After receiving the news in August about my impending redundancy, today – 1 October – is my last working day. While I’m sad to be leaving, I’m quite glad that it’s over – the last six weeks of “consultation” have been a strange limbo period of knowing that I’m leaving, with that very slim chance that something may happen to change the situation. At least now I can focus fully on the future and the new opportunities that are available. It’s still a little daunting at times, but I’m sure that things will work out.
As a result of the rather stressful period, my reading has been a little erratic of late – I’ve had periods of reading as I used to, and periods of not being able to concentrate fully. If nothing else, being out of work should mean that I have some time to catch up!
I reviewed nine books in September, with the standout reads being:
- How Much of These Hills is Gold by C Pam Zhang
- Imperfect Women by Araminta Hall
- The Thursday Murder Club by Richard Osman
I also reviewed:
- The Seven Doors by Agnes Ravatn
- City of Spies by Mara Timon
- Empire of Ivory by Naomi Novik
- Thursday Night Widows by Claudia Piñeiro
- For When I’m Gone by Rebecca Ley
- Dead Man’s Daughter by Roz Watkins
And I posted my 20 Books of Summer wrap up.
I think that the less that is said about this, the better! 😀 I’ve not read as much, I’ve bought more than usual – this was only ever going to go one way…