Saturday, 30 April 2016

Sunday Post 31; It's Monday, What are you reading? 19

The Sunday Post - a kind of virtual coffee shop/water cooler - is hosted by Kimba here: and It's Monday! is now hosted by Kathryn at

Let's see ... last week wasn't anything particularly extraordinary, I don't think. We did get a new car, and my entire involvement was "It's fine but I'm not making the payments and also I'm not filling out any paperwork". I bloody hate paperwork. But I will admit it was getting to the point with our other car where it had more problems than anything. So. New car. It's nice. It has all kinds of unnecessary bells and whistles, as new cars seem to.

It's a black Toyota Wish, if anyone is into that sort of thing. :)

Work was. It was work. Neither terrible nor outstanding, and honestly, that's absolutely fine with me.

Spawn and I went to the Bill Richardson Transport Museum on Saturday, which is just across the road from us. We had lunch at the very busy cafe there, and roamed about looking at trucks and things. I built some Lego in the Lego room. After we came home, we watched Prince of Egypt and... I built more Lego - lol.

I went to my stitch-and-watch friend's on Saturday night and picked away at the peonies that are up in my rotation at the moment. We also watched four episodes of The Night Manager, and good golly gosh darn, it's really, really good.

I started Royal Assassin by Robin Hobb, book two of the Farseer Trilogy, in my quest to make this year the Year of the Series (don't ask me how it's going)and so far it's ... well, I'm 43 pages in, so I can't say.

I also finished Lock In by John Scalzi yesterday, which I enjoyed, but found a bit confusing.

I'm going to do a short reviews post this week, and I also have a kind of ... musing on sanctuary post that I've written but haven't put up yet.

For this week, well, there's work, and spawn is back at school after the holidays. I'm hoping to get some reading and maybe some stitching done before Saturday.

That's about it, really.

What about you? What's up in your world?

What are you reading?


  1. I read the Assassin books by Hobb a few years back, I don't remember everything but I do remember she puts him through the ringer. Lol she's tough on her characters sometimes.

    Congrats on the car! And yeah LEgo's are fun, adult or not. :)

  2. A reliable car is a good thing. I hope this week is a good one for you :)

  3. I don't think they make Toyota 'Wishes' here. Must check it out. I suspect the same models are called different things in different countries!

    As for me, I'm spending the weekend at my mother's and she's having internet problems... which is NOT FUN!

  4. Congrats on the new car! I wish you many years of happiness and no repairs on it!

  5. I'm only through the first episode of The Night Manager but, wow ... it is intense!

    New cars are fun, even if we have to pay for them. :)

  6. Greg: I'm still not far in, but that does seem to be what's happening :) Lego is always fun!

    Kimba: Thank you :D

    Deborah: I'd never heard of them either- lol

    Jenny: Thank you! :)

    Kristen: It's VERY intense. Good, though.