A Christmas book has snuck in already! Actually, I’ve been drinking festive drinks and eating festive sandwiches for a while already, there’s no holding me back this year. Now that my birthday’s out the way, I’ve even started my present shopping! Of course, I got some books for my birthday, as well as the usual vouchers and cash, and some Qwerty t-shirts and the cutest cat money box ever (which we first saw in a cat video).

Work gave me Amazon vouchers, and despite already being surrounded by books, Josh suggested I check out the 3 for ยฃ10 offer. I was going to be good and get something non-book-shaped but with that kind of encouragement… There was a lot I had already read in the offer, so that helped, but I did find 3 off my wishlist and I spent the remaining on Sue Perkin’s autobiography and a Kindle copy of Red Queen.

I tend to grumble about all the biographies this time of year but I’ve gone and got two in one week. I’ve already read Felicia Day’s which I enjoyed, plenty of laughs and a interesting slice of history around the early days of internet and gaming. I’ve also already read Carrying Albert Home which is lovely and charming. Reviews of both coming soon.

For Review:

Carrying Albert Home by Homer Hickam (Harper Collins)
The Masked City by Genevieve Cogman (Tor)


You’re Never Weird on the Internet by Felicia Day
Command and Control by Eric Schlosser

Gift Card Purchases:

Spectacles by Sue Perkins
Step Back in Time by Ali McNamara
Extraordinary Means by Robyn Schneider
Where She Went by Gayle Foreman
Red Queen by Victoria Aveyard


The Great Christmas Knit Off by Alexandra Brown