-it's the innocent people they infect that I feel sorry for. It's been a long slog up here but finally more shops will be allowed to open and no doubt stupidity will run rampant with it. My dad and I are staying in-we have enough to do with clearing up in two houses to keep us occupied! I agree so much about July-I NEED a nice quiet month with no drama!

  6. Hooray for the friend gatherings! So glad those are able to take place. And the couple days in the office sounds like a good balance. Seems like both kinds of interactions have been really good for you. I adored Well Met. I listened to it on audio (which was fantastic) and it was one of my big surprises last year. :) And Daisy Jones... so good!! I was so swept up in that world and their lives.

  7. Oh you made me nervous at first about Daisy. I want to read that one!

    Karen @ For What It's Worth