Sunday, 6 August 2017

Sunday post 67, It's Monday, what are you reading? 53


The Sunday Post - a chance for bloggers to have a chat and a catch-up - is hosted by Kimba, here:
http://caffeinatedbookreviewer.com/ and It's Monday, What Are You Reading? is hosted by Kathryn, here: http://bookdate.blogspot.co.nz/

Let's see ... last week was pretty uneventful. I went to Winz to get the benefit process started all over again, and did a few hours' work at the community paper. Which is good but it's only five hours a week at most, and while J does start his fulltime job tomorrow ... it's not enough. So I'm looking and looking and looking ....

Anyway. Moving on.

Spawn spent Friday night at the home of a friend of his, so I took the opportunity to binge-watch season 2 of Versailles, which was a lot of fun. I love that kind of historical drama, although there's a lot more nudity than one would expect. Not as many boobs as you'd see in your average episode of Game of Thrones, but still, boobs were seen. And butts. (Heh. Butts.)

The series itself focuses on the creation of Versailles and on the life of Louis the Fourteenth, his brother Phillippe and of course the rest of the court and court intrigues.

And boobs.

I also played some Dragon Age Inquisition and went to my friend's house on Saturday night for our usual stitch-and-watch session.

We went to a fundraiser quiz night on Wednesday, and ended up coming second, which was great. We went to another one today, but placed out of the running in fourth. I love quizzing, and we're also going to a quiz next Tuesday, which is part of our local library's library week celebrations:
http://ilibrary.co.nz/whatson/library-week/

For what I'm reading - still chipping away at Hamilton, albeit very slowly, and I'm in the home stretch with Tongues of Serpents, which has been a battle. I love the Temeraire series, but this isn't up there with the best of them for me.

Coming up, I'm eyeing the fourth Game of Thrones book - once I've read that I'll dive in to series four, and I also want to read Every Heart a Doorway by Seanan McGuire.

Other than that, I'll be applying for jobs, praying to the gods of employment, rent and groceries to get us through another week and ... learning how to be a domestic goddess, I suppose.

In terms of blogging, I want to get my next awesome ladies post up this week, and also a review for Tongues of Serpents. I also might start doing a mobile game review a week - see how I go, but I do play a lot of mobile games.

Got to keep the brain parts going somehow. :)

What about you? How's your week? What are you reading?

24 comments:

  1. Sounds like you had a great week! :) I've read Temeraire series at some point, however I just don't remember what was the last book in the series that I read...

    My week was good :) Went to a festival, read two books haha.

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    1. It's an enjoyable series. :) Sounds like fun!

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  2. Good luck on your job search! Hope you can find something both comfortable and well-paid :)

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  3. I really like playing Dragon Age, but I haven't played in so long now. Hope you have a great week and good luck on the job search.

    Jenea's Book Obsession's Sunday Post

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    1. I love it, I play it a lot. Thank you :)

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  4. I'm sending good thoughts your way for the job that will interest you...and bring in the money.

    Someday I should probably try watching Game of Thrones.

    Enjoy your week, and thanks for visiting my blog.

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  5. I visited Versailles this summer on vacation and am now fascinated with all things about that time! I haven't had a chance to see the show yet, but I want to!
    I hope the job things work out. Its so stressful having to find a good paying job.
    Have a good week!

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    1. It's a really enjoyable show. Oh, exciting! I bet it's amazing :) Thank you!

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  6. I wish you all the best with your job hunt, Maree. I haven't heard of the show Versailles, but will have to check it out. I am trying to jump back into the blogging game after being away awhile. I'm not sure my motivation is back up to 100%, but hopefully I can drum enough of it up to get back to a regular schedule. Have a great week!

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    1. Thank you! Good luck with your blogging :)

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  7. I wondered about Versailles, I saw it on Netflix (I think) a while back. And good luck with Game of Thrones- a lot of people say the fourth book isn't as good as the others, but there is still a lot of good stuff in it. :)

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  8. Sounds like you had a busy week. Yay for nights off and binging. Hope this week is a good one for you.

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  9. Awesome week! ^______^

    Check out my Sunday Post at El's Book Reviews!

    Hope you have a great day!

    - El @ El's Book Reviews

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  10. Never heard of Versailles (tv series! Of course I know the history...), bit of a booby-trap? Just joking. Glad you had a good week. Hope the next one is noteworthy too!

    Happy reading and here's my latest reads: http://marelithalkink.blogspot.co.za/2017/08/monday-shout-out-i-dont-need-therapy-i.html

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    1. Heh, definitely a booby trap, but it's good. :)

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  11. Good luck on the job hunt. Come see my week here. Happy reading!

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  12. Good luck with the job hunt. Come see what I'm reading.

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