Thursday, 29 October 2020

Beware, octopus... a weekly check-in

Thanks to the readathon, this has been a pretty good reading week, including one of my favourite books of the year, The Invisible Life of Addie LaRue. I also posted On My Radar for November if you want to keep up with new releases.

So on top of my readathon books, I finished off Puddin' which was my Popsugar "touch a book on a shelf with your eyes closed" book and I stuck to it and didn't cheat. This one follows Millie and Callie (of all people) and I liked the theme of acceptance and giving people a chance. Forgot how lovely these books are, and I'm looking forward to Pumpkin' next year now.


I also finished listening to The Diabolical Bones, the second book in the Bronte sisters mysteries, in which the Bronte sisters solve mysteries that no one else is interested in. This one has an element of the occult and was perfect listening for this time of year.

Here's a photo of Scully sat in front of a giant octopus. My town has a public skate park and a wall for street art behind it and I think the octopus is new...or I have just been oblivious to it for months, it is possible. Sometimes, when there is no one in the skate park, we run round with Scully, she loves it.


I'm down to five prompts left on each of my reading challenges after some creative wrangling of books into prompts. If you're interested in joining in, Around the Year in 52 Books has now finalised the list for next year. I wanted to read in order but the order isn't really working for 2021 releases, so I'll see how it goes when I get to it.

It's my birthday next week and I have a five day weekend, with the weather looking dreadful, so hopefully I'll knock out some more books during my time off. I'm not doing anything for Halloween however I think people are missing out by not having a slingshot to fire sweets in a socially distanced manner. I might watch Rebecca, the second part of It or The Haunting of Bly Manor...or all three!

Speaking of films, I finally watched Parasite which was good and surprising!

New Books Through the Door:

Greensmith by Aliya Whiteley
The Magpie Society by Amy McCulloch + Zoe Sugg
21 Lessons for the 21st Century by Yuval Noah Harari (audio)
Mexican Gothic by Silvia Moreno-Garcia (ebook)
The Quickening by Rhiannon Ward (ebook)

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