Back from holiday

>> Wednesday, January 11, 2017

Hi everyone, I hope 2017 has been treating you well! I got back from Uruguay on Monday and I'm still getting used to the cold and wet of England after weeks of perfect summer weather. On the plus side, I'm enjoying being able to eat out, after the wasteland that is Uruguay for a vegetarian.

I did A LOT of reading while I was away, particularly in the last couple of weeks, when I managed to get out of the city. All I did for days was sit by the pool and practically inhale books.

There were some excellent reads, including several I'd been saving. Courtney Milan's Hold Me was good, and I really enjoyed A Study in Scarlet Women, by Sherry Thomas. The latest JD Robb and Sharon Shinn were solid, and Us, by David Nicholls, was lovely too. Unfortunately, one of the ones I was saving was also the greatest disappointment. Very unexpected, too, since it was Harry Potter and the Cursed Child.

I also loved two which were a bit of a surprise. One was East West Street, by Philippe Sands (which I read early enough to sneak into my best of 2016 list), a non fiction book which might have been dry (it's about the genesis of the concepts of genocide and crimes against humanity), but was really touching. The other was Looking for Group, by Alexis Hall, a really lovely romance set in the world of gaming, where there were entire paragraphs I didn't understand a word of!

Here's a list of everything I read:


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