The total amount of books I managed to read this year is 33! A number I’m quite proud of, but nowhere near the whopping number I managed to reach last year – 56. I might manage to add to this tally by 2014, but I’d like to post this round-up before going on holiday next week. I noticed that my taste in books has started to change a little too, so I think I’m going to start paying more attention to non-fiction for a while.
A big thank you to everyone who kept me reading, this includes friends lending me books or giving me ebooks, as well as my publisher friends sending me proofs and advances. You’re all awesome – and I appreciate you being enablers for my healthy habit!
Here are my top books for the year:
Tags: Art Spiegelman, Austin Kleon, Bill Bryson, Ender's Game, Malcolm Gladwell, Maria Semple, Marisha Pessl, Maus, One Summer, Orson Scott Card, Outliers, Steal like an Artist, The Night Film, Therese Anne Fowler, Where'd you go Bernadette, Z: A Novel of Zelda Fitzgerald
This weekend I spent a lot of time trying to track down the new iPhone, (specifically the iPhone 5S 32 GB in space grey) trust me when I say this is a tall order! Fingers crossed I can pick one up during the course of this week… In the meantime, I prepped my cover for the new phone, and for the Christmas season. I have to say, I’m really happy with how it turned out.
Here’s a gif of me looking like a dork in my pjs first thing in the morning
It is official, Matt loves birthdays. Luckily for me, he’s great at helping me celebrate mine! Last year he created this and with the help of my friends, gave me the best surprise party (and birthday message) ever. Because of that, I had absolutely no expectations that anything remotely special would happen again this year. I was wrong. Continue reading
It’s my birthday! I think I might be ill or something, because for the first time ever I’m not in the mood for birthday cake. But, it would be strange to do away with all sweet confectionary altogether. If you’re a fan of things you just throw together in a few minutes, this is the recipe for you!
Let me just say, that I thought this would work out slightly differently. In my mind, the cheesecake would be absolutely white and stiff so that I could pipe it in the cups like a soft serve ice-cream. Continue reading
Sooner or later the dead catch up. When Judas Coyne heard someone was selling a ghost on the Internet, there was no question. It was perfect for his collection of the macabre: the cannibal’s cookbook, the witch’s confession, the authentic snuff movie. As an ageing death-metal-rock-god, buying a poltergeist almost qualifies as a business expense.
Besides, Jude thinks he knows all about ghosts. Jude has been haunted for years…by the spirits of bandmates dead and gone, the spectre of the abusive father he fled as a child, and the memory of the suicidal girl he abandoned. But this ghost, delivered to his doorstep in a black heart-shaped box, is different. It makes the house feel cold. It makes the dogs bark. And it means to chase Jude from his home and make him run for his life… Continue reading