Weekly Wrap Up – December 23

This was a long week. But it’s over, and I have a full week off work for the holidays, which I am super excited about. Somehow, with everything going on, I still managed to finish three books this week. Actually, two books and one short story.

The first book I finished is Mostly Harmless by Douglas Adams, the fifth book in the Hitchhiker’s Guide to the Galaxy series. I liked it, but it wasn’t my favorite. Still, I’m glad to have finished this series (I’m not counting the sixth book, because it wasn’t written by Adams).

Then I read Fox 8 by George Saunders, which is a short story about the impact humans have on nature. It’s weird, but in a good way. I picked this up on a whim, and ended up enjoying it quite a bit.

Finally, I finished… wait for it… The Dead Zone by Stephen King. This was my Halloween read this year, before my epic reading slump hit. I really wanted to finish it before the end of the year, and I did. Unfortunately, I didn’t love this one, but it was definitely interesting.

As for current reads, I’m still working on The Silence of the Girls by Pat Barker, but it’s definitely not a cheerful read, so I think I might take a break for a few days until after Christmas. But, I did decide to pick up a happy, holiday-appropriate book: One Day in December by Josie Silver. I’m just a few pages in, but I think I’m going to try and finish it over Christmas, since I need a fun book to read.

That’s it for this week! I’m hoping to finish at least one more book before the end of the year. Hopefully before I have to start working on my reading stats infographic, because that takes forever every year.

What are you reading this weekend? Any books you’d like to finish before the new year? Let me know in the comments!

3 thoughts on “Weekly Wrap Up – December 23

  1. I’ve been reading Paradise Lost and Paradise Regained by John Milton. I don’t think I will be able to finish it this year. It’s been taking me so long, much though I try to slog through it. I’ve been planning to read The Hitchhiker’s Guide to the Galaxy series, but I’m not sure what to expect!

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