Hello my fellow bookworms, I hope you are all well and had a wonderful Christmas? I spent most of December buying gifts, writing cards, wrapping gifts; attending Christmas performances, special church services and Christmas parties; and didn’t it all fly by so quickly?! I then headed to the south coast to spend a couple of days and Christmas day with my mother, step-father, brother and Dandi the dog. I was lucky enough to receive some lovely bookish Christmas gifts and spent some quality time with my family.
While I have been very busy I did get to spend some down-time reading or watching films/television snuggled up in a blanket. December has been a bumper adaptations month and here are the books I’ve finished:
Fiction: 2 Non-Fiction: 0 Poetry: 0
I started the month off by finishing the children’s classic The Railway Children by Edith Nesbit, off my Classics Club list. A charming and comforting moral tale, which was perfect for the lead up to Christmas. Next I read the epic, historical fiction Kingmaker: Broken Faith by Toby Clements, the 2nd book in Clements’ Kingmaker series – I read the previous book Winter Pilgrims last year. My full thoughts on both of these are still to be posted.
Pick of the Month: The Railway Children
Only 2 novels completed but I have been reading a lot more; I just seem to have been reading some real chunksters. I have been reading Shadow of Night, the 2nd book in Deborah Harkness’ supernatural All Souls trilogy; and Christian memoir Out of Darkness by Stormie Omartian. In December I also took part in The Classics Club’s 11th Spin which randomly chose David Copperfield by Charles Dickens for me. I had to start it almost immediately and over Christmas it has dominated my reading time.
In January and the new year I am looking forward to catching up on my reviews, finishing off some of these chunky books and starting a new term at work. Plus I have my birthday to look forward to.
What did you do and read in December? How was your Christmas? What are your plans for January?