November. The month that begins with an onslaught of sporadic fireworks. The month where winter begins to settle in, grabbing the bones of us here in the UK, and lies with us for the long run. Fog and frost become a daily occurrence. We have only 6 hours or so of real daylight. Step outside and instantly your cheeks are flushed, fingers stiff, and you’ll be glad for extra layers of clothing.
But inside is a different matter. Inside is where I (and most bookworms) thrive on these freezing days. November was the month where my bedroom became my cocoon of warmth. At some point every day, you could find me wrapped in 5 layers of blankets, cuddling a hot water bottle and cat simultaneously while reading a book by fairy-light.
And so, November was a true bookworm month for me. Even if I didn’t read any more than usual, every comfort my heart longs for – blankets, hot water bottles, warm drinks while fog smothers the outside world – was available to me once again. Every moment of the day I wanted to get cosy and read. And now here we are – getting closer to Christmas, might I add.
So let’s see what November brought…
There’s also a video version of this post if you’d like to see, combined with my December TBR! Click here if you want to see!
PS. Do you like the new intro? Thought I’d try the scenic route rather than just throwing you all in. Let me know if you like!
Continue reading November Wrap Up – The weird month where I feel like I’m not reading, then end up reading more than usual
I’ve been reluctant about this book ever since I knew it was a thing. I couldn’t even decide whether to buy it or not. I only ended up getting it because it was half price. And I know they’re pretty biased terms to start on, but I couldn’t really help it.
And how did it work out? Well, that’s what we’re here to see, right?
Let’s talk about After You!
Title: After You
Author: Jojo Moyes
Publisher: Penguin Random House
Series Status: The 2nd book in the Me Before You duology
Number of Pages: 407
Continue reading After You by Jojo Moyes | Not a bad book, but I wish it had been left at a standalone instead
As I mentioned in my Wrap Up, July dragged for me. I felt like it went on forever. So when I came to write up this review and saw I had somehow accumulated this many books in July…well, I was quite surprised, because it felt like a lifetime ago.
I’m pretty sure I say that in a lot of hauls though. It just be the common cause of my buying.
I’ll put it simply. I got nine books in July. Though to be fair, I didn’t buy them all, so…I didn’t spend that much money.
AND in July I read 8 books, so I’ve only added to my TBR by one book. That’s pretty good going, if I do say so myself.
Can you guess any of the books from the picture?
Well, you don’t have to, because I’m about to show them all off screaming LOOK AT ALL THESE PRETTIES.
Here are the books I got in the month of July!
Continue reading July book haul – because a long month = a long haul