Sunday, 17 April 2016

Sunday post 29; It's Monday, What are you reading? 17

The Sunday Post, hosted by Kimba here: is a chance to catch up with the week that was, plan the week ahead and chat with other bloggers. It's Monday! What are you reading? has been taken over by Kathryn at and the title says it all. :)

Last week we returned to a kind of equilibrium, and spawn returned to school, much recovered from his fever/infection. All hail antibiotics. (All hail the glow cloud). Of course, he had one week of school and now has two weeks off for school holidays but eh. There's never a good time to get sick.

I worked, and kept chipping away at The Girl With All the Gifts (which really is very very good) and played a little Dragon Age and an even more little Mass Effect (I'm very bad at Mass Effect so far. Like. Awful.)

I'm never up for much of anything by the time I get home from work; after sorting out tea, lunches, clothes and uniforms (and homework), so last week I finally started on the last season of The Walking Dead. I finished Versailles and needed something else. So far TWD is good. Little bit slow and there's a little too much teen angst that I just don't care about, but I persist because I think The Walking Dead is one of the best shows to come along in a long time.

Let's see ... by Friday night I was so knackered that I nearly fell asleep on the couch about the time I meant to head to bed. Just. Exhausted. And I'd started coughing, which hasn't gone away, so I guess it's my turn for the seasonal lurgy. Marvellous.

What else. I started The Casual Vacancy by J K Rowling yesterday and I have to say, I'm really enjoying it. A friend pointed out to me that she's an excellent storyteller, and so whatever story she chooses to tell is bound to be a good one. So far that theory is holding.

For this week I think I'll pause on The Girl With all the Gifts and venture slowly back into Perdido Street Station.

I did a short reviews post last week, though I didn't get around to my happy list/things that are saving my life post. Hopefully this week, I'll see. I also have an idea brewing of - I'm not sure how to describe it - the things that give us sanctuary. From our daily lives; our children - books and games and things. I'm in mind of it because Spawn is playing Dragon Age Inquisition. Which is fine, I'm happy he can handle it and all that jazz but it's like ... this is MY escape. I'm actually thinking of launching a new playthrough that he doesn't know about, so I can have a proper, real escape with it.

Anyway. I'll see if I can even get a whole post out of that idea.

What about you?

How's your week been?

What are you reading?


  1. I like the things that give you sanctuary list. Another blogger (not a book blogger) I know wrote once about her 'first aid' kit - or something similar and it was those things which revive or nourish her. Her 'things' varied from the tangible (certain books or food) to habits etc...

  2. Glad you are enjoying Casual Vacancy. I need to catch up on TWD. Glad the little one is better. Have a wonderful week.

  3. All Hail the Glow Cloud- is that a Night Vale reference? If not, never mind. lol.

    I should play Mass Effect given my love of scifi stuff, but I never have. I like the idea of your sanctuary post- great idea! And thought provoking. I just finished TWD and started Fear the Walking Dead. It's okay. I wasn't really that impressed with S6 of TWD, but whatever- i like the show.

  4. Deborah: That sounds like a great idea. :)

    Kimba: Thanks! :)

    Greg: ALL HAIL THE GLOW CLOUD (lol yes it's a Night Vale reference)
    I know a lot of people who LOVE Mass Effect. So far ... I'm dying a lot. But that happened when I started playing Dragon Age too, so I'll persist for now -lol. I have to admit, so far with The Walking Dead, I'm a bit ehnnn on the latest season.

  5. Oh, I'm glad you're enjoying Casual Vacancy! I badly wanted to like it but I just couldn't get into it. :/

    I'm well, my week's been good, and as usual I am finishing off the weekend trying to figure out what I did with all my weekend hours. FRIDAY IS FAR AWAY AGAIN.

  6. I've had a cough for nine weeks. It has tapered off, thank goodness. Hope yours doesn't last this long.

  7. Knitting is my yoga and I like to take breaks by maybe baking or doing some other sort of craft. Sorry your son was so sick he needed antibiotics and was off for a week. Wowza. My little one had infected eczema a few weeks ago; took two oral antibiotics, one of which she held her nose with each dose. But of course she was still able to get off to school.

  8. Jenny: It was certainly a departure, but I did enjoy it!

    Deb:Ugh, I hope you feel better :(

    Wooly: That's a good description for things that you love :) it's no fun when they're sick, is it? :(