The big event of last week was my nephew turning one on Wednesday. He's the first baby in our family for a long time, so I hadn't been round babies much before he was born. It's amazing how much has has grown and changed in just the space of a year. On Saturday he had a party and was of course spoiled rotten by everyone for the whole day! My husband and I bought him the wooden rocking horse he is sitting on in the picture above, which he liked, to our relief. At the moment, he's very into clapping, high fives and waving.
Everyone around me seems to be getting into the mood for Christmas, and the weather is even starting to get colder to match, but I'm just not feeling it yet. I know I need to start thinking about shopping and gifts, but I will probably end up leaving it for another few weeks. At the moment, all the cold weather makes me want to do is curl up with a book under a blanket. Which is no bad thing!
Next week, I'm looking foward to the announcement of the Classics Club spin number. I finished Angela Carter's The Bloody Chamber this morning (awesome book) and I'm debating whether it's worth starting another one tonight or whether I should wait and just dive into the spin book tomorrow. I'm also looking forward to the release of Catching Fire, which my husband and I are hoping to go and see next weekend.
In other reading news, if you haven't done so yet, you should check out the posts for A More Diverse Universe over at Book Lust. All the reviews are for sci-fi/fantasy books written by people of colour and I've added so many of them to my wishlist already. It's my first time participating in the event but I will definitely be doing so again in the future.
This week, I've been reading: