WWW Wednesday: 20/01/2021

WWW Wednesday is a meme hosted by Sam at Taking on a World of Words.

The rules are answer the questions below and 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?

Hello!

Happy Wednesday.

I hope everyone has been reading some good books this week.

So without further ado here is my WWW Wednesday.

What I am Currently Reading

I will be honest this was rather a surprise when I started reading it. It really isn’t what I expected but it is good so far.

What I have Recently Finished Reading

I absolutely loved this and I can’t wait to start reading the next in the series. The review is here.

What I think I will Read Next

Any of these books are a possible and to be honest it will be hard to decide which one to choose.

Please drop me a comment with your WWW Wednesday and I will head over for a visit, as I do love to see what everyone is reading.

Happy Reading.

A New Reading Challenge

Hello!

I have decided to give myself a new reading challenge for 2021 and because it is not one that dictates what books I should read I believe it is a very likely challenge that I could complete in a year.

So what is the challenge I hear you ask?

Well my challenge is to read my height in books. I am 5 foot 7 inches so it is rather a big challenge but I also have some very big books I have to read on my TBR pile so hopefully I will manage it.

When I do my monthly wrap up I will also update on the height of the books and the total so far. I really hope I manage this challenge as I am quite excited about it.

Please let me know if you are doing the same challenge or another weird and wacky challenge.

Happy Reading

The Weekly Brief

Happy Sunday.

I hope everyone’s 2021 has got off to a good start. I am reading two books that I absolutely love and can’t put down which is always good.

So here are my posts from this week.

Currently Reading

Love these two books so much. Dissolution is my buddy read so I am holding back from blitzing it which I could easily do as I am enjoying so much. Leviathan Wakes is excellent and I think I will be reading the next in the series straight away and I hope it will be as good.

Books Acquired

No new books this week as I am restraining myself and trying to reduce my TBR pile slightly. I do plan on doing some preordering though as I always like a surprise book in the post occassionally.

I hope everyone has had a good week.

Happy reading and stay safe.

2021 Reading Goals

Happy New Year!

I hope 2021 is a better year but to be honest I can’t see that it will dramatically change straight away. However, I still plan on having a good reading and blogging year.

My reading goals for 2021 are as follows…

  1. My Goodreads reading challenge will be 70 books again as I only just managed 70 in 2020. I have to do a lot of reading for studying so need to factor that in.
  2. I plan to do a few buddy reads in 2021. We are starting with Dissolution by C. J Sansom, hopefully if we enjoy the book we will carry on with the series.
  3. The Expanse series by James S. A. Corey. I plan to read the series this year as I love the TV series and have just started reading the first book in the series and absolutely love it.
  4. Agatha Christie. I have only ever read short stories by Agatha Christie so 2021 is my year to read more of Agatha Christie’s full novels. I won’t set a goal of how many but I plan on reading the books in order of publication.
  5. Shakespeare Challenge. This challenge I started in 2020 so I hope to get a few more ticked off the list in 2021.

So there are my Reading Goals for 2021. Hopefully, I will get to tick them off as I don’t think they are too strict, after all I am a mood reader and reading should always be fun and not restrictive.

Please drop me a comment with your 2021 reading goals.

Happy Reading!

December 2020 Wrap Up

Hello!

I need to do my 2020 Wrap Up but I thought I would get my December Wrap Up complete first. I think December has been my best reading month this year. I have absolutely loved all the books I have been getting through and have really felt like I am back on track with my reading.

So here are my December statistics

I must admit I was very shocked that I had managed to read 12 books. However, some were quite short though I will be honest.

So here are the books…

Now this one should have been on the November Wrap Up but I finished this right after I had scheduled the post so it can go on this post instead.

Pages: 460

Format Read: Paperback

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Review

Pages: 416

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Review

Pages: 64

Format Read: Hardback

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Review

Pages: 208

Format Read: Paperback

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Review

Pages: 246

Format Read: Hardback

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Review

Pages: 248

Format Read: Hardback

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Review

Pages: 392

Format Read: Paperback

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Review

Pages: 319

Format Read: Hardback

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Review

Pages: 256

Format Read: Hardback

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Review

Pages: 20

Format Read: Hardback

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Pages: 96

Format Read: Hardback

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Review

Pages: 128

Format Read: Hardback

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Pages: 24

Format Read: Hardback

Dragon Rating: 🐲🐲🐲🐲🐲

There is my December! I hope everyone had a good December and got some reading done. Some books do not have reviews yet but I promise they are on the way.

