Aaah, thanks for coming along on the ride for me, if you’ve been around the past week, you’ve seen that I’ve decided to tackled on both memes I was considering. We’ll see how long that will last, especially the Truth or Dare -this vlog business is nerve wracking! Nevertheless, thank you so much for all your encouraging notes about my voice; you guys have definitely made my day. Hugs & Kisses to you all!
It’s been a pretty busy week for me and so, a very very slow reading period. I went to the movies twice (*gasp* oh, the luxury!) -once with my kiddo for Walking With Dinosaurs in 3D (his first full feature film and he gets to see his fave dinosaurs in 3D -he absolutely loved it) and then, with a couple of girlfriends to see The Railway Man. I must say that I didn’t really know that much about The Railway Man and I wasn’t really in the mood for a serious movie – I went just to hang out with my friends for a bit. When discussing this with a friend, she commented how underwhelming my ‘review’ of the movie was… but I just couldn’t help myself. At the risk of sounding superficial, Colin Firth’s glasses were just so prominent that it really distracted me from the whole movie! I was getting really annoyed with that. Plus, the young Japanese translator -um, he doesn’t look like he knows if he’s supposed to be there? The only bit I love, though, was the endin… I haven’t read the book or any reviews so I was really unsure how it was supposed to turn out and I was completely blown away. The ending sooo saved the movie for me 🙂
Then on Saturday evening, I went to see “An Evening with David Sedaris” at the Sydney Opera House. It was such a wonderful evening, when the lights came on, I was surpised to find that 1.5 hours have passed. He’s such a witty story-teller. He read some of his diary entries, and seriously, I wish my diary entries were like his! I can’t thank Hachette Books Australia enough for these tickets! My girlfriend and I absolutely enjoyed the night.
The post seems to be geneous this week with 2 deliveries of books. It’s a thrilling experience each time I ripped into those packages -I’m sure you booklovers will know what I’m talking about 😉 This week I’ve received:
From Hachette Book Australia:
- Pushing the Limits by Casey Stoner ~signed copy
- Ugly: My Memoir by Robert Hoge ~signed copy
- The Girl with All the Gifts by M. R. Carey ~an Uncorrected Proof
- The Invention of Wings by Sue Monk Kidd ~an Uncorrected Proof
From Harlequin Books Australia:
- Hunted by Elizabeth Heiter
- The Queen’s Choice (Heirs of Chrior #1) by Cayla Kluver
- Someone Like You (Boys of Summer #2) by Victoria Purman
- Cecilia, or, Memoirs of an Heiress by Fanny Burney ~it’s sitting on my bedside table UNtouched at the mo… just catching up on some must read to review book!
- The Rule of Knowledge by Scott Baker ~read a few chapters more but as above…
- The Lost Sisterhood: A Novel by Anne Fortier ~started earlier in the week and have probably read 20% of it but again had to put down as per above…
What I’ll be trying to fit in this week:
- The Narrow Road to the Deep North by Richard Flanagan