Book Bloggers Advent Calendar
12 December, 2013
I’m not here today but you can find me over at Kim’s blog Reading Matters where I recommend one of my favourite finds of this year. Do go and see what other book bloggers have chosen too!
It’s been a while, I know, but I’ve been to Perth and back via Hong Kong, holidaying with some of my best friends, swimming in the Indian Ocean, drinking buckets of champagne and eating like an Emperor. One of the great things about having friends all over the world is that you have an excuse to travel and you get all the inside info on where to go and what to eat.
Although I’ve been rather lax in posting reviews lately, it doesn’t mean I haven’t been reading. In fact I’ve been reading some really fantastic books that I don’t know quite how to review them as I loved them so much. One of them is Xu Xi’s History’s Fiction, a collection of beautiful short stories set in Hong Kong. And of course there’s Donna Tartt’s The Goldfinch, Hilary Mantel’s Bring Up The Bodies as well as the first book in the Mortal Instruments series, The City of Bones, which I really enjoyed. And I also received the first few chapters of The Strangler Vine by M.J. Carter which is turning out to be an interesting cross between Wilkie Collins’ The Moonstone and G.W. Dahlquist’s The Glass Books trilogy. Tell me more!
So, how’ve you all been?