Sunday, 12 August 2018

My Week in Review to the 12th August

Bye bye Solena! 
I am linking up with The Sunday Post hosted by Kimberly at The Caffeinated Reviewer.

I'm also linking up again with What Are You Reading at The Book Date: Historical fiction at the moment because I am reading Of Faith And Fidelity by Evan Ostryzniuk. Next up I think will be Frankenstein retelling Desirable Body by Hubert Haddad.

Sad non-bookish news this week because we have sold our Raclet Solena trailer tent. The photo is from our last holiday in it in July. Much as we loved camping in Solena, Dave found its putting up strained his bad shoulder and he feels perhaps he is getting too old for tent camping. We do, of course, have an exciting replacement on the way which we're picking up on Thursday. If you're a Facebook friend, you might already have guessed what it is. If not, more news next week!

A blogging milestone on Wednesday: We Only Saw Happiness was the 800th book I've featured on Literary Flits! 800 books on 800 consecutive days! There's a giveaway to win my copy of this book too so click through and help celebrate this 'historic moment', lol.

Finally for this week's news, we saw The League Of Gentlemen at the Princess Theatre last night - our 15th Anniversary treat. The show is brilliant! Hilariously funny and an unbelievably slick production. All the best characters are there and I loved every minute. If tickets weren't so pricey, I'd go see it again tonight!

Giveaways closing soon:
13/08: ebook of Three by K J McGillick

16/08: ebook of Letter To Country by Rethabile Masilo

18/08: PBs of The Collision Of Grief And Gratitude by Rosanne Liesveld

Posts on my blogs this week were:
#WorldReads - Five Books From Iraq
My week in Review to the 5th August
Artisan Rainbow - Satchels
#ReadingWomen - August 2018

Duck Egg Blues by Martin Ungless + Author Interview
The Secret Garden by Frances Hodgson Burnett review
The Bespokist Society Guide to…London review
We Only Saw Happiness by Gregoire Delacourt review + #Giveaway
Resin by Ane Riel review
Blood Ribbon by Roger Bray
The Last Lie She Told by K J McGillick + Excerpt + #FreeBook

Around the blogosphere:

Greg at Book Haven wrote Some Thoughts About Book Blogging

Brittani at Hope, Faith and Books posted her Bout Of Books reading list (the next BoB starts on the 20th Aug)

Have a great week :-)


  1. Aww sorry to hear about the trailer tent, but sounds like you have a good replacement on the way! And I've never read The Secret garden, oddly enough! I'd like to see your review of that!

    Thanks you for linking my post! I appreciate it!!

    Hope your weekend is awesome. :)

  2. Hope the tent replacement brings lots of good times. Happy anniversary! I love live theater... it's such a unique experience.

  3. Sorry about the tent. I am sure you mean your are RVing now? How exciting!! I will have to check out your facebook to see! Have a great week of reading!

    Mary Sunday Roundup #31!

  4. Sorry about the tent, but good luck with the replacement. Happy Anniversary! Have a great week!

  5. A new replacement tent is always good.

  6. It's been a while since I took part in Bout of Books! Linking to Brittani's post was an excellent reminder. :)
    Hope your camping replacement is awesome and allows you to continue your adventures.

  7. I hope the replacement is wonderful. I’ll sleep in a tent if I have to, but I love my tent-trailer. It’s more comfortable and doesn’t collapse in windstorms like the tent did. Congrats on the blogging milestone. Have a great week!

    Aj @ Read All The Things!

    1. Yes, our trailer tent was reassuringly sturdy with a proper comfy bed. Oh well!
      Picking up our RV tomorrow afternoon :-)

  8. Sometimes putting one part of our lives behind us does open up new possibilities. Enjoy!

    Thanks for sharing, and for visiting my blog.

  9. I am not a camper. My idea of roughing it is a hotel without high speed internet. I hope you enjoy your replacement. Come see my week here. Happy reading!

    1. Lol, even my apartment doesn't have high speed internet!

  10. That's sad about your camper, but a happy 15th anniversary to you! I love love love The Secret Garden, and I'll have to check out the other books listed there!

    My post is here. Have a great week!

  11. I did a bunch of camping as a kid but until recently we haven't had any place to keep camping equipment. We go to hotels and motels instead. My weekly update

    1. We've got too used to caravanning comforts so the trailer tent sometimes felt just too much like roughing it!

  12. Well sometimes tenting just doesn't work anymore, hope you are getting something exciting like a fifth wheeler or a caravan. My sister has one and it is terrific.

  13. Happy Anniversary. Sometimes you gotta upgrade! Have a great week.

  14. I've never gone camping in my life and unlikely to do so either. It must be hard to not only put it up but yo take it down. Have a good week.

    1. Sometimes putting the tent away is harder than setting it up!