I completely forgot about doing a round-up for June last week!
What I have read
Last month I got through:
- Can You Keep a Secret? – Sophie Kinsella
- Five Go Off to Camp – reviewed here and here
- Written in My Own Heart’s Blood (Outlander #8) – Diana Gabaldon
- Hope for the Best (Chronicles of St Mary’s #10) – Jodi Taylor
- Noddy and the Farmyard Muddle – Sophie Smallwood (reviewed here)
- J is for Judgement (Kinsey Millhone #10) – Sue Grafton
- The Ghost Train (Funny Bones) – Allan Ahlberg
- Old Broughty Ferry – Alan Walter Brotchie
And I made progress on:
- Seven Stones to Stand or Fall (Outlander short stories) – Diana Gabaldon
- Russian Roulette (Mirabelle Bevan #) – Sara Sheridan
- Spark Joy – Marie Kondo
- Sustainable Home – Christine Liu
- Outlander (Outlander #1) – Diana Gabaldon (audiobook)
I have run out of new Outlander books and the next one probably won’t be out until next year so I’ve ended up going back to the start on audiobook, though the first one is 32 hours! There also won’t be another Jodi Taylor book for a year or so, though there’s a short story due in September. I hate waiting for new books in a series, which is why I often wait until one is finished before starting it. I guess I’m just used to binge reading Famous Fives!
What I have watched
- Murder She Wrote season 4
- The latest series of Taskmaster
- Outlander series 4
What I have done
- We have had some decent weather at last and have made the most of it.
- We’ve been to the beach three times to paddle, build sandcastles and examine interesting-looking rocks and stones.
- We’ve been to dozens of parks, spotting some Oor Wullie statues along the way, visited the wildlife centre, transport museum and science centre.
- We’ve also had day trips to a few children’s ‘play farms‘.
- I wasted several hours on different days waiting around for jury service only to be sent home and dismissed along with everyone else because our service was over despite none of us actually sitting on a jury.
Fiona, if you like historic novels, I can highly recommend “Into The Wilderness” by Sara Donati, the incredible “Angélique” series by Sergeanne Golon (it was published by William Heinemann in London and your public library might be able to request it via Inter Library Loan) and also “Forever Amber” by Kathleen Winsor.
Here’s a beautiful website about “Angélique” (it also has a large following on the FB page): https://web.archive.org/web/20060423090758/http://www.worldofangelique.com/ I read the series in the 1970’s and discovered the website in 1998 when I first had access to the Internet. You might enjoy it.