Sunday 2 December 2018

Plans for December 2018

Gratuitous Picture of Cat in Christmas Tree
My goodness me, another month gone already! I'm in the throes of Christmas preparation, but hope to carve out some reading time, probably late on in the month. I'm also hoping to get time to go to the cinema - there are 3 films I'd like to see (Bohemian RhapsodyThe Crimes of Grindlewald and Wreck it Ralph Breaks the Internet). There is no way I'll manage to see all three, but just one would be good! I also need to fit in wrapping presents, preparing food, and watching many, many, many Christmas films with my children (it's tradition!). I don't have my tree up yet, but here is a gratuitous picture of one of my cats in last year's tree.

I have a very busy month lined up for you on the blog, so I hope you'll be able to join me for some of the posts that I hope to bring you.

Book cover: A Season Lost by Sophie Turner
Sophie Turner has the third book of her Constant Love series out, A Season Lost. This series follow on from the events of Pride & Prejudice to imagine what might have happened next. You can see my reviews of books 1 - A Constant Love and 2 - A Change of Legacies to get an idea of what they are about. I hope to read this book in January, but Sophie is coming here with a guest post, which I'm really looking forward to.

Book cover: Elizabeth in the New World by Maggie Mooha
Maggie Mooha is a new author. She has written a Pride & Prejudice variation, Elizabeth in the New World which has garnered some glowing reviews already. As you can tell from the title Elizabeth ends up travelling further afield from usual, to the Caribbean. This book sounds extremely exciting, I hope my nerves are up to it! I'll be bringing you a guest post of this book, though I hope to read the book later this month.

Book cover: I Could Write a Book by Karen M Cox
I'll be welcoming Karen M Cox back to the blog. Karen has been here many times before, and I have always enjoyed her books, which usually take Austen's novels to different eras. Most of her books are Pride & Prejudice-inspired but her latest book, I Could Write a Book, saw Emma transported to 1970s Kentucky. I loved the book, and it's coming out on audio soon, so Karen is due to come here with a post in anticipation of the upcoming release.

Book cover: Drawing Mr Darcy: A Faithful Portrait by Melanie Rachel
You might have read my recent review of Melanie Rachel's Drawing Mr Darcy: Sketching His Character (if you missed it, you can read it here, and if you're quick, enter the giveaway for an ebook). This is book one of a series of two. I plan to bring you a post about book two, Drawing Mr Darcy: A Faithful Portrait.

Book cover: Enchanting Mr Darcy by Abigail Reynolds
Finally, I have Abigail Reynolds visiting here as part of her blog tour for her book, Enchanting Mr Darcy. This sounds a little different from Abigail's usual variations, as this one is set in a world where there is magic. I love Abigail's books so I'm really looking forward to her visit and finding out more about the book.

Phew! That's a lot, isn't it! Particularly as I have to fit in all the extra socialising that December brings. I also aim to bring you a pick of the year. I hope you can join me for these posts. Let me know in the comments what you hope to read this month!


  1. Sounds like a fun holiday agenda. I want to see Crimes of Grindelwald, too. Just got the tree and lights up yesterday. Still need to wrap gifts and send out my holiday packages and cards.
    Very nice guest line up. I hope to read/listen to a few of those, too.

    Have a great December, Ceri!

    1. Hi Sophia! I don't have my tree up yet but I've packed all my presents. My kids had a sleepover last weekend and it seemed like a good opportunity to do all the wrapping without fear of being interrupted. Happy reading, Sophia!

  2. Hi Ceri,

    I saw Crimes of Grindelwald recently without much in the way of expectations and knowing some reviewers have been less than impressed but thought it was really good. Better than the first one, for me. So consider that a recommendation!

    1. Ooh, that's good to know, Mark! I loved the first one. I liked the Harry Potter films but I preferred Fantastic Beasts to those. I'm really looking forward to it.

  3. Carole in Canada3 December 2018 at 18:05

    Yes, where has the time gone this year! I love your little kitty in the tree! I hope she/he didn't knock it over last year! I would like to see all three of those movies too, but Crimes of Gindelwald really appeals to me. I have to watch the first one before I do. My son thought TCoG was amazing...I tend to go by his reaction than the critics. I love all your guests who are coming to visit, so I will be hopping back in to find out more! Enjoy your movies with your children!

    1. He is a nightmare, Carole, he loves the tree so much! The first year he toppled it over about 3 times but since then all he's done is make us think it will topple!

      The first Fantastic Beasts film was so good. In the world of Harry Potter but set in the 1920s. I hope you enjoy it if you watch it. Glad to hear your son enjoyed the second film.

      Glad to hear you'll be joining us for the posts this month :)

    Abigail Reynolds was the first P&P Variation author that I read. My love of history, especially the Regency/Victorian era, and my love of reading, romance, paranormal romance and the world of the fae to a lesser extent, were just what I needed to become a diligent P&P Variations reader. It would be my pleasure to win this book but, if not, congratulations to the winner.

    1. Hi Christa. Abigail Reynolds was the author of the first JAFF book I read that really blew me away (Mr Darcy's Obsession). I loved that one change to the story followed on to make other changes, so that the end story is quite different.

      Are you the Unknown who has commented on Abigail's post? If so, I will happily enter you into the draw, and if you haven't commented on it yet, please do!


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