It has been a week. I mean if you live in the UK I’m sure you’re well aware, but for those of you in the rest of the world, let me tell you, it has been a ride. And I’ve been at work for a lot of it. Consequently not a lot of reading has happened and I’ve had trouble finding stuff to read that fitted my mood, but a bit of stress-related book-buying has happened. Tant pis. On the brightside, I’ve started the Christmas-themed reading, which makes me somewhat better organised than I was last year. Or better organised *at the moment* at least.
The Silkworm by Robert Galbraith
A Bollywood Affair by Sonali Dev
The Christmas Sisters by Sarah Morgan
Vacationland by John Hodgman
Career of Evil by Robert Galbraith
The Vanderbeekers of 141st Street by Karina Yan Glaser
Wayward Son by Rainbow Rowell
The Last of August by Brittany Cavallaro
My Friend Anna by Rachel DeLoache Williams
Two books bought. One more pre-order arrived – after some aggressive chasing of a certain multinational mega-company who took my order in June, emailed me last week to say it wasn’t going to dispatch until November and yet had it as available with Prime on their website on release day. Colour me unimpressed. I like to pre-order books from authors that I really like because it helps them with their publishers. But I really wish the aforementioned company did their pre-order price guarantee on ebook orders because it would be so much easier all around.
Bonus photo: Sunday night dinner, as prepared by Him Indoors – the dish we call Coq O’ven – because it’s Coq au vin done in the oven. The recipe is from The Roasting Tin which, along with its two sequels, is in frequent rotation chez nous.