Welcome to The Sunday Post, a weekly meme hosted by Kim the Caffeinated Book Reviewer. Grab a cuppa and let me bend your ear (eyes?) for a few minutes with all my bookish news. This week I’m still trying to sort out how to live my life in the new normal.
Between My Sundays – what happened this week
The New Normal – Life in Lockdown
I’m still adjusting to our new normal way of living. Working from home means my days are structured in much the same way as alway, but my evenings are now very different from what they used to be.
Gym sessions are replaced with long walks around my village, and I’m enjoying watching Spring sprout into life in front of my eyes everyday. We have wild geese that live on our village green, and they are hatching goslings at the moment. The excitement of walking by everyday to see if they have hatched yet. They have a little hut to shelter in, so they are perfectly safe, and it’s lovely to watch nature take its course.
Everything else is replaced with reading books, binge watching tv and avoiding people. I’ve rewatched Sons of Anarchy, caught up with This Is Us (so brilliant), and am nearly up to date with How to Get Away with Murder.
I was constantly watching the news but it was stressing me out, so now I catch up once a day, and leave it at that. A surprising side effect of Lockdown for me was that it has resurrected and reconfirmed my love for simple things, the things that have always made me happy in the past like my walks, books and blogging.
What happened on Between My Lines:
- [13 Apr] The Boy from the Woods by Harlan Coben ★★★
- [13 Apr] The Ruin (Cormac Reilly, #1) by Dervla McTiernan ★★★★★
- [13 Apr] Here To Stay by Mark Edwards ★★★★
- [14 Apr] Confessions of a Forty-Something F**k Up by Alexandra Potter ★★★★½
- [15 Apr] How To Burst Through a Reading Slump!
- [16 Apr] My Lies, Your Lies by Susan Lewis ★★★½
- [17 Apr] The Cutting Place (Maeve Kerrigan, Book 9) by Jane Casey ★★★★½
What happened in the blogosphere:Check out some of my favourite #bookblogger posts this week via Second Chance Sunday! Click To Tweet
- Books and Dachshunds ponders are REVIEWS, A MANDATORY POST?
- Vivacious Bibliophile shares 6 Truths About Divorce No One Wants to Talk About
- Stephen Writes discusses what Book Bloggers Love to Talk About
Books I have received to review:
The latest books in 2 fab series by Irish crime fiction writers that I’m loving. Can not wait to dive head first into both of these.Check out the latest books in 2 fab series by Irish #crimefiction writers that I'm loving. #TwoKindsof Blood by @RyanerWriter #BuriedAngels by @trisha460 Click To Tweet
- I bought No Where But Here after reading the review over at UnConventional Bookworms
- The Reckoning by Jane Casey was only 99p on Amazon so I grabbed it. I read book 9 in the series this week, and now I’m determined to read all previous books.
All audiobooks this week. I still have a few physical books out on loan since before the library closed, and in a modern day miracle I might actually manage to read them all before returning them.
Calling that a wrap on this week. Happy Reading to all.
Talk to Trish: Firstly, how was your week? Secondly, does anything in my Sunday Post catch your eye, if so let’s talk! Finally, if you do a Sunday Post, make sure and leave a link.