So, my Oscar predictions didn’t go as well this year as last. Ahhhh, well. Delighted for Olivia Coleman (and her speech was great.)
So, yeah, books. I signed up for a book gifting thing through Reddit. The first of the books that the person who got me sent me arrived today. Cloud Atlas by David Mitchell. It’s a book I’ve been thinking of buying for ages so now I don’t have to.
I also bought I’ll Be Gone In The Dark by Michelle McNamara. It’s the paperback version, so it’s been updated to reflect the fact they found GSK. I’m enjoying it so far.
I got £15 for doing a survey, so I bought myself the facsimile edition of Beeton’s Christmas Album containing A Study in Scarlet by Sir Arthur Conan Doyle. The ads are hilarious. You can buy that here.
I also pre-ordered The Book of Dust: The Secret Commonwealth by Sir Philip Pullman. I’m a huge His Dark Materials fan, so it was a no brainer.