Archive for January, 2020

January 18, 2020

2019 in Books

I don’t think that I read any books in 2018 (what with moving across the world and getting married), and it would have gone the same in 2019 if not for my amazing sister who lets me access her e-book and audiobook collections. All of the series I read are fantasy and the Protector of the Small is young adult fiction. They are all great series but my favourite was the Stormlight Archive. Some readers may get impatient with how drawn out and descriptive it is, but I love the character development and picturing the various parts of the Cosmose world, especially the different cities. The author is envisioning ten books for the archive. I am looking forward to reading the fourth one called ‘Rhythm of War’ when it comes out near the end of this year.

Books read in 2019:

  • Protector of the Small – One: First Test by Tamora Pierce
  • Protector of the Small – Two: Page
  • Protector of the Small – Three: Squire
  • Protector of the Small – Four: Lady Knight
  • Shades of Magic (Volume 1): A Conjuring of Light by V.E. Schwab
  • Shades of Magic (Volume 2): A Gathering of Shadows
  • Shades of Magic (Volume 3): A Darker Shade of Magic
  • The Stormlight Archive: The Way of Kings by Brandon Sanderson
  • The Stormlight Archive: Words of Radiance
  • The Stormlight Archive: Oathbringer


January 11, 2020

First Christmas and New Year in Kin

Our first Christmas and New Year in Kinshasa were spent in the quiet company of good friends. On Christmas day Othy treated Augustin and I to a delicious chicken dinner. On New Years Eve Othy and I watched a movie called Survivor that was ironically a movie about a woman who prevents a terrorist attack in New York City on New Years Eve. Then when it was almost midnight we joined Augustin in the living room and counted down the new year. On new years day we hosted our friends Dadys and Felicité for another nice meal. Our community may be small in Kinshasa but we are so blessed to have these good friends!

Christmas dinner


Bringing on the new year


New years day

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