Monday, 21 December 2015

Surely it's still Sunday somewhere (15) and What are you reading on Monday? (3)

I'm a bit late this week, with the Sunday post, anyway.

The Sunday Post is a chance to talk about the week that was, and the week that may be. It's hosted by Kimba, here:

It's Monday! What Are You Reading is all about the books, all about the books, no ... something. Anyway. You can go here for that one:

The reason today's post is late is because I SAW STAR WARS TODAY. AND IT WAS AWESOME. I loved it so. much. Like. SO VERY MUCH. So I was out and about when I'd normally be doing this and then apparently I had some urgent gaming I just had to do *ahem*.

ANYWAY. I actually blogged last week, and wrote reviews.

Wonders will never cease. I reviewed Witches Abroad: and also Think of England and Dragon Age: Magekiller:

Hopefully this week I'll write up a Star Wars review. It will not be spoiler free because it's likely I won't be able to restrain myself.

What else. I picked away a bit more at my Dragon Age cross stitch; I'll try and take a photo of it for next week. At the moment, of course, I can only stitch when the kittens are sleeping - lol.

I also chose my yearly New Project for starting over the end of 2015/start of 2016 as I embark on my yearly re-watch of The Lord of the Rings. Generally speaking, I start on about December 28 and watch half a movie a night. I love them to pieces but I have to be realistic about ... time.

I've chosen an absolutely gorgeous peony pattern, and started it at my friend's on Saturday night, for our weekly stitch and watch, the last for the year as her family descends for the festivities. Once again, I'll try and take a pic of it for next week.

Also ta daaaa!! I made my goodreads reading goal for the year! I've never done that before!

Let's see ... last week I finished Think of England by K J Charles, and Dragon Age; Magekiller by Greg Rucka ... oh! And also We Were Liars, by E Lockhart, which I really enjoyed. Hopefully I'll get a review up this week.

I also read the first book of Umbrella Academy, by Gerard Way, which was free on the Dark Horse app. It's very interesting and I enjoyed it a lot.

Right now I'm reading Uprooted by Naomi Novik, and absolutely loving it. Just. Loving it. I also took a pass at The Martian by Andy Weir, but I'm not sure how far I'm going to dig into that because I really want to finish Uprooted. It's the kind of fantasy that I love - awesome, well-rounded kick-ass girls, friendships, magic and it's just. Cosy.

So. How was your week? How's your week coming up? What are you reading?


  1. Sounds like you really had a busy week, with some interesting reads. I've been trying to get interested in The Martian, but keep getting distracted by other books. Hope to get back to it in the new year. Happy reading this week!

  2. Glad you liked Star Wars! It was nice to see it back on the big screen even though I didn't love it- but it's getting rave reviews so I think most people did. :) I'm looking forward to Ep 8, really curious where they go next.

    A LotR rewatch sounds fun, haven't seen those in a while... enjoy your week!

  3. I have been eyeing Uprooted...and I also enjoyed We Were Liars. Hope you have a great holiday...and here are MY WEEKLY UPDATES

  4. My ex husband was into Star Wars, I haven't watched in over 10 years now but it was fun seeing everyone WAY excited. I have considered We Were Liars.

  5. Hmm Uprooted is tickling my interest. Sounds perfect. I am not a big fantasy reader like yourself but have chosen a fantasy book for my first book of the year. I like to enter them every so often. Glad you loved Star Wars - lot of hype about it on TV so good its wonderful. Have a great Christmas with your family.

  6. Great to hear you were able to do some blogging last week.

    I love your design.

    ENJOY your day, and Merry Christmas.

    Silver's Reviews
    My It's Monday, What Are You Reading

  7. JLS Hall: That's what's been happening to me with The Martian, too.

    Greg: I absolutely loved it. It was so great, and so. Star Wars. The LOTR re-watch is a yearly tradition I enjoy very much :)

    Laurel-Rain: I can absolutely recommend both books :)

    Marce: I love seeing people get excited over things too, even if it's something I'm not interested in :)

    Kathryn: Uprooted is so,so great. I don't read as much fantasy as I used to but I do love diving in every so often :)

    Elizabeth: Thank you! :)