Happy Monday to you! I hope you are doing great and ready for this week ahead. Have you done all your Christmas shopping yet?
Over the weekend, the kids and I were busy making gingerbread cookies to give to friends.
We did also have to spend ample time Pokemon hunting as it was Community Day which meant lots of rarer Pokemon spawning all over. Someone’s been decorating trees in the park!
Also, we had Korean food and seafood. Didn’t take good photos of the seafood as it was dark but it was delicious!
I Want To Eat Your Pancreas – Yoru Sumino
Don’t worry, it’s not horror. Instead it’s manga about a teenager with a terminal illness, and the friendship she has with this introverted boy in her class.
The Night Circus – Erin Morgenstern
Still listening to Oliver Sacks’ On the Move!
Tea with milk
Ask Again, Yes – Mary Beth Keane
It took me a long while to get into this book. And it’s quite a long book at 390 pages. But in the end I really liked it.
Bowlaway – Elizabeth McCracken
Sadly, Did Not Finish.
This started out interesting enough, with a woman found unconscious in a cemetery. It definitely sounded like my kind of read, something a bit whimsical and quirky.
But I started to lose interest in it about a quarter through. I didn’t want to give it up so fast, maybe I just wasn’t in the right frame of mind for it. So I moved on to something else (a faster paced, fun read) and then came back to this one. I gave it another try but in the end, decided I did not care enough to find out what happened to any of the characters in the book. It didn’t work for me, but that doesn’t mean it wouldn’t for you. There’s some great writing in here.
Get a Life, Chloe Brown – Talia Hibbert
This book was exactly what I needed. I was struggling with Bowlaway (see above) and this proved a fun refreshing book to read. I guess perhaps it was after reading this that I thought, why am I struggling with Bowlaway? If it’s a book that I’m not interested in finishing, I shouldn’t try finishing it, no matter what top book lists it’s on!