And another month bites the dust. As seems to be the norm lately, I have no idea where this one went or what I did. I just know it was all over in the blink of an eye.
We are still under some kind of lockdown although the specifics escape me because I stopped paying attention a while ago now. Some will be lifted at the weekend, which I personally think it’s too soon but nobody’s asking me. All this past year or so has taught me is that I really am the most antisocial person I know. 😂
Anyway, I know you’re all just here for the Millie updates so here goes.
We went ahead and called in the help of a puppy trainer because Millie remains extremely frightened of just about everything. Unfortunately, that also includes humans that are not the other half or myself. So the puppy trainer has been at our house twice now but Millie refuses to come out of hiding when she’s here. It’s such a shame because nobody but us has had the opportunity to see what a fabulous dog she really is.
Although we probably should have called her Tilly. Tilly, The Terror. I’ve lost count of the amount of pillows we’ve bought her the past month but only one has survived so far. There are teeth marks in various bits of furniture. And one book. We can’t leave anything on the coffee table or she sticks her nose in, sinks her teeth into it, runs away with it …. Outside in the garden, same thing. Bird feathers, bird poop, leaves, twigs, earth, whatever … apparently it’s all haute cuisine 🙄. And she likes to dig near our fence. We suspect it’s because our neighbours have chickens and she’d quite like to get her paws on them.
I admit I often lose patience. I can’t wrap my head around the fact that she knows exactly where I keep her snacks but after a bajillion times of telling she will still put her paws on the dining room table. Or coffee table. Or try to hump my leg. Or dig earth out of my plant pots. Or shove her big nose in my cup of tea. Or bite my toes when I’m walking around in my socks. The list is endless. 🤣
She’s lucky she’s cute. Especially when she’s asleep 😉.
Right, for those who care, books!
| BOOKS I READ IN APRIL |
I guess that was to be expected but still … I had a serious talk with Self and we are determined to do better! This is just too embarrassing for words. Three 5 star reads in that lot, though. Really can’t complain. Feel free to guess. As always, there are no prizes.
| BOOKS I BOUGHT IN APRIL |
I’ve already read two of those so there’s no real damage done to the TBR. Who am I even trying to kid here?
| RECEIVED FOR REVIEW |
With thanks to Vintage and Michael Joseph! I fell so behind on reviewing review copies. I feel horrible. I really need to try and make a dent in that pile.
| ON THE BLOG IN APRIL |
Extract | Don’t Turn Around by Jessica Barry
Spotlight | The Girls from Alexandria by Carol Cooper
I’m totally blaming Millie for the lack of posts 😏.
| COMING UP IN MAY |
May 4th : Blog tour | Teaser | The Crazy Season by Jim Ody
May 6th : Blog tour | Review | The Last Act of Adam Campbell by Andy Jones
May 24th : Blog tour | Review | Talk Bookish To Me by Kate Bromley
I’m hoping to read and review a few more books this month but you know, famous last words and all that.
And that’s a wrap! Hope you’re all safe and well. Have a great month and lots of happy reading. Until next time! xx