Daily Reads #99

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Happy New Year Readers!!

I have had the busiest 6 weeks of my life. The reason I have been absent is because I got married on the 26th of November last year, went on honeymoon and then had Christmas and starting back to work to deal with. Inevitably it led to no free time and a lot of jetlag to battle with, I’m even feeling sleepy writing this and I have been home for two weeks now.

I have had the most amazing time and in a way it’s sad to wave that year off and begin another. How crazy is it that 2017 has just rolled through the door? I don’t know how this year crept up so quickly, but I am prepared to face it head on. I have a plethora of book reviews, daily reads, weekend reads, reading challenges, reading events to blog about so belt up and get ready to attack January with me.

This week I am focusing on a few books, so no surprises there. I got so many nice books for Christmas that I just want to build a book fort, take a few weeks off work and make my way through the pile. I am struggling to finish the books I am reading at the minute without picking a new book off the shelf and starting it. However I am determined to persevere with what I am reading at the minute before starting another.

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This week I am reading Stephen King’s 11.22.63 and I am really enjoying it, however this book is a tank. It’s 700 pages of small writing, long descriptions and complex detail…and I love every second of it. The plot of this book focuses around the assassination of John F. Kennedy and asks the question what would the world look like if it hadn’t have happened. I can’t wait to get into the nitty gritty of this story.

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From a completely different angle I am also reading The Stonehenge Legacy by Sam Christer which looks at a cult or ancient group that still follows and protects the legacy of Stonehenge in England. It is a strange, intriguing book and despite not being far into it, I am getting Da-Vinci Code vibes from it. My mum and Granda have been recommending this book to me for years so I took it away on holiday to start but found it hard to get into while sunbathing by the pool.

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Finally this week I am hoping to finish The Little Coffee Shop of Kabul by Deborah Rodriguez. I started this book back in November, however with the wedding, the honeymoon and many other things happening that month it sort of slipped into the reading abyss. I had high hopes I would finish it before going away but that never happened; story of my life. However I got back into this book when I got home and I am really enjoying reading about the characters and life in Kabul.

Well that’s my first post in 2017 as crazy as it sounds. There will be lots to follow so keep checking back and I’m sorry my posts in December didn’t upload for reasons still unknown to me, however I have lots of reviews coming up and reading challenges so let’s start this month of motivated and ready to take on the year.

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