2016 in review

Another year, and another wrap up post courtesy of Jamie at the Perpetual Page Turner. This year has quite obviously been a year where I have blogged quite a bit less than previous years, and has been a year where I have read less than other years, for a variety of reasons. One reason for reading less has been I have gotten into podcasts this year, so time I used to spend reading has been replaced with podcasts (such as HelloInternet, Cortex, Dear Hank and John, Welcome to Nightvale, and many others). And I foresee that I’ll have less opportunity for reading, as my commute changes to driving, so podcasts will rule. One reason I’ve blogged less, is that I have had some difficulties in motivating myself to do so. Partly it is because of time. Partly it is because I often feel like I don’t have a lot to say about the book. And then time passes and it becomes a trial to try to review a book you read several months ago, which is why there will be a good number of books on here that will not have had a proper review.

 

Number Of Books You Read:

Goodreads tells me 38 (though to be fair I read the complete Sherlock Holmes, so that counts as a few extra books). But it has actually failed to count 2 books, so it’s actually 40

Number of Re-Reads:

This year had a surprisingly high number of rereads in contrast to other years. A total of 14 – the Harry Potter novels, Red Rising and Golden Son, Alice in Wonderland plus Through the Looking Glass and the first three Tomorrow When the War Began novels. These rereads are because of a book club that was started amongst a group of friends, so my reading has been influenced by this significantly.

Genre You Read The Most From:

Science Fiction and Fantasy perhaps

 

1. Best Book You Read In 2016?

(If you have to cheat — you can break it down by genre if you want or 2013 release vs. backlist)

Ooh, I hate this question. I might say, Ready Player One, probably because it was one of my more recent reads, but I really enjoyed it and loved every moment of it.

2. Book You Were Excited About & Thought You Were Going To Love More But Didn’t?

I’ll definitely say Harry Potter and the Cursed Child, cause that was a flop. I mean I actually enjoyed reading it at the time, because I went in with no real expectation, and turned off my brain. But after reading it, I’ve basically forgotten/blocked out, what that ‘book’ was.

 3. Most surprising (in a good way or bad way) book you read?  

Hotel by Arthur Hailey, I was given this as a gift, with no knowledge of it, or the author, and the gift givers just picked this one out at random, so having it turn out to be quite good, was a great surprise!

 4. Book You “Pushed” The Most People To Read (And They Did)?

Don’t recall recommending any books this year

 5. Best series you started in 2016? Best Sequel of 2016? Best Series Ender of 2016?

Well the Red Rising trilogy ended this year, and that was an excellent series, so I’ll say that.

 6. Favorite new author you discovered in 2016?

Does Terry Pratchett count? I hadn’t read any of his solo work until this year, so I’m going to count it

7. Best book from a genre you don’t typically read/was out of your comfort zone?

Guns, Germs and Steel: A Short History of Everybody for the Last 13,000 Years, I read very little nonfiction, so this was something different.

 8. Most action-packed/thrilling/unputdownable book of the year?

I’m going to say Gemina, but the Red Rising trilogy definitely get a look in in this category.

 9. Book You Read In 2016 That You Are Most Likely To Re-Read Next Year?

Oh I have no idea actually, quite likely none of them.

10. Favorite cover of a book you read in 2016?

I have to say I quite like the Fantastic Beasts and Where to Find Them Screenplay cover, it just looks nice.

11. Most memorable character of 2016?

I’m going to say Death from Discworld, what a good character.

 12. Most beautifully written book read in 2016?

I’m going to have to say Pratchett in general, I just adore his writing, and his puns, GAH

13. Most Thought-Provoking/ Life-Changing Book of 2016?

Can’t think of which ones made me think for a while at the time, so, I’m not too sure

 14. Book you can’t believe you waited UNTIL 2016 to finally read? 

Discworld! Like seriously what was I doing?

 15. Favorite Passage/Quote From A Book You Read In 2016?

I never remember of keep track of these things, and I always mean to, but then never get around to it!

16.Shortest & Longest Book You Read In 2016?

Longest would be Sherlock Holmes: The Complete Novels and Stories, Volume I

Shortest would be The Importance of Being Earnest

 17. Book That Shocked You The Most

(Because of a plot twist, character death, left you hanging with your mouth wide open, etc.)

I’ll just say His Dark Materials series, that was a really good one with plenty of shocks.

