Weekly Wonders: 14th May

weekly-wonders-copy

Have you ever looked around and realised your list of things to catch up on is so long you don’t even know where to start?

That’s how I am feeling right now!

I had two assignments due in on Friday – such a relief to get those out of the way. I need to be thinking about my major project now. But I am giving myself a week off. I have to admit, this is mainly because I want to spring clean my room and am actually setting aside the time to do it. It looks such a mess at the moment; it will make me feel calmer once it’s done.

Weekly Wrap Up 1

I also now have a handful of reviews that I need to get written up, plus some blog posts to organise because I just keep saying yes to ARC’s and blog tours and need to ensure that I actually get everything read on time.

One job at a time?

It’s been a very busy weekend! I had my best friend’s hen party yesterday which was good fun, basically involving a day out in London. Then after my shift this morning, my mum and I decided to go out for breakfast. I honestly can’t remember the last time I did that, and it was so delicious.

This outing did involve looking around an indie bookshop, which is sadly closing down. I did get a great mug though – I will share pictures as soon as I can, it’s awesome!

It has just gone so fast, and I have so much to do, and it’s all crazy! So in order to try and organise my thoughts if nothing else, here’s what you missed on the blog last week:

I love sneaking in the extra Saturday review. I’m not sure why, it just makes me feel like I’ve achieved something – especially if I wasn’t planning on it in advance (such as it being a review day for a blog tour!).

Now teaching has stopped at uni, I won’t be sitting on a train for roughly ten hours a week. That will cut my reading time, so it’s time to be organised about what is being read when. I imagine that will last for a few weeks until I get distracted by something new and that will be it.

Talking of planning, what is coming up on the blog this week:

  • Monday: Book Review: The Whisper King: Daughter of Shadows by Wil Radcliffe
  • Wednesday: Personal Post: Why did I start Blogging?
  • Friday: Television Review: Breaking Bad, Series 3

At least, that is the plan – I haven’t actually written all of them yet. I’m hoping to have a good blogging session tomorrow morning and try and get caught up on a few posts!

So there has been my weekend – crazy and busy! How about everyone else? What are you reading at the moment?

Tag

Twitter | Facebook | Pinterest | Instagram | Bloglovin’

 

Book Review: Girl on Point by Cheryl Guerriero

Book Reviews copy

Girl on Point 1

Goodreads Synopsis: Alexandra Campbell’s life comes to a crashing halt the night her younger sister is killed during a convenience store robbery. Shattered by guilt, Alex distances herself from her friends and family. Months later, with the police investigation stalled, she fears justice may never be served.

Determined to avenge her sister’s murder, Alex disguises herself and joins the gang responsible for the shooting. To identify the one who pulled the trigger, Alex must put her own life at risk in a world of dangerous criminals. But the longer she plays her new game, the more the lines blur between loyalty and betrayal.

Read More »

Film Review: The Legend of Tarzan

Film Reviews copy

Legend of Tarzan

Amazon Synopsis: It has been years since the man once known as Tarzan (Skarsgård) left the jungles of Africa behind for a gentrified life as John Clayton, Lord Greystoke, with his beloved wife, Jane (Robbie), at his side. 

Now, he has been invited back to the Congo to serve as a trade emissary of Parliament, unaware that he is a pawn in a deadly convergence of greed and revenge, masterminded by the King of Belgium’s envoy, Leon Rom (Waltz). 

But those behind the murderous plot have no idea what they are about to unleash.

 

Read More »

5 Books I Am Excited About!

Rather than the books I plan to one day read, I thought I would share five books that I am excited about reading over the next few months!

Have you read any of these?

9781473633360A Street Cat Named Bob by James Bowen

I watched the film the other week and absolutely fell in love. It left me with so many emotions, and was the most beautiful film I’ve seen for a long time. Talking about it with a friend, I discovered she had the book and was more than happy to lend it to me.

