Sunday, 1 July 2018

Sunday Post (31) - Hello Summer!

The Sunday Post is a weekly meme hosted by Kimberly @ Caffeinated Book Reviewer.

If you participate (and you totally should because the community is amazing) don't forget to link up and if you leave me a comment, I will definitely check out your blog.

The Rules can be found here. And this week's post can be found here.

The week was fairly uneventful, but I've been reading a lot and have lots of reviews lined up. Today we spent the day bathing in Hampstead Heath, London.
In July I'm participating in two events: One is Camp NaNoWriMo, where it's all about writing, and the other is Run Around The World, where it's all about running as many miles as possible in the month of July. In fact, the idea is that your team manages to run the distance around the world. 2 miles done, a million to go.

Last week on my blog

Review: Everything About You by Heather Child which is a science fiction novel about a young woman whose virtual assistant adopts her dead sister's personality. Freaky, very much for Black Mirror fans.

Review: A Station on the Path to Somewhere Better by Benjamin Wood. A literary thriller, written as a memoir from the point of view of a twelve-year old boy who is embarking on a road trip with his father that will end in utter disaster traumatising the boy.

Review: A Star Reckoner's Lot by Darrell Drake. A heroine that is bad at her job, magic inspired by astronomy, essentially pulled from stars and planets and the setting is ancient Iran. Definitely worth a look for fantasy fans.

Review: Sleep, Merel, Sleep by Silke Stein. A great middle grade novel that young children will enjoy (and adults, and parents, it's a great little book!)

My own writing

Finally, I've shared a small piece of flash fiction. It's about a small robot, a household helper, and his anxiety. You can find it here. Let me know if you like it!

At the cinema

I've watched Ocean's 8 and it was a lot of fun. I recommend it to anyone who loves heist stories. Especially Helena Bonham Carter was fantastic. The others as well, but I just have such a soft spot for Helena Bonham Carter. (Don't worry, I did notice Cate Blanchett wearing suits!)


 

I'm currently reading quite a few books at the same time, and I can't wait to review them. I love when I can read in the garden while this wonderful weather continues to kill my beautiful lawn leaving nothing but a brown, dry mess. I hope everyone has a great weekend!

21 comments:

  1. I really want to see Ocean's 8! It looks so fun.

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    1. It's a lot of fun! I hope you get to see it.

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  2. Glad you had a good reading week! And good luck with Camp NaNo!!

    Mmm the salmon dish looks good! And I love flash fiction! Very nice. :)

    Have a great week.

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    1. Thank you, Greg, hope you have a good week!

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  3. Good luck with the running and writing. Have a great week!

    Aj @ Read All The Things!

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  4. I'm so dying to see Ocean's 8! Glad you enjoyed it.

    Wow good on you for deciding to do those two challenges. Sounds like you're gonna have a busy but productive month! Best of luck :)

    Going to check out your writing post now!

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    1. Thank you so much, Amy, that means a lot :)

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  5. Everything About You looks intriguing - I love Black Mirror!
    And good luck with the NaNoWriMo camp :-)

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    1. Thank you :) And yes, it's a good book!

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  6. Wow a running challenge AND a writing challenge. Sounds like you'll have a busy month! :-)

    Nicole @ Feed Your Fiction Addiction

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    1. I hope not too busy, it's way too hot for too busy!

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  7. That salmon looks delicious! I'm hoping to watch Ocean's 8 soon, glad to hear you loved it :)

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  8. Good luck with Camp NaNoWriMo! Lounging at Hampstead Heath sounds pretty heavenly right now. That salmon looks divine! I’m hearing amazing things about Ocean’s 8 but there’s no telling when I’ll see it. I’m not much of a movie-goer.
    Tanya @ Girl Plus Books
    Http://girlplusbooks.blogspot.com

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  9. I really want to watch Ocean's 8 as well! I'm glad you enjoyed it! I have a soft spot for Helena Bonham Carter as well, she's amazing!

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    1. She's brilliant, yes! I'm glad I'm not the only one!

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  10. Good luck with Camp NaNoWriMo and with Run Around the World!

    I absolutely love salmon so I'll have to check out your post about that. It sounds delicious!

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  11. Yum that salmon looks good! Good luck with writing camp!

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  12. Good luck with both Camp NaNoWriMo and also the Run Around the World event! I take it your running is back on track then?

    Your asparagus topped with ricotta and salmon sounds AMAZING. YUM!

    I also saw Ocean's 8! And I loved it too. So glad I managed to see it in the cinema.

    Hope you're enjoying your current reads and looking forward to more reviews!

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    1. Thank you for stopping by Di :) And yes, my running is finally back on track.

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