Oh dear, I haven't made a single Sunday post in November. On the other hand, I've been posting quite frequently, compared to most other months, so I'm happy that the blogging mojo is back!
The weather here in Helsinki is still autumny - no sight of snow yet. Let's keep it like that until at least December. It looks like people are slowly starting to prepare for Christmas and although I am very down-to-earth when it comes to any kind of holiday, I know this year will be the kind in which I embrace the whole holiday feeling. Last year the whole holidays went just past me - we didn't even bring the tree because it seemed completely pointless. It changes from year to year. Today I got some candles and a glittery red flower pot for my biggest cactus, which looks really festive. I've also gotten a few gifts for Jan.
I've spent a fair amount of time getting to know the Kindle that I got for birthday and I must say I am very happy with it. It doesn't replace physical books, but I can now be a bit more selective in which books I decide to buy to occupy the shelves. I also intend to read first books in any series on Kindle to see if I want to continue with the series, and then if I like the first book, I will consider buying physical copies.
|Kindle definitely has its perks when it comes to reading in kitchen.|
I've also been reading a lot - we are in the middle of The Moonstone readalong still (I think I have a few pages until the end), I read two non-fiction books on e-reader (about the first Moon landing by humans, and about the only man who has managed to escape North-Korean concentration camp), now I'm reading Parasite by Mira Grant on Kindle (half way through - it's a bit of a disturbing read), I also bought several virtual books that I want to read like now - The Thirteenth Tale by Diane Setterfield and The Lies of Locke Lamora by Scott Lynch (waves to Sarah and Ekaterina). And there's all the science fiction that I want to read lately - Carl's Sci-Fi Experience reading event is coming up next month so come sign up if you feel like it. I haven't made a list for the event yet, but there will be some awesome books featured.
I'm looking forward to next week, there will be a long-waited-for concert taking place on Tuesday evening and we will be seeing Blue Jasmine in the movie theater on Thursday.
Overall, I am very happy with where I am with reading and blogging at the moment (review posts - not so much, but I'll try to make a few next week), and may that continue.
Happy end of November, everyone!