Hohoho! I can’t believe it’s almost Christmas! I still am continuing to pray for those devastated by the super typhoon last month, but slowly by slowly I believe the nation is bravely trudging on towards recovery because we are a resilient people, yes? And Christmas reminds us of the hope that we have in Him who is the real reason for the season.
Reading-wise and blogging-wise, I had a great month last November. Aside from the two books I chose for my required reading list, I was also able to participate in blog tours of two equally wonderful books: one a non-fiction book about mothers and reminders and the other an excerpt reveal of a children’s book. I celebrated bloggy’s 3rd birthday, too, and started a new feature on this blog
which is actually just an excuse to keep on blabbering about books and life.
By sheer chance (or is it destiny?), the two required reading books I chose last month were both puzzling and baffling and made a terrible mess out of my brains, but it was a beautiful kind of mess.
- The New York Trilogy by Paul Auster. Oh, Mr. Auster, you really messed up my mind. 4/5 stars.
- A Bottle of Storm Clouds by Eliza Victoria. I have found another local author to love! 5/5 stars.
And because I had to take a breather after reading these two (especially TNYT), I picked up a feel-good novella by a local author, All’s Fair In Blog And War by Chrissie Peria (4/5 stars), and it was a wise decision. It left me feeling all fluffy and wonderful and bright, just in time for the sweet and beautiful month of December. 🙂
Because I already reached my reading goal of 40 books this year, I will go easy on my self and just read 2 books, the other a re-read, while the other is of one of my favorite authors. I had planned to finish all my unfinished books before the year ends (i.e. Little Women, A Clash of Kings, Lolita) but I have to be honest: these are all difficult reads (except Little Women, but it’s still thick!) and I wouldn’t want my readings especially this season to be too challenging. There’s still next year, anyway. 😀
So, here are my books for the final month of 2013:
- Harry Potter And The Sorcerer’s Stone by J.K. Rowling. A re-read because the book club is going for a Harry Potter Christmas!
- Eleanor & Park by Rainbow Rowell. After the author tweeted about this, and a wonderful friend
swooning overquoting swoon-worthy quotes about this, I need no more convincing. See you soon, Park!
Hello, December! I am so so glad you’re here! 🙂