18. OTP OF THE YEAR (you will go down with this ship!)

(OTP = one true pairing if you aren’t familiar)

Meh

19. Favorite Non-Romantic Relationship Of The Year

Sherlock and Watson??

20. Favorite Book You Read in 2016 From An Author You’ve Read Previously

I quite liked The Hidden Oracle by  Rick Riordan, but then again, everything he writes I like so..

21. Best Book You Read In 2016 That You Read Based SOLELY On A Recommendation From Somebody Else/Peer Pressure:

The Importance of Being Ernest

22. Newest fictional crush from a book you read in 2016?

Nope

23. Best 2016 debut you read?

None were debuts I believe

24. Best Worldbuilding/Most Vivid Setting You Read This Year?

His Dark Materials

25. Book That Put A Smile On Your Face/Was The Most FUN To Read?

The Princess Bride

26. Book That Made You Cry Or Nearly Cry in 2016?

Le Petit Prince

27. Hidden Gem Of The Year?

Hotel, was no way expecting it to be any good at all.

28. Book That Crushed Your Soul?

Nearly all of them??

29. Most Unique Book You Read In 2016?

I’ll say Illuminae, because it is visually very different to other books

30. Book That Made You The Most Mad (doesn’t necessarily mean you didn’t like it)?

My Brilliant Career, and I did not like it that much

I’m going to skip the blogging questions because I don’t really have any answers. Blogging has been tough for the whole year, and I haven’t really read other blogs. So give me some reviews to read if you have suggestions!

10.  Did you complete any reading challenges or goals that you had set for yourself at the beginning of this year?

Ha! Well I said I’d read 52 books, which I didn’t quite reach, and then I also said I’d read all of Discworld, which I am so far from reaching, but I have actually finally started that task, and I’m loving it!

 

1. One Book You Didn’t Get To In 2016 But Will Be Your Number 1 Priority in 2017?

The running gag of Catch-22, which I think has been on this list since the first one!

2. Book You Are Most Anticipating For 2017 (non-debut)?

Winds of Winter? How many times will I write this?

3. 2017 Debut You Are Most Anticipating?

Throw some suggestions at me!

 4. Series Ending/A Sequel You Are Most Anticipating in 2017?

Probably the next Illuminae novel

5. One Thing You Hope To Accomplish Or Do In Your Reading/Blogging Life In 2017?

Just keep up reading as much as possible

6. A 2017 Release You’ve Already Read & Recommend To Everyone:

Haven’t read any!

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5 Year Anniversary

So this came quite unexpectedly, and my goodness has time flown since I started this blog. 5 whole years ago now, and over 770 posts and over 90,000 views! Thanks for all the support, and I hope to continue this blog in whatever form possible for many years to come!

I started this blog after inspiration from other book blogs, and decided to read through Cloudstreet, by Tim Winton. The format eventually turned back to a traditional one post = one book review, and I’ve enjoyed doing it and sharing my thoughts.

Thanks again!

4 year Blog-versry!

Wow, has four years flown past or what! Little did I imagine I would still be blogging after so long, and it’s an experience I have really come to treasure. Sharing my love of books with the world is so rewarding, and there are some really great people around. So thank you to everyone for viewing and commenting!

2014 End of Year Book Survey

As per the last few years I’m doing the now 5th Annual End of Year Book Survey hosted by Jamie at the Perpetual Page Turner. You’ll see a few books here which I haven’t written reviews about, yet, they’re coming soon.

reading-stats-2014Number Of Books You Read:

50! Or 51 if we include the book I finished on the 1st but mainly read in 2014, which I will. But Goodreads tells me I read 21725 pages, which I’m very proud of.

Number of Re-Reads:

Zero! Surprisingly I had no re-reads at all.

Genre You Read The Most From:

I’m going to say Fantasy/Sci Fi considering I had Ender’s Saga, ASOFAI, plus a few others around.best-YA-books-2014I always find the following so difficult

1. Best Book You Read In 2014?

(If you have to cheat — you can break it down by genre if you want or 2013 release vs. backlist)

Ugh this is so hard. I will say plain Ender’s Game (the first novel), I loved it immensely. A lot of others come close (and will pop up soon) but I’ll say this one.

2. Book You Were Excited About & Thought You Were Going To Love More But Didn’t?

I think Symbiont, because I was hoping it was going to be really good, but those hopes weren’t quite met. It was still good enough, but didn’t quite hit the spot like Newsflesh did.

