It’s been a roller-coaster week. This time last week our house purchase was about to go to the wall. This week it’s back on again. If you’d have asked me to put money at the weekend on this being the outcome, I’d have laughed in your face. Funny how things change. Not over until the fat lady sings, though, as we all well know. And I haven’t even started tuning up, yet!
Anyway, I’ve been reading quite a lot this last week.
I finished this yesterday:
Unusually for a book, the first half was far better than the second – I felt it lost momentum after the voice changed to that of a different character, and I was a little bit bored. The twist near the end didn’t ring true for me, either. I do love Emily Barr’s books, generally, though, so it won’t put me off reading whatever she writes next.
I’ve just started this book:
Another of my favourite authors (I’m trying to catch up on the back catalogues of my favourites at the moment), and I’ve only read the first couple of chapters, but I’m not sure about this one. Diane’s books usually suck me in from the very first page, and I’m not feeling it so much with this one, but maybe it will be a slow burner.
I’m late to the party with this, but I’ve recently discovered The Good Wife, and have been working my way through the first season.
I’m really enjoying it, and I like the fact that each episode is a self-contained story, although with ongoing threads running through the whole series, so it’s easy to dip in and out of.
I see the TV schedules have defaulted to the usual autumn X Factor/Strictly Saturday night pap. I used to enjoy both, but they’re just so far past their sell-by dates as far as I’m concerned, soooo boring. I did watch the first couple of episodes of X Factor, but it was too dreadful even for my (admittedly pretty poor) taste in TV, and we had the first Strictly programme on in the background a week or so ago, but I didn’t recognise any of the so-called celebrities apart from Deborah Meaden and Vanessa Feltz. Jolly glad I shall be away for very many of the coming weekends!!
Have you read or watched anything good lately?