How did I miss that yesterday was Thursday? Oops!
I'm actually almost finished Tales of Ancient Egypt. And I've also begun reading The Knife of Never Letting Go. With any luck, I will finish the former this evening and be able to return it to the library tomorrow.
Next up, The Birdwatcher. Because you know that I'm a bird watcher, plus who can resist a murder mystery investigated by a policeman with murder in his background. I'm thinking this one will go quickly!
Then to Two Boys Kissing. It's for my February book club meeting, which I will be missing. I should feel bad, I guess, but I'll be bird watching in Taiwan, so not too bad.
Two non-fiction offerings as well, In the Land of Invented Languages (because I've always secretly wanted to speak Klingon) and Walls : resisting the Third Reich.
I must have these finished before January 28th, when I fly to Taipei. Fingers crossed!
Favorite book(s) of the month: Kakerlaken, Der Himmel in deinen Worten, Sündiges Spiel, Rotkehlchen
Books started this month but haven't finished yet: Elias & Laia - Eine Fackel im Dunkel der Nacht
I'm super happy with my december. I read lots of ebooks that I got from Netgalley. Just one book wasn't a review copy. I really wanna work on my pile of ARCs. I'm also just happy that I got back into reading and actually finishing books after last month was just a mess.
First things first: I received this book through NetGalley.
I requested this because of the cover. Let's be real about this for a second. I just love beautiful covers that much. I mean, look at it!!!!
The poetry itself was pretty good. I didn't love it but I liked it enough to keep going and finishing it. In the beginning I found so many parts that I just had to highlight and I thought this was going to be my new favorite things. It didn't.
The farther I went into the book, I didn't feel anything anymore. The words were beautiful but they just didn't speak to me and didn't move me in a way that I wanted them to. So this is once again a 'It's not you, it's me' book, cause it's beautiful (the words and the pictures!!!), it just didn't work for me, but I totally see how this would work for other people.