Sunday, 6 December 2020
Weekly Update #130
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Now that's explained, it's on to my weekly recap!
So... Maybe I was being optimistic when I said in my last Sunday Post that I'd soon be back in a weekly routine. It hasn't happened.
Blogging, reading and general motivation remains low.
I'm still struggling with the thyroid, and this week I manage to hurt myself wrestling a 7ft Christmas tree into place with the husband... Fun times! The doc thinks I slipped a disc in my lower back and it's pressing against my sciatic nerve so sitting, squatting, even lying down in certain positions hurts like heck. Oddly, standing and walking do not. Driving is currently out but hopefully it'll ease off enough that I'll be able to drive this coming week... It never rains folks, it pours!
On the plus side, we got the house decorated and the tree looks lovely!
We've got all our supplies in for the Christmas break - except fresh veg - and we're almost complete on the Christmas gifts front so that's a win! Earliest we've ever been organised too.
I've got two weeks left in the office - not that I'm actually in the office much - before logging off for a 2.5 week Christmas break and I'm so excited!
My mum won't be here this year, we won't be taking advantage of the insane rules the government brought in for Christmas(did you know Covid takes Christmas off?) and it definitely won't be a typical Christmas but you know what? I think it may be a nice one just the same...
Hope you're all well!
I'll be trying to visit you all this week but probably wont get through everyone's posts today.
Plus, I have some catching up to do in general. My feedly looks terrifying!
Grave War by Kalayna Price
I've had this beauty pre-ordered since it became available for pre-order and it feels like I waited forever... But it was wonderful and worth the wait!
The All Souls Complete Trilogy by Deborah Harkness
I own book one as a paperback (read it and loved it) but I never grabbed books two or three. When I saw all three books on a 99p kindle sale? No brainer but to grab them!
Sick Kids in Love by Hannah Moskowitz
I've been stalking this book since it released waiting for a price drop and it finally went on sale at under £1.99 so I clicked it!
(Yep, I can be cheap when it comes to new authors... But, generally, I can't stand paying £8+ for a kindle book when I can buy a physical copy for less!)
10 Blind Dates by Ashley Elston
Another book I've been stalking since last Christmas and another sale! 99p this time.
The Paper Princess by Erin Watt
This used to pop up in my news feed a lot so when it popped up on my Amazon recommendations as a freebie I decided it was time to see what the fuss was about!
Interestingly, I discovered Erin Watt is a pseudonym for Elle Kennedy and Jen Fredrick and I've liked books from both of them in the past...
The Marriage Code by Brooke Burroughs
This was an early access grab via Amazon Prime. The book releases in January.
Sounds like a good one!
The Twelve Dates of Christmas by Jenny Bayliss (5 Stars)
Grave War by Kalayna Price (5 Stars)
Christmas Every Day by Beth Moran (4 Stars)
Have a great week all!