Weekly Wonders: 26th September – 2nd October

Currently Reading: The Little Shop of Happy Ever After by Jenny Colgan, Nevernight by Jay Kristoff

Finished this week: Tempering the Rose by Dionne Lister

Watched this week: Mr Holmes, Flash – Season 2, episodes 1-3


I was right when I said things were going to get hectic! I’ve had an amazing few days away with my family at Centre Parcs, even if it involved disappearing for a few evenings in order to go to uni. This week is going to be even worse – the full commute for uni plus starting a new job! It’s all systems go, here.

I am, however, finally reading Nevernight! I missed out on this book with netgalley but having seen so many great reviews, I knew I had to give it a go. I’m a short halfway through (no spoilers, please!) and I am loving it! I’m not sure what I expected, but it is exceeding those expectations.

I’m still being a little slow with Jenny Colgan, but that’s not because I’m not enjoying it. I’m loving it! But as it isn’t a review book, it’s just taking me a little longer. Hopefully this time next week and I can squeal about what I thought.

Having adored the first season of Flash, I’m very excited about this second season. I found the first couple of episodes were a little slow in comparison to previous ones, but I am loving it as much as the first. I have no doubt that a review will find its way onto here in the upcoming weeks.

Today was a special day for my family. A few weeks ago, I lost my aunt to Alzheimer’s. I’m glad she no longer has to suffer through the horror and frustration that must have made up her days. I didn’t know her very well (she lived the other side of the world), but it still hit my mother really hard.

Alzheimer’s is such a horrible disease that can strike anyone at any time. Joining thousands of others, my family – around seventeen of us (including a baby and a toddler!) took part in a memory walk. A few did the 2k walk but the majority of us did a 6k walk to help raise money for the Alzheimer’s Society to aim for a world without dementia.

During the fundraising (I have a JustGiving page here), it was shocking to realise how many of our family friends have been impacted at some point and had a loved one suffer from the disease. Amazingly, I think my family have managed to raise just over £500 between us and I hope the other walkers have done as well. Wouldn’t it be amazing if there was a breakthrough one day soon and they were able to make a real difference?

I promise not all of the weekly wrap-up’s will be this heavy! I am now going to curl up with Nevernight before getting some sleep and trying to rid myself of a horrible cold in time for a busy week!


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