Wednesday, 30 December 2020

Favourite Books of 2020 | Second Half (My Year in Books)


The end of 2020 is near enough here now and with it my reading for the year has pretty much concluded (I am finishing a reread, but I don't include those in yearly lists) so I'm taking a look at some favourites. I have already shared my favourites from the first half of this year, and so the list I'm sharing today only includes books read in the last six months of the year.

What makes a favourite book is quite a personal thing, for me though a favourite is more about how I felt during my reading experience as opposed to the technical qualities and make up of the writing... Also, most of my favourites tend to have the rereadability factor too. 

All book links below will take you to Goodreads

FICTION
The Highland Falcon Thief by M.G. Leonard & Sam Sedgman (representing the Adventures on Trains series)
The Bear and the Nightingale by Katherine Arden (representing the Winternight trilogy)

NONFICTION

What book(s) have been your favourite over the last six months?
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Friday, 11 December 2020

Reading Ambience | Christmas


For a little while now I've taken to putting on background sounds whilst reading, turning to the plethora of ambience videos that can be found on YouTube. Following on from this I created my 'Reading Ambience' series, curating lists of ambience videos that share a common theme.

With just a couple of weeks left until Christmas Day now, I thought today I'd share eight videos I have been dipping in and out of that make the perfect accompaniment to any genre of festive fiction.

This list is slightly different to previous ones as half of the videos include music, not just sounds, which I know can be a hindrance to some when reading, so those videos are marked (M) as a guide.

All links will take you to YouTube


Whilst these lists are aimed at being reading ambience, I will admit to putting a couple of these on now and again, with no reading being undertaken, just to bask in the Christmas cheer!

Enjoy!
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Friday, 4 December 2020

Reading Wrap Up | November


In the month of November I finished a series that I had been long wanting to read, worked my way through a good number of short story collections, found myself enthralled in a thriller novel, and whisked away to a snowy smugglers inn through a middle grade mystery.

Links below will take you to my review of the book on Goodreads


Happy reading in December!
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