Sunday, 14 February 2016

Sunday post 20; It's Monday! What are you reading? post 8

Linking up with Kimba at for the Sunday post, and with Kathryn at for It's Monday! What are you reading?

The Sunday Post is a chance to catch up with what you've been doing, and with what you're going to do for the week, and of course It's Monday! is all about the books. :)

Once again, I tripped and fell off the radar. I'm not sure why, but there we have it.

Spawn went back to school for the new year on February 1, so perhaps that's part of it - settling into the school routine again.

For me, that means getting up a good hour earlier at least than I have been, which is a struggle, given that I am certainly NOT a morning person.

Otherwise, things continue on much the same. I'm still applying for jobs. I have picked up some casual proof-reading, so that's a start. And somehow I've been drafted as a sort of parent help some mornings for spawn's class to help with reading and writing. Which is fine, I don't mind, but I'm just not very good with children in large groups.

I'm trying to re-set parts of my own routine so I'm not passively sitting in front of the computer or the TV for large parts of the weekday. Even if I'm writing or reading, it's better for my brain parts.

What else. I do have blog posts planned for this week, so hopefully this time I'll actually do them.

I'm hoping to write up reviews for the Captive Prince trilogy by C S Pacat, and also Rosemary and Rue by Seanan McGuire. I also went to see Deadpool last week, so am  hoping to write that up as well. I also have two or three other posts in mind, though I might not get them done this week. They're simmering away, though.

As for what I'm reading ... I had a bit of a mini-slump after finishing Rosemary and Rue, so nothing for a few days. However, I'd bought The Martian on iBooks a while back when it was on special, so I'm reading that at the moment. It's very science-y and a bit dense, but I'm getting more into it now.

As for what's coming up; book 2 of The Dark Tower, finally. And then ... I'm not sure after that. I'll have to poke around a bit.

How's your week been?

What are you reading?


  1. I just recently finished The Martian on audio and loved it. Hope it helps with the mini-slump.

  2. I've been curious about The Martian, of course it gets rave reviews but I thought it might be more science-y than I feel like reading. :) Maybe on audible would be better for me. And I've heard Rosemary and Rue is good.

  3. I know The Martian can be a bit dry but the audio was awesome and the movie - loved it. Want to go again! Go see the movie!

  4. Was never able to get into the Dark Tower series. I'm happy to hear that your enjoying them.

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  5. I really enjoyed the film version of The Martian, so I keep meaning to pick up the book. I felt the same way about some of Michael Chriton's books - I always enjoyed them, but sometimes I had no idea what was going on because of all the math and science!

  6. I, too, loved the audiobook of The Martian. I found it pretty funny at times, even. Hopefully you do better at motivation this week! I know how those slumps can go.

  7. Nise: I'm getting more into it now - I'm about halfway through and enjoying it.

    Greg: I think it would work well as an audiobook. There is a lot of science, especially in the first part but it's worth persisting with.

    Kathryn: The movie is definitely on my to-watch list!

    Theresa: I got through the first three books years ago but drifted for some reason. I'm determined to read the whole thing this year.

    Jane: I've heard good things about the movie.

    Hibernators Library: I'm definitely getting more into it now I'm about halfway through. Reading slumps are the worst always.

    Jodie: I really, really enjoyed it!

  8. Oh, I'll be looking forward to the review of The Captive Prince! I have heard many good things about it and have just been waiting for the third book to come out so I can read them all at once.

  9. I hope your week has been good. I hope your proofreading jobs are going well. I would like doing that for a side job.

    I am a little late visiting everyone.

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