I got back into a blogging routine last week and posted reviews of Future Perfect and A History of What Comes Next, as well as my round up of May releases on my radar.

On Saturday we dusted off the New Forest Walks book and went and did some local touristing, walking past the reptile centre where we spotted some snakes and one frog and then to see the Portuguese Fireplace, which is literally a fireplace in the middle of the woods. But it was a beautiful walk, and it was lovely to see leaves coming on the beech trees.

Scully absolutely loves walking in the woods, like she thinks it’s where she belongs. Except she does also like her food and cushions, so I don’t think she’s stay out there once she realises she’d have to give them up. She was excited to find that the fireplace had sticks in it, but we persuaded her that there were plenty more sticks in the forest.

Meanwhile I finished reading For the Wolf by Hannah Whitten for review, which is set in a magical, sentient forest, a bit paler than the one pictured above! I feel like I’ve been reading it for ages because it was so slow to start but I loved the idea of the Wilderwood, so kept at it, and ended up mostly enjoying it, but I’m not really in the mind frame for those kind of slow reads right now. I will share a full review later in the month.

I finished listening to the audiobook of The Library of the Dead by T.L. Huchu an Edinburgh based fantasy mystery that I absolutely adored. Tinashe Warikandwa was the perfect narrator.

Today I curled up on the sofa with Dial A for Aunties by Jesse Sutanto which was ridiculous and hilarious. I just saw that it’s been picked up for a Netflix film and it’s exactly the kind of thing I would watch.

Oh yeah, we finally finished painting the fence, fingers crossed it doesn’t blow down in the gales…

New books acquired:

Heartstopper Volume Four by Alice Oseman
Dial A for Aunties by Jesse Sutanto (ebook)
The Road Trip by Beth O’Leary (audio)
This is Not the Jess Show by Anna Carey (ebook)
The Smallest Man by Frances Quinn (ebook)