December was a crazy busy month workwise. At the zoo where I work they organised a Chinese Lights events. This meant we were open during the evenings as well, including Christmas. It was also The Husband’s birthday, the month of the Magical Readathon, and I posted something on here everyday. And I read 8 books…
The Looking Glass House by Vanessa Tait tells about how Alice’s Adventures in Wonderland came to be, written by the great-granddaughter of The Alice. Although beautifully written and an interesting story, I was kind of disappointed. Mainly, I didn’t like Any of the characters. I will write a full review on this, a 3* read.
Another 3* read, but one I expected to be just that, is Unnatural History by Jonathan Green. This is a fun and quick read, full of flaws but that’s okay.
And The Ocean Was Our Sky by Patrick Ness was an interesting read. The story itself was a bit meh for me, but the illustrations were amazing. I wrote a full review for this book, which I ended up giving a 4* rating.
Sherlock Holmes and the Shadwell Shadows was a nice read, a bit lacking in certain aspects but I have high hopes for the sequels. This book also got a full review from me. A 4* read.
On Christmas Eve, after work so close to midnight, The Husband and I listened to Christmas Eve 1914 by Charles Olivier. This was an audio drama and I really enjoyed it. And it was only an hour long. A 4* ‘read’.
For the Magical Readathon I had to pick up a book I thought would be humorous. So I had to pick up Mortdecai by Kyril Bonfiglioli (originally published as Don’t Point That Thing at Me). This read was humorous for sure. A 4* read, and another full review.
Written in Dead Wax by Andrew Cartmel is a book I read at the end of our holiday (that feels so long ago already…). And it was a perfect holiday read. Tho a bigger book, the writing sucked me in and I raced through it. A very solid start to a series I will continue for sure. A 4* rating and a full review.
I listened to the audiobook of The Lies of Locke Lamora by Scott Lynch, a reread for me. This time around I enjoyed it a lot more, and I have the second book ready to start on audible. A 4.5* rating, review to come.
I hope everyone has a great end of the year. Be safe. And have an Awesome 2019 (filled with some really good books).
I will be back tomorrow with another post. I am slightly changing my schedule for the coming year. Though I doubt anyone will notice :p