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sunday-salon-2This week has been dominated by the advent of Star Wars: The Force Awakens – anticipation, seeing the movie and trying not to talk about it so as not to spoil it for anyone else ๐Ÿ˜€

But in the background I finished the Stephen King short story collection I was in the middle of this time last week, continued to move forward with Jack the Ripper and began my first read for the 2016 Sci-fi experience, The Three-Body Problem (Chinese sci-fi, very interesting).

I’m still more or less sticking to my buying embargo but three book said make it onto my Kindle app this week:

  • My Work is Not Yet Done by Thomas Ligotti, for one of the Horror Book Club readings next year
  • The Pickwick Papers, for a very lengthy read along next year which I really want to take part in
  • The Thing Itself by Adam Roberts, which I had pre-ordered and was delivered on publication; quite excited about this one so I suspect I might read it pretty soon.

And it’s less than a week until the buying ban is lifted for a short period of time, then I’m planning to run it alongside the TBR Triple Dog Dare challenge and buy nothing from 1 January to 1 April, except pre-ordered stuff of course. I managed to this year and cleared quite a few books from Mount TBR so hoping for good things in 2016.

Hope everyone has a very happy Christmas, though I’ll be posting next Sunday as normal because there might be a small book or two under the tree for me, and I won’t be able to resist sharing the details ๐Ÿ˜€


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Scottish, in my fifties, love books but not always able to find the time to read them as much as I would like. Iโ€™m based in London and happily married to the Book God.

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