 3. Most surprising (in a good way or bad way) book you read in 2014? 

I’ll say Frankenstein, it wasn’t what I thought it was going to be, and it was pretty good, and was readable!

 4. Book You “Pushed” The Most People To Read (And They Did) In 2014?

Oh, I guess I did a bit for A Song of Fire and Ice, but I don’t think I pushed books on people too much (perhaps I better change that for 2015!)

 5. Best series you started in 2014? Best Sequel of 2014? Best Series Ender of 2014?

Well since I started The Song of Fire and Ice series, it’d have to be that one! Though Ender’s Game certainly comes close.

Best sequel: House of Hades. Still haven’t gotten my hands on Blood of Olympus…

I don’t think I had many series ender’s this year, so not sure.

 6. Favourite new author you discovered in 2014?

Oh well George R R Martin for sure.

7. Best book from a genre you don’t typically read/was out of your comfort zone?

I think Moby Dick was definitely different from what I usually read, and that was great. But the two biographies/autobiographies about Henrietta Lacks and Howard Dully, were also brilliant, and I haven’t really read many biographies before so that was great.

 8. Most action-packed/thrilling/unputdownable book of the year?

Perhaps Game of Thrones, but all the series are up there.

 9. Book You Read In 2014 That You Are Most Likely To Re-Read Next Year?

Honestly I’m not sure I’ll re-read any next year. I’ll likely reread ASIOF in the future again though, doubt it’ll be next year though! Probably before the final book.

10. Favourite cover of a book you read in 2014?

The Ice Dragon by GRRM.

11. Most memorable character of 2014?

 

 12. Most beautifully written book read in 2014?

Neil Gaiman’s The Ocean at the End of the Lane for sure!

13. Most Thought-Provoking/ Life-Changing Book of 2014?

I think Henrietta Lack’s story, though again Howard Dully’s too because they were just so powerful and challenging to read about.

 14. Book you can’t believe you waited UNTIL 2014 to finally read? 

The A Song of Fire and Ice series!

 15. Favourite Passage/Quote From A Book You Read In 2014?

Every year I come to this without knowing what to do cause I don’t have any on hand. So for 2015 I want to make a note of these.

16.Shortest & Longest Book You Read In 2013?

Longest: A Storm of Swords (A Dance with Dragons comes close – and perhaps beats it depending on the edition, which I’m not sure about) at 1193 pages! If you ignore ASoIaF then it’s Moby Dick.

Shortest: Weird Things Customers Say in Bookshops – only 119 pages, but really Ocean at the End of the Lane takes the cake at 181 (since it’s a novel). Or The Ice Dragon, but it’s a short story with illustrations so I don’t know.

(in total I read 18793 pages according to Goodreads)

 17. Book That Shocked You The Most

(Because of a plot twist, character death, left you hanging with your mouth wide open, etc.)

Eek, maybe The Kite Runner, but others I’ve mentioned again are up there.

18. OTP OF THE YEAR (you will go down with this ship!)

(OTP = one true pairing if you aren’t familiar)

Oh, I don’t think I’ve ever consciously shipped anyone. So I’ll pass on this one.

19. Favourite Non-Romantic Relationship Of The Year

Moby Dick and Ahab 😛

20. Favourite Book You Read in 2014 From An Author You’ve Read Previously

The Silmarillion by Tolkien, that was something else.

21. Best Book You Read In 2014 That You Read Based SOLELY On A Recommendation From Somebody Else/Peer Pressure:

The House of God, a medical book, was recommended by a friend of mine who is a nurse. Who was recommended it by an anaesthetist!

22. Newest fictional crush from a book you read in 2014?

Nope.

23. Best 2014 debut you read?

Well it’s either Reticulum by Marta Salek, or The Waking Engine by David Edison, and I’ll say it’s both because I liked them equally, and both we’re really inventive.

24. Best Worldbuilding/Most Vivid Setting You Read This Year?

I want to say The Long Earth by Prachett and Baxter, simply because there’s so many worlds!

25. Book That Put A Smile On Your Face/Was The Most FUN To Read?

An Abundance of Katherines by John Green, his books (excluding the death/cancer parts) are always fun.

26. Book That Made You Cry Or Nearly Cry in 2014?

I don’t recall, that makes me seem heartless, but I don’t actually remember any moment like it. Probably was one.

27. Hidden Gem Of The Year?

Sad to say too many of my books I read weren’t that hidden, I need to work on that in 2015.

