Saturday, 12 March 2016

Sunday post 24, It's Monday, what are you reading? 12

 Linking up with Kimba from for the Sunday Post - a chance to catch up and chat about the week that was and the week that's coming - and with Kathryn from to chat about what we're reading.

Let's see ... I met Marg from last Monday for coffee, and it was great to meet a fellow blogger in person, as I don't think there are all that many who live near me. My location is geographically undesirable, as it were. Still, it was great to catch up. :)

What else. Spawn ended up being home for most of the week because in one of those A+ parenting moments, the day after he was home with a sore throat, I sent him off to school - for a sports day. Which took place outside all day in a howling gale. The day after that was a half day for parent-teacher interviews so I just gave up the whole week as a bad deal. Hopefully we'll be back on track this week.

I didn't get a lot of reading done, but I'm chipping away at Perdido Street Station - I'm trying for a chapter a day. So far so good! I'm also reading Scrap Metal by Harper Fox, about two young men who find love on a remote Arran farm. It's actually very good and a nice counter-point to the weightiness of Perdido Street Station.

I still have The Drawing of Three and book two of the Second Sons trilogy on the backburner, and hopefully this week will be a better reading week than last week. Last week was just a massive bust all around, honestly. But that's okay. Some weeks are diamond-encrusted Tiffany tiaras. Some are $2 shop tiaras that give you a weird rash and make your hair fall out. It's all to the good.

Up this week ... I'll finish Scrap Metal, I'm sure. Then I will dive into The Drawing of Three, I will, I will!! I'm chipping away at a 10-year old cross-stitch project, too - Circe, which I've talked about before. So I might get some stitching done, outside of Saturday night at my stitch-and-watch friend's. Now that Downton is done (has everyone seen it? Can I yell about the thing yet?) - we're diving into The Blacklist, which I enjoy but am finding frustrating by equal measure.

Also - and I don't want to say too much because jinx - but I have a job interview on Wednesday. That's all I'll say here, except I had to rush out and buy grown-up shoes and a nice jacket - and ask for good wishes and thoughts, if you have them to spare. :)

I did my Things I Like post, finally; tis here: and hopefully this week I'll kick off my Awesome Ladies project. I miiiiiight also do a post about Dragon Age and how I fell into it, but I'll ponder that one.

What about you?

How's your week?

What are you reading?


  1. Nice imagery on the tiara thing! LOL yes some weeks are one and some are the other. :) I haven't seen the Blacklist but I've heard good things. And good luck with the job interview!

    I'll have to check out your things you like post. :)

  2. Good luck for your job interview - I'll have my fingers crossed...

    Sorry you had a meh week last week, hopefully this one will be much better. But how lovely to meet a fellow blogger. I love meeting people (IRL) that I've only met online - you know each other, but you don't. Such a strange feeling!

  3. Oh wow, I know all about wanting to be nice to a kid who wants to go to sports-day in school, only to be punished for the rest of the week. I hope your little one is feeling better!
    It's always great to meet our online friends in person, isn't it? I was so lucky last year to got to RT in Dallas, and I was able to stay up late chatting with several bloggers for almost a week. It was amazing :)
    I'll keep my fingers crossed for your interview, I hope you'll get the job.
    Have a wonderful week ahead and happy reading.
    Lexxie @ (un)Conventional Bookviews

  4. I know what you mean about being somewhere geographically undesirable...I don't know of many bloggers near me, though maybe I should make more of an effort to interact with other UK bloggers! Have a great week and happy reading!

    Laura @

  5. Best of luck at your interview.

    I hope this week is good for you.

    Silver's Reviews
    My It's Monday, What Are You Reading

  6. All the fingers and toes crossed for your job interview tomorrow! The absolute very most best of luck!

  7. The tiara comment made me laugh. I hope your interview went well!