The festive season has been busy, busy, busy which means the blog has been tumbleweed levels of quiet. I was hoping to get some blogging done while I was home for Christmas, but well, things never do go as you plan and it’s been a few months since I was last home so it seemed important to just relax and catch up with everyone. So I am barging into the New Year as disorganised as ever, but I’m going to schedule some blogging time in over the weekend. So hopefully, less tumbleweed moments?
Only one review this month which is shocking, but it has been nice to just read a few books without feeling the pressure to review them. I think I needed the break, and I’m ready to start reviewing again in earnest in 2018.
I read a few manuscripts again this month, and alongside that I read four other novels. I think I thought Christmas would be the perfect time to catch up on reading too, but a large portion of my time went on eating, watching TV with my family, going out with my family, board games and general vegetating. I am trying to read a Bronte novel every Christmas though. Last year was Jane Eyre by Charlotte Bronte, and this time I read Wuthering Heights by Emily Bronte. Both are great winter reads.
- A Gathering of Shadows by V E Schwab
- See What I Have Done by Sarah Schmidt
- Wuthering Heights by Emily Bronte
- The Wild Hunt by Elizabeth Chadwick
I was pretty good. I didn’t buy any (that I can remember). I did pick up a few books from the charity bookshelf at work though. And I got The Handmaid’s Tale by Margaret Atwood for Christmas and Goodnight Stories for Rebel Girls. I didn’t take photos of them though and they have sadly been left at home.
I’m staying in London a little while longer which is extremely exciting. I still haven’t quite gotten my head around it, but I love my job and how it challenges me, so I’m excited I get to stay. As I’ve said Christmas was lovely and relaxing and not productive at all. Perhaps the star of December is my brother’s new rescue puppy which is a perfect snow cloud. I’ve pretty much bullied my brother into hourly updates.
So, that’s a wrap! I’m excited to see what 2018 brings!