26.07.21 – 01.08.21
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This week is a bit disappointing as I could easily have finished the entire board, but my laziness got in the way. I also wish I had more pictures or something to make these posts more interesting. If you have any suggestions let me know~
Even so, I think I did some pretty decent reading and set the groundwork of getting several books completed in August.
Below is the board I started with at the beginning of the week and the one I ended it with:
page count: 225
Darcy woke me up 15 minutes before my alarm, so I spent that extra time before getting ready for work finishing off Cream Buns and Crime by Robin Stevens (191-229/258-269). It was quicker than I thought as I had just read one of the short stories at the end of the previous book in the Murder Most Unladylike series. It’s a fun and cute little companion to the series.
I didn’t read on the commute, but outside my workplace I started Three Dark Crowns by Kendare Blake (1-32). I continued with this during the quiet moments at work (32-93). On my commute home I started the audiobook for The Desolations of Devil’s Acre by Ransom Riggs (1-85).
On the walk home I picked up some fish and chips and watched a documentary with my dad.
page count: 27
In the morning I went to the shops with my dad – he’s obsessed with gardening at the moment so we’ve had to get pots and compost and stuff quite a few times. He also had to get some liquid put into his car, so I got a couple of pages of The Desolations of Devil’s Acre (85-91) in.
When we got home, I worked on last week’s Reading Challenge No. 6 and got it posted. In the evening my dad and I watched a couple of documentaries – The Long Shot and Amada Knox. Before bed I started The Thursday Murder Club by Richard Osman (1-22).
page count: 124
We planned to spend the day at a wild animal reserve, but when we got there it started pouring it down! I hate being in the rain, especially walking round a huge reserve with hills and my dad possibly getting ill. On the journey there and back, I listened to a little of The Desolations of Devil’s Acre (84-150).
And of course it was super sunny when we got home, so while my dad was in the garden, I watched Black Books. During Darcy’s walk, I read more of The Desolations of Devil’s Acre (150-184).
In the evening my dad gave me free rein of Netflix, so I put on Mad For Each Other. It’s so good! I love the characters, the leads have my heart ♥ We got 6 episodes in. and then in bed I read some of The Thursday Murder Club (22-53) just to fill in the empty space before I slept instead of being on my phone.
page count: 200
In the morning I ate a chocolate chip flapjack and read The Thursday Murder Club (53-89). We did plan to go back to the reserve but my dad wasn’t feeling it. So, I carried on reading and got to page 194. During the day I didn’t do much. I did take Darcy for a walk and so listened to The Desolations of Devil’s Acre (184-243). I mostly watched videos and scrolled twitter until it was time for bed.
page count: 195
Today was another work day. On my commute I listened to The Desolations of Devil’s Acre (243-293) and during work I read the ebook of The Thursday Murder Club (194-256). The day was alright, I don’t really remember much about it 😅 I really need to write these entries on the evening or the next day as my memory is rubbish.
On the way home, I returned to the Desolaition’s audiobook (293-376). I really love the narrator – Kirby Heyborne – who does this series, he’s fantastic ♥
I spent the evening on my phone, mostly twitter.
page count: 29
Tuesday was a bit of a non day. In the morning I ate a flapjack while reading some of The Thursday Murder Club (256-285) and then spent most of the day watching YouTube and BookTube – the latter was mostly for working on a tbr for August, and I basically scrapped it all…
In the late afternoon we had a thunderstorm, which meant I spent most of the time making sure Darcy was comfortable and not too scared.
After tea, I worked on my wrap up for the month and watched YouTube.
page count: 63
In the morning we had to head to the shops to get Darcy’s food. At home, I made plans for the next week concerning my tbr and bingo board.
In the afternoon we watched episode 7 of Mad For Each Other. I then took Darcy for a walk and listened to some more of The Desolations of Devil’s Acre (376-419). And then we finished the drama when I got home. I adore Mad For Each Other and I highly recommend it! The conversations around mental health, domestic violence and people’s right to self expression without judgment was great. I do plan to get a review done for this drama, so hopefully that will be up next week~
In bed I read some of The Thursday Murder Club (285-305). I really wanted to read more, but I was too sleepy.
page count: 863
books finished: Cream Buns and Crime; Robin Stevens
books started/in progress: Three Dark Crowns; Kendare Blake + The Desolations of Devil’s Acre; Ransom Riggs + The Thursday Murder Club; Richard Osman + Shine; Jessica Jung + Tales from the Shadowhunter Academy; Cassandra Clare and co. + Emma; Jane Austen
I hope you had a good reading week and a good week in general, as well as a great July ♥
Thanks for reading!
I hope you’re having a lovely day and staying safe ♥