Week In Review

November 24 – 30

Tomorrow is December 1! The tree is up, the decorations are out, the wreath is on the door, and I’m finished my Christmas shopping! This is my absolute favourite time of year. There is so much I’m looking forward to: Christmas parties; Secret Santa gift exchange with the Ottawa blogettes; seeing my family and being with my parents and sisters at Christmas for the first time in about five years…I am ridiculously excited!

I’m also excited for The Walking Dead mid-season finale, airing tonight. I’ll be very sad to wait until February for the second half of this season, but I’ve heard that the episode tonight is going to be brutal, and I am fully expecting at least one main character to die. Or at least to be in mortal peril at the end of the episode. I can’t wait to see what happens!!

As for books, I bought a few this week that I’m super excited to read: Station Eleven by Emily St. John Mandel; Wolf in White Van by John Darnielle (I have this out from the library but won’t get to it before it’s due back, and I want to read it so much); The Martian by Andy Weir; and Dare Me by Megan Abbott. I don’t know where to start – which one do I read first???

I feel like I’ve been in a reading slump lately. I wasn’t really able to focus on reading this week, either due to being too tired after work or spending too much time playing Pokemon and rewatching The Walking Dead or what, but I was trying to finish two books this week and although I finally did yesterday, it felt like a struggle. And I liked both books, so I think the issue was more with me than with the books themselves. But I’ve got about 50 pages into Blue Lily, Lily Blue and I want to devote my full attention to this book, so I am hoping that either I’m over my slump, or this book will pull me out of it.

Anyway, I did finish both The Cure for Dreaming by Cat Winters, and Something Strange and Deadly by Susan Dennard. I enjoyed both books, and actually felt that there were similarities between the two which made it interesting to read them both simultaneously.

On the blog, I posted reviews of My True Love Gave To Me, edited by Stephanie Perkins, and They All Fall Down, by Roxanne St. Claire.

Coming up this week are reviews of Mortal Heart, by Robin Lafevers, and Glory O’Brien’s History of the Future, by A.S. King.

That’s it for me! Time to read and enjoy some gingerbread coffee by the Christmas tree. Happy Sunday!

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