Weekly Wrap-Up (November 10)

Well, not exactly a weekly one as it’s been a while but hi, hello, I’m back!

First things first. For those who don’t know, on October 23rd we were sadly forced to say goodbye to this gorgeous wee face.

It’s been a tough couple of weeks. She and I were together pretty much 24/7 for almost 16 years and I feel utterly and completely lost without her. πŸ’”

Books, my usual escape, have not quite been the remedy to distract me. As you will see from the rest of this post. But I’d rather not let this blog fade into obscurity, even if it means only one post a week and it’s not one about books. 😳


That’s right. Eight books. In an entire month. Remember the days when I read that in one week? No? Me either πŸ˜‚


A sad two. Two books in ten days. And one of them took me a week to get through as well.

Notice how I’ve not reviewed any of them (apart from one which was for a blog tour)? That’s because if you thought my reading mojo went up in smoke, my reviewing mojo is somewhere in another universe, I think. πŸ™„


No, your eyes aren’t deceiving you. I am in fact reading three books at once. Slowly. A snail’s pace is nothing compared to how slowly I’m making progress on these. I’m enjoying all three so far but the one that’s able to hold my attention just that little bit more is The Outsider.


You’re all going to start thinking you’ve stumbled on the wrong blog, aren’t you? πŸ˜‚. Me? An audiobook? Why, yes, indeed. And it’s absolutely amazing! I’ve been wanting to listen to this one for ages but never had the time. Thank goodness I finally saw the light and just said no to blog tours πŸ˜‚


Lucky, lucky blogger.


All 7 seasons of The West Wing, which in my most humble opinion, is one of the best tv shows ever made. The first three or four seasons anyway. And twenty years after it first aired, it is still oddly apt. It’s quite confronting to realise how little has changed in all these years, or how things have become worse even. Stellar cast, fantastic writing, delightful witty moments …. I have a feeling this is a series I will be returning to on a regular basis. Have you ever watched it?

Some of you may remember from a while back, that I quite like my Lego. The other half has been collecting some humongous Star Wars builds and on Monday, he picked up another one. So while listening to David Copperfield, I’ve been doing this :

That’s an internet image, by the way. Did I mention it’s big? I couldn’t get a decent picture of it myself πŸ˜‚. I finished it yesterday so now I have to find something else to do while listening to my (really long!!!) audiobook.

And that’s it. You’re all caught up. I will be back. Just don’t know when, or with what πŸ€”

Wishing you all a fabulous week! Until next time! xx

  49 comments for “Weekly Wrap-Up (November 10)

  1. November 10, 2019 at 12:38 pm

    I feel like I don’t know you anymore AT ALL, who even are you?! πŸ˜‚ Reading 8 books in a month, 3 books at once, an audiobook, saying no to tours?! Seriously, who am I gonna call?! Ghostbusters, Mulder & Scully, Giles?! Clearly you’ve been either possessed or bodysnatched πŸ™ˆπŸ˜‚
    Happy to have you back though (even if it is with Lego pics πŸ˜‚)

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    • November 10, 2019 at 4:02 pm

      I have no idea! I don’t recognise myself either! And … wait for it … next up …. colouring books 😳🀣🀣

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      • November 10, 2019 at 4:15 pm

        That’s it, I’m calling all three AND an exorcist for good measure πŸ˜‚

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  2. November 10, 2019 at 12:49 pm

    It still seems weird that you’re reading three books at once. Seeing it written down seems even weirder! πŸ˜³πŸ˜‚
    Loving the little extras in this post xx

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    • November 10, 2019 at 4:03 pm

      It’s weird for me too πŸ˜‚. I have a feeling two might return to the shelf and be replaced by something else though πŸ€”πŸ€£

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  3. November 10, 2019 at 12:57 pm

    Eva, I’m so sorry about your gorgeous little doggy πŸ’”

    It’s good to see you here though xx

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  4. November 10, 2019 at 1:23 pm

    Eva…you are still doing a hell of a lot more than me..in my version of a good month!!! Well done missus for even turning up. You’ve had a very tough few months. I so hope things get a little easier for you. Sending hugs xx

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  5. November 10, 2019 at 1:34 pm

    So sorry for your loss Eva. Sending lots of love your way.
    I’m more enticed by Netflix than books at the moment too. Maybe I will have a look at West wing too.
    Amanda xx

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    • November 10, 2019 at 4:06 pm

      Thank you, Amanda! 😘. I believe The West Wing is currently available on Netflix UK. Hope you love it as much as I do if you decide to give it a go!


