So here we are at the end of another week of isolation and I have been outside exactly once when I went for some exercise on one of our sunnier days, but please don’t ask me what day it was because I couldn’t tell you off the top of my head.
OK, I checked.
It was Tuesday.
Apart from that, and as Mr B has been managing the grocery shopping, I’ve been puttering around the house doing chores, working on some of my hobbies (sorting out all of my neglected family history research notes for example), and reading, but mostly buying, books.So it seems that it’s time for a round-up.
Books read – in April so far:
- Pet Sounds by Quinn Cummings
- The White Road by John Connolly
- The Mists of the Miskatonic Volume 2 by AL Halsey
- We Are All Completely Fine by Daryl Gregory
- A Head Full of Ghosts by Paul Tremblay
Reviews will be following in due course so I’ll say no more about them here, for now.
Pre-orders received since my last post
- The Book of Koli – the first book in the Rampart Trilogy because its MR Carey and no other reasoning is required
- Creeping Jenny by Jeff Noon because it sounded good
- The Ratline by – because I’m currently interested in WW2
You can see the books I’m currently reading on the Goodreads shelf in my sidebar
I am still very sad at the death last week of Tim Brooke-Taylor, one of the Goodies and a key figure in my teenage TV-watching years. I am also sad at the end of Criminal Minds, one of the very few series where I have never missed an episode. I liked the way it ended; its always pleasing when a series gets a proper and in this case positive ending.
We have also started watching DEVS which is extremely interesting, and Killing Eve is back and I had totally forgotten that they filmed some of it in New Malden, where I live. Super cool.
Hope you are all staying safe, sending virtual hugs to you all!