Hello everyone and a blessed Sunday to you all. I hope this post finds you all well. A hot, humid and stormy week has passed and it is time to reflect on what we’ve been reading, watching and doing over that time:
This week, I finished reading the cosy-crime, Agatha Raisin and the Wizard of Evesham by M.C. Beaton, the eighth book in Beaton’s long-running series following this bumbling, amateur sleuth, which I just sped through! Next I have got swept up in the fascinating tale of a German nun in the historical-fiction, Katharina: Deliverance by Margaret Skea. I have also paddled my toes into the waters of the swashbuckling classic, The Black Corsair by Emilio Salgari.
While in my Holy Bible reading, I finished reading the gospel of John and I joined in for a few of my church’s Morning Prayer livestreams, where we have been working our way through 1 Samuel and Acts, and dipping in and out of the Psalms.
While on the screen, I worked my way through the Sky boxset of the seventh and final season of the sexy-ass vampire drama, True Blood, which had some shocking twists to it. Then I started watching the first season of the British comedy-drama The Durrells, on Netflix, that has been transporting me to the sunny Greek island of Corfu for some nostalgic fun.
With my Friday night Chinese takeaway (Singapore noodles and Yuk Sung) there was no film this week, instead I watched the dramatic finale of True Blood. But there have been other films as I treated myself to fun re-watches of the fun childhood favourite, Jumanji (1995) and the recent reboot, Jumanji: Welcome To The Jungle (2017). Ready to, hopefully, watch Sky’s premiere of Jumanji: The Next Level (2019) later today.
With the weather, I have to admit to not doing much this week, other than reading and watching telly, because it was just too hot and sticky to do much else. However I did manage to enjoy one day out, with a friend, to Cliff Lakes: an inland water resort in Staffordshire, where they have set up a beach to one side of their massive lake, with sand pits, sun loungers and parasols. A refreshing dip was just what we needed in this heat!
While here on the blog, it has continued to be busy! I took part in the weekly memes: Top Ten Tuesday | Books I Loved But Haven’t Reviewed… Yet! and WWW Wednesday | 12th August 2020. I posted my reviews of the Christian ‘Beauty and the Beast’ retelling, Calysta and the Beast by Joanna Alonzo; the historical tome, The Favourite by Ophelia Field and the Christian guide, How To Pray by Pete Greig. As well as sharing my result for The Classics Club 24th Spin event. Phew! Please check these out if you haven’t already. Thank you! 😊
Later today, my grandad is coming round ours’ for Sunday lunch – I am making One-Pot Summery Chicken.😋 For now though, that’s all folks! I look forward to catching up with you all next Sunday. Where ever you are in the world, I hope you and your loved ones are well: staying healthy and happy. God bless and bye for now! 🙏
Now over to you: I’d love to hear what you have been reading? Have you watched anything good? Have you managed any nice days out?