>> Tuesday, January 20, 2015

Hi, everyone, I'm finally back! I had a wonderful, long holiday, mostly spent playing with my baby newphew (who's now almost 2 and incredibly funny and sweet) and sitting by the swimming pool reading up a storm (see the book covers below).

Photo of my nephew
My little nephew drinking mate
I also did some travelling. Physical travelling (a weekend in Buenos Aires, which was fab), but also travelling through books. I spent time in space (Mars and further afield), and in lots of places on Earth. Various locations in the US and Britain, of course, and also places like Italy, Malaysia, Nigeria, Finland, not to mention the imaginary ones (think dragons, barbarians and all sort of cool things). I did have a fair few DNF and meh reads, but I did read several books that I'd been hoarding for my holidays, so a nice proportion of what I read was really good. I'll be posting reviews over the next weeks.


Sun,  20 January 2015 at 08:51  

Welcome back, and wow! Look at all those covers. Can't wait to hear about them.

Marianne McA,  20 January 2015 at 10:33  

I'm glad you enjoyed your break. Welcome back.

(And I note you got to Memory. Looking forward to your thoughts.)

I hope The Coincidence Authority was one of the better reads, because I'm out of books, so I've downloaded it on the strength of the title alone.

Anonymous,  22 January 2015 at 12:39  

Welcome back! It sounds as though you had a great time,

Memory is one of my favorite books in the Vorkosigan series, so I'm also looking forward to hearing what you think.

Based on your recommendation of Americanah, I'm listening to the audiobook and really enjoying it.


Bona Caballero 24 January 2015 at 16:40  

Glad to see you back, & eagerly waiting for your next reviews. Some of my favourite authors are in those covers.

BTW - Your nephew is my hero! I'm kind of infusion-addicted but mate is a little bit bitter for my taste. And they told me is a crime to put sugar in it.

Rosario 25 January 2015 at 15:33  

Sun: Thanks! I've just posted my first, and I'll be working my way through them in the next few weeks.

Marianne: Thank you! I started Memory on my flight back, but I've been so busy for this last week that I haven't made much progress. Should be better this week!

Have you read The Coincidence Authority now? It was one of the ones I liked, hope you felt the same!

Aoife: From what I hear, it seems most Vorkosigan fans feel that way (in fact, the 4 books starting with Mirror Dance seem to get mentioned a lot). Can't wait to get back to it.

And I'm glad you're enjoying Americanah. I felt the audiobook performance really added to the book.

Bona: Reviews coming up soon! And lol, yeah, mate is definitely an acquired taste, and we leave mate dulce to those soft Brazilians ;) It's a testament to Felipe's determination to do everything he sees his daddy do that he drinks it!

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