Join me as I look back over the last week (or more in this case) in blogging and books. This week I am linking up with the Sunday Post Meme @ Caffeinated Book Reviewer, Showcase Sunday @ Books Biscuits and Tea, Stacking The Shelves by Tynga’s Reviews, and It’s Monday! What Are You Reading by Bookjourney.
I’m back!! It seems so long since I last wrote a Weekend Post.
I’ve had an enforced absence from blogging over the last week or two due to computer problems which saw my computer sent away for repairs. It’s so disheartening, that blank black screen that signals the beginning of computer troubles. Luckily, before it gave up entirely I was able to back everything up (I really should do that more often!) so I didn’t lose anything.
My blog hasn’t been totally inactive as I did have a few posts scheduled, which was more by luck than anything else.
It’s so good to be back to blogging.
This will probably be my last Weekend Post of 2014, mainly because I’m on a bit of a pre-Christmas book buying ban (because there are a few books I may have for Christmas), and losing the computer for so long has left me really behind in terms of reviews.
And then of course there’s Christmas and New Year.
So, my plan is to catch up with the reviews I still need to write, and finish at least one more book before the end of the year. I also want to write my Year End Summary as well. If I manage to get all that done over the next few days I will be pleased.
Onto the books…
New To My Shelves This Week
You know that pre-Christmas book buying ban I just mentioned? It didn’t exactly get off to the best of starts, because I did treat myself to a couple of e-books:
Anna and the French Kiss by Stephanie Perkins
The Magicians by Lev Grossman
Hollow City by Ransom Riggs
Books I’ve Reviewed This Week
The Collected Works of A. J. Fikry by Gabrielle Zevin
Want You Dead by Peter James
It Must Have Been The Mistletoe by Judy Astley
From Notting Hill With Four Weddings… Actually by Ali McNamara
Books That Caught My Eye This Week (Must Find Out More)
Red Rising by Pierce Brown – To buy or not to buy, that is the question?
The Seven Sisters by Lucinda Riley – This one caught my eye on a recent library visit mainly because of the striking cover, and I’m pretty certain it had coloured page edges too. The story sounds interesting, and different from the kind of book I would usually choose, so onto my TBR list it must go.
The Line by J. D. Horn – This one really done sound great, and yet again – what a gorgeous cover!! It’s all about witches and magic and is the first in a series. I don’t think I’ll be able to resist this for long.
Events I’ve Participated In This Week
#BookADayUk on Twitter, hosted by Baileys Prize.
I also participated in the latest Trees of Reverie Read-A-Thon but I must confess, due to the absence of my computer throughout the event it’s my least blogged about event, which is a great shame because I always enjoy taking part. I did manage to get plenty of reading done though, so it’s not all bad.
Other Posts on my Blog This Week
So, that’s my bookish news to date. All that’s left for me to say for now is that I wish everyone a very Merry Christmas and a Happy New Year and see you all in 2015!!