I had a week off work last week, so I decided to take a week off the blog too, so other than the posts I'd written ahead of schedule I didn't publish any reviews, or do any of my regular meme's.
Now I'm playing catch up, which is why this weeks Top Ten Tuesday list is being published on a Wednesday.
This week is a Freebie, and I've decided to write about the Bookish things I did in my week off. So here it is:
- As I had lots of free time from work and not having to spend ages thinking of/writing blog posts, I had lots of time to do some actual reading! And for once I didn't get distracted or moaned at. In fact I sometimes got told to go and read a book which made a refreshing change.
- I received my first delivery from The Folio Society. Two large boxes came with all the books I'd picked. It cost way too much money really, but the books I bought were stunning! The first I read from the delivery was Over Sea, Under Stone by Susan Cooper. It's the first in The Dark Is Rising sequence and I can't wait to read the next. Review coming soon.
- I have seen lots of recommendations recently for Percy Jackson and the Lightning Thief, so I read that book too. And lo, it was good. Review to follow soon.
- I unfortunately admitted defeat on the Book Club read for May. Touching the Void by Joe Simpson. I had high hopes, but the terminology of climbers and mountains, and that it was a non fiction book proved too hard to swallow I'm afraid. I have confirmed to myself that I am a fiction girl all the way. Kind of an anti-bookish thing I'm afraid.
- I attended Book Club where most of the other members discussed the book and I listened in nursing my diet cola :-) There were mixed reviews really, on Goodreads one of the group gave it 4 stars, another gave it 1.
- I started June's book club book - The Unlikely Pilgrimage of Harold Fry by Rachel Joyce. I read it last year, and wouldn't normally re-read so soon, but it is really a brilliant read, and I'm looking forward to reading it again. I think knowing how it ends and the secrets that are revealed will make it an even more enjoyable re-read.
- I got considerably further through The Night Circus by Erin Morgenstern. I just can't seem to keep going and going with this one. I wish I could because I think it deserves it, but something just makes me keep looking around for something else to read.
- At the book club we chose July's book, which I bought on ebook format. I read the first page as a taster, as yet I'm undecided if it feels like something I'll enjoy. On the theme of other books bought I also received an ebook of The River of No Return which I'd forgotten I'd pre-ordered. I'm looking forward to that one.
- The Folio Society delivery included an extra copy of The Hobbit. It was a free gift with purchase for joining up, and they'd sent me two. When I called they said to keep it. I've sold the extra copy to a friend whose wife loves Tolkien, The Hobbit is her favourite book, and I know she'll treasure it. The money will be donated to charity.
- I had to buy another bookshelf from the Swedish Shop to house all more books. The place is no tidier though. Must read more ebooks!