As you may have noticed I’ve been a bit absent of late, having left blogging to the side to make way for the business of Christmas, and time at home with family. I’m still in that phase of the year, but have been seeing some great posts from my fellow bloggers and felt the urge to get back in the swing of things!
A LOT of people have been doing end of the year posts rounding up their favourite things of 2014, their top books etc, and I have been thinking about whether I want to do this. I did a Best of 2013 post, and a Best of 2014 So Far post in the summer, so it would make sense to do a Best of 2014 post and highlight my favourite books of the year. Perhaps that will come later this week, or in early January – to be honest I’m not sure what my favourite books of the year would be! I’ve had a bit of a mixed bag in terms of the quality of what I’ve read this year, as there have been some gems but also some disasters…
Anyway, the point of this post was to let you know I’m still alive and reading, with some posts planned. I didn’t really want to write about Christmas this year, and recently most of my social media output has been updates on food and my niece and nephew! The business and social events of this time of year (that makes me sound so popular and braggy!!) have meant that I haven’t had as much time as normal to read, so I’ve not been through as many pages as usual.
The book I finished most recently was The Wild Girl by Kate Forsyth – the story of Dortchen Wild, the wife of Wilhelm Grimm. My review of that will be coming shortly!
Amazingly I only got one book for Christmas – My Own Story by Emmeline Pankhurst, which I’m reading at the moment and very much enjoying. I also got the graphic novel From Hell by Alan Moore (yes, the Johnny Depp film was based on it…) so I’ll be reading that in January. It’s pretty huge so it may take me some time! But I WILL blog about it as I go, and when I finish it.
So, thoughts on The Wild Girl will be up soon, and I’ll get back into the swing of things in the new year. Did you all have a merry Christmas?