Yes, I finally made it this week - and no sarcastic comments from the back row about being AWOL for a few weeks, thank you!
Back to school this week for the kids after the half term holiday and back to work too for me. To be honest, I love my kids, but I like the peace and quiet of my office too! I'm still doing the marking so that's taking up nearly all my spare time, although I'm hoping to have that finished by the end of this weekend. What a relief that will be!
I've had a few new followers this month (OK 3 new followers, but they still count!) *waves*. Thanks for following guys, do leave a comment if you want. I honestly don't bite :). It's nice to see people still finding me after all this time, especially when the blogging here has been erratic these last few weeks because of the marking.
My reading week
*hangs head in shame*
A Man's Sword by W.M. Kirkland
I squeezed this story in before going to bed one night because I'd read a review by Tam at BER and it sounded like just my thing. It was. It was a fun story about a guy who buys a Roman sword, only to find that the original owner, a Roman gladiator, turns up in his basement. I liked the alternating viewpoints, especially from the gladiator's POV when he sees all the modern gadgets. There were also a few little funny asides about gladiators, and in particular the reference to the Russel Crowe film made me giggle. It was only short but there was enough to get the guys together and send them off on the road to a new life. It made me smile and left me feeling happy so I can recommend it if you like time travel stories and need cheering up. Grade: Very Good.
Aaaaaaaand..... that's it.
Yup. No other reading for me except the two books I reviewed earlier this week - Hard Tail by JL Merrow and Infected: Shift by Andrea Speed - both excellent and highly recommended. As soon as this marking is done I'm catching up. I read Chris and Tracy's round up of the books they've read during the week and it puts me to shame!
However, if you like Time Travel stories we're reviewing the DSP Daily Dose stories at Brief Encounters at the moment. From the reviews it seems like they're a great bunch of stories this year. Do pop over an have a read of the reviews.
I'm definitely doing two reviews again next week. There'll be a review of Stone Rose by Megan Derr, which is the latest in the superb Lost Gods series, and A Time for Secrets by Marshall Thornton, the latest Boystown book. I'm tinkering with an idea for another blog post too, but that may not happen next week. It depends how much time I get. Then I will be back for the round up on Friday.
Enjoy your weekend everyone. The weather in Britain is pretty crappy at the moment and that's set to continue into next week. Oh joy.