Please drop me a comment if you want to chat about any of the books.

Happy Reading!

WWW Wednesday: 23/12/2020

WWW Wednesday is a meme hosted by Sam at Taking on a World of Words.

The rules are answer the questions below and 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?

Happy Wednesday!

I can’t believe tomorrow is Christmas Eve! I have slowed down a little on my reading this week and have only finished the one book, but it was a good book and I have got a load of housework done instead.

What I am Currently Reading

This is my Christmas tradition and I have just started it today. Every year I buy a new edition of The Nutcracker then read it on the last few days of the run up to Christmas. I just love the story and I always enjoy reading a different translator’s take on the story and of course beautiful illustrations.

What I have Recently Finished Reading

Literally finished this, this morning so review will follow shortly. I did really enjoy it though.

What I will Read Next

This will definitely be read on Christmas Eve as it is another Christmas tradition of mine. I had this book for Christmas when I was little and now I read it every Christmas Eve. It doesn’t take long to read but it always makes me think of that magical Christmas morning when I opened this amazing book.

So there is my WWW Wednesday for this week. Please drop me a link with your WWW Wednesday and I will head over for a visit. Also please drop me a comment if you have any Christmas reading traditions.

The Weekly Brief

Happy Sunday!

Apologies for the lateness in this post, I will be honest I got distracted making a disastrous carrot cake. Really not one of my best bakes.

Anyway, here is what I have been up to on the blog this week.

Posts this Week

Currently Reading

Thoroughly enjoying this so far.

No books acquired this week as I am waiting to see what books I might get for Christmas.

I hope everyone has had a good week reading and blogging and I hope everyone has a good run up to Christmas.

Happy Reading

Christmas Reading List 2020 Update

Hello!

I thought it was time for a Christmas reading list update. I am really racing through my Christmas books and I am thoroughly enjoying them and I have also added some extra ones into the mix as well.

I am currently reading Midwinter Murders by Agatha Christie and Christmas at Highclere by The Countess of Carnarvon.

Here are the books I have read so far…

Christmas is Murder by Val McDermid

Skipping Christmas by John Grisham

The Lion Book of Christmas Poems by Sophie Piper

A Wedding in December by Sarah Morgan

A Perfect Cornish Christmas by Phillipa Ashley

A Midwinter Promise by Lulu Taylor

Christmas at Woolworths by Elaine Everest

Christmas Cakes and Mistletoe Nights by Carole Matthews

So the Christmas books I have left over are…

The Christmas reading is going really well and I can’t quite believe how quickly I am finishing books at the moment. Christmas at Highclere wasn’t originally on the reading list but I started browsing through it yesterday and I just got hooked.

Please drop me a comment with your Christmas reads as I would love to see what everyone is reading or planning to read over the festive period.

WWW Wednesday: 2/12/2020

WWW Wednesday is a meme hosted by Sam at Taking on a World of Words.

The rules are answer the questions below and 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?

Another Wednesday has arrived and I am definitely in the Christmas reading mode. So here is how my reading is going.

What I am Currently Reading

I’m loving my little poem book. Christmas at Woolworths is rather confusing at the moment because Everest’s writing style is rather all over the place and its all rather hectic trying to work out who said what.

What I have Recently Finished Reading

Loved both of these books and I was really pleased to discover a new author, Sarah Morgan who I will definitely be reading more of. Here are the reviews A Perfect Cornish Christmas and A Wedding in December.

What I think I will Read Next

It will be one of these as it is all Christmas books in December and I have loads of them to read. I just need to make sure I don’t buy anymore!

So there is my WWW Wednesday, please drop me a comment if you want a chat and of course please drop your link to your WWW Wednesday and I will head over for a visit.

Happy Reading!