Looking Back At August and Forward To September 2017

Firstly… I’m not sure how this post is going to look. The thirteen year old was acting very shifty last night when I took her to a sleepover. I realised this morning why… she’s took the laptop ( for Netflix no doubt ) Yep, there’ll be big trouble when she gets home! So excuse any dodgy formatting… I’m doing this on my phone! 

So this is it, summer holidays over and back to work tomorrow 😭. I’ve taken a few days off from blogging & social media this week to spend a bit time with the daughter – we’ve done theme parks, shopping, movie nights etc. She’s 13 almost, so it was nice to connect again. It feels a lot like she’s drifted away in the last few months… though I’m mighty pissed off with her right now! 

I set myself a challenge over the holidays to read 20 books and I managed 24! So I’m really pleased with that. Here’s some of the highlights. 


September is looking really busy and I’m lined up to take part in some fab blog tours and have some amazing sounding books to read. I’m particularly looking forward to these books! 


Autumn is the best time for reading I think, with crisp mornings and cosy evenings. September and Early October are beautiful here I Cumbria full of gorgeous colours. It really is my favourite time of year! So when I spotted @ canelo_co had an autumn themed photo challenge on Instagram, I had to join in! My first post combined day 1’s prompt of #Leaves and day 2’s prompt of #scarves 


If you want to follow me on Instagram, I’m @vicki_cosybooks and if you’re interested in Canelo’s challenge, here’s the details right here … 


So, August was a great month but I’m ready for September now I think. Give me a week or two though and I’m sure I’ll be moaning about having to go to work again! I’m off out soon, as I support in a club for people with Learning Disabilities on a Sunday, so apologies again if this post looks awful (I’m mostly worried about the images as I can’t format them on my phone!) I’ll be back later this afternoon to fix it once I’ve got my laptop back! 

WWW Wednesday – 30th August 2017

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WWW Wednesday is a weekly event hosted by Taking On A World Of Words to record and share our weekly reading.

The Three Ws are:

What are you currently reading?
What did you recently finish reading?
What do you think you’ll read next?   

Currently Reading 

the doll houseYou never know who’s watching…

Corinne’s life might look perfect on the outside, but after three failed IVF attempts it’s her last chance to have a baby. And when she finds a tiny part of a doll house outside her flat, it feels as if it’s a sign.

But as more pieces begin to turn up, Corinne realises that they are far too familiar. Someone knows about the miniature rocking horse and the little doll with its red velvet dress. Someone has been inside her house…

How does the stranger know so much about her life? How long have they been watching? And what are they waiting for…? 

Published 14th September by HQ Digital  

Just about to start this, I’ve heard great things and am looking forward to it!

Recently Finished

Just three since last Wednesday … I’ve had a couple of busy days getting the daughter’s back to school shopping done and going into work to get ready for new term next week and didn’t get much reading done over the last couple of days. I LOVED Little Sister and Copycat was really gripping, but unfortunately I wasn’t blown away by The Pool House.

Reading Next  

Amy’s husband Hugh isn’t really leaving her.the break

At least, that’s what he promises. He is just taking a break – from their marriage, their children and, most of all, from their life together. For six-months Hugh will lose himself in south-east Asia, and there is nothing Amy can say or do about it.

Yes, it’s a mid-life crisis, but let’s be clear: a break isn’t a break up – yet . . .

It’s been a long time since Amy held a briefcase in one hand and a baby in the other. She never believed she’d have to go it alone again. She just has to hold the family together until Hugh comes back.

But a lot can happen in six-months. When Hugh returns, if he returns, will he be the same man she married? And will Amy be the same woman?

Because falling in love is easy. The hard part – the painful, joyous, maddening, beautiful part – is staying in love. 

Published 7th September 2017 by Penguin UK

A new Marian Keyes! I’m looking forward to this!

So, how’s your reading week been? 

Weekly Wrap Up – 27th August 2017

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This week has been pretty uneventful to be honest and I haven’t done an awful lot. I’m at the point in the summer holidays where I’m fed up of all the spare time and finding it hard to motivate myself – I know, give it a week when I go back and I’ll be counting down to the next holiday. But generally, the most exciting thing that happened this week was the gas safety check on the boiler.

I have been productive blog wise though and for the first time ever I’m ahead with scheduling! Long may it last! September is shaping up to be a very busy month on the blog and I want to be as organised as I can be, leaving me with plenty of time for reading when I’m back at work Monday-Friday. I’ve managed to get through another five books too. I’d set myself a goal to try and read twenty books over the six weeks holidays and I’ve already smashed that with 21 books read and still a week to go! Favourite book this week without a doubt is Little Sister by Isabel Ashdown. I’ve had it on the shelf for ages and finally picked it up on Saturday afternoon. I would’ve read it in one sitting my was rudely interrupted by my mother calling in for a cuppa at a very critical moment! As soon as she’d gone, I was straight back to it. I couldn’t put it down! Review coming next week.

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It’s been an epic few days new books wise and I’m fairly sure my postie is fed up of me. Here’s what’s new to my shelves this week.

 

I’ve got a feeling September is going to be an excellent reading month!

So how was your week?