2016; A Reading Year In Review

HAPPY NEW YEAR! And welcome to my 6th year of blogging. 2016 had a bit of a hit in terms of blogging and reading volume, but I’m hoping to rectify this in 2017. Nevertheless, I’ve encountered some brilliant books. 2016 80 books read, 26 less than in 2015. 34 5* books. 2 more than 2015. I’m always surprised when this number increases, but perhaps I am better at selecting books that challenge and entertain me. ………

Merry Christmas

Christmas is my favourite time of year, the one holiday of the year that thaws my cold, ice formed heart. And so I’m offering this simple phrase To kids from one to ninety-two Although it’s been said many times, many ways Merry Christmas to you. Merry Christmas from me and the King of the Christmas song, Nat King Cole.

Literary Life: November in Review

November was a great month for reading, at least by the end of it when I fell into a bit of a binge. It was just what I needed. Reading has fallen by the wayside since, but I’m not worried about it like I was before, I’m sure I’ll have another spurt. Not entirely sure I’ll reach my goal to read 80 books by Christmas, but I’m feeling fairly zen about it all. I also ………

Literary Life: October in Review

October was the worst reading month I’ve had in a long while, it’s been a mix of a lack of a desire to read, and being too busy or tired. I’m really looking forward to Christmas when I have some time off, I’m going to read everything. The bookish highlight of my month was Bookshop Day, where I bought The Bloody Project and White Teeth, two brilliant novels. I also had a rather fun BYOC ………