28. Book That Crushed Your Soul?

All of ASOFAI

29. Most Unique Book You Read In 2014?

Um, All Quiet of the Western Front? This is too hard.

30. Book That Made You The Most Mad (doesn’t necessarily mean you didn’t like it)?

Tie between Divergent and The Shade of the Moon. And yes, it does mean I didn’t like it.book-blogging

 1. New favourite book blog you discovered in 2014? 

Opps, don’t think I discovered any. It’s hard enough to find time to write my own reviews let alone read everyone else’s, though I do try to read the ones I’ve already found. Plus it doesn’t help when you haven’t read what books they’re talking about!

2. Favourite review that you wrote in 2014? 

I have no idea.

3. Best discussion/non-review post you had on your blog?

Again not really sure.

4. Best event that you participated in (author signings, festivals, virtual events, memes, etc.)?

The only thing I was involved in was a Book Tour for Reticulum by Marta Salek, so that was the best!

5. Best moment of bookish/blogging life in 2014?

Even though it probably, technically was last year, I forget, I’ll say meeting Markus Zusak!

7. Most Popular Post This Year On Your Blog (whether it be by comments or views)?

That would be The Book Thief – Part One – Growing up a Saumensch, which is probably so high because of it’s Google position due to Saumensch. It was viewed over 3000 times!

For posts published this year it would be my post on Isobelle Carmody.

In terms of comments it would by my post on Top 10 authors

8. Post You Wished Got A Little More Love?

Honestly all of them :P, can’t think of any in particular.

9. Best bookish discover (book related sites, book stores, etc.)?

Can’t say I’ve had any of bookish discovery, though I have listened to a few audio books/stories, and enjoyed them more than I thought, so I’ll say that.

10.  Did you complete any reading challenges or goals that you had set for yourself at the beginning of this year?

I did! I completed my goal of 50 books, which was great. Though 10 of those were in December, so I’ll try to read more consistently throughout the year, but with life that can be hard.

looking-ahead-books-2015

1. One Book You Didn’t Get To In 2014 But Will Be Your Number 1 Priority in 2015?

Catch-22! I really want to get around to reading it finally.

2. Book You Are Most Anticipating For 2015 (non-debut)?

Um well depends on whether The Red Queen or The Winds of Winter are coming out!

3. 2015 Debut You Are Most Anticipating?

I’m bad at this aren’t I? I don’t know any books coming out in 2015!

 4. Series Ending/A Sequel You Are Most Anticipating in 2015?

Well that most certainly has to be The Red Queen by Isobelle Carmody to wrap up The Obernewtyn Chronicles! As long as it comes out in 2015 😛 Same goes with The Winds of Winter

5. One Thing You Hope To Accomplish Or Do In Your Reading/Blogging Life In 2015?

I certainly would like to pare back my To Read pile! And I think expanding my reading horizons into a few different areas (away from authors I have read and loved) might be a good idea too. And perhaps finding more book blogs to read, and keep up to date with new releases a little more. And keep a track of some quotes, I’ll try to post 1 quote per review!

6. A 2015 Release You’ve Already Read & Recommend To Everyone:

Haven’t read any unfortunately.

 

And there you have it! 2014 all wrapped up.

Bookish Topic Tuesday – End of the Year Book Survey – 2013

Bookish Topic Tuesday

End of Year Book Survey – 2013

The wonderful Jamie at Perpetual Page Turner has been running a End of Year survey for the last four years now, and I did this last year, so I’m doing it again!

1. Best Book You Read In 2013? (If you have to cheat — you can break it down by genre if you want or 2013 release vs. backlist)

Ah this is such a tough decision. I really loved The Sending because I had been waiting to read it for so long. And American Gods was very good. And The Newsflesh Trilogy (Feed, Deadline, Blackout) were damn good as well. So I guess there’s my answer.

 2. Book You Were Excited About & Thought You Were Going To Love More But Didn’t?

I think it would be a tie between Pride and Prejudice and The Great Gatsby. Two classics which I was excited to read, but found them not to my liking.

 3. Most surprising (in a good way!) book of 2013? 

Oooh I guess American Gods, that was quite unexpected, and it was most definitely in a good way!

 4. Book you read in 2013 that you recommended to people most in 2013?

I’ve been recommending the Newsflesh series to a lot of people, but I don’t think anyone has taken it up yet….

 5. Best series you discovered in 2013?

Looks like I’m going to repeat myself a few times. Cause it’s Newsflesh! Hands down!

