Updates and a Mini Christmas Haul

Hello everyone! I hope you all had some really enjoyable holidays. Maybe some of you are still celebrating those extended family Christmases or you escaped from the snow for the time being. Regardless, I thought I would brag a little about my Christmas and you can brag back in the comments.

Surprisingly, I did not get any new books for Christmas. I did, however, receive a new copy of a complete Edgar Allan Poe collection and Sherlock Holmes collection. The two new books I got were a collection of Steampunk stories and a collection of short murder mysteries. I did get Christmas money so I will definitely be getting myself some new books.

As for non-book items, I did get an Apple watch which I ended up loving more than I thought I would. I also got a new slew of Harry Potter items, including a hand-made pillow (thanks Mom), a Snitch necklace, and a Ravenclaw storage box. I got a Walking Dead dice game and a Lucille mug. I finally got some Stranger Things merch. Bonus: my sister got me a set of beaker shot glasses and a nerdy cocktail book. Forgive me for not posting pictures because that’s just doing too much. I would love to hear about your awesome Christmas hauls or maybe share what present you gave this year that you were most proud of.

I hope you didn’t mind my bragging. I’m looking forward to a new year with many new books to review. I can’t wait to read your reviews as well. Have a wonderful new year!

Be Prepared for a Semi-Hiatus

Hello all! I just wanted to give you a quick heads up. You may not be seeing my reviews that regularly as December rolls on. For starters, I don’t really have anything to review at the moment and I’m anxiously waiting to see what books I might get for Christmas. I might even do a post about my Christmas book haul. The next thing is that I’m about to run a gauntlet of finals because my schedule is crazy this time around. Afterwards, I’m going to need a break.

I also wanted to take your attention to my previous post regard my idea for Bad Fan Fiction Fridays. I really want to do a regular blog series and I think this would be a hilarious and interactive way to do so. I outlined my ideas so you can check out my previous post for that. I also wanted to give a shout out to mistybookspace for tweeting out my post. To summarize my idea, I want to have you guys send me a variety of bad fan fiction from across the internet and I will do an in-depth review of one every Friday. I really hope that this takes off because it would be so much fun.

Anyways, thank you for taking the time to read this post. I hope the holidays are good for you and that you feel confident that 2018 will be fantastic because you are going to succeed.

The Joy of Christmas Tag

Hi everyone! As I panic about my upcoming finals, I realize that I need to take my mind off of things. I am so excited for Christmas just for the sake of being able to relax. I found this tag on The Giraffe Files so check out her blog. I also hope that you all have happy holidays.

Anticipation: What book release(s) are you most excited about?

I can’t think of any upcoming book releases but I know what books I’m hoping I’ll get for Christmas.

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Christmas Songs and Carols: What book(s) or author(s) can you not help but sing your praises to?

JK Rowling, Neil Gaiman, Edgar Allan Poe, Andy Weir, John Green

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Gingerbread Houses: What book or series has the best world building?

The Song of Fire and Ice, Harry Potter, Lord of the Rings, World War Z 

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Christmas Carol: Favorite classic novel or one you want to read?

I do love Pride and Prejudice, Dracula, and The Great Gatsby. I want to read 1984, Frankenstein, and Catch 22. 

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Christmas Sweets: What book would you love to receive for Christmas?

I really want Bonfire by Kristen Ritter, Origin by Dan Brown, The Old Man’s War by John Scalzi, and  The Princess Saves Herself in this One by Amanda Lovelace

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Candles in the Window: What book gives you a warm and fuzzy feeling?

The Ocean at the End of the Lane by Neil Gaiman, The Fault in Our Stars by John Green, Harry Potter and the Sorcerer’s Stone by JK Rowling, The Princess Bride by William Goldman

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Christmas Tree Decorations: What are some of your favorite book covers?

I have a shirt with the cover of The Great Gatsby on it because I love it so much. My copy of The Song of Achilles also has a really pretty cover.

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Christmas Joy: What are some of your favorite things about Christmas? Or do you have any Christmas memories that stand out to you?

I look forward to Christmas every year because I just love being home and feeling like I can relax for just a little bit. All of my Christmases have been memorable in some way or another.