Bath Snapshots

We celebrated New Year in Bath again, so I thought I would share some of my photos.

We visited:-

The Assembly Rooms

The Pump Rooms Restaurant

Tivoli Cinema

The Herschel Museum of Astronomy

Sally Lunn’s Bunn Shop

No. 1 The Crescent Museum

 

I obviously also visited a bookshop whilst in Bath, but more on that in a future post.

 

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2019

Happy New Year Everyone!

So I have come up with a few goals for my reading, I’m afraid I’m not a very structured reader and I always just go with what my mood chooses at the time but this year I’m going to try to do better. So here are my goals:-

  1. I have set my Goodreads challenge to 65 only. This is mainly due to the fact I want to read some big books this year and so I do not think I will get the book numbers in.
  2. Read more classics. I used to read a lot of classics but this past year I have neglected them somewhat and I find myself missing them. I especially want to revisit Austen as she is one of my favourites.
  3. Try to complete the Book Bucket List poster my best friend gave me for Christmas. I’ve already read some of them so I’m hoping to tick off a few more. I’m also hoping this will make me read different books.
  4. Finally discover a new genre to enjoy. 2017 I discovered crime fiction and loved it. 2018 I discovered climate fiction. Hopefully I discover a new love this year.

I also have a few books on pre order that I am very excited to read this year. They are the following:-

The Priory of the Orange Tree by Samantha Sutton

The Man with no Face by Peter May

The Winter of the Witch by Kathrine Arden

The Night Olivia Fell by Christina McDonald

Romanov by Nadine Brandes.

Is anybody else looking forward to these books?

Wish me luck for my book goals.

Happy reading.

Lady Book Dragon.

That’s a Wrap!

Well it is the last day of 2018! So what bookish things have I done in a year?

I set up this blog and have now been blogging for just over two months and I love it! I’m reading more books and blogs and discovering so many new books I would never have dreamed of reading before. Plus I’m talking about books on a daily basis, what is not to like?

I have read more books in a year than I have ever read before, 74 in total and I have enjoyed it immensely.

I have smashed my Goodreads reading challenge, my aim was only 60! Still undecided what 2019’s should be.

I have discovered some new authors I have never read before but definitely want to read more of:-

Neil Gaiman

Rosamunde Pilcher

Veronica Henry

Jeffrey Archer

Peter May

Mary Higgins Clark

 

My favourite books that I read in 2018:-

Coming Home by Rosamunde Pilcher

Gone with the Wind by Margaret Mitchell

Watermelon Snow by William A Liggett

The Blackhouse by Peter May

My worst books of 2018:-

Gentlemen Prefer Blondes by Anita Loos

Wide Sargasso Sea by Jean Rhys

The Pearl by John Steinbeck

The Heart of a Dog by Mikhail Bulgakov

 

Newly discovered genres:-

Climate fiction

Favourite Poem:-

The Tyger by William Blake

Favourite Quote:-

“A classic is a book that has never finished saying what it has to say.”

Italo Calvino

 

I believe that is a wrap.

I hope everyone has a wonderful New Year’s Eve whether it is partying, reading, sleeping or whatever you prefer.

See you in 2019.

Lady Book Dragon.