 6. Favourite new author you discovered in 2013?

Mira Grant. I’m not purposely doing this, but seriously, definitely my favourite new author.

7. Best book that was out of your comfort zone or was a new genre for you?

I guess of the classics I have read this year, it would be The Crucible.

 8. Most thrilling, unputdownable book in 2013?

Oops, here we go again, the Newsflesh trilogy fit this criteria too well! And it would be a tie between all three of these books.

 9. Book You Read In 2013 That You Are Most Likely To Re-Read Next Year?

Oh, I want to say The Sending, since I may reread that before the next book, but no idea whether it’ll be out yet.

10. Most memorable character in 2013? 

This is a tough one. There are so many characters, I don’t really know who to pick.

 12. Most beautifully written book read in 2013?

I think it would be A Thousand Splendid Suns which I just read days ago, but American Gods comes pretty close.

13. Book that had the greatest impact on you in 2013? 

I’m not sure to be honest. Perhaps The Road or Nineteen Eighty-Four (both of which I’m yet to write a post about, but I’ll get there!)

 14. Book you can’t believe you waited UNTIL 2013 to finally read? 

Hmm perhaps Lord of the Flies, simply because I missed reading it at school, and it seems like such a classic.

 15. Favourite Passage/Quote From A Book You Read In 2013?

I have no clue. Perhaps in 2014 I should keep a record of these….

16.Shortest & Longest Book You Read In 2013?

Shortest – Animal Farm, so very short but with such a strong message.
Longest — I guess it’s technically Lord of the Rings, though The Stone Key comes pretty close.

 17. Book That Had A Scene In It That Had You Reeling And Dying To Talk To Somebody About It? (a WTF moment, an epic revelation, a steamy kiss, etc. etc.) Be careful of spoilers!

Oooh The Sending and also The Newsflesh Trilogy.

18. Favourite Relationship From A Book You Read In 2013 (be it romantic, friendship, etc).

Nothing really stands out so I’ll just say Elspeth and Rushton from the Obernewtyn Chronicles.

19. Favourite Book You Read in 2013 From An Author You’ve Read Previously

I’d say The Sending.

20. Best Book You Read In 2013 That You Read Based SOLELY On A Recommendation From Somebody Else:

A Thousand Splendid Suns was a book that I was given by my Nana, and I had no idea what it was about, and I really liked it!

21. Genre You Read The Most From in 2013?

Oh I don’t know, I guess YA or fantasy.

22. Best 2013 debut you read?

I don’t think I read anything from a debut author…

23. Most vivid world/imagery in a book you read in 2013?

Um I’d say The Road by Cormac McCarthy it was vividly bleak.

25. Book That Was The Most Fun To Read in 2013?

Oooh, perhaps Mark of Athena (I’m still waiting to get around to House of Hades, hurry up library!)

26. Book That Made You Cry Or Nearly Cry in 2013?

Ah, I think that would be The Fault in Our Stars

27. Book You Read in 2013 That You Think Got Overlooked This Year Or When It Came Out?

Definitely Newsflesh, I cannot stress enough how amazing they are!

Blogging Questions

1. New favourite book blog you discovered in 2013? 

I think it would be The Bookshelf of Emily J. I don’t really get around to reading too many blogs, but I really like hers!

2. Favourite review that you wrote in 2013? 

Ah, I have no idea. Anyone want to choose for me?

3. Best discussion you had on your blog?

I’m not sure, but I guess they’d be in my Bookish Topic Tuesday posts

4. Best event that you participated in (author signings, festivals, virtual events, memes, etc.)?

Um, I don’t think I really participated in anything this year, perhaps next year…

5. Best moment of book blogging/your book life in 2013?

I’m pretty overjoyed that this year I have had over 22,000 views, which is way up on last year! And there’s been more commenting too which is something I really appreciate.

6. Most Popular Post This Year On Your Blog (whether it be by comments or views)?

By views it would have to be the short story of The Devil and Daniel Webster, most likely due to it’s high Google Rank since the blog has Daniel in the title, so it’s up near the top of the search results. And it’s ahead in views by over 1,000!  Then it’s another short story, Three Questions. then a Book Thief post, Growing Up A Saumensch, which also has a good ranking on Google since there aren’t too many things with saumensch in their title. And fourth would be this The Casual Vacancy – #2.

In terms of comments it would be this, the first, The Sending post.

