08.22 – Lots to do today, so reading may be sporadic!
Let me see, I have got my in-laws coming today for the weekend. (Luckily) they don’t arrive until dinnertime, so I have some time, but I do still need to vaccuum the rooms and make the beds. I should have done it yesterday, but I admit I was too lazy!
I have decided to just get a stack of frozen pizzas, garlic bread and some salad for dinner, so I need to go and pick up those. I also need to think about what to have for dinner the rest of the weekend…. I will need to cook for 8, which I am not used to! I guess I will stick to the basics, ie pasta or chili con carne or some such…. Any advice people?
I also need to go and see my grandmother in the old folks’ home. I will combine that with a quick supermarket trip (I will do my big supermarket trip tomorrow early morning). I want to do my FIVE on FRIDAY post this morning as well if I can. The subject today is Happy Places – yay!
I will try and do that one now, before I forget!
10.09 – Just read 40 pages of Days of Blood and Starlight. Stopping reading now to get read to go to my grandmother’s and the supermarket. Hopefully I will have some time to read after lunch. I would like to finish Days of Blood and Starlight before our visitors arrive. I think I will be able to. I have already made the beds! Yay for me.
I feel like buying something yummy for lunch. I will see what they have in the supermarkt. What’s your favourite (indulgent?) thing to have for lunch?
14.05 – Well my grandmother had gone to some thing in the Home, so we did not disturb her. We popped to the supermarket and came home. We had sausage rolls for lunch in the end, as that was what little madam fancied. Oh well…
We were home a bit earlier than planned, so I did get the chance to read and guess what! I have finished Days of Blood and Starlight on my Kindle. I gave it 4 stars in the end. It was fine, but there were elements I was not a fan of. Read my thoughts here. I won’t be continuing this series. I do not like not finishing a series, but sometimes you gotta. It is not that I do not like the series. It simply is not for me. I will be doing an unhaul in September and unfortunately that will include my physical copy of Daughter of Smoke and Bone.
I will take the dog and my daughter outside for a while and then hopefully I will have a bit more time to read Assassin’s Quest this afternoon.
I have three more books on this month’s TBR, though I am considering carrying Things We Never Said (Nick Alexander) over to the beginning of next month and reading some fluffy summer romance novel instead. I will probably pick up The Strange and Beautiful Sorrows of Ava Lavender tonight or one of those fluffy summery romance novels. I haven’t read any of those yet this summer and I so meant to! And here we are, swiftly running towards September. I have a few options on my shelf…
15.27 – I feel like I have been reading Assassin’s Quest for ages! And yet I have only gone twenty pages. 🙂 It has nothing to do with not liking the story, it’s the fact that I do. I don’t want to miss a word. I love Hobb’s writing. I know I will be sad when I finish this series and grateful that there are many others to sink my teeth into.
16.53 – When I wrote my FIVE on FRIDAY this morning on Happy Places I looked for some pictures to go with it and I found some that I took in the New Forest, one of my favourite places in the world. I thought I would share one of the pictures.
About an hour till I am picking up my in-laws (father-in-law, mother-in-law, sister-in-law and my niece and nephew). That will be the start of a weekend of chaos (in a good way!). My daughter is very excited. All the in-laws live abroad in either England or California, so she does not get to see them a ton. She and her nephew were born only three days apart and when they were little we lived only about an hour away from each other.
21.48 – It is evening. The in-laws (or shall I call them out-laws?) have arrived and the house is full! My husband is upstairs with his sister trying to get the children to bed. My daughter is overtired and overstimulated, which means she is an absolute nightmare!
I will attempt to do some reading now!
00.07 – Ok, so technically, it is 18 August… Off to bed now and taking The Strange ad Beautiful Sorrows of Ava Lavender by Leslye Walton with me. Such a gorgeous cover and I figured I would use one of my feather bookmarks for the occasion! I am looking forward to starting it, even if it is 2 or 3 pages…
Night night! x