Hello my fellow Book Dragons!
Well it has been another busy month with lots of studying and assignment writing as well as the normal day job keeping me busy.
Not as many books read this month but hopefully in December it will increase because I have loads of books I want to read.
Books Read (Click on the Titles to be taken to the review):-
The Janus Stone by Elly Griffiths
Venus and Adonis by William Shakespeare
A Very Murderous Christmas by various.
Total page count this month:- 656
Year page count:- 14,017
I hope everyone has some fun weekend plans! Mine involves work and painting the dinning room sadly, although I am looking forward to going to a Christmas Fair where my sister is having a craft stall.
This week I have chosen a Shakespeare sonnet.
Let me not to the marriage of true minds
Admit impediments; love is not love
Which alters when in alteration finds,
Or bends with the remover to remove.
O no! it is an ever-fixèd mark
That looks on tempests and is never shaken;
It is the star to every wand’ring bark,
Whose worth’s unknown, although his height be taken.
Love’s not Time’s fool, though rosy lips and cheeks
Within his bending sickle’s compass come;
Love alters not with his brief hours and weeks,
But bears it out even to the edge of doom.
If this be error and upon me prov’d,
I never writ, nor no man ever lov’d.
I am so sorry this is a day late. I have been desperately trying to get my first assignment handed in. Thankfully it is all handed in and now I get a bit of respite before starting the next one.
“Nowhere can man find a quieter or more untroubled retreat than in his own soul.”
Marcus Aurelius (170-180 CE)
I hope everyone has some good reading plans for the weekend.
My chosen poem this week is about the Earth and how we want to keep it and not destroy it.
Prayer for Earth
called from the hill.
A deer stood still
nibbling at bushes far away.
The moon shone silver.
Let this stay.
two noisy crows
their shadows pasted on the sky.
The sun broke out
through clouds of grey.
An iris opened.
Let this stay.
Myra Cohn Livingston
Today I have had a wonderful day off, as I spent the morning reading and then went and spent the day in Birmingham book shopping and exploring the German Christmas Market.
I had a lot of fun in Waterstones and bought quite a few books and my husband also got some as well so the lady on the check out was quite surprised at the varied selection. I also had a lot of fun looking at the children’s section.
Here are my lovely books:-
I bought this book because my best friend, nicknamed Tufty Seal highly recommends Adam Kay as a writer so I am really looking forward to reading this book.
I saw this today and just had to buy it as I absolutely love the film!
I must admit I got this because the cover was pretty, I know very shallow, but sometimes a pretty cover is all you need to buy a book.
I bought this because I loved the last book with Murder Christmas stories I hope this one does not disappoint.
Another book from the Christmas table at Waterstones. I hope it does not disappoint.
This book I got in the children’s section. I always get a version of The Nutcracker each year and this year I got this little one with a pop up surprise at the end!
I also got two very pretty decorations from the German Market.
Please drop me a comment if you have read any of the books.
WWW Wednesday is a meme hosted by Sam at Taking on a World of Words.
The rules are answer the questions below and a share a link to your blog in the comments section of Sam’s blog.
- What are you currently reading?
- What did you recently finish reading?
- What do you think you will read next?
Well it is time for another WWW Wednesday, I must admit I only do these when I have started new books and at the moment I seem to be on a roll hence the weekly posts!
What I am currently reading
Christmas on the Little Cornish Isles by Phillipa Ashley
I started this a few days ago and so far really enjoying it, fingers crossed it continues that way.
One Day In Winter by Shari Low
I’m still going with this one but as it is on my phone and I only really read it when I’m waiting for students to turn up it isn’t going very fast. However, I am enjoying it and I am averaging a chapter a day.
What I recently finished reading
Finished this a few days ago and really enjoyed it. A great book to dip into or read straight through. My review is here.
What I think I will read next
I recently bought both these books and I know I am Christmas reading but I do not think I have enough Christmas books to see me through till Christmas. I need to pad my list out a bit with none Christmas books.
So that is my WWW Wednesday, please drop me comment with your WWW Wednesday link in and I will head over to check it out. Also if you have any thoughts on the books mentioned today please feel free to comment below.
Bye for now.
Happy Wednesday Everyone!
Are people getting into the Festive spirit yet? I haven’t started putting decorations up yet, that will be in December but I am reading Christmas books and playing Christmas music.
This week’s quote is by Lewis Carroll and one I can relate to as recently I am using my dictionary a great deal when studying and also using The Oxford Classical Dictionary almost daily!
“What a comfort a Dictionary is!”
Lewis Carroll (1893)