Weekly Update Oct 7th – 13th 2019

General Update

Hello everyone!

Does anyone else reserve books they want to read in their local library and then once they finally bring them home not want to read any one of them AT ALL??????????? Well that is me this week. I have absolutely zero desire to read any of my library books and it’s looking like I will be bringing back the majority unread!!!! So instead this week once I had read my ARC I delved into my personal bookshelves to choose something to read…. more on that later!!!

What I read

For the second week in a row I only managed to finish one book!! BUT WHAT A GREAT BOOK IT TURNED OUT TO BE!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!

Yup five stars to Mary H.K. Choi’s Permanent Record!!!!!!!!! Review to come this week.

What I am currently reading

So as I was saying earlier I found myself with no inclination to read any of my library books so decided to read something I had bought a few weeks ago…

Ducks, Newburyport by Lucy Ellman, a book on this year’s Booker Prize Shortlist.

But oh my god people….

THIS BOOK IS OVER ONE THOUSAND PAGES LONG!!!!!!!!!!!!!

And omg IT IS SO HEAVY!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!

I even took out my kitchen weighing scales and weighed it……

1.25 kilograms for anyone who is interested…

Yes I am ridiculous…… But we knew this already!!!

So who knows when I’ll finish it because OVER ONE THOUSAND PAGES PEOPLE!!!!!!!!!!!! And I don’t know if you all have heard about it but basically the book is a stream of consciousness style read that is pretty much one unbroken sentence for all of those 1000 odd pages…. AND I AM LOVING IT!!!!!!!!!!! It appeals to my basic soul because…

BAHAHAHAHA I KNOW!!!!!!!!!!!!! What am I like LOL

Book reviews

The following are the book reviews that I posted to my blog this week:

Book tags, discussions and memes

Goodreads Monday this week was all about The Testaments by Margaret Atwood.

I wrapped up my September reading in a post.

This week’s Top Ten Tuesday post about Character Traits I Love.

I was nominated for my fifth Sunshine Blogger Award by my friend Rae.

On Thursday I wrote a piece about my favourite types of music to listen to while reading with some recs from YouTube.

And I took part in two book tags:


And that’s another week wrapped up! If you’ve done a review of your reading and blogging week then feel free to link that in the comments section below.

Here’s to a great reading and blogging week ahead for all of us!

Much love friends.

I’m going to leave you with a video of a song that has been playing on repeat on my stereo all day! (it’s an oldie but a goodie!)

24 thoughts on “Weekly Update Oct 7th – 13th 2019

  1. SAAAMMMEEE! I keep racking up books and not read them AT ALLLLL!! 🤣🤣🤣🤣 and a 1000+ pages long book!?? GORGEOUSS!! 😍😍😍😱😱😱 I LOVVVVEEEEE HEAVY BOOKS! Because when I read them it makes me feel important, kind of life Gandalf researching in the library in the first part of LOTR! 🤣🤣🤣🤣 Seriously though, seems like you had a good week nonetheless!! YAYYYYYYY!! 😍😍😍👻👻👻👻👻👻😉☔️☔️

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      1. WELL I FORGIVE FOR NOT HAVING READ THE BOOKS BECAUSE I ABSOLUTELY DOTE ON THE MOVIES AND WELLL AND I AM SOOO GLAD YOU SHARE MY LOVE FOR THEMM!! Everyone is just so perfect…EVERYTHING ABOUT THOSE MOVIESS!! 😍😍😍😍😍😍😍👻👻👻👻❤️❤️❤️❤️❤️

        AND YESSSS!! LEGOLAS IS THE BESTT!! But don’t you forget the sexy Strider aka ARAGORN!! 😍😍❤️❤️❤️❤️❤️❤️👻👻👻👻

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  2. OMGGG I’m SO EXCITED to hear that you loved Permanent Record!! I absolutely LOVED Choi’s debut, Emergency Contact (gave me all the feels) and I can’t wait to read this one too! Eee can’t wait to read your review 😍
    Also, holy 1000 pages of stream of consciousness?!? ONE UNBROKEN SENTENCE FOR 1000 PAGES!? Hahaha I think that would drive me absolutely MENTAL! I don’t think I could jam with it but I’m glad to hear that you’re enjoying it 🤣

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    1. YASSS 1000 PAGES OF PRETENTIOUS NARRATIVE TECHNIQUES AND I AM LIVING MY BEST LIFE 😂😂😂😂😂😂😂😂😂 Dini I’m such a nutter 🙈🙈🙈🙈 <33333
      And omg Permanent Record is soooo much better then Emergency Contact!!! I loved it so much :)))))

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  3. Oof, I feel you, Emer. I do that whole reserving books and not reading them all the time. It gets bad when it’s a book a lot of people are in line for, and I take the whole month to finally get to it 😅.
    I really need to read Permanent Record and, honestly, anything by Mary Choi! I’ve heard so many good things about her!

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