The Sunday Post 05/12/15
The Sunday Post is a weekly meme hosted by Kimba from The Caffeinated Book Reviewer.
If these week should be turned in a book title, it would be called Celine and the Return of the Reader. Because after an absolutely dreadful reading month in November (only three books! the horror!) I am enjoying books again! Not only did I finish The Martian, a book I’ve been reading for almost two months, I am also very much into the last Parasitology book, Chimera. Hurray!
In the non-bookish world, I am getting in the Christmas spirit! I’ve put up my meagre collection of Christmas decorations, which made me realize I totally need more lights and shininess to brighten my apartment. Luckily for me I still have a few more weeks.
Picture of the week on Instagram
This week on Nyx Book Reviews
Just the one post this week due to my impromptu break, but it’s a good one! The Owl Killers is a fantastically researched and interesting historical novel. I’m looking forward to reading more from this author in the future.
Read this week
- The Martian by Andy Weir – 3☆
The Martian might be the most popular science-fiction book out there right now. It has been lauded by both critics and readers, and everyone seems to love it.
But not me.
Dun dun duunnnnn.
Okay, I’m totally being dramatic here because I did quite enjoy The Martian. The book had the potential of being quite depressing, but the humour made it a fun experience. On the other hand I do think the book had plenty of issues – Weir isn’t a good descriptive writer and all the technical details never came to life for me. On top of that, the secondary characters were incredibly thin, and nearly impossible to keep separate. In the end it took me a very long time to finish the book, but it did leave me with a smile.
How was your week?