February 2018

February has been a relatively good month overall. I got back to exercising at the start of the month, and while walking has continued throughout, running has had to take a back seat due to health issues. We’re also having another push to sort out the house with the final room of boxes from the move to be sorted imminently! Other than that, and being busy with work, things have just ticked over nicely. Continue reading “February 2018”

January 2018

After a very busy 2017 I’ve decided the 2018 is going to be a quieter one for me. I’m going to cut back on reading goals and hopefully find a little more time for some gaming. I also need to seriously address my health and weight this year, and I’d love to get back to some regular running. I’m also hoping to get some words down on a story idea I’ve been thinking about on-and-off for a while… Continue reading “January 2018”

What I Read In 2017

2017 was a funny year for my reading. I had big plans for reading more, and for trying to fit specific books into my schedule, but for a variety of reasons things didn’t quite work out that way. I read a total of 110 books over the year, which is down from what I’ve read over the past few years, but I’m fine with that, and may even continue the trend in the coming year too. But anyway, read on for the stats… Continue reading “What I Read In 2017”

Friendly Fire by Gavin Smith

Friendly Fire is the second book in Smith’s Bastard Legion series, started earlier this year with The Bastard Legion (formerly The Hangman’s Daughter). I loved that first book and thought that there was much potential going forward with both the characters and world-building. Suffice to say my expectations were met as I read through Friendly Fire rather quickly… Continue reading “Friendly Fire by Gavin Smith”

November 2017

Despite having a week where I did next to nothing due to illness, November was a productive month. I managed to finish all DIY and the carpets are finally going down! All that is needed not is some furniture rearranging and tidying up, then relax – cannot wait. I might even be able to start reading for review again… Continue reading “November 2017”

October 2017

October was going to be a nice month, at least that was the plan, but then it just turned into a non-stop work-fest. Between a couple of weekends at work with the day job, busy nights in the restaurant, and the seemingly endless push to finish DIY at home I had no time for almost anything else. I make a habit of listening to audiobooks while driving to/from work, and while doing DIY, so if it wasn’t for that my reading consumption would be way down. Continue reading “October 2017”