For half the month I’ve been getting through my backlog of review books, but towards the end of the month, I started going back to birthday and Christmas books. There’s just not enough time to read all I want to!
What I Read
Naondel by Maria Turtschaninoff
The Circus by Olivia Levez
If Birds Fly Back by Carlie Sorosiak
The Opposite of You by Lou Morgan
Girlhood by Cat Clarke
The Sign of One by Eugene Lambert
Waiting for Callback by Perdita and Honour Cargill
The book post slowed down a bit this month, giving me a chance to catch up, but I still had a couple of fabulous books come through:
The Adventures of Owl and the Pussycat by Coral Rumble and Charlotte Cooke
(Thanks Faye Rogers/Wacky Bee Books)
Girlhood by Cat Clarke
(Thanks Hachette Kids!)
What I Wrote:
After doing so well for the first three months of the year, I’ve given up tracking what I’m writing. But I’m still writing, and that’s the important thing! Now I’ve left my first draft alone a bit I’ve returned to it and am reading through, making notes and editing. Good news is it’s not as bad as I thought! Bad news is there’s still a lot of work to do. I’m enjoying it though, and that feels good.
What I watched:
We watched the first season of Outcast, which was really good and has made me want to read the comics more. We went straight on to Legion, which was a bit weird and I wasn’t sure at first, but the ending was incredible and all the actors were just amazing. We’ve started watching Green Wing now, which is an old favourite of mine and never fails to make me laugh.
I sat down to write what we’d watched this month and came up with one film…not like us at all! My sister came for a sleepover and we watched Knock Knock, an Eli Roth film. I’m a big fan of his but this wasn’t one of his best. Keanu Reeves was wooden (surprise!) and the plot was a bit meh. There were some fun moments though and the ending gave me a chuckle.
What I Did
This month I was lucky enough to see Garth Nix at the Oxford Literary festival. It was amazing to meet an author whose books I’ve been reading for so long! It was also my birthday, but this was a bit low key as we all came down with a vomiting bug – the perfect birthday present! We made up for it with a trip to a children’s farm – Little Moore loved pointing at all the animals and I loved feeding the goats.
What Little Moore Did
Little Moore has another two teeth and is moving around more than ever. He’s really into everything and it’s hard to keep him entertained sometimes, especially when all he wants to do is explore the kitchen cupboards (note to self: do more baby proofing). We went to a local farm and he enjoyed pointing at all the animals and watching me feed the goats. He’s also started trying to join in with hand actions when we do nursery rhymes and screams and claps when we finish. So cute!