Sunday Summary – 5th March 2023
Good evening everyone and welcome to my Sunday Summary update for this week. It has been a busy one for me as I have been juggling a busy work week, as well as sharing my usual monthly update posts.
On Tuesday, I shared my monthly wrap-up for February 2023. I didn’t quite get through my ambitious TBR for the month. However, I read some fantastic books and pushed myself a little harder than I have done of late. If you want to check out the books I’ve been reading recently, there is a link to that post above.
As a result of my work commitments, I didn’t finish the Understanding Habits magazine ready for my Wednesday regular feature post. If this magazine had been a collation of multiple articles, but about different topics, then I still could’ve picked one and run with it. However, the magazine is very focused on a specific topic. It wouldn’t have been very easy to split down and talk about any specific element; to be honest, I don’t think I’d be doing it justice if I did that either. It is best read and featured as a whole. With that in mind, I decided to postpone this feature post until next week. Then, I should have had the chance to read it in its entirety.
The last post to go out earlier this week was my monthly TBR for March. This month, I have set a slightly shorter list, which results in a daily reading average of about 70 pages. Compared to last month, that’s a difference of about 40 pages a day. This smaller goal is a lot more achievable. I have also set myself a little bit of a stretch goal – to start one more book before the end of the month. If you’re interested in the books, I’m picking up throughout the month of March, you know what to do.
As of last week’s Sunday Summary, I was about 40% through Africa Risen.
I enjoyed the change of pace in reading an anthology of shorter stories as opposed to a longer novel. As in all things, there are elements of this book that I enjoyed more than others. There are stories in the book that I enjoyed more than others. Whilst I’m not overly precious or squeamish, there was one story in this book that I decided to skim through, because I wasn’t enjoying the graphic violence in it.
Overall, though, this was a solid read and an opportunity to branch out into fiction that I wouldn’t necessarily choose to pick up at any other time.
A Game of Thrones
After working my way through Africa Risen, I started my first book from my March TBR – A Game of Thrones by George R.R. Martin. I have already read this book a number of times. The next instalment in the series due out later this year, so I have decided to start a re-read of the series so I’m ready to pick that up when it finally drops.
I confess that I am not that far through the book at the moment. I have made a start and got through the first 80 pages of the book. That’s about 10%. This week, my usual habits and schedules have been a little bit off with being busy at work and having friends visiting yesterday. I’ve been having a good time doing some other things, but I’m looking forward to really diving into this book. I think this book is the perfect introduction to the wider series, as there’s enough going on to keep you interested, but also not to overwhelm. It is a book I enjoy reading and love going back to.
Fingers crossed I’ll have more of an update from you in next week Sunday Summary post!
Still keeping it quiet here with no acquisitions or additions to the TBR of late!
It’s been a few weeks since I last shared a book review with you, so that is the plan for next week. I’ve recently been reviewing my re-read of the Harry Potter series. I will be continuing with those by reviewing the penultimate book, Harry Potter and the Half Blood Prince.
As I stated above, I will be back with my regular Wednesday feature, Well, I Didn’t Know That! and featuring the Understanding Habits magazine in full.
On Friday, I will share my next Shelf Control post. The book I will feature this week is the first of a series written as a collaboration between two authors – Terry Pratchett and Stephen Baxter. I’m interested to give this a go, even though the last book I read that Terry Pratchett collaborated on wasn’t a hit. For that particular book, I didn’t particularly enjoy the other authors writing style and that was prevalent in the book. I don’t have those same feelings about Stephen Baxter, so I’m hopeful that I will enjoy this one.
Finally, I’ll be back with my next Sunday Summary update this time next week. For now, that is all from me. Have a fabulous week and I’ll catch you in the next post!