No Christmas reading, just pictures

Many people are probably tired today after all the Christmas shopping, preparations and dinners. Honestly, though, I have no idea how it feels because Iโ€™m from that part of the planetโ€™s population that doesnโ€™t celebrate Christmas. I do wish a Merry Christmas to all those who celebrate!

I decided that Iโ€™ll just show you some of my favourite book pictures that I took for the blog. Looking at pictures is always easier than reading a text, especially on days when you just want to relax. ๐Ÿ˜‰

Here are the photos. If you click the titles youโ€™ll get to my reviews of the books.

1. A Man Called Ove by Fredrik Backman

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Presented by Usyaka the cat.

Oriental Shorthair cat looking inside the book called A Man Called Ove

Oriental Shorthair cat poking her nose inside the book

The cat checking under the book

(There are more photos of Usyaka and the book.)

2. The Mermaid and Mrs. Hancock by Imogen Hermes Gowar

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The Mermaid in the local port.

The book in the bush on the beach

3. Bitter Orange by Claire Fuller

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Luckily, tangerines were in season for the photo shoot.

The book in the fruit garden

4. Spinning Silver by Naomi Novik

There’s no review because I haven’t read the book yet. (And taking into account my unfortunate experiment with reading fantasy, I’m not sure how soon I will read this one). There’s still this nice wintery photo ๐Ÿ™‚

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It’s actually just a plant of such colour ๐Ÿ™‚

5. The Birds and other stories by Daphne du Maurier

Here’s the review ofย The Birds.

black and white shot of the book

And here are the reviews ofย the other stories.

Pirate the cat with his mouth open wide near the book

6. Bad Science by Ben Goldacre

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The book near a mountain river.

7. Melmoth by Sarah Perry

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Melmoth and earrings.

8. The Master and Margarita by Mikhail Bulgakov

The 50th Anniversary Edition of The Master and Margarita and Pirate the cat poking his nose into it

9. Aristotle and Dante Discover the Secrets of the Universe by Benjamin Alire Sรกenz

the book with the sunset in the background

10. The Miniaturist by Jessie Burton

This book will be one of my first reads in 2019, so come back soon to read the review! ๐Ÿ’™

The book in front of the sea

13 thoughts on “No Christmas reading, just pictures

    1. Hi Bella! Happy Christmas to you too! That’s my first Christmas in the blogging community and so it’s the first Christmas that I actually feel, because of all the people around. Even though they are online, I can feel the atmosphere.

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    1. Thank you Nicki. I’m trying. I love photography. In fact, I once had a photography teacher who told me that even a rusty nail dreams of being beautiful in a photo. I’m not sure if that idea shaped my attitude, but I’m trying to take beautiful photos of any object, and of books too, of course.

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  1. Hello, hello!! I’m definitely one who has been celebrating Christmas, and taking some much-needed time off from the Interwebs for the holiday. ๐Ÿ™‚ Catching up on lots of posts and emails now!

    I loved A MAN CALLED OVE. I think it’s funny to have the cat in the photo because of how Ove felt about cats. “Cat Annoyance” is one of my favorite phrases, lol.

    Also, looking forward to reading your review of THE MINIATURIST. I couldn’t stand that one even though it has an insanely gorgeous book cover. ๐Ÿ˜€

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    1. Hahaha, well, that just matches the overall picture, don’t you think? I mean The Miniaturist. You disliked Melmoth too (while I loved it). I’m sorry it slipped my mind right now, did you read The Mermaid and Mrs. Hancock? Because now I think you’d hate it too. That’s the side of our tastes that doesn’t match. But it matches completely when it comes to kind, heart-warming books, like A Man Called Ove or The Rosie Project.

      How is your time off going?

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      1. I haven’t read The Mermaid yet, but I want to. I’ll still give it a fair shot. ๐Ÿ˜€

        My time off was WONDERFUL. I relaxed, I reaed three books in one week, I didn’t have to commute to work, and I gained 5 lbs because I ate too many cookies. (Okay, that last part wasn’t AS wonderful. Thank goodness Zumba has started up again!) Now I’m catching up on my blog life after taking a little break. It was nice to step away for a bit, but I missed you and the other bloggers in my life! ๐Ÿ™‚ Glad to be back.

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      2. How are the first days of the year going? I totally understand you about getting extra lbs. I think it probably happens to everybody during these celebrations. It definitely happened to me too :))

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