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Reading Diary | November 2017

Nov, 2nd - 23:30 Finally finished Jonathan Strange & Mr. Norrell after almost a month since I started reading it. I will confess that it took me a whole lot more time that I was expecting to get through this one but I just kept picking other books up and not reading it. Anyways, I did it. 1006 pages. I wasn't as impressed with it as most people; I certainly believe its length doesn't help sometimes and I was bored quite a bit throughout. As a whole it is a book worth reading but it's very slow and academic. The ending, though, stole a few tears from me - something I wasn't expecting to be completely honest.

Wildwood by Colin Meloy. Illustrated by Carson Ellis

Wildwood by Colin Meloy. Illustrated by Carson Ellis { Goodreads } Published by Balzer + Bray in 2011 Hardback edition; 560 pages Wildwood , the first instalment in the Wildwood Chronicles, starts when Mac, Prue’s brother, is kidnapped by crows and taken to Wildwood. Prue is determined to go and rescue him even though her parents always tell her to stay away from the woods. Curtis, a class mate, follows her and both of them find themselves in this magical world, trying to save not only Prue’s baby brother but also the entirety of Wildwood from an evil Queen.

Book Haul | November 2017

There is still a week and a half left of November but all the books I got this month have arrived and there are no more plans to order more. I'm gonna save you the whole 'I tried my best to buy less but it didn't happen' excuse because this time around I was very much aware of the books I bought. 

Tome Topple TBR | Round 5

Tome Topple readathon has been around for a while but I've never participated before. Until now. I just felt like reading some of the longest books on my TBR and this just gave me the perfect excuse for that. Essentially, the readathon is about reading books that are over 500-pages long. It runs from the 17th to the 30th of November and there are some challenges that people can follow - I'm not following all but I did pick up some books on my shelves that can be used for some of them. 

Weekend Reads | 10.11.17


The Diary of a Bookseller by Shaun Bythell

The Diary of a Bookseller  by Shaun Bythell { Goodreads } Published by Profile Books in 2017 Hardback edition; 320 pages { BookDepository } The Diary of a Bookseller  came out last September and I just had to have a copy. And so I bought one. The title is pretty much self-explanatory: a diary written by Shaun Bythell, who owns The Bookshop - Scotland's largest second-hand bookshop; and who decided to narrate what it is like to work in his bookshop during a whole year. 

Non-Fiction November TBR

Anyone else participating? Which titles are in your TBR? Follow

Book Haul | October 2017

You know how every single month we, book bloggers, wonder... how on earth did I end up with so many books? Well, I have the answer for my problem. I realised every time I feel down or stressed, I go online to check on books and I always add something to my cart and I always press buy. And here we are: 11 books (the fact that I read 12 books in October makes me feel slightly better).