I'm still reading The Painter of Shanghai. Sigh. I'm enjoying it but I've been so busy lately I just haven't had a lot of time to read. I did read for a little while in bed this morning which was very nice after a hectic week. And I'm off to bed now to read a bit more. Hopefully I'll be able to finish it sometime this week since I'm starting to get a bad case of next-book-itis!
As for book-shaped mail, I only received one book in the last 2 weeks, and it's already been sent back. You can read more about why here. But I have several books already waiting for me in Canada. Not long now! It really will be like Christmas opening up all my book parcels. I'm rather worried about the weight of my suitcase for the return journey but of course that won't stop me from browsing a couple of my favourite book stores while I'm there.
So no books but I did receive my Book Blogger's Secret Santa gift last week. Inside was a notepad, some pretty bookmarks and some nice smelly soap. My Secret Santa decided to remain anonymous, so all I know is that the package came from New Zealand. Thank you Secret Santa! And of course a big thank you to Nymeth and Dewey for organising it.
Week in Review:
Weekend Snapshot: Japanese maple
Review: The Tales of Beedle the Bard by J.K. Rowling
Graphic Novels and Manga (1 challenge completed, another beginning)
Orbis Terrarum Challenge wrap-up
Lost in Translation Reading Challenge
Have a great week!