Sunday, 8 April 2018

My Week in Review to the 8th April

new-to-me handbag 
I am linking this post up with The Sunday Post at Caffeinated Reviewer.

For a week spent mostly intensively eBaying and Freegling from the comfort of my chaise longue(!), I seem to have actually done better getting things than getting rid of things which, on the one hand, is disappointing, but on the hand - I have new stuff to show off!

The lovely handbag pictured right is a £5 new-to-me bargain from a Rowcroft Hospice charity shop. Rowcroft shops are lovely because they have good quality items - I'm not sure if they're just in Torbay though or further afield as well. I'd had my previous handbag 14 years and holes had started wearing through the leather so it's been retired. Fingers crossed this one lasts as long.

Sleep Eye Mask by Poody And Berty 

I received a beautiful soft blue eye mask from Poody And Berty on Friday which ensured me a fabulous night's sleep for what seems like the first time in ages although it isn't really that long. Our caravan has blackout blinds. Our static and our flat do not and I struggle to sleep when there's too much light in the room. If this is something you suffer from too, let me recommend a Poody And Berty Eye Mask! Mine is so comfortable I soon wasn't even really aware of wearing it and it makes the night properly dark!

I was delighted to receive Book Post this week too. It's not practical when we're travelling so my books tend to arrive by email - appreciated of course, but not the same as an actual book in a parcel! I bought Nervous Conditions by Tsitsi Dangarembga which looks like a good read, and I won Silent Victim by Caroline Mitchell from the Dorset Book Detective blog which is well worth a visit if you're not already a regular. You can read DBD's Silent Victim review here.

Book prize from Dorset Book Detective 

On Thursday I stumbled across possibly the best Twitter thread ever which concerned a Northern Ireland library mystery that turns out to be a global grandma conspiracy! It starts here:


Around the blogosphere

Kimberly at Caffeinated Reviewer talks about a great-looking historical novel set in 1918 Philadelphia as the city is decimated by the Spanish Flu epidemic, As Bright As Heaven by Susan Meissner.

Daniela at Nocturnal Devices wrote a thoughtful and sensitive post about books to read during National Child Abuse Prevention Month.

Ronnie at Paradise Found shared a super-intriguing Book Beginning: "I hate First Friday." Recognise it? I didn't but am now intrigued! Find out more here.


Here's what you might have missed on my other blogs this week. Click the images to visit the pages ... and don't forget to enter all the Giveaways!

 

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14 comments:

  1. Oh THAT tweet :) I really loved that tweet :D

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    1. It's wonderful - and I loved that librarians all round the world had exactly the same happenings where they were!

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  2. What a great tweet! Have a wonderful week :)

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  3. I love that bag! Enjoy...and I'm curious about Silent Victim.

    Great tweet, too. Thanks for visiting my blog.

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    1. Thank you :-)
      I'm looking forward to Silent Victim although probably shouldn't read it late at night!

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  4. Ooo, the eye mask. I do like it dark too. Have a good reading week.

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  5. I saw that Twitter thread. I’ve found scribblings in library books before, but I didn’t know that it was a granny conspiracy. I hope you have a great week!

    Aj @ Read All The Things!

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    1. It was a lovely thread and I'm hoping I'm still such a bookworm at that age! Though I don't know if I could overcome my Vandalism! aversion enough to mark books.

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  6. Book mail is definitely the best and Silent Victim looks quite good. I love that tweet, I did NOT see it but now I want to go read the whole thing!

    Have a super week!

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    1. Do go read the Twitter thread - it's a lovely story! Not all the tread obviously though. I think there's thousands of interactions now!

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  7. Oh, now I need to know why all the 7s are underlined! Also that sleep mask is adorable - I lost mine during our last move and I haven't yet to purchase a new one.

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    1. Do get yourself an eye mask like mine! So soft, comfortable and well made - I'm going to be recommending them to everybody :-)

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