December 31st, 2015

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2016 minus 1 hour

I hope everyone is having a lovely New Year's Eve. I've just eaten most of a Stilton with Grand Marnier Extract and Dried Fruit, which was reduced to 45p in Tesco the other day, so it's all good here.

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Happy New Year, everyone! May 2016 bring great things to us all, for we are awesome.
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2015 in books

Goodreads provides a handy chart depicting everything* I've read this year, which you should be able to see too:

My book of the year was The Last Pilot by Ben Johncock. I read other good books, but he wins because he did an ace author talk at my local bookshop. Honourable mention to The Bees, which made me cry, and Expo 58, which I read on the way to and in the location - Brussels - where it's set.

* except re-reads, children's books sneakily read in Waterstones, terrible 1920s aviation adventure novels too obscure to be listed, and no doubt other stuff.