It’s Dewey’s 24 Hour Readathon at the weekend! Make sure you’re signed up for an excuse to read and snack all day long.

I’d love to say I finished painting the fence, but alas, no. Why is fence painting such hard work?! At least we’re nearly done painting the inner parts, so can start putting the garden back (we have raised beds on one side but everything else is in pots).

Last week I finished Firekeeper’s Daughter and I absolutely loved spending time in Daunis’s community, learning about her culture as well as getting to the bottom of the mystery. If you’re doing Popsugar this year and still need a book for indigenous author, may I suggest you read it. If not, read it anyway!

I bought myself a little Android tablet to read comics and graphic novels on. I have loads from Humble Bundle but rarely pick them up to read because my phone is too small and the iPad too big, but this tablet (Lenovo Tab M8 FHD) is just slightly bigger than my Kindle Paperwhite. I tried it out by reading Lumberjanes Volume 4: Out of Time, which was as fun as always. Having the tablet also means I can read library ebooks on it, although my Kindle is full to bursting so I don’t really need it for that.

I listened to Clap When You Land by Elizabeth Acevedo, for the frustrating Popsugar prompt to read something in a format I don’t usually read. Well I hadn’t listened to a novel in verse on audio before. The narration didn’t always work for me, at times it was excellent but some of it seemed a bit like prose being read with odd pauses or inflections, rather than poetry. I did like the story though, so I will probably read her other books with my eyeballs.

I also finished Exit West by Mohsin Hamid, which I’m just not sure I was in the mood for, I didn’t really connect with it. I had fun with last week’s Top Ten Tuesday, creating crayon colours out of book titles, but I didn’t get round to writing any reviews again.

I managed to get one of the Illumicrate book pots from their recent lottery. I was gutted that I missed out on them so happy to get my little book of spells and now I just need to find a plant to live in it.

New books acquired:

The Circling Sky by Neil Ansell (audio)
Witches Steeped in Gold by Ciannon Smart