I can’t wait to read it! I want to see if the same emotions are triggered reading as they were watching. I bet they are! The fact that it is Bowen’s life story makes it all the more meaningful. Fingers crossed it is as good as I hope it is.Read More »

Book Review: The Circuit by Rhett C. Bruno

Book Reviews copy

The Circuit 1Goodreads Synopsis: Centuries after Earth was rendered an uninhabitable wasteland, humanity was forced from its homeworld and founded the Kepler Circuit, a string of colonies throughout the solar system. These settlements provide resources to the remnants of humankind, the most important resource being the newly discovered element—Gravitum—found only in the Earth’s unstable mantle.

But a powerful religious faction known as the New Earth Tribunal has risen to preside over most of the Circuit. Though there is barely a faction left to challenge them, a string of attacks on the Tribunal’s freighters causes them to suspect their mortal enemies, the Ceresians, of foul play.

Tasked with solving the problem is Sage Volus: Tribunal Executor. Spy.

Sage quickly infiltrates the ranks of a roguish, Ceresian mercenary named Talon Rayne, seeking to discover the truth behind the attacks, but the longer she works amidst Talon and his squad, the more she finds her faith in the Tribunal tested.

While her quest for answers only unearths more questions, a new threat is on the rise, and it plans to bring down the Tribune once and for all.Read More »

Weekly Wonders: 7th May

weekly-wonders-copy

I think this is the first time this week that I have surfaced to actually do something for me by writing this blog post. I literally have not looked up from uni work all week. While I have achieved, I’ve also been really bad at remembering to take breaks and have pretty much landed myself with a headache every day this week – oops. I’ll try and be better next week.

I’ve had a shift change at work, which means I now work 7-10.15 on a Sunday rather than 11-2.15. I have no qualms about getting up early, and it means that I have had the rest of the day back to myself! This has involved doing uni work and cleaning, but at least I feel like I’ve achieved. It’s amazing how much of the day a three-hour shift can take up!

The Things We Thought We Knew

I’ve been really lucky with book post this week, thanks to Becky Hunter at Transworld Books. I’ve got the beautiful The Things We Thought We Knew by Mahsuda Snaith to review and I am in love with the cover! I think this book might turn me into an emotional wreck, mind you!

I’ve also got the next Shari Lapena book, A Stranger in the House. I really enjoyed The Couple Next Door – and clearly you guys enjoyed my review, as it is the most read post on here by a long-shot. I’m really looking forward to her second book – fingers crossed that it is just as good.

So, talking of books and reviews, has anyone else lived in a bubble this week and missed everything that has been going on here? Never fear! Here are the posts you might have missed this week:

Mixed thoughts from me this week – the good, the bad and who knows, maybe there was an ugly thrown in there as well just for a full house!

I think I am banning myself from Netgalley and Bookbub for a while. I think I got about ten books last week, plus I already have three on reserve at the library! Oops. Nothing like a load of things to read to give me motivation. The trouble is, between ARCs and blog tours, I’m filling my review slots pretty quick – and am not entirely sure that I am choosing what to read!

But anyway, what have I got coming up next week?

  • Monday: Book Review: The Circuit by Rhett C. Bruno
  • Wednesday: 5 Book’s I’m Excited About
  • Friday: Film Review: The Legend of Tarzan

I’m hoping there might be an extra review slipped in there this week, but we shall have to see whether I get the time to finish off.

So, I think that is all for this week. It’s been hectic, it’s been stressful and there hasn’t been as much reading as I hoped. But things will ease off after this week.

How is everyone else? What are you reading at the moment?

Tag

Twitter | Facebook | Pinterest | Instagram | Bloglovin’

 

Film Review: Miss Peregrine’s Home for Peculiar Children

Film Reviews copyMiss Peregrine's Home for Peculiar Children

Synopsis: When Jacob Portman’s grandfather dies under mysterious circumstances, everyone believes that Jacob is crazy. But Jacobs knows there was a monster in the woods that night.

Determined to find answers, Jacob makes the long journey to Wales, returning to his grandfather’s childhood home – an orphanage run by a woman known as Miss Peregrine.

But then Jacob must undertake an even longer journey – back in time to a loop, where Miss Peregrine protects children who have special gifts – children who are peculiar.

As Jacob makes friends and helps the children fight a deadly threat, he realises he isn’t so ordinary himself…Read More »