Another weekend … another update!
In my life:
A somewhat eventful week for me! I worked one shift and spent the rest of my time at home trying to stay awake. I’m not sure what it is, but every morning I wake up feeling like I’ve been hit by a truck and don’t really wake up until about noon. WOE. Oh, to be able to drink all the coffee … #preggoproblems
On Thursday, I went to a Kelley Armstrong signing at a library not too far away. I’ve seen her twice and both times have been at big bookstores, so the turnouts have always been HUGE. This one was about 45 people (including Lisa from Little Miss Trainwreck!) and a lot more intimate. She read an excerpt from her new book, Omens, and an excerpt from The Summoning and answered a lot of questions! I got a few more books signed and made it home in just over 15 minutes. Not bad!
On Saturday, the husband and I went to a local food and Halloween festival, which was a lot of fun. We ate plenty of pumpkin goodness, got lost in a corn maze, and I managed to leave with pumpkin fudge. PUMPKINFUDGE. It’s delicious. And almost gone.
Other than that, I cleaned the house, craved chocolate, drank tea, and attempted to read.
In reading (& blogging):
This week I read:
1. Any Duchess Will Do (Spindle Cove, #4) by Tessa Dare (sad to be caught up on this series!)
2. The MacKinnon Curse: The Beginning (The MacKinnon Curse, #0.5) by J. A. Templeton
3. The Deepest Cut (The MacKinnon Curse, #1) by J. A. Templeton
My reading this week wasn’t terrible, but not the greatest. I’m not sure what it was, but I just couldn’t sit down and really get into a story! It wasn’t until Friday night that I read something straight through (well, Friday night and at about 3:30am Saturday when I woke up. Tragic.). That being said, I do have a few books on the go (a good mix — a horror, a Canadian fiction, a dystopia ARC, and The Book Thief, still.) and am enjoying them! I just need the motivation to just _sit_ and read.
I did do quite a bit of blogging this week … lots of post and review writing, formatting, blah blah blah. At least I was productive in that sense!
Now, onto the books! (Click on the covers to be taken to Goodreads)
One ebook for review. Thank you to EgmontUSA for this one!
I bought a few books this week, showing some local author and Canadian author love! I had intended to get a few other books by local authors, but the bookstore didn’t have them. *grumbles* There’s supposedly a great bookstore in the city, Audreys Books, but it’s one of those ones where you need to know how to parallel park. I am NOT one of those people, so I’ve been scared to visit!
Kathleen Winter is originally from the U.K. but lives in Montreal — the synopsis of this book reminds me a bit of Self by Yann Martel, so it should be a good one! Jessica Kluthe is from Edmonton and Laura (from Reading in Bed) really enjoyed this book — I have to say, it sounds fantastic! And Lynn Coady is another Edmontonian (originally from Nova Scotia). I have her book Hellgoing, which has been nominated for a Giller Prize!
How was your week? Have you read anything good lately?