I don’t know if any one else is like this but around Christmas and holidays I just don’t read very much. I want to spend time with family and there is so much going on that when I do have free time I need up watching Youtube videos or TV shows that I don’t have to think about like those really bad made for TV Syfy channel movies.
I did read four books in December, three were the first three volumes of a manga series and one historical non fiction.
The first books I read were Saiyuki volumes one through three. Saiyuki is manga series by Kazuya Minekura that is loosely based on the Chinese story Journey to the West. Genjyo Sanzo, a monk, is tasked to travel to Indian with three companions Son Goku, Sha Gojyo, and Cho Hakkai to stop the resurrection of the demon Gyumaoh. A long their journey they must fight those who want Gyumaoh’s return and learn more information to try and keep the peace between humans and demons. Saiyuki is a manga series that I loved when I was younger and recently decided to pick back up. I don’t love it as much as I did but it is still a great story and a good but mature series for those interested in different manga series.
The last book that I read in December was The Witches: Suspicion, Betrayal, and Hysteria in 1692 Salem by Stacy Schiff. This is a nonfiction book about the Salem witch trials and how the witch trials came to be. The author not only dicusses the actual witch trials but also the life of a Puritan adolescent and how the life style could lead to the events that took place. Not the best nonfiction book I’ve read because while the information is interesting sometimes the writing and how that information is given can be boring. Though it is a good resource for anyone interested in the Salem witch trials and those looking into the time period.