Sunday 4 September 2022

Sunday Post | 04/09/2022

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Look at me joining in with a new meme! I wanted a little weekly wrap up post that includes what I've been up to/watching/listening to as well as books and I thought this was the perfect post to do that. I'll still be trying to post WWW Wednesday's more regularly but this is another fun post to do.  

I don't really talk about my life on here, I keep it strictly bookish but it'll be nice to have somewhere to share what I've been up to. 

My life isn't too interesting but this has been a busy week at work as the new school term arrives. I'm a nursery teacher so a lot of kids have been leaving over the last few weeks to start primary school and it's been hard saying goodbye to some of my key kids. It's very bittersweet but that of course means lots of new children are starting this upcoming week and there's lots of files to sort out and paperwork to complete before they do. It's been quiet over the summer so I'm slightly dreading the chaos to come! 

As well as that my manager only has two weeks left before she leaves for her new job and we're still searching for a replacement... There were a few interviews this week but apparently none of them were the right fit so the search continues which has me a bit worried that we could go back to being short staffed. I'm going to be so sad when she leaves because she's been such a wonderful manager and friend since I started. I'm realising I don't do great with major life changes!    

Just two posts this week whilst I get back into the routine of blogging. I posted a review of an upcoming middle grade ARC which I just adored as well as all of the September books that are currently on my radar. 

• Book Review (Blog Tour) | Ravenfall by Kalyn Josephson
• On My Radar | September 2022

I just finished Impossible by Sarah Lotz, a romance with a sci-fi twist, and really enjoyed it. I loved the email correspondence between Bee and Nick, the pop culture references and I was rooting for them from the very beginning. 

I'm currently reading a handful of things. I'm plodding through House of Fiction by Phyllis Richardson, a non fiction that explores fictional houses like Pemberley & Brideshead as well as where the author's found their inspiration. It's pretty slow and actually fairly different to what I thought it was but I'm trying to read a chapter or two a day. 

I'm 65% in to The Killing Code by Ellie Marney which is a really fun historical mystery about female code breakers during the second world war solving a string of murders. Really enjoying this one and hoping to finish in the next few days. I've also just started The Girl Who Circumnavigated Fairyland in a Ship of Her Own Making by Catherynne M. Valente which whilst only 50 pages in is already very Alice in Wonderland-esque. 

I'm hoping to finish some of these this week and start on Lessons in Chemistry by Bonnie Garmus.     

Me and my brother do a weekly cinema trip (we get a free code with our phone provider) and this week we saw Mr Malcom's List which was one that I had to force him into a little bit! This was a sweet regency-era romance with a few funny moments. Decent but nothing special although I really liked the diversity of the cast.     

I'm currently watching ER (and will be for a while!), I'm currently on S4, EP 12 which means Carol and Doug just got engaged and I'm so happy! 

I also started SurrealEstate, currently on episode 3. A real estate agency that specialises in haunted houses definitely piqued my interest. It hasn't gripped me yet, the storylines are fine and the graphics are a tad cringe so hoping it gets better.      

I've been listening to a lot of Pale Waves, a UK indie-pop-rock band that I absolutely love! Their sound is very 2000's pop-rock similar to Paramore and it's giving me lots of teenage angst!

• August Reading Wrap Up
• WWW Wednesday 
• Impossible by Sarah Lotz (Review)

Let me know what you've been up to this week with a comment, whether it's reading, watching or just life, I'd love to know! Happy Reading!


  1. I hope the school year goes along well! The Killing Code sounds very good--I will have to check it out

  2. I hope you find a new manager who is just as awesome as the former manager. Good luck with the school year!


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