Days can get monotonous right now but to break up the dreariness we had a hoar frost at the weekend, which coated all the spiderwebs and tree branches, making our daily walk quite magical. It’s amazing how much of the world is covered in cobwebs! I think much of the frost had melted by the time we went out, but it was still something different to look at. Hah, so easily pleased right now. Mornings have been a struggle since the holidays, I wish spring would hurry up.

This week I finished three books and posted two reviews. I also made some more progress on the Great Blog Migration Plan, so I think it’ll be going over to WordPress next month. This week’s reviews are Mrs Death Mrs Death by Salena Godden and A Sky Beyond the Storm by Sabaa Tahir.

I started listening to the audiobook of The Year of the Witching last year but didn’t make much progress over the holidays. I finished it off this week and I can tell you I was kinda rooting for those evil witches…because the prophet was not the good guy. It was interesting to have a cult story where the main character doesn’t abandon her faith but sees the wrong being done in its name.

I am so happy that P. Djèlí Clark has written a full length Fatma el-Sha’arawi story as these smaller instalments are just not enough. The Haunting of Tram Car 015 was longer than the first though, and more of a complete story. It was loads of fun and I can’t wait for A Master of Djinn.

New books acquired:

The Left-Handed Booksellers of London by Garth Nix (ebook)
After the Silence by Louise O’Neill (ebook)
The Book of Two Ways by Jodi Picoult (ebook)