Sunday, 30 August 2020

Weekly Update #126


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!

I missed last week's post as we were away for the weekend on the Isle of Wight. 
It's pretty close to where we live (under an hour to the ferry then 45min on the ferry) but in all the years we've lived here we've never taken the trip over. Since we can't go on a proper holiday this year, the IoW felt like a nice compromise. It was lovely but four days was probably a day too many... I was happy to come home and see my cats. 😂 

Beyond that things have been pretty quiet... Work, lunch with friends and getting ready for the kid going back to school next week. We got notice that his fencing lessons could resume in mid-September too so it feels like a little bit of pre-covid normal is returning even though nothing is normal. 
(The safety measures for school and fencing are quite extensive.)
I wonder how long it'll last? Numbers are spiking all over Europe but we're fairly steady at the moment... I mean, I know the surge will come but when is the question. 😐
Oh well... I'll enjoy a little bit more normal while it lasts! 


Two books in two weeks... That is kinda pitiful. 
At least they were good ones!

Mini Reviews: Pucked, Lead Me Back & Butterface
Mini Reviews: Brazen & The Beast, His Bride For The Taking & The Wallflower Wager

Blog Tour: Booked For Murder by RJ Blain
TTT: Books That Should Be Netflix Shows or Movies
Mini-Reviews: The Song of Achilles & Daisy Jones & The Six

Mini Reviews: Ancient Magic & Mirror Mage by Linsey Hall
Mini Reviews: Nightwalker & Dayhunter by Jocelynn Drake
Hello Autumn Giveaway Hop
August Wrap Up

Have a great week all!


  1. A getaway is always nice. I have definitely been there, where I planned a trip that was a bit too long. I can't wait for you to read Emmie Blue. I loved it so much, and I liked the Wright books too. The series was really good for me.

  2. I'm glad you got a break and a taste of normal. It won't be here in the US for a long time. I also bought Emerald Blaze in 2 formats but forgot to include it in my post. Sigh. OH! I see the How to Rattle and Undead Couple is out! I need to read it.

    Anne - Books of my Heart Here is my Sunday Post

  3. I'm glad you were able to get away for a bit. It's always nice coming home though, isn't it? That's great your son can start fencing again. Any little bit of normal these days is so lovely.


  4. The experts seem to think that October could be the time for a second surge so I'm trying to get all my supplies in for then! I'm still short of a handful of supplies so Amazon will be delivering a few things next month! But mostly I'm loaded for bear! My worry is the flu jag for this year-I hope I can get it at our local pharmacist because I'm not setting foot in that GP surgery!

    I missed my Blackpool holiday this year and I so much want to go!

  5. That sounds like a fun trip. I'm glad you were able to go.
    And two great books are better than none right!? ;)
    I'm super excited to have you join our little Book Club!! I hope you'll have fun.
    Have a great week and happy reading.

  6. I'll be curious to hear what you think of Dear Emmie Blue. Doesn't it look good?

    I hope things go well for the return to school and fencing. Glad they have put good safety measures in place.

    Oh, and the Isle of Wight. That sounds lovely.

    Have a good week!

  7. Dear Emmie Blue's theme song should be 99 Red Balloons. When i saw it, I immediately thought of that title!

    Hope you will have a good week!

    Elza Reads

  8. It's such a bummer about the surges. I mean, we knew they were coming at some point and we're getting into fall, which is scary, but it's still disheartening. Ah well glad you got to get away though. That sounds like a nice trip!

  9. My grandson went back to school last week and for now it's all online learning. I'm glad there's no in person learning right now.

  10. The getaway sounds wonderful. I'm craving a getaway (even just a weekend) but I'm not at all comfortable traveling at this point. Things are still bad here. School just started back locally so I'm expecting numbers to start climbing even more. *sigh*

  11. My old boss used to live on the IOW and she loved it, it does sound a nice to place to visit.

    Schools are such a concern, my pair are in high school so they now have to wear masks but you still see the kids not bothering, I do wonder how they are going to make sure they are all doing it.

    Have a good week.

  12. Even if it was a day too many, it seems like it was a nice getaway. Schools seem such a scary place right now. Hopefully, everyone will follow the safety measures.

    I really want to read The Wrath & The Dawn.

    Happy readings!
    Tânia @MyLovelySecret

  13. Our county has very low cases and probably qualifies to move up a level for more things to open and that's great but...scary.

    Karen @ For What It's Worth