We’re officialy in April, I can’t believe we’re already a quarter of the way through 2019. Today is the start of the O.W.L.s magical readathon and Unsolvedathon, so I’m making a start on my reading lists.
I’m starting my readathons with We Were Liars, the Disney retellings A Whole New World and As Old as Time, and Murder Games. These are all quite short so should be quick reads to help give me a good start to the challenges. These are also all paperbacks, and I’m on holiday from the middle of April so I want to read these first so I only have to take my kindle with me.
I’m also going to be reading A Good Enough Mother and Close to the Edge on The Pigeonhole. I read The Passengers on the app and it’s an interesting way to read a book, if sometimes slightly frustrating to have to wait for the next part instead of reading it all at once.
What are you reading this month? Are you taking part in any reading challenges or readathons?
Last week was incredibly busy at work and the first half this week doesn’t look like it will be much quieter
I only finished two books last week, both on a work trip south of the border. I’m hoping to have more time to read near the end of the week, after all the work deadlines have passed.
I started In Bloom at the weekend so I’m hoping to finish that early this week so I can make a dent in my library books. I’m also reading The Passengers by John Marrs, through The Pigeonhole. This is my first book through The Pigeonhole and it’s an interesting way of reading. I have to wait for the next part to be released rather than racing through the entire book.
There’s a rare book fair in Edinburgh on Saturday so I’m planning to go along for a couple of hours and probably spend too much money on books
Here’s a picture of my little boy Dominick, looking particularly photogenic, on a walk on Saturday. This was taken approximately 45 seconds before the tiny moron tried to catch a bee and was subsequently stung.
I finished a few audiobooks last week and I’ve already added more to my list for this week.
The Halloween Tree – I have several books by Ray Bradbury on my TBR list, but I haven’t read many. This is a short listen to start off with. Altered Carbon – This is sci-fi mixed with crime mystery, two of my favourite genres combined, so this should be a really fun listen. The Dark Web – I read and watch a lot of crime dramas and the dark web is often mentioned so I’m looking forward getting a more detailed picture of what it is.
I’ve also bought several new books for my kindle so I have a few recent releases that I’m looking forward to reading.
I started Beartown and Her Last Move last week so I’m planning to finish those before I start anything else.
Beartown isn’t the type of book I’d usually read, but I accidentally placed a hold at the library, so I thought I’d try it. Her Last Move is my usual crime thriller, and I read another book by John Marrs earlier this year which I really enjoyed, so I’m looking forward to spending an evening reading this.
This week at work is going to be mostly coding and staring at excel spreadsheets, so is perfect for listening to audiobooks. I have Solaris by Stanislaw Lem and Sphere by Michael Crichton downloaded already. The Dark Web and The Detainee are next in my queue. I always listen to audiobooks at double speed so I should be able to get through a few before this piece of work is finished.
I also have The Chalk Man and Lost Boy from the library that I’m hoping to read this week.
I have a bit of a love/hate relationship with re-tellings and alternate versions of fairy tales and classic stories. Some of them are amazing, but I usually find that a lot are released, or become popular, around the same time, and it quickly becomes overdone. That said, I’m excited about Lost Boy. I haven’t seen any of these stories about Peter Pan before, and I enjoyed Alice by Christina Henry
It feels like a fairly ambitious list of books, as I also have tickets to the midnight showing of Captain Marvel and a cat that doesn’t approve of lie-ins, so I might be zombified on Friday. What are you planning on reading this week?