The Weekly Brief

Hello!

I hope everyone is has had a good weekend. I have actually managed to make a little headway with Dombey and Son which I am very pleased about.

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Currently Reading

I have got other books I have been reading but I have put those to one side for now to try and finish Dombey and Son.

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Friday Poetry: Kenn Nesbitt

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I hope everyone has had a good week so far and have some exciting plans for the weekend.

My chosen poem this week is one that really made me giggle when I read it, so I thought I would share it. The poem is by the American children’s poet Kenn Nesbitt (1962).

Einstein's Brain

I heard that they've got Einstein's brain
just sitting in a jar.
I don't know where they keep it,
but I hope it isn't far.

I need to go and borrow it
to help me with this test.
I've answered twenty questions 
but on every one I guessed.

If someone asks you where I've gone,
then kindly please explain
I'll be right back; I've just gone out
to look for Einstein's brain.

Kenn Nesbitt

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June 2022 Wrap Up

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June has not gone well reading wise. I am bogged down with Dombey and Son but I am making slow progress with it and really enjoying it still which is the main thing.

Statistics

Books

Pages: 64

Format Read: Hardback

Dragon Rating: 🐲🐲🐲

Review

Pages: 112

Format Read: Hardback

Dragon Rating: 🐲🐲🐲🐲

Review to follow

Pages: 536

Format Read: Paperback

Dragon Rating: 🐲🐲🐲🐲🐲

Review

Pages: 310

Format Read: Paperback

Dragon Rating: 🐲🐲🐲🐲🐲

Review to follow

Goodreads Challenge: 26/60

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Mid Week Quote: Sir Elton John

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I hope everyone is having a good week so far.

My chosen quote this week is by the English singer, songwriter and pianist Sir Elton John (1947).

“Live for each second without hesitation.”

Sir Elton John

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WWW Wednesday: 29/06/2022

WWW Wednesday is a meme hosted by Sam at Taking on a World of Words.

The rules are answer the questions below and share a link to your blog in the comments section of Sam’s blog.

  • What are you currently reading?
  • What did you recently finish reading?
  • What do you think you will read next?

Hello!

I hope everyone is having a good week so far. My reading is not going well at the moment, for some reason I have the attention span of a gnat. I think it is because I am ploughing towards the end of term and exhaustion is most likely setting in.

Anyway, back to the books…

What I am Currently Reading

I was hoping to have finished Dombey and Son by the end of this month but that is not going to happen, so now I am hoping I will finish it before I go on holiday. I am loving the Alison Weir and Richard Buxton books, I struggle to work out which one to read all the time.

What I have Recently Finished Reading

Yay! I have finally finished a book. I really enjoyed this and found it some light relief from my other books which are fairly heftier. Review will follow shortly.

What I Think I will Read Next

As usual I am never really sure what I will read next but it maybe one of these.

Please drop me a comment with your WWW Wednesday and I will head over for a visit.

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Top Ten Tuesday: Books On My Summer 2022 TBR

Top Ten Tuesday is a weekly meme created by The Broke and the Bookish and now hosted by Jana at That Artsy Reader Girl. For more info please check out Jana’s blog.

Hello!

This prompt is perfect for me this week because I have been trying to work out what to read this Summer. I am going away in July and I need to decide what to read because I am planning a nice relaxing time with plenty of chilling by the pool but I have no idea!

So here is what I have come up with.

  1. Scenes of Clerical Life by George Eliot – This is my next book to read off my The Classics Club list. Hopefully I will get to it soon.
  2. The Lady Catherine and The Real Downton Abbey by The Countess of Carnarvon – I have been wanting to read this for ages as I just love The Countess of Carnarvon’s writing.
  3. The Witcher: Blood of Elves by Andrzej Sapkowski – I am determined to start this series this year so the Summer seems like a good time as I might have more time.
  4. The Dragon Reborn by Robert Jordan – Next one that I have to read in the series. I won’t finish the series this year but I am determined to make a good push on the series.
  5. Meet Me in Hawaii by Georgia Toffolo – Another book that has been stuck on my TBR for far too long and it looks like a good book to read whilst on holiday.
  6. A Three Dog Problem by S. J. Bennett – I really enjoyed the first book in the series so I am looking forward to this one.
  7. The Night She Disappeared by Lisa Jewell – I bought this on the day it came out and I have still not read it! I must remedy this.
  8. Star Trek Picard: Rogue Elements by John Jackson Miller – I have been reading the Picard and Discovery books because I really enjoy the TV series but I will be honest I am not so keen on Miller as an author. I find he tends to write 300 words when it can be said in 150 words but hopefully this won’t be the case this time.
  9. Nemesis Games by James S. A. Corey – My next book in The Expanse series. I love this series and each book just seems to get better and better.
  10. Olive and Mabel by Andrew Cotter – Another book I bought on the day it came out. I also bought a copy for my niece and she has read and loved it so I really should get reading.

So there is my list. I doubt I will get around to all of the books (the curse of being a mood reader), but I hope to read as many as possible.

What books do you have on your Summer TBR?

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The Weekly Brief

Hello!

I hope everyone has had a good weekend. Sadly the blogging hasn’t gone very well this week and neither has the reading but hopefully I will get back on track next week.

Posts this Week

Currently Reading

I’m currently still ploughing on with these books. I’m really enjoying the Alison Weir but have come to a bit of a halt with the Dickens.

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Mid Week Quote: Neil Gaiman

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I hope everyone is having a good week so far. I’m not getting much reading done at the moment which is shame but I’m hoping that will improve soon.

My chosen quote this week is about cats. When I saw it I thought it was perfect because I can’t get Lyra our calico to behave at all.

“I would like to see anyone, prophet, king or God, convince a thousand cats to do the same thing at the same time.” 

Neil Gaiman

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Goodreads Monday: 20/06/2022

Goodreads Monday is now hosted by Budget Tales Book Club.  All you have to do is show off a book from your TBR that you’re looking forward to reading.

Hello!

I hope everyone has had a good start to the week. I have had a busy day of teaching music and running choir club. I have an unexpected day off tomorrow so I am hoping to enjoy a bit of reading time.

My chosen book this week is by an author who I haven’t read a lot of, so I am hoping to read more of their work.

A collection of three stories. The Stories take place in and around the fictional town of Milby in the English Midlands. Each of the Scenes concerns a different Anglican clergyman, but is not necessarily centred upon him. Eliot examines, among other things, the effects of religious reform and the tension between the Established and the Dissenting Churches on the clergymen and their congregations, and draws attention to various social issues, such as poverty, alcoholism, and domestic violence.

This is also my next read on my The Classics Club challenge so hopefully I will read it soon.

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The Weekly Brief

Hello!

I hope everyone has had a wonderful weekend.

Posts this Week

Currently Reading

Four books now on the go and I am loving all of them. The Diary of a Bookseller is particularly amusing.

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