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Weekly Wrap Up | 1st-7th Jan

This week has been a pretty great start to the new year for me, and it’s motivated me to start writing little “wrap up” posts. I might make this a regular thing but it might depend on how my week’s been.

Reading

I’ve read 5 books this week! I’ve read the shorter of my books (for a nice little head start on my reading challenge) but here are the 5 so far:

Foolish Hearts by Emma Mills – 5 stars

The Language of Thorns: Midnight Tales and Dangerous Magic by Leigh Bardugo – 5 stars

Bonfire by Krysten Ritter – 4 stars

Iron Man: The Gauntlet by Eoin Colfer – 3 stars

The Hundredth Queen (The Hundredth Queen, #1) by Emily R. King – 4.5 stars

I’ve pretty much been surprised by almost everything I’ve read this week, as I mentioned in my review of Foolish Hearts I adored this contemporary YA fiction helped by the elements of nerdiness involved. I did think that I would love Iron Man but I found myself struggling to get into the story, but then that’s possibly as it’s aimed at a younger audience.

When I got Bonfire (which is a signed copy) a part of me caved because I couldn’t resist a book written by Krysten Ritter, a.k.a. Jessica Jones, but it turns out to be a book that kept me reading on and on and I just loved the twists (I did imagine the main character as Jessica Jones throughout though).

I’d read Leigh Bardugo’s Wonder Woman last year so I was expecting The Language of Thorns to be pretty good, and the last story was by far my favourite! Last but not least – with The Hundredth Queen at first there were some elements I didn’t really like but eventually it became a story that gripped me and I love the fantasy elements of it.

University

As part of my university course, as mentioned last month, I need to complete a project involving Digital Marketing. Through the University of Salford’s website I found Archway Building Services and I’m happy to announce that I’ll be working with them as part of my course! I also found out over Christmas that on average I’m at Distinction level, so I’ll be changing one of my goals for 2018 to aim for a Distinction instead of Merit.

Life

So when it comes to anything else, I’ve had a little time this weekend to go out taking photographs around the local country park. I got to thinking though and it’s something I need to do more often, I need to be more motivated to go for walks like the one on Saturday so I’ll be aiming to go on them more often again. My Fitbit has also been put back into work and I’m hoping that this will help me to get myself back into fitness.

Anyway, to end this post have some more photos that I took on yesterday’s walk! I adore how Ragnar looks in the final photo…

Jumbles Country Park

Jumbles Country Park

Jumbles Country Park

Jumbles Country Park

Jumbles Country Park

Jumbles Country Park

How’s your week been?

 

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