Saturday, 5 January 2013

It's not Monday... December Round-Up

It's been a while since I did an It's Monday! What Are You Reading? post and I've made the decision to move to monthly round-ups going forward. This means less effort for me and less duplication for you to ignore! So, lets look at December... I read a lot more than I reviewed but here's what made it onto the blog:


5 stars awarded to: A Passionate Love Affair With a Total Stranger by Lucy Robinson and The Mad Scientist's Daughter by Cassandra Rose Clarke.

Disappointed with: The Goddess Inheritance by Aimee Carter and Dead Witch Walking by Kim Harrison.

Blogged about:

I went to see a preview of Life of Pi (in 20th Century Fox's very swish private cinema - thanks to Canongate for inviting me!) which did mean I watched the film before reading the book. *Gasp* Catalogue Spotlight featured some of the fantastic 2013 line-up from Constable & Robinson. A bit late if you missed it earlier but here's my Christmas card to you all and a round-up of Bookish Advent. Finally, I chose my Top Twelve 2012.

Memes, events + challenges:

Incoming! (2nd December)
December Sci-Fi Link-Up
2013 Translation Challenge
Incoming! (9th December)
Incoming (23rd December)
Translation Challenge Giveaway
Incoming! (30th December)


  1. Ooh you've changed your bacground colours... It looks so much better.. reading red and white on black backgrounds really hurts, and I must I skip a lot of your posts because of it.. but yay for the new design :-)

    1. Actually it was grey on grey... Black text on bright white is more straining on eyes and migraines. I did loads of research on it as lots of people moan about it and that was why it wasn't white on black, just made to appear that way. I know if a screen hurts my head, it's time not to look at the screen. I can't use Flickr or Google reader when I have a migraine because of all the white but no one seems to complain about that.

  2. What a great round-up! Looking forward to whatever you post next :)


  3. I've got your two 5-star reads in my Netgalley queue so it's great to see you liked them so much. Looks like you've had a good start to the year :-)


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