Week in Review – 19 November 2017

This has been a great week, really busy, but great.

On Tuesday, I went and lead the walking group, got drowned in a terrible downpour then went straight to the BCfm studio for an on-air interview about how I got involved with the walking group, and the correlation between mental and physical health. If you want to listen you can go here click on 14/11/2017, listen from 19:30 for a couple of minutes. It’s a very Bristolian interview so be warned!

Wednesday I was volunteering as usual, except this week we were in full speed preparation for our big event next week. I love getting my head down and prepping work. I love having a solid to do list and just working hard. There was a lot of social media work, some design work (I’m extremely amateur), and some writing and PR work. Next Wednesday is the event so hopefully, in next week’s roundup, I can bring you some photo’s. There are a fair few important people going including Bristol’s Mayor, and I’m going to be on a panel for a Q&A session.

NaNoWriMo is going well, really well actually. I was honestly worried when I signed up that I was setting myself up for a fail. But this story wants to come out of me so badly! I had my outline and while it’s sort of following the basic premise of that outline, I literally sit down each day not having a clue where this story is going. Most days I finish the chapter I sat down to write and say “Wow, did that really just happen?” There have been a few directions it’s taken where I’ve done a double take. My imagination is having fun with this book, and I love what is coming out. I’m currently at 41,687 words, that’s 10,014 over target.

Here is my bookish update this week…

Currently Reading

What I’ve Read

New Books

Bought / Freebies

Book Post


Here are my reviews for this week:

Three Stars: Seventh Decimate by Stephen Donaldson and The Year of the Knife by G.D. Penman.
Four Stars: A Winter’s Wish Come True by Lynsey James and AndrΓ© by Sybil Bartel.
Five Stars: Simply Irresistible by Jill Shalvis and Watching Glass Shatter by James J. Cudney.

Other Posts

Mischenko from Read Rant Rock & Roll was on The Bookshelf this week. It’s a fantastic post don’t miss it.

I featured Judas Priest on Music Monday this week. I also took part in the Zombie Apocalypse Tag which was great fun.

Next Week on BrizzleLass Books

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I'm BrizzleLass, I have Bipolar and have been dealing with mental illness in one form or another since childhood, I was first diagnosed with depression at nine. It's not easy speaking out about my experiences, some of them are extremely painful, but if I can help even one person then I have succeeded in sharing my story. This is where I talk about my mental health among other things that interest me. I enjoy walking, PlayStation, reading, heavy metal, and spending time with my Niece.

25 thoughts on “Week in Review – 19 November 2017”

  1. Wow.. All the books you have read have such beautiful men on their covers… What bodies!!!
    Woman, my Sunday morning was spent ogling them hahaha… Thanks for that. Now I just need to get me some in real life πŸ˜œπŸ˜œπŸ˜‰πŸ˜‰

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    1. Haha! I know, I often wonder whether they find these guys. I’ve only ever met one man with a body like that in real life and that was a long time ago! πŸ˜‚ They must have a secret island somewhere where they hide out!


    1. Haha! It was so funny. I’m always so conscious of my accent when I do radio then this time the DJ was way more Bristolian than I am, so relieved! πŸ˜‚


      1. Hehe! Don’t worry I would! My accent is pretty soft but the rest of my family have really broad full accents. My bro-in-law who is from Lincs says it’s like being around a bunch of French people he has no idea what’s being said.


      2. Hey…..you know I was telling you about the book signing in January? Well I scored a free ticket and as i am assisting I’d love to pay it forward and give it to you if you would like to come? Let me know….there is a form to fill in but that’s it ❀

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  2. What a great week, Claire! I havent read The Man in the High Castle, but I watch the series and it’s pretty good. One of my husband’s faves. πŸ–€ I really love your weekly wrap-ups!

    Drews comment just made me laugh so hard! πŸ€£πŸ˜‚ You guys are hilarious!

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    1. I had to quit with The Man in the High Castle it just wasn’t for me. But I love the show as well, I’m kind of gutted about the book but it wasn’t to be.

      Drew cracks me up! I keep forgetting the and make his eyes bleed! πŸ˜‚

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