According to the calendar it is April and I have no idea how that happened.
A few days ago, we were sitting outside in the glorious sunshine with short sleeves. Today, however, as I type this, it’s snowing. WTF. Clearly Mother Nature suffers from hormonal moods as well.
And unfortunately, the war in Ukraine rages on. The news from the last few days is absolutely horrendous and heartbreaking. I’m afraid words of condemnation and a few sanctions will not make a difference. May peace come soon for the people of Ukraine.
So many other things seem so trivial but as the cliché says, life goes on.
We took Millie to see a new vet. Our previous one, who was amazing with Yoshi, sold her practice and now does house visits only and that’s something that just doesn’t work with Millie. Our home is her safe haven and the vet is an intruder. Last time the vet tried to cut Millie’s nails, hubby’s t-shirt (and stomach) was pretty much scratched to shreds. With this vet? Not a care in the world. Sure, she’s afraid, what else is new. But all in all, it went really well. Vaccinations all done and good to go.
Not much progress with anything else, really. But the vet told us we might need to adjust our expectations of her and just accept that she will probably always be a scared, not social dog. Like me, I guess. The not being social part of that sentence, obviously.
Anywho! Here is Millie, enjoying the sunshine.
On to the books!
| WHAT I READ IN MARCH |
I was off to such a great start at the beginning of the year and then … poof. Anyway, so that’s 9 and a short story and those don’t count 😜. Some surprises, both good and bad, but all in all a good month’s reading.
| BOOK OF THE MONTH |
It’s just that good, that even when it took me a while to pick it up again, it’s still the best book I read this month. I will try to write a review at some point. Honestly.
| WHAT I BOUGHT IN MARCH |
Look at that. Scary, eh? Technically, that’s four because Firstborn is a short story, which I already read. I’ve also already read two others as well and I’m nearly finished with a third. I can see you’re all impressed. 😏
| RECEIVED FOR REVIEW |
With thanks to the publishers!
| WHAT I’VE BEEN WATCHING |
Pieces of Her : I only watched two episodes. I forgot how annoying Andy was and I just couldn’t take it any more.
White Collar : I watched this years ago but I don’t think I watched it to the very end and since all the seasons are now available for streaming, I figured I’d have a look. Still entertaining and there’s a lot I don’t remember. Plus Matt Bomer is quite pleasing to the eye.
Bridgerton : My lovely friend Rae was so enthusiastic about season 1 that I couldn’t resist having a wee peek, even though it’s so not my thing. And yet, I ended up binge-watching the whole season and just like Rae, I’ve been counting down the months to season 2. I don’t even recognise myself anymore. 🤷🏼♀️
There was also about 15-20 minutes of Death on the Nile where I mostly yawned a lot, before deciding not to watch the rest because it’s just not that good, really.
| ON THE BLOG IN MARCH |
Not exactly impressive, is it? 😳
| COMING UP ON THE BLOG IN APRIL |
I only have one date set in stone, which is my stop on the blog tour for Will Dean’s First Born, but I do also have one or two Netgalley ARCs due so hopefully I’ll actually post those around publication day for a change 😄.
And that’s it for March! I hope April treats us all well. Until next time! xx