Morning all and welcome to another Sunday – I hope you’ve had a good week. Mine was good, pretty relaxing. And the sun shone, which was nice to see, even when the days were cold. I’ve been trying to winterise the garden – taking advantage of the lack of rain – and am pretty much done. I have maybe a day left so keep your fingers crossed for me that my luck continues!
Other than that, there hasn’t been much going on, which feels kind of nice. I got a fair bit of reading done, stuck to my plan to not pick up any new books this week (avoiding NetGalley like the plague), and caught up a little on the reviews I was behind on. I should be completely caught up by the end of next week if I can keep the reading rate up but we’ll see.
This meant last week I got three reviews posted…
It was nice to have three so different books as well. Lie to Me by J. T. Ellison is a psychological thriller, so right up my usual reading street. It was a good read, keeping me guessing right to the end as to just what was happening. It had a bit of a sense of humour too, which you don’t normally find in this type of book, and I liked that.
The Flexible Vegetarian by Jo Pratt is a cookbook (probably obvious but I like to be clear), one that shows you how to make meatless meat with meat if needed to meet the needs of a variety of tastes. It worked well in my house where I’m the sole veggie. I made two recipes from it, one of which I can safely say was one of the best soups I have ever eaten – making the book a winner for me!
Queens of the Conquest by Alison Weir is the first of four books looking at the Queens of England / Britain. This one focuses on medieval queens – a lot of whom (all?) seem to be called Matilda. I found the fact that so many of them had the same name but other than that really enjoyed this book, which was well research, well written, and shed light on a group of women I knew very little about but whose actions helped shape my country.
And that was it post wise, other than sharing my most recent read in the Tuesday Intro: The Fall of Lisa Bellow by Susan Perabo.
And that’s it for me this week. How about you – how was your week, reading and otherwise? Let me know, I’m nosey!
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