Weekend Reads | 10th and 11th December

This weekend ought to be a very Christmassy weekend – I have an advent calendar, our decorations are finally up in the house as of last night, and Liz and I plan to visit the Christmas markets in Liverpool today. I desperately need to get going on the Christmas shopping and card writing because, even though I’m always a little bit behind, it’s getting ridiculous with the amount I still need to buy for people. So this weekend will (hopefully) remedy that.

So, aside from all that, what will I be doing this weekend? Well, hopefully, nothing but reading and/or watching Once Upon A Time (let’s face it, there’s gonna be some OUAT watching because I’ve just met Hook). ‘What will you be reading this weekend’ I hear you ask. Well, dear readers, that is the entire point of this post so let’s see…

Harry Potter and the Prisoner of Azkaban by JK Rowling (x)

poaI’m not sure why but Christmas always seem like the time to dig up childhood nostalgia and Harry Potter definitely fits in that category. I’ve recently been working my way through the audiobooks on my train journeys to/from work and I’m now onto the third book, the Prisoner of Azkaban which remains my favourite film in the series and also contains one of my favourite character – Remus Lupin. (Although I’ve never quite forgiven him for the almost abandonment of Tonks though, if I’m honest. We need to have words, Remus.) I’ve also got my hardback copy of the book down from its pride of place atop my bookshelf so I’ll probably revert to reading, rather than listening, in the next couple of days. I should definitely finish it this weekend.

All The Light We Cannot See by Anthony Doerr (x)

allthelightI’ve been reading this one for what feels like weeks at this point. Don’t get me wrong, I love it, and the writing really is as beautiful as everyone said it was. However, the “problem” with this book is its subject matter. It’s not exactly the lightest or easiest to read so, because of that, I find it quite difficult to read casually on my train journey home. Blessedly, the alternating POV chapters are very short, which means that it’s easy to think ‘I’ll just read a chapter or two’ and then accidentally end up reading some 50 pages. I’m still only halfway through this book but it’s getting mildly ridiculous that I haven’t finished it yet because I really am enjoying the story, for the most part, so I’ll try to make this one a priority this weekend.

So, those are my weekend reads and my plans. What are you up to this weekend? Do you have any bookish plans, or specific books you’re planning to read? Comment below, I’d love to hear about them!


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2 thoughts on “Weekend Reads | 10th and 11th December

  1. mhmcneill 10/12/2016 / 13:39

    Sounds like a fun weekend!

    I am hoping to finish “Lillian Boxfish Takes a Walk” by Kathleen Rooney (see yesterday’s post on my blog) and get through a couple more chapters of “Little Women” by Louisa May Alcott (I’m doing a December readalong).

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