It’s been a while since i ventured in to the world of book tags (to be honest, it’s been a while since i’ve had the time to do so). Christmas is the perfect time to browse the internet for some new tags that i’ve not come across before, and this year i found The Joy Of Christmas Book Tag.
Hello! We are on day 9 of our Christmas read-along of I’ll Be Home for Christmas and I’m genuinely loving it so far. In my last post I wrote about how I was struggling to finish a book and reading a short story everyday has really helped me get back into reading! I’m going to update you on what my favourites are so far and what I love about them. Continue reading
The time is upon us, and that time is Christmas time. Each year so far on the blog we’ve organised a Christmas Read-Along. Mainly so myself and Sophie have an excuse to read something together. But last year so many of you got involved in our read-along of My True Love Gave To Me it became a whole lot more community based and exciting! It fueled us to do a very similar event this year!
I hope the readalong is going really well for everyone! We are now halfway through and today is number 7 of 12 stories! You can still join, we are halfway through which just means if you read two short stories a day you can catch up in no time. Or you can read them out of order (the joy of books of short stories!) Sarah gave her thoughts on the first two stories a few days ago and I will briefly review what I think of stories 3 to 6! Continue reading
Title: What Light
Author: Jay Asher
Genre: YA, Christmas, Romance
Publication Date: 20th October 2016
Publisher: Macmillan Children’s Books
Summary: Sierra’s family runs a Christmas tree farm in Oregon – it’s an idyllic place for a girl to grow up, except that every year they have to pack up and move to California to set up their Christmas tree lot for the season. So Sierra lives two lives: her life in Oregon and her life at Christmas. And leaving one always means missing the other. Until this particular Christmas, when Sierra meets Caleb, and one life begins to eclipse the other. . .
After a very big reading slump in November, I managed to pull myself back in to the swing of things in December! Hurrah! I read in total 4 books and 1 graphic novel in December and I have to say that I enjoyed every one of them! Hopefully I’ll continue to read more in to the new year but with a lot of university deadlines coming up, who knows what will really happen! Here are the books that I read this month!
Title: Skipping Christmas
Author: John Grisham
Genre: Christmas, Humour, Contemporary
Publication Date: November 6th 2001
Summery : Imagine a year without Christmas. No crowded shops, no corny office parties, no fruitcakes, no unwanted presents. That’s just what Luther and Nora Krank have in mind when they decide that, just this once, they’ll skip the holiday altogether. Theirs will be the only house on the street without a rooftop Frosty the snowman; they won’t be hosting their annual Christmas Eve bash; they aren’t even going to have a tree. They won’t need one, because come December 25 they’re setting sail on a Caribbean cruise. But, as this weary couple is about to discover, skipping Christmas brings enormous consequences – and isn’t half as easy as they’d imagined.