Check-in Post & Challenge Update

For the most part, February was a much better month than January, Suki is settling in well, she decided to help (or hinder) me make my bed the other day, it took 20 minutes to get all the corners of the fitted sheet attached to the mattress and the blanket, well apparently that was a no!

In not so good news I managed to fracture my ankle on a hike, so I’m in a fair bit of pain and waiting for an appointment with an orthopaedic specialist, you’ve got to love the public system.


I managed to read 12 books and 1 audiobook, I have nearly finished an 18-hour audiobook but that will go in next month’s check-in. So that is 4 books better than January, I’m happy with that.

I managed to cross a couple of items off the challenges:

The Sunday Bookclub Challenge – A book with 5 or more words in the title – The Trouble With Trying To Date A Murderer by Jennifer Cody (I loved this book). A book with nature on the cover – Penninsula Promises by Heather Reyburn.

The Dymocks Reading ChallengeIllustrated Cover – Tidal Wave by Beth Prentice. Start of a series – (I’ve got three to choose from in this category) Wicked Heat by Ella Frank. Re-read a favourite – Capture by Jennifer Cody. Finished in a day – Restored Ruins by G.R Lyons.

My Goodreads challenge is at 21/150.

What I’m reading now – The Felicity Theory by Davina Stone, and one of my most anticipated reads, Wildflower by Monique Mulligan. I’ve got some good books on my list to read after I finish these two.

Until next time happy reading.

Check in post & Challenge update.

So January hasn’t been a good month for many reasons, the biggest being I had to send my beautiful furbaby Cricket over the Rainbow Bridge, it was unexpected which made it even worse and has made it a tough start to the year emotionally.

It has also meant my mind has struggled to read much, so I only managed to read 8 books this month.

I managed to cross a couple of items off the challenges:

The Sunday Bookclub challengeA YA novel – Fish Out of Water by Kate Hendrick. A book by an Australian author – I read three of these – Roommate Arrangement by Saxon James, Clouds on the Horizon by Penelope Janu and Fish Out of Water by Kate Hendrick.

The Dymocks Reading ChallengeA Love Story – All the books except A Fish Out of Water. Australian Author – I read three of these – Roommate Arrangement by Saxon James, Clouds on the Horizon by Penelope Janu and Fish Out of Water by Kate Hendrick. Released this year – All 8 were released this year. Feel-good – His Boy to Ride by Jamie Luther was probably my most feel-good read.

In happier news, I adopted a beautiful 2-year-old Mastiff cross girl from the pound, she’s very timid and scared of everything, but getting a bit braver each day. My house felt so lonely without my beautiful Cricket and although I miss her every day and have at least one cry a day, my heart is happier having Suki to come home to. She has definitely made herself at home.

I’m reading a few really great books at the moment, I’ve nearly finished the thrilling new release Wild Dogs by Michael Trant, so look out for that review in the next few days. I’m reading/listening to one for my book club that I’m not really getting into, which is a shame because it had some great reviews, but we can’t all like the same things.

Until next time happy reading.