7. Post You Wished Got A Little More Love?

I’m not too sure, perhaps this post about copyright

8. Best bookish discover (book related sites, book stores, etc.)?

Well I did enjoy finding this new Book Blogging site, a great little community has started to form there.

9.  Did you complete any reading challenges or goals that you had set for yourself at the beginning of this year?

Well I set myself to read 45 books this year, and I’m super close, so, almost complete!

Looking Ahead

1. One Book You Didn’t Get To In 2013 But Will Be Your Number 1 Priority in 2014?

Refer to this post

2. Book You Are Most Anticipating For 2014 (non-debut)?

Um well, potentially it’ll be The Red Queen, but who knows if that is coming out yet, otherwise I guess it’ll be the last book in the Heroes of Olympus series.

3. 2014 Debut You Are Most Anticipating?

I have no clue, I am not up with debuts at all!

 4. Series Ending You Are Most Anticipating in 2014?

I have to say The Obernewtyn Chronicles, but right now it’s unclear whether or not the final book will make it out in 2014.

5. One Thing You Hope To Accomplish Or Do In Your Reading/Blogging In 2014?

I guess keep challenging myself with other genres to keep my reading horizons open. In terms of blogging, trying to get more involved in the community perhaps, and keep up at least a review a week!

I hope everyone has a wonderful New Year and I thank everyone for being apart of this blogging journey with me!

Catching Fire

I’m back! It feels so good to be done with my exams, and to finally be back reading again! I think for once I’ll finally make a dent in my massive ‘to read’ pile (that is before I go and buy more books that is!).

To launch back into reading, just in time for the new movie, I decided to re-read The Hunger Games Trilogy. I’ve already breezed through Hunger Games and Catching Fire and well on my way to be through Mockingjay. And even now, after reading them a couple of times, and full well knowing what’s going to happen, I still get hooked. It still is captivating, and I still get ‘tingles’ reading them. Which is a brilliant thing. Which has me wondering, what book makes you feel that way, even after you’ve read it so many times? I know Harry Potter does the same thing to me as well.

And it’s not just the books getting me excited, it’s the trailer for Catching Fire and the TV spots! Containing my excitement is difficult, but I will have to wait for about 7 more days till I get a chance to go and see the movie. And oh I cannot wait for the 2 Mockingjay movies as well! So much to put into the movies, so little time!

For me I really want to see in Catching Fire, Katniss meet the refugees from district 8, Bonnie and Twill. Though I think that could be something that’s cut, sadly. I would also really like to see some of Peeta’s paintings if possible, they would be interesting to see. And just about everything in the arena, that’s going to be so thrilling!!!

So my question is, what do you want to see in Catching Fire the movie?

Since I’m back now, I’ll be continuing my posts on The Cuckoo’s Calling by ‘Robert Galbraith’, with around 2 posts per week, and Bookish Topic Tuesday will return, plus the occasional single post about books I have been reading, there’ll be a few of those I think!

2 Year Blogiversary

My oh my how the years fly by! It sounds so clichéd to say that “it feels like only yesterday I started this blog” but it’s the truth! I can hardly believe, that I’ve been here blogging for 2 years, writing 555 posts (covering 33 categories and 1705 tags!). We’ve had 221 comments nearly 25,000 views! And it keeps growing, last year we had around 7,500 views, and this year we’ve already more than doubled that with 16,600! Which is absolutely phenomenal, and we’re on track to treble last years views! I cannot thank you enough for this, it really means a lot. And I love reading your comments, and I want this to continue into the future.

I know I haven’t posted much that’s related to books, but, I’m quite busy studying for senior year exams and trying to organise my life for next year with more applications and interviews in the next few months than I care to think about! But don’t fret, I’ll be back, in fact, this time next month, I’ll (probably) be posting again. And I’ve got so many books to catch up on! I’ll be finishing off a Cuckoo’s Calling, and getting around to Catch-22, and I need to read Greylands, and some books by John Green. And House of Hades, Under the Dome, The Silmarillion and Metro Winds. And that’s not even half of the books I have waiting! I’ll also have posts on Pride and Prejudice, the Time Machine, Candelo, The Road and Ninety-eightyfour! And I’ll be hopefully discussing Cloudstreet’s adaptation, plus the Catching Fire movie, The Hobbit movie (though it will be later than the rest of the world cause I’m in Aus), The Book Thief movie (again later cause of my location) and possibly The Turning! So there’s so much to get around to, I hope you can join me, it’s going to be an exciting time!