Hello, readers 🙂
Another week has gone by. Time really flies fast, don’t they? It’s time for another weekly-wrap up 🙂
I got to do a lot of reading this week and was blessed with some great reads which helped to keep my motivation up throughout the week.
I was a bit preoccupied at the end of the week and momentarily lost my mojo though; of all places, a couple of sparrows decided to nest just above my veranda, and I was busy contacting Community Service Council to relocate the nest, I was listless until I saw it safely removed from my veranda!
I wouldn’t have minded if I were living in a house of my own not in an apartment complex, but with neighbors on both sides, I had to consider noises from birds chirping (it’s quite soothing I imagine but some do mind early morning chirping) and droppings … my veranda is now sparrow-free, but they obviously still remember the place where they were making their nest, and I found a few twigs and leaves on my veranda this morning. Given how many times I had to shoo them away this morning, I now wonder how do I keep them at bay while I am away at work… it would be fine at weekends when I am home, but I spend a lot of time away from home. They are bound to come back and I don’t really relish the idea.
Hmm… I need to figure things out. Any good ideas?
Anyways, without further ado, here’s my weekly looked like.
I finished those five books this week. The cosy-mysteries are all on the short side with a bit over 200 pages, but I am still happy with how much reading I got done.
I first picked up Love Heart Lane by Christie Barlow which I enjoyed tremendously, and immediately decided to read the next book, Foxglove Farm. As I mentioned in my reviews, Christie Barlow always has beautiful stories and dialogues up her sleeve, and her books haven’t failed to get me emotional. To be perfectly honest, I haven’t warmed up to Allie’s character completely from my initial impression in Love Heart Lane where she displayed her feisty and less forgiving traits, but I am definitely going to read the next book Clover Cottage one of these days.
Next, I picked up Buttercream Bump Off by Jenn McKinlay. One again, she had me swooning and enjoying the heck out of this book, this series is quite a gem for me. Fun and witty banter amongst the main characters had me giggle and laugh so many times. Needless to say I got the next book already!
During the weekend, I read two culinary cosy mysteries by CeeCee James. I’d had my eye on this series for so long and I finally decided to give it a go. I was a bit iffy about the first book being a bit bland but thinking the first book has an awful lot to set up, I decided to pick up the next book to see whether I would like it or not.
Glad that I gave it a second chance; I enjoyed the second book much better than the first book, and now I have added this Baker Street mystery series to my follow-up list.
As I have just finished my last book as I speak, I haven’t even had the time to pick up my next book, which leads me to…
Well, you know me – I can never stick with my weekly TBR 🤣 but I am going to pick up these three books as my TBR for the next week.
I am still in the mood for some light cosy mysteries and feel-good books, so I figure these three books fit the bill.
That’s it for today.
How was your week? What have you finished reading, what are you currently reading, and planning to read next?
Comment below and let me know 🙂
Thanks for stopping by as always, and I’ll see you in my next post.