Weekly Reading Roundup
October 28, 2013 25 Comments
A quiet week, in which I worked a lot, and on Saturday, helped moving my mother to her new place, in an old people’s home. It seems she’ll be cared for well – at least in theory. There are checks (to see if she’s OK) in the morning and evening, coffee/tea three times a day, and all meals and help with things she can’t do herself. How that works out in practice, we’ll have to see, but it sounds good.
I also had a business support group meeting, with other people who want to improve their business. One new person turned out to be a kind of competition, not sure how that will work out if we’re supposed to share our plans and ideas…
This week, more mother, more work, and hopefully, I’ll manage to do some clothes shopping. Not only but also, because on Saturday one of my clients has her book presentation (i.e., of a book that I edited). Looking forward to that. She seems to know “everyone”, so it promises to become quite the event.
Today, I’ll be staying indoors – we’ve got “code red” from the weather alarm: it’s very stormy!
Books I finished in the last week: 4
The Particular Sadness of Lemon Cake by Aimee Bender. About a girl that can taste from what she eats how the cook felt at the time of making the food. 4 stars.
Christmas Carol by Michele Gorman. A woman called Carol who is very scroogy with her time (work-work-work) is forced to spend a long weekend with her family in Scotland. And her Blackberry doesn’t have a good signal! 4 stars
Locked Room by Martyn V. Halm. Story. Thriller. A short story taking place in Amsterdam. The story builds up rather slowly. 3 stars
Microchip Murder by Martyn V. Halm. Story. Thriller. Same. But a better story. 4 stars.
Books I’m reading & planning to read
Etched in Sand by Regina Calcaterra. The real-life story of the author, who grew up in a family of abused and neglected children. 4 stars
A Gift to Remember by Melissa Hill. A woman on her bicycle runs into a man who ends up in hospital with amnesia. She tries to find out who he is and whether he has a family waiting at home. 5 stars
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What are you reading this week?