A Discovery of Witches was recommended to me by my friend Jackie and as I decided to treat myself to a Kindle (not the snazzy Fire, just an ordinary bog-standard one!) I also treated myself to ADoW. It's a brilliant book, certainly not to be confused with the Twilight series, which I've never read but as the first film made me want to shake the main female character, I'll probably never read the books :-)
Although a love story at heart, A Discovery of Witches is so much more, full of wonderful characters and though there are obviously supernatural elements with witches, vampires and daemons, it all somehow seems very real. There's danger, mystery and love for Diana, the main character who just happens to be a witch, and I especially enjoyed the parts where Diana's powers grew and developed. I loved Deborah Harkness' writing and I flew through the 700-odd pages. This was one of those books which I really didn't want to end, though luckily it's the first in a trilogy :-)
I've still got Mrs Duck to finish and I've finally started a design for Jackie's Mum. Although I'll keep doing cards throughout the year, I've promised myself not to start a medium or large piece until I've finished at least five UFOs! Let's see how long that lasts...
It's been snowing virtually all day here but I've made sure that the birds have got plenty of food .