IMWAYR, It's Monday What Are You Reading?, Reading, Weekly Meme, Monday, Meme, Books, Book Group, Online Book Group, Book Journey, Blog A Book Etc

This week my reading schedule has been a little crazy and when I say that I mean from 0 to 60 within nano seconds. Throughout a nasty bout of acute tonsillitis I have found it hard to stay awake, concentrate and generally just function so reading has been quite a challenge. My DVD collection however has most definitely taken a bash as it is a lot easier to just fall asleep with a movie on.

That being said I have made good progress with the book I am currently reading.

Currently Reading

The Mill River Redemption, Darcie Chan, Fiction, Reading, Books, Little Brown Books UK, Sphere Publishing, Blog A Book Etc

When I started this book my initial thoughts were not great but now that I am into it things have most definitely changed.


Our Tragic Universe, Scarlett Thomas, Books, Reading, Fiction, Canongate, Blog A Book Etc

This is one book that I wanted to love but some things just are not meant to be! Well at least not yet!
This book has been shelved for a while.

Still Unsure

Bridget Jones, Helen Fielding, Books, Reviews, Reading, Fiction, Chick Lit, Blog A Book Etc

This book did not start off well for me – having watched a couple of the films and not read any of the books I think I need to start from the beginning. What a shame!

What Next?

What I Had Before You, Novel, Sarah Cornwell, Reading, Books, Blog A Book Etc, Fiction

Adultery, Paulo Coelho, Reading, Fiction, Books, Blog A Book Etc

Little Lies, Liane Moriarty, Big Little Lies, Penguin, Random House, Michael Joseph Books, Reading, Fiction, Hardback, Blog A Book Etc

John & George The Dog who Changed my Life, John Dolan, Books, Reading, Hardback, Non Fiction, Blog A Book Etc

One of the above two but I am not sure which once may get chosen.

What are you reading?



This wonderful meme is the brainchild of Sheila from Book Journey. Sadly due to work commitments I do not partake as much as I would like. However my toe is dipped in the water enough to be classified as lukewarm!

This week there has not been much reading going on over a Blog A Book however I am aiming to catch up with myself – after the steak dinner and glass of red my friend will imminently provide.

So the nitty-gritty . . .

Currently Reading

Our Tragic Universe, Scarlett Thomas, Books, Reading, Fiction, Canongate, Blog A Book Etc

This book is surprisingly difficult to get into and my feelings towards it at the moment are far from positive. However thinking back to The End of Mr Y – I will stick with it for another 50 pages and see how I go.

Finished Reading

For Once in My Life, Marianne Kavanagh, Books, Reading, Review, Fiction, Relationships, Blog A Book Etc

All I need to say here is Marianne Kavanagh is a great writer and just all out lovely person. Her book was enjoyable as you can read HERE and she is just so sweet which you can see HERE.

Next To Read

Bridget Jones, Helen Fielding, Books, Reviews, Reading, Fiction, Chick Lit, Blog A Book Etc

As listed in my books to read in August this is the next book on my list that is one out of my pile of many that have been sitting there for some time. HOWEVER . . . There are a few books that I received the other day that I really do want to get stuck into. Take a look.

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Nice little pile there right! Am I not a lucky girl! Well I think so anyway! Relevant thank you’s have been sent out over t’internet via the wonderful Instagram – click on the link you know you want to see what I get up to!

How is your Monday going so far?

Scavenger Hunt Sunday

Scavenger Hunt Sunday is hosted by Ashley over on her lovely site Ramblings & Photos.
Every week there is a different list of photos to inspire you to go out and snap away.

The following are my interpretation of this weeks list. I will be checking out some others soon after bath time!


There is a second hand bookshop in Wimbledon which is a 30 minute stroll from door to door and today was the first time I actually ventured inside. I have always been curious about the treasures it must hold and today I finally pushed open the door and had a snoop. Once again I found myself in the position of buying more books I don’t need but want! As the owner said and so do many other quotes . . .

too many books


This is the first pair of converse that I ever bought. I went to Paris for three days all of which rained unexpectedly and I naively packed only pumps! Well needless to say they fell apart in the torrential rain and I was in need of some new footwear (One of the only times I actually NEEDED!). They were cheap and just so cute in the window I had to have them. Now they are battered and one of the most comfortable pair of trainers I have so they have schlepped to and fro many a time as I hope they will for a while yet! Well at least until one of my other pairs (slight addiction) become just as comfy.


It is rare that the sun comes out and stays out in England on the days that I actually have off work so I took full advantage and relaxed in my garden. Sunglasses on, toenails painted and book in hand!


An incredibly rare moment for my natural hair to make an appearance. I used to straighten my hair to within an inch of its life however after taking so long to maintain I eventually got sick of it and began to go back to natural. I am slowly getting there and my hair is actually growing again. Soon the curls will be endless!


A couple of weeks ago I headed to Brighton and picked up some confectionery that I really should not be eating right now. However with just a little bit to savour it was truly delightful. And on such a wonderful day what better than a pretty lolly! I felt like such a kid again!

I am looking forward to seeing what everyone else has been up to. Next week I am hoping to get my post up a lot earlier!

I may repost this mid week!