Yet another week has gone by and a little bit more reading has been achieved. Have I been listening, well . . .

Currently Reading

60 postcards

This book has been to so many places with me that I had to take off the wonderful cover in fear of more damage!
I am trying to pick it up at every interval I get and I am so close to the end now that in a way I don’t want it to end.



It ‘s still early in the day and I am hoping to get to the end of 60 Postcards! Who knows it might be an audio week over here!


Currently Listening

mercedes king

So far I like the concept of this book but it really is just weird. I like a good mystery like most but this is a few steps beyond!

Song of the Week

 I have listened to this song so many times this week and each time I hit play I just smile.
On a recent walk to Wimbledon this came on and I just bopped along smiling and singing in the sunshine.
Don’t you just love it when that happens!

What are you reading this week?



This meme is hosted by the lovely Sheila over at Book Journey.

Another week has started and the pages keep on turning over here at Blog A Book.
As I am working today not much reading will get done during the day but I hope to catch up a bit when I get home and on the way home!


The Humans by Matt Haig

Although I am still reading this I have made a considerable dent and last night I switched off the TV in a bid to get even closer to the end.
As Sunday goes for TV it is pretty dry on anything new and jam-packed with repeats so it was the perfect opportunity to sit by open window with the sun streaming in and read away the evening.

Listening To

The Vintage Girl by Hester Browne

This is one that has been on my To Be Reviewed pile for a while and I just have never got to it.
So, when the opportunity to listen to it on Audible came up why not! I will let you know how I get on!


One Hundred Names by Cecelia Ahern



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It’s Monday Again

As with most weeks when Monday comes around again it seems like there has been a flurry of activity over the past week and weekend just gone. What have you been up to I wonder?

Finished Reading

Rivers of London

The review for this book will be posted when I have a day off this week. Just so you know for now however the book is absolutely awesome. Well worth the read and does not take that long to get through it as you will get caught up in the excitement.

Currently Reading


This book was started on Audio however I have the paper copy at home and think I will switch over as soon as possible. There is something about audio books that I really cannot get along with. After recently trying to cycle to work I listened to this and it was great to pass the time but I much prefer to read the physical book.


Trax Bike

FINALLY! I got my bike back from my old house and got it a bit of TLC from the guys at Halfords. Not only when I got on it did my seat slide down but my mud guard was crooked and I only realised it wasn’t screwed tight when I got back from a cycle with a world of mud up my back and sides! Bad stuff aside it feels great to be able to cycle again even though I have only been out twice on the bike since its reappearance in my life. Summer this year will be extra fun with this bad boy and there are hopes that once I have finished saving for something else close to my heart there will be another bike on the distant horizon. For now however this will do!

Love that film!

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It’s Monday . . . wait?!

Ok so I am a little late but I have to say *whew* what a busy weekend it has been. I am still playing catch up with my Fat Mum Slim Photo A Day (I will get there by the end of the day hopefully!). So what have I been up to . . .


Rivers of London

This is the first book on my list for the Wicked Valentine’s Read-a-thon and I am absolutely loving it. At the moment I will keep schtum about how I feel as all will be revealed in my review with a small summary in the wrap up post I hope to write for the read-a-thon!


final tesco haul

That ‘small’ collection is just the icing on top of a very large cake I seem to have concocted. My addiction to make up products seems to have taken a vigorous turn for the broke end of things as I just can’t stop picking it up. However myself and Catherine (Vintage Frills) who also seems to have this illustrious bug have made a pact to become thrifty over the next couple of months. I hope it works!

There are a couple of products in the picture above that I am adoring right about now and they are:

Neutrogena Norwegian Formula Nordic Berry Lip Care

F&F Eye Liner Ink – Black

There will be reviews for these products some time this week so keep your eyes peeled.


Over the past week I have been using hand cream at every opportunity and my hands really have thanked me for it. Another hit to my wallet was my new hand cream stash however I can slightly justify this stash as I know it is a product that I will use every day for work if nothing else. Being a nurse DAMAGES your hands and if I don’t want them to look old before their time I need to pay attention to them.

Last weeks favourite is . . .

lacura hand cream

With a massive thank you to Catherine for picking this up for me I have stashed this beauty in my locker at work for those moments when dry just will not cut it.

A review will be posted this week. 


Composting is still happening however I am having a bit of an overflow problem. With such beautiful british weather (oh the sarcasm!) I really need to get hold of a garden composter to empty out my kitchen waste. Maybe next payday! Or I could try and build my own – hmmm!

Otherwise at home

quinoa cooking

I have been experimenting with new foods and Quinoa (pronounced Kee-noir – thanks Catherine!) is a new favourite. Used as a rice substitute and after my first try quite easy to cook it was mixed with a range of things from various recipes that I adapted.

The picture above was taken by myself, I will brand it soon! 

A recipe for the above picture with other pictures will be posted soon.

What have you been up to?