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 thoughts on “Weekly Wrap-Up (November 10)

  1. 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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  2. 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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    1. 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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  3. 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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    1. 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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