Monday, 25 February 2019

Update for the last couple of weeks

IMWAYR is hosted by The Book Date.

I didn't do an update last week as I really didn't have much to report. This week's been quite quiet on the blog too, I think being busy as work means I don't have to mental energy to write reviews when I get home. And then it was gorgeous weather this weekend just gone, so I did outside stuff.

You can catch up with what's on my radar for March and I have a couple of giveaways coming up. I've bought loads of books this month, so I better hurry up and start reading them!

Scully the Labrador sat in the woods in spring

The blossom is starting to come out where I live, and the warmer weather has meant I made a start clearing up the front garden. We have loads of self-sown poppies coming up, but it does mean it looks a bit of a mess right now, but I'm sure it'll be lovely when they are flowering.

This Fortnight I Finished:


The Migration by Helen Marshall [Gifted] ☆☆☆☆☆
Big ideas wrapped in a very human story, beautiful and thought-provoking, even hopeful. I loved it.

POPSUGAR: 41. A "cli-fi" (climate fiction) book

Black Leopard, Red Wolf by Marlon James ☆☆☆
Big, meandering story, parts I liked and other times I was just confused. Just don't think his style is my cup of tea.

ATY: 32. A book with more than 500 pages

The River by Peter Heller [Gifted] ☆☆☆☆
I loved The Dog Stars by the same author and I liked this tale of two friends on a canoe trip into the wilds of Canada, with a dangerous edge to it. I cried.

POPSUGAR: 8. A book about a hobby

The Dry by Jane Harper ☆☆☆
This was a nice simple book to listen to after the Marlon James. Nothing amazing but good enough.

POPSUGAR: 47. Two books that share the same title
ATY: 36. A book featured on an NPR Best Books of the Year list


POPSUGAR: 14/52
ATY: 12/52
Goodreads: 23/100


This Fortnight's Reviews:


All the Lonely People by David Owen ☆☆☆☆

I Was Born For This by Alice Oseman ☆☆☆☆☆

Currently:

Reading: The Kingdom of Copper by S.A. Chakraborty
Listening to: The Salt Path by Raynor Winn

Scully the Labrador on Barton beach

3 comments:

  1. Wow! You're lucky to be getting warmer weather already! I've been seeing good reviews of the Peter Heller book and I'm curious about the S.A. Chakraborty book. Is that part of a series?

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    1. The City of Brass is the first book and it was my favourite fantasy of last year. I highly recommend it!

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  2. Cute dog. I need to prune. My lantana bushes have gone crazy in the rain. My weekly update

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