Saturday, 26 May 2018

Sunday Post 102, It's Monday! What are you reading? 87

The Sunday Post - a chance for bloggers to have a chat and a catch-up - is hosted by Kimba, here: and It's Monday! What are you reading? is hosted by Kathryn, here:

Let's see ... I finally did the post for the first #spbkchat reboot - it's here: - feel free to drop in on the post and leave topic ideas, and definitely feel free to drop in on the chat - 9pm NZ Time on Friday night. :)

What else. I went pub quizzing with my friend on Wednesday night, and despite there only being two of us out of a  potential four-person team, we won. It was a fun night.

I've had a quiet weekend apart from going to my friend's and watching the Survivor: Ghost Island finale, and then to the annual Rotary book sale today. In the last hour you can get a bag of books for $5, and I think I did all right.

Here's what I got. Not a bad selection, I don't think, and because it was the last hour or so, it wasn't too crowded around the tables.

Other than that - and I suppose including that - I had a pretty quiet weekend. The weather's been absolute crap - cold and rainy, so a good weekend to harbour inside for sure.

I watched a movie today, and I FINALLY watched a halfway decent Netflix one. It's a horror movie called The Ritual, and there'll be a review up for that later this week.

I also read The Break by Marian Keyes. She's one of my favourite authors, but I have to admit, I'm ambivalent on how much I enjoyed it. I'm still not sure.

I'm reading The Bear and the Nightingale at work on Overdrive, and I'm delving further in to I'll Be Gone in the Dark as well. I've still got Railsea and The Fifth Season on the backburner, too.

What about you? How's your week? What are you reading?


  1. Hey congrats on the pub quiz win! And on the book haul too. :)

    Hope your weather improves. I like a nice quiet weekend but crappy weather is no fun.

    1. Thanks! It was a lot of fun :) I don't mind too much as long as I don't have to go out in it - lol.

  2. Definitely need to check out The Ritual now. Hope you enjoy the new books you got this week. :)

  3. What a great selection and for $5 you can't go wrong! Glad you have a good night at the pub! My and a few of my friends have tired but never seem to win. Have a great week of reading!

    Mary my #Sunday Roundup #20!

  4. Nice book haul and congrats on your pub quiz win!
    I'm totally rubbish at them so admire people who can fish facts out of their memory that quickly!

  5. I'm listening to Bear and the Nightingale on Overdrive. I'm not very far yet. I got interrupted and had to request it again but it's back. It reminds a bit of Uprooted by Naomi Novik in its fairy tale style. Anne - Books of My Heart

  6. I’m watching the Survivor finale right now. I’m a little late, but I don’t have much time for TV during the week. Enjoy your new books. Have a good week!

    Aj @ Read All The Things!

  7. A bag of books for $5 is awesome. Hope you enjoy your haul and have a great weekend!

  8. Nice bunch of books for only $5. I hope you enjoy them and the weather improves. We could actually use some rain. The news here keeps talking about the extreme fire danger. Come see my week here. Happy reading!

  9. Oh the book sale looks fun! I haven't been to one in forever but you've got me wanting to go to the next Friends of the Library sale. Hope you have a great week!

  10. I think it's been a decade since I read a Marian Keyes book. There was a time when I was reading all of her books. My weekly update

  11. Nice bag of books- I hope you enjoy them all.Glad you liked your movie-I don't care for horror too much. Have a great week!!