Monday, December 13, 2021

This Week....

I'm Reading

I've stepped out of my comfort zone this week and read Harrow Gideon the Ninth by Tamsyn Muir. I am not even sure I know how to describe this book. I mean, it's a dark fantasy novel for sure, but itis alwo about necromancers, challenges, life and death and murder, which isn't even a touch on how complicated this story is. I really enjoyed it and will be looking to read the follow up when I can.

A few weeks ago I read a Karen Swan novel which I really enjoyed and so I promptly picked up two more from the library. This week I started reading Midnight in the Snow which has a different feel, but again I am enjoying it so far.

I did finish listening to The Winter Sea by Susanna Kearsley. This is one of my favourite books ever, and so it was interesting to reread it after all this time via audiobook. There was lots that I had forgotten but it still felt so good to immerse myself in that world again.

I have started my next audiobook. I saw an announcement that there was a new audio version of The Hogfather by Terry Pratchett. It features Sian Clifford and Bill Nighy as the main narrators and so far it is lots of fun. And it is the perfect time of year to read it!

I'm Watching

We are continuing to watch a number of shows such as The Books That Made Us, Bake Off: The Professionals, Hawkeye and more but we also watched Dune on Friday night.


Our social calendar is filling up very quickly now. This weekend we spent a very enjoyable Saturday evening at a barbecue with friends. On Sunday we went and looked at things like new TVs, a fridgeand more. We aren't really ready to buy yet, but we are more trying to get ideas of prices for when we are ready to buy in a few months time.

Festive treats...

Not a lot of time for new festive treats this week.  The only thing I got to watch was Christmas in Rome. I needed to prove that I am not all about Paris. Not all of the time!

Here are the festive treats I have read, listened and watched so far this year:

1. Flora's Travelling Christmas Shop by Rebecca Raisin

2. The Happiest Season 

3. The Christmas Secret by Karen Swan

4. Love Harder 

5. A Castle for Christmas
6. Hawkeye
7.  Christmas Train - Paul Kelly
8. Christmas with my Father
9. Wintertime Dreams: A Parisian Christmas- Tatiana Eva-Marie and the Avalon Jazz Band
10. Single all the Way
11. Christmas in Rome

Posts from the last week

Top Ten Tuesday: Most reviewed books in the Hist Fic challenge 2021

Music A to Z: Numbers

Weekend Cooking: Eating with your Eyes

Christmas Quotes: A War Time Christmas

I've linked this post to It's Monday, what are you reading? as hosted by Book Date


  1. Enjoy the festive books ahead. Thanks for sharing, and here are my WEEKLY UPDATES

  2. I need to pick up a Terry Pratchett book someday. I want to know what the hype is about. Have a great week!

  3. Susanna Kearsley was a new author discovery for me this year. I still have a few of her books to read but am loving each one. Come see my week here. Happy reading!

  4. I’m planning on watching HawkeEye this week, it looks fun.
    Harrow the Ninth sounds interesting.

    Wishing you a great reading week

    1. OOoopps. I read Gideon the Ninth. Harrow the Ninth is the next book in the series.

  5. Ooh, Christmas in Rome sounds good! I have also had Harrow the Ninth on my radar for a while, so glad to hear you liked it! We too have been doing a lot of social stuff, but I'm getting tired of talking through masks and am looking forward to a quieter January!

    1. I am looking forward to a break really Laurie!