The World is a Wedding by Wendy Jones book cover
Are we all feeling suitably Christmassy? I hope so – it’s less than a month to go, and the marketing elves are going into overdrive as they try to convince us all to part with a little of our money to show those around us just how much we really do love them. Of course, us in the know realise that there’s only ever one present that should on your Christmas list: a good book (and a PS4, probably).

As those of you who read last month’s update will have noted, I’m taking things a little easy on the blogging front just at the moment, while others areas of my life go into hyper-drive, or as near as librarians get to hyper-drive anyway. I’m glad to say that after a little burst of activity on the novel writing front I’ve found the change of focus pleasingly cathartic, and am now bringing this and business things into some sort of order.

Little has changed on the reviewing front, and I will continue to see how things pan out. With a decent break in the academic calendar over Christmas, I’m hopeful that I’ll be able to get back into some sort of rhythm, but until then, let’s see how it goes. This month, I’m going to try and write something about The World is a Wedding by Wendy Jones, a story about Wilfred Price and his new wife who live in the small Welsh town of Narberth. Longer-term followers of the blog will remember I interviewed Wendy when her first book was released last year. The follow-up, which was released earlier this year, has been sitting on my desk for a few months now, and I have been dipping in and out when I get a chance. With course reading, there hasn’t been a lot of ‘reading for pleasure’ lately, so this is top of my list when I have the time.

That’s all for now, but fingers crossed Santa brings me a 25th hour for each day. In the meantime, I’ll keep a good book close, and my blogging brain on standby. Have a great December and enjoy the festivities!

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