  6. November 10, 2019 at 1:49 pm

    So sorry to hear about your beautiful fur baby, they leave such a huge hole in our life’s. I still miss Milo everyday 😒sending you the biggest hug. 😘

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    • November 10, 2019 at 4:08 pm

      It’s hard, isn’t it? I too remember Milo and I can totally understand how much you still miss him ❀️😘


  7. November 10, 2019 at 3:05 pm

    Sending big (((hugs))) Don’t stay away too long 😘

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    • November 10, 2019 at 4:09 pm

      You sure? It’s good for your TBR πŸ˜‰πŸ˜˜

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      • November 10, 2019 at 6:46 pm

        I’ve decided to let my TBR go its own way…I can’t control it anyway πŸ˜‚

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  8. November 10, 2019 at 3:37 pm

    Are you really Eva? Listening to audiobooks and reading a weeks worth of books in a month!!!!! Whatever next? In all seriousness though, I hope you are ok, and I am sending big hugs your way xxx

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    • November 13, 2019 at 12:02 pm

      I’ve gone down to reading two books at the same time so maybe things are getting somewhat back to normal πŸ˜‚

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  9. November 10, 2019 at 6:01 pm

    Eva, so sorry you had to say goodbye to your furbaby. I understand that heartbreak all too well. Sending much love and hugs xx

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  10. November 10, 2019 at 6:13 pm

    Wow you’re enjoying an audiobook, seriously?!!!! That’s brilliant I’ve been wanting to listen to David Copperfield for ages but haven’t found a space for it yet, as it’s sooo looonnnggg.

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    • November 13, 2019 at 12:04 pm

      It really is! I’ve been listening on and off for over a week and I’m still not halfway!


  11. November 10, 2019 at 6:15 pm

    So sorry to hear of the loss of your faithful friend.

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  12. Jo
    November 10, 2019 at 7:47 pm

    Oh gosh, what a cutie. It’s so hard to say goodbye to them, isn’t it? Sending hugs x

    P.S. The Lego kit looks awesome! I do love a bit of Lego…

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  13. November 10, 2019 at 8:30 pm

    So sorry to hear you lost your lovely doggie. Sending you lots of love x

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  14. November 10, 2019 at 9:00 pm

    I’ve been thinking of you since you shared the sad loss of your sweet little ball of furr. Lots of love and hugs darling ❀️❀️ The Noise Downstairs was on my radar, I hope it’s a good read.

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  15. November 10, 2019 at 9:08 pm

    So sorry about your dog, Eva. I know how hard it is to say goodbye.

    I can think of one reason why that audiobook might have appealed to you πŸ˜‰

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    • November 13, 2019 at 12:08 pm

      Because I love Charles Dickens? πŸ˜‰πŸ˜‚. Richard is amazing though!


  16. November 11, 2019 at 9:10 am

    I am sending you the biggest hugs ever ❀

    I haven't been reading so much either! I think the end of the year brings some tiredness! But we will fight!! xxx

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  17. November 11, 2019 at 8:56 pm

    So sorry, Eva – I thought that might be why you had gone so quiet. It’s so hard to lose a beloved pet – thinking of you. πŸ™‚

    Yes, I watched West Wing when it was new! (How I wish that wasn’t true… πŸ˜‰ ) I’ve never been brave enough to revisit it in case it seemed outdated now, so I’m glad to hear you think it still works. I’m sorely tempted to do a binge-watch…

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    • November 13, 2019 at 12:13 pm

      Thank you, Leah xx

      I could have watched it when it was new but it never aired here, as far as I know. I’d say the only part that felt outdated to me was the first season. There’s something about the quality and the sound that makes it seem like something from the early eighties. And of course, the pagers πŸ˜„. But the topics and the situations they have to deal with, from racism to LGBTQ and the Middle East, for instance … all still here, all this time later. Not to mention, that stellar cast. Blew my mind.

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  18. November 11, 2019 at 11:29 pm

    I love this! I love the reactions and I think it’s fab you are reading 3 books and 1 audiobook although we know the real reason you are listening to it πŸ˜‰ glad to see you’re back in a new form. ❀️

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  19. November 12, 2019 at 3:21 pm

    So sorry to hear about the loss of your wee dog. They may be small but they leave a lasting imprint on our hearts.
    Just so you know, reading eight books in a month is the norm for me – nine or ten and I’m outdoing myself. LOL
    I’m interested to hear what you think about “Bone China” as I read her “The Silent Companions” and really enjoyed it.

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    • November 13, 2019 at 12:10 pm

      They really do. We don’t have them nearly long enough.

      I only managed about 70 pages of Bone China before I put it back on the shelf. Not because I wasn’t enjoying it but at some point, I ended up with FOUR books at the same time and one just had to give πŸ˜‚

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  20. November 13, 2019 at 1:24 pm

    I am so sorry for your loss, Eva. I definitely understand how the books are hard to focus on. Happy to see you whenever you are here. β™₯️


  21. November 13, 2019 at 8:27 pm

    oh gees, i understand and am so sorry for the loss of that darling little thing. they leave such a hole in our hearts.


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