The Month That Was…


At last the weather has turned and Autumn is well and truly here. Not only are the mornings and nights cooler, the days are pleasant right the way through. Perfect reading – and tea drinking – weather. My blog hit a milestone this month, thank you to all of you who interact with me here, I originally set this up as a place to post my reviews that I expected no one but myself to read. It’s been such a delight to instead be part of such a vibrant reading community.

What Zeus has been up to:

Making new friends, beach combing and…being naughty. He is most definitely not allowed on the furniture, and he knows it, but the last few weeks he has been pushing the limit and racing to jump onto this particular couch whenever he thinks I’m not looking – and sometimes when I am. Now, as a means of preventing him, we’re having to fold it back down (it’s a foldaway day bed) whenever we’re not sitting on it. The running joke is that Zeus can hustle his way to anything, well, he can hustle away with his best efforts, because I am definitely not backing down!

What I’ve been watching:

It’s that time of the year when it seems like all my favourite TV shows have new seasons dropping. Season two of Love Me aired on Binge and I devoured that over a weekend. The final season of Mrs. Maisel is currently airing on Prime and is a bittersweet watch, knowing this is the last time we get to ever see new episodes of this awesome show. M and I binged Beef on Netflix over the Easter weekend. It has such an unexpected plot and I can highly recommend it if you want to watch something different, darkly funny, and slightly absurd. Movie wise, we watched one in the cinema and one on Disney+. Air was a trip back to the 1980s and even if you know nothing about basketball or Nike (me on both counts) it is so worth the watch, the cast is amazing and there is a lot of nostalgia in the film for those of us who remember the era. The Banshees of Inisherin is so very Irish and I absolutely adored it. I can’t even begin to adequately express how utterly fabulous and ridiculous it is. I almost felt bad for laughing sometimes but the Irish will do that to you.

What I’ve been reading:

I read nine books throughout April. Seven were review books, two from my Kobo library. This month was a good mix of historical and contemporary fiction, with a non-fiction thrown into the mix as well. Reading widely (for a change)!

I’m currently reading The Fire and The Rose by Robyn Cadwallader, which is due to be released this coming week. Robyn’s books are always such an anticipated read for me. So far, this is as wonderful as her previous ones.

Until next month, good reading…πŸ«–πŸ΅πŸ“š

15 thoughts on “The Month That Was…

  1. Some great shows and good books. It’s always a bit of a minefield to find shows to watch so I’ll take a look at your recommendations. Thanks as always for sharing and congratulations on your milestone. A great achievement.

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    • He is the ultimate hustler. He’s gone from being an outside only dog to having beds inside and sleeping in air-conditioned comfort in the summer πŸ˜‚
      I’m trying very hard to stand firm with him. He’s been inside for a couple of years now and never attempted to get on the furniture. Then all of a sudden, it’s his life’s mission, completely out of the blue!

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      • We have a battle over beds too. Amber sleeps in her crate β€” one of those soft sided ones, with a comfy furry mattress and luxe blanket. She never wants to sleep anywhere else, but… when it’s bedtime, and she comes back inside from her ablutions, she sneaks past me into the library and settles down on her bed in here. She will not budge to go to her own proper bed unless I lure her out with treats!

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  2. Autumn really snuck up on us this year, didn’t it? I feel like we were cruising along in an endless summer and then BAM! Nights were cool again all of a sudden!

    And if my vote means anything, Zeus should get to snuggle on the bed whenever he wants. He is a god, after all! JUSTICE FOR ZEUS! πŸ˜œπŸ˜‚

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