Friday Favourites: Holiday Reading
By The Hodderscape Team
Posted on December 26, 2014 in Books, Friday Favourites with tags
The Hodderscape Team are out for the holiday, but don’t worry we’re still hard at work. Reading counts as work, right?
Yes Please by Amy Poehler
I’ve been promising myself I’ll read Amy Poehler’s book, Yes Please, for ages. I have a huge amount of respect for Poehler; in addition to her comedy, she founded Smart Girls at the Party, a website that aims to be a positive and safe spot to champion young women, and has been wonderfully outspoken about her life and career, and the challenge she faces as an ambitious woman in the modern world. (And Parks & Recreation really is wonderful). I also plan to read some romance novels (more Eloisa James, I suspect) and whatever my husband inevitably gives me for Christmas. We exchange a lot of books in our household! And, naturally, I’ll be catching up on my tv viewing. I hear Arrow’s pretty fun…
Station Eleven by Emily St. John Mandel
I’ve been meaning to read Station Eleven ever since it came out, so it’s at the top of my list for holiday reading. Twitter has been abuzz with chatter about this one and the cover is gorgeous, so I’m hoping for great things.
Pretty Deadly by Kelly Sue DeConnick and Emma Rios
A magical Western following the vengeful quest of Death’s daughter? This comic could not be any more up my street if it tried. Because my holidays (read: my family) are fairly crazy, my holiday reading usually consists of lots of short reads.* I’ll be catching up on some of my favourite comics (American Vampire, Saga, Revival) and starting a few new ones (Sex Criminals, Uzumaki) this holiday. If I get chance to breathe I may attempt The Dragonbone Chair by Tad Williams because I’ve heard incredible things about it, and we’ll be publishing the next Osten Ard books. Wish me luck!
* Full disclosure: I’m also very behind on my 2014 Goodreads challenge!
A Game of Thrones by George R. R. Martin
I know, I know! I’m so far behind with this, but I am a big fan of the TV show. I ended up reading this completely by chance recently, and it’s a biggie so I’m sure it’ll last me over the Christmas period. I tried to read this before the TV show started, but found it too hard to follow with the complex family tree and unpronounceable (and therefore impossible to remember) character names. I finished my last book mid-commute and so rummaged through my Kindle for something to occupy me the last 9 stops into work, and got instantly hooked. Delighted to discover that the TV show did stay true to the first book, though i’m told to expect many surprises if I continue to read the rest of the series…