Hello, bookworms! December is finally here! How are you all doing?
I had been feeling under the weather in the last couple days, but I finally got over my persistent cold! My sore throat has gone and my nose is no longer stuffed up! I’m almost back to normal self. Yay 🙂
That said though, I can’t let my guards down; everyone around me in the office seems to have caught a cold, all I hear is sniffing and sneezing or murmuring that they have a terrible headache or something.
Anyways, regarding my reading, due to my cold and it being the end of the year – a.k.a the busiest time of year – I had to do a lot of overtime work and didn’t get to read much.
That said though, I think it’s high time I gave you some reading updates, so without further ado, here we go!
First, if you have been following me on Twitter, you might already know that I DNFed The Vanishing Year last weekend.
I don’t know what it is, it may have been the narrator of the audiobook? Whatever the reason was, I just couldn’t get into the story. I stuck with it until 50% of the book, but it still didn’t click with me so I decided to DNF the book and pick up Harry Potter and the Philosopher’s Stone instead.
Yup, you heard me; me picking up the Harry Potter Series which I had pledged that I would never, ever pick it up again. Surprising, is it not?
But as you can see, I did. I already finished Book One and I’ve just gone into Book 2, The Chamber of Secrets.
I honestly don’t know exactly what it was that prompted me to pick up the series once again, but I’m thinking of dedicating the entire month to re-read this series and I’ve currently been listening to Stephen Fry audiobooks and OMG, his narration is absolutely fantastic, absolutely out of this world!! Book One, The Philosopher’s Stone was my favorite even before I listened to the audiobook but listening to him narrating invokes all the magic in this book, making this book even more brilliant and fascinating.
My humble review for Harry Potter and the Philosopher’s Stone will be up soon 🙂
In the meantime, I finished Jay’s second book in Braxton Campus Mystery Series, Broken Heart Attack.
I picked up this book November 25th and finished on December 2nd. It took me precisely a week to read this ‘supposed-to-be-a-fast-read’! I put it down to my sluggishness in the past week, but as I mentioned in my review, once I got into the rhythm, it was plain sailing and really a great, entertaining ride. This book got me out of the light reading slump and now I’m so motivated to read more and more!
Lastly, my current read: Let It Snow. I initially planned on picking Little Women once again, but I couldn’t get into it so I put it back on my shelf and took out this one. I’m currently 22 pages in the book, just the beginning of The Jubilee Express by Maureen Johnson and I get a very good feeling about this one. Has any of you read this book?
There you have it, these are my reading updates. Let me know how your reading is coming along in the comments section below.
Thank you for stopping by for this Reading Journal post, I’ll see you in my next post!