Monday 19 September 2022

Sunday Post (On A Monday?) | 18/09/2022

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This was my manager's last week at work, her last day was Friday. We had a lovely party with lots of pizza and presents! Very bittersweet but I'm so happy for her to move on to her next adventure. 
This does mean we're now down a staff member and therefore we're probably going to be stretched tight a bit over the next few weeks whilst we look for someone new. 

Yesterday though was my nephew's 3rd birthday! We had a really fun garden party with lots of food, lots of goes on the bouncy castle and a surprise visit from Spiderman (my little brother dressed up as him and my nephew was completely in awe!). My sister even made his birthday cake and it looked amazing!    

Today, I went to an antiques fair with my brother and my dad and found a super cute jewelled owl pin for my sister's birthday and then later on we went to watch See How They Run. 

I finished three books this week! The Girl Who Circumnavigated Fairyland in a Ship of Her Own Making by Catherynne M. Valente was a whimsical tale that was extremely Alice in Wonderland-esque with lots of odd characters and riddles in there. I didn't enjoy it as much as I thought I would cause at times it was just too much. 

I also finished House of Fiction by Phyllis Richardson (which took me an age to get through), a non-fiction that explores literary houses and the real life houses that the authors drew inspiration from. I sped through The Garden of Lost Secrets by A.M. Howell yesterday morning and thought it was a fast-paced historical mystery for middle grade readers, the mystery felt a little too low stakes for me at times but still a fun read.  

I'm currently reading:
Lessons in Chemistry by Bonnie Garmus which is interesting just not one I'm reaching for very much. 
The Secret in the Tower by Andrew Beattie, another historical middle grade that draws on the mystery surrounding the Princes in the Tower, super fun and very close to finishing. 
★ I've just started The Bone Spindle by Leslie Vedder which is so fun already and I'm loving the treasure hunting aspect of it.  

I did go and watch See How They Run today, a really classic whodunnit surrounding the Agatha Christie play The Mousetrap and starring Saoirse Ronan and Sam Rockwell. I thought it was really well done, I didn't guess the murderer and it was surprisingly funny! I loved all the 50's costumes as well! 

I haven't made much progress with either ER or SurrealEstate, only watching bits here and there and not fully finishing the episode. I'm too busy at the minute!

Whilst I haven't been watching the actual series, I have loved listening to the soundtrack of season 3 of High School Musical: The Musical: The Series. It's taking me back to my original Disney Channel days - SO much nostalgia. I especially love the cover of What Do You Know About Love from the Frozen musical.      

• Mini Reviews of some Netgalley ARCs
• Top Ten Tuesday - Books on My Fall TBR
• WWW Wednesday 
• The Killing Code by Ellie Marney (Book Review/Blog Tour) 

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!

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