Goodbye December – Hello January

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

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.

unnatural history

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

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

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.

Christmas Eve 1914

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.

vinyl detective written in dead wax

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.

the lies of locke lamora

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


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