Saturday, 5 May 2018
Sunday Post 99, It's Monday, What are you reading? 84
The Sunday Post - a chance for bloggers to have a chat and a catch-up - is hosted by Kimba, here: https://caffeinatedbookreviewer.com/ and It's Monday! What are you reading? Is hosted by Kathryn, here: https://bookdate.blogspot.co.nz/
Let's see ... my week was fairly ordinary, I think. Spawn started in his new after-school programme, and is enjoying it so far. Partly, I think, because this one is run out of another school, and so he can play outside in the playground, unlike the previous one he was in, which was essentially run by a kids' restaurant. It had play areas, but nowhere to go outside.
Other than that, the week ticked along as normal.
I took Spawn to the library yesterday for Free Comic Book Day, but unfortunately when we were there, the comics hadn't yet been delivered. So they're going to deliver them to the schools. We also went to Subway and had a bit of a browse around town.\
I also watched a terrible Netflix movie yesterday (again), and painted my nails today. So all in all, a good weekend. I'm not going to review the movie I watched - Bachelorette. It had Kirsten Dunst, Rebel Wilson and Isla Fisher in it, and managed to waste every single one of their talents. Quite a feat, really.
There was some discussion on twitter last week about the possibility of reviving the South Pacific Book Chat discussion - a weekly chat that Marg from http://www.theintrepidreader.com/ and I used to host, several years ago. It went the way of these things and fizzled out after a while. However, when I spotted a mention of it between two other bloggers on twitter, I considered the possibility of reviving it again.
Here's the thinking:
The time zone for the chat - #spbkchat on twitter - is designed for NZ/Australian/other South Pacific book bloggers/tweeters - so I was thinking the start time could be 9.30pm NZ Time on a Friday night. I'm happy to "host" and get the chats up and running - but I can only do Friday nights, and 9.30pm my time is as late as I want to start.
If other bloggers/tweeters are keen, let me know here or on twitter at https://twitter.com/justaddbooks. If you have any ideas for weekly topics, drop those off as well.
The chat would be designed to go for a couple of hours, with the chosen theme as the focus of discussion. Beyond that it wouldn't be structured apart from the edict of course, of be excellent to each other.
I'm thinking of gearing it up from the 25th, which gives me time to get a list of potential topics together and gauge interest.
That.... went off track - lol.
As for what I'm reading - I started The Road to Jonestown: Jim Jones and the People's Temple by Jeff Guinn, and I'm also working my way through the last series of Dragon Age comics - Knight Errant.
Wizards and Glass appears to be on the backburner for now. I'm sure I'll pick it up again... eventually.
I'm waiting for I'll Be Gone in the Dark to come in at the library - I can feel one of my rare true-crime reading sprees coming on, I think.
What about you? How's your week? What are you reading?