Sunday, 13 December 2015

Monday again? (also Sunday) What are you reading #2; Sunday post #14

I'm linking up with the Sunday Post hosted here: and also It's Monday! What Are You Reading? hosted here:

Let's see ... what's been happening lately ...

It was spawn's last day of school for the year on Thursday, so he's settling in for the long summer break. (I'm using the word "summer" in its loosest possible term, the weather outside is actually pretty bad [which is my favourite kind of weather]).

So I need to try and think of some things to do with him, while I'm still at home.

We went to see Santa on Friday, so that's done for the year. All of my shopping is done (thank you online shopping!) so I can tick that off the list.

I just need to make a list of what I want for the boys to choose from - lol.

The kittens are growing apace. It's nearly impossible to get decent photos of them, but I'll try for next week's post. We have trouble telling them apart, but I discovered that Felicia has a tiny white patch at the base of her belly, so that will help.

Casper's leg has been re-stitched, and the vet is pleased with his progress. So one more visit next week to get the stitches out, and he should be fine after that.

For myself, I haven't really been doing very much at all, but for now, that's all right. If I'm still sitting here in a month's time saying the same thing, then that will be problematic. But for now, it's nice.

I did a little stitching last week; some reading, and I've been obsessively playing two games - Dragon Age; Inquisition (of course) and on the iPad, Monument Valley: which I just absolutely love.

It's not a particularly long game, but there's something very relaxing about playing it, and I highly recommend it.

As for what I'm reading .... I finished Witches Abroad by Mr Sir Terry Pratchett on Saturday, and loved it. Laughed out loud a few times. So there will be a review of that some time this week.

Right now I'm reading A Private Gentleman by Heidi Cullinan. It's an M/M Victorian romance novel about Wes, the second son of a Marquis who is the despair of his family. He's shy, suffers terrible social anxiety, and stammers badly. He meets Michael, a whore who has a history with Wes's father. The two Fall in Love and Overcome Obstacles.

I'm enjoying it quite a bit, I have to say. I've read a couple of Heidi Cullinan's books before, and enjoy her style.

I also have The Gaugin Connection by Estelle Ryan on the go, and STILL The Sunne in Splendour.

Up next is Uprooted by Naomi Novik, then I think I might tackle Shadowshaper by Daniel Jose Older, and possibly Sorceror to the Crown by Zen Cho.

What's going on with you? What are you reading?


  1. Nice to be done with shopping, I'm not. :) Lots to do yet. Sadly... oh well I have time right?

    Enjoy your week and the reads as well. :)

  2. There's nothing bad about "doing nothing." I wish I could do it more often. I'm hoping to get a lot of nothing done on Christmas Eve. Hope you have a good week coming up!

  3. There's nothing bad about "doing nothing." I wish I could do it more often. I'm hoping to get a lot of nothing done on Christmas Eve. Hope you have a good week coming up!

  4. Online shopping is such bliss! Yeah summer has been mixed, but where I am not too bad, although yucky wind.
    Your reading sounds like it is going well, enjoy.

  5. So glad your holiday shopping is done, good luck entertaining the little one..maybe bake christmas cookies together :)

  6. Greg: It's a relief to be done. You have about a week :)

    Hibernators: I have to admit, I am rather enjoying it :)

    Kathryn: It takes so much stress out of Christmas shopping, I love it. Thank you! :)

    Kimba: Actually, that's not a bad idea, I might give that a try next week :)