Sunday, 5 January 2014

Sunday Post #11: December Wrap Up (& 2013)

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I am back from the Abyss!!! 

My father had an acute gallbladder attack and was in hospital for 5 weeks so what with working and running backwards and forwards from the hospital, and now oodles of pre-surgery doctors appointments, I haven't had much time left over for blogging. Hopefully things will improve once he has his surgery this month.

So here is my wrap up for December and a general note on 2013:

In December, I read 17 and completed my Goodreads challenge of 150 books with 186 read in 2013.

My favorite book for the month was Now You See Me by S.J. Bolton and the worst was Brighter Than The Sun by Julia Quinn. After finishing and loving the Bridgerton's series, I've been working my way through Quinn's backlist in 2013 and all I can say is she has definitely grown as a writer. Its like her earlier books were written by a completely different person - none of the wit and charm of the Bridgertons. 

New entrants into the Hottie Harem were Patrick MacCallister in Two Weeks' Notice by Rachel Caine  and Marc Joesbury in
Now You See Me by S.J. Bolton.

No anti-hotties this month - happy to say :0)

The best Kick-Ass Heroine was Bryn Davis in
Two Weeks' Notice

The special power that caught my eye was Mercy's ability to see ghosts in Frost Burned by Patricia Briggs. 
I got a few books this week as well:

The Anatomists ApprenticeWhen Darkness Comes (Guardians of Eternity, #1)Paradise Discovery (Passion in Paradise, #3)Terry Spear's Wolf Bundle (Heart of the Wolf, #1-3)

The Anatomist's Apprentice by Tessa Harris (Kobo)
When Darkness Comes by Alexandra Ivy (Kobo)
Paradise Awakening by Jaci Burton (Amazon)
Wolf Bundle by Terry Spear (Amazon)

So what have you been up to this week?


  1. Welcome back! I do hope everything turns out okay with your dad.

  2. So sorry to hear about your dad. Hope everything works out in that area of your life.

    In regards to your books...Ooh nice! Haven't heard of these reads but hope you enjoy them all!

    Happy Reading!

    Here's my STS

    Have a GREAT day!

    Old Follower :)

  3. I hope your dad gets better soon, and that you get some respite as well.


  4. {{{posvibes}}} for your dad. I read Anatomist's Apprentice and really liked it. And I just read book 2 and have book 3 ready to go. :) Happy New Year!

  5. Hope everything goes well with your dad, and a quick recovery after his surgery. That is no fun. Happy New Year, and thanks for stopping by my blog.

    Have a great week!