I’ve been lost for quite some time, I know. But from the bright side – I’m still alive! So that’s happy news. Thanks to all those who asked if I am alright, it is lovely to see the care, all my love to you! 🙂 

Anyway, I will try to get back on track, so here’s my short list of books I bought in October.

Stephanie Garber – Caraval
This book is just gorgeous! It looks so pretty and that alone makes me want to read it. So this book was purchased because I read the first chapter blurb online and I liked it, I thought that it might be interesting and hope that the book is not going to turn into something meh-worthy. I haven’t picked it up yet and I think I’ll probably start from the beginning again when I do.

It is about two sisters, Scarlett and Tella who live together with their cruel and evil father. Scarlett has always dreamed of going to the Caraval – a spectacular and magical show, to which you can only get if you have an invitation. For years Scarlett has been hoping for the invitation which never came until this year when both sisters decide to go. The only problem is that it turns out the whole Caraval is about Tella, she gets kidnapped by the Caraval’s organiser and the task of the audience is to find her.

Emily Kydd, Louise Hagger, Tim Hayward, Sarah Lavelle – Posh Toast
Yes, this is a recipe book (I really didn’t want to say cookbook ). I saw it by chance, to be honest, and decided to explore the magical world of toasted bread. I got it very recently and have made only one recipe but I am already quite impressed because the book has wonderful images and interesting combinations.

Sure, there are some boring bits that everyone already knows, but I’m quite happy with this purchase (at least for now) and hope to have many delicious toasts in the future.

Sabaa Tahir – A Torch Against the Night (An Ember in the Ashes #2)
I know I am a bit late on this train, especially because An Ember in the Ashes was one of my most anticipated books of 2015! But this year, at last, I read it. And although I did not love it will all my heart, I still quite liked it. It was fast paced and bore me only for the briefest moments, so I’m quite looking forward to the second book, which again looks so good.

To be honest, I was expecting a small, pale book, but the colours are nice and bright and the book is so chunky that I sort of want to get on to it and find out what Elias is up to. To avoid spoilers no blurb for this one.

Josh Lockhart – Modern PHP: New Features and Good Practices
You probably didn’t expect this one, did you?
Well, I don’t really have a comment here, I think this one explains itself and fits in very nicely between my teenage novels.

I also bought all books in the Horrible Science series, which is a gift for someone else (that someone else recently got all Horrible Histories series and is very happy) and I received another copy of Pride and prejudice – you can never have too many of those, right?

Obviously, the list is a bit short because I do not read as much, so I try to not spend money on books if they will just sit on the shelf, but as I said in the beginning, I hope to get back on my reading track (and book buying spree).

Let me know, what you think about these books and as I have been a bit out of the loop – what new and exciting purchases I should make!

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