Watching what I’m reading . . .

Firstly, apologies for no Friday funnies again this week. I just plain ran out of time, and I am afraid I am going to have time issues for the next month or so until I can get someone in place to replace one of my key staff who left suddenly. I will do what I can, but between working extra long hours and caring for Luke every second weekend while my son gets his new premises ready and then moves (scheduled for Easter) I am going to be pretty time challenged.

Currently and am reading Every Last Fear by Alex Finlay from Netgalley.

Raven Black by Ann Cleeves for the Goodreads.com Crime, Mystery and Thriller group read for March.

And listening to Olive by Emma Gannon

I hope to get another book read this week too, but have not yet decided what it will be.

I have three new ARC ebooks approvals this week, and one audiobook:

Hummingbird Lane by Carolyn Brown

Small Town Secrets by Alys Murray

The Disappearance of Stephanie Mailer by JoΓ«l Dicker

And the audiobook is Everything is Beautiful by Eleanor Ray

That’s my plan, and I use the word loosely, for the week. We’re back under Level 2 restrictions, with Auckland under Level 3 lockdown. So who knows what is going happen….

My neighbours are stranded in Wellington after taking the train down yesterday. The trains were cancelled overnight. They are trying to get a bus back but don’t know if they are running either. They may have to get a hire car. Their cats are happy and well fed in their absence.

Have a great week everyone. Stay safe and healthy and read on!

Author: sandysbookaday

I love good quality chocolate. I love the ocean and love to be in, on or beside it. I read any and every where. I am a proud mum and Nana. I like wine, gin, Southern Comfort, a cold Heineken on a hot day. I am very versatile like that. I cross stitch, do jigsaws, garden, and work on a farm. I am an occasional scribbled. I have far too many books I want to read to ever find the time to die. I am an active member of Goodreads as Sandy *the world could end while I was reading and I would never notice* and review on Amazon under the name Sandyj21. My Goodreads reviews are automatically linked to my Facebook page. Groups I belong to and participate in on Goodreads include: The Mystery, Crime and Thriller Group; Mysteries and Crime Thrillers; Psychological Thrillers; Reading for Pleasure; Crime Detective Mystery Thrillers; English Mysteries; Dead Good Crime; Kindle English Mystery, All About Books and NZ Readers. April 2016 I made the Top 1% of Goodreads reviewers (As follows) Hello Sandy *The world could end while I was reading and I would never notice*, In our community of readers, you stand out in a notable way: You're one of the top 1% of reviewers on Goodreads! With every rave and every pan, with every excited GIF and every critical assessment, you've helped the Goodreads community get closer to a very important milestone – the 50 Million Reviews mark!

12 thoughts on “Watching what I’m reading . . .”

  1. I admire you for being able to work while also maintaining a blog! I don’t think I could have handled both! Sorry to hear about your increasing lockdowns. So discouraging. In my area, restrictions are lifting a bit. Vaccinations are in full swing. Hopefully things will be better soon.

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    1. Only front line health workers and people working in contact with people arriving back in the country are currently being vaccinated here. People are being stupid. A family who were tested for Covid, and were positive, didn’t self-isolate between having their tests and getting their results. They have been in close contact with approximately 900 people…they should be shot. They went to work,the gym, shopping, visiting…..

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  2. I hope you are able to find someone to hire, so you don’t have to work such crazy hours. I’m sure having Luke every other weekend is not a hardship for you, I know how much you love spending time with him. Do what you need to do, I am amazed you can do it all, Wonder Woman! πŸ¦Έβ€β™€οΈ

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    1. I love having Luke. We went to stockcars Saturday night, and I taught him to play indoor bowls on Sunday. I was giving Pete a haircut Sunday afternoon and Luke wanted one just like Poppy Pete’s. He loves it. Don’t know what his Mum is going to think 😬 I am no wonder woman. My house suffers….and my garden. I am seriously considering getting someone to come in once a month to do things like clean the oven, wipe the fridge out, etc….I can cope with most of the day to day stuff. β€πŸ“š

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      1. I’m sure you did a great job with Luke’s hair, Sandy. It sounds like a great weekend. That’s a great idea, throw in wash the windows too. Those are the jobs I don’t like to do and the ones that don’t get done often. Don’t overdo it and get yourself tired out and sick again. You need to have time to relax too. πŸ˜β˜•πŸ€—

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  3. Sorry work is taking about so much of your life Sandy. Hopefully you can get back on track soon! Three approvals this week and two are from me! I need to work harder for you!πŸ˜‚Have a lovely week, be safe, and stay away from people!β˜•πŸ“šβ˜”πŸ€—πŸ’œ

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    1. You are such a bad influence Susan! Queen of the Enablers πŸ€£πŸ˜‚ You have a lovely week too. I guess you’ll be starting packing…. And thanks for the umbrella. I need it this week. Stormy weather…..β›ˆπŸŒ₯πŸŒ¦πŸŒ§πŸŒ¨πŸŒ©β›ˆ the farmers will be glad of the rain, as will my garden. β€πŸ“š

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