Today is the day that we start our eagerly awaited read-along! We have been hosting read-alongs on this blog for as long as we’ve been running it (over two years now, can you believe it?) and this Christmas is no different! A few weeks ago we announced that our read-along book will be I’ll Be Home For Christmas, a collection of short stories from a load of our favourite YA authors!
The end of the year is fast approaching and that gives me time to think about all the books that i’ve read (or not read) in 2017. I’m with everyone else in the wondering where the year has gone this time. However, i’m more than excited to leave this years reading behind and start a whole new year of reading.
We announced our read-along for I’ll Be Home For Christmas a few weeks back, and it officially starts in just a few days (11th of December to the 24th if anyone is interested in joining in still)! I’m so excited to get to our read-along this year, and what’s even more exciting is that we are hosting the blog tour for the read-along!
November brought a lot of reading dread that was heightened by the ever closer end to the reading challenge of 2017. I had a really bad reading month back in October, and i really wanted to improve on it in November to make a final push towards my end of year goal of 52 books. I’m pretty pleased with how this month went, however i know it could have gone a little better. Here’s what i managed to get around to 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 really love reading, and i really love dates. Very rarely do these things overlap, for a start it’s finding the right person that’s willing, on a date, to sit in silence and read. I’ve always been interested in how two people can sit together in an unawkward silence whilst getting some productive reading done. Well, it’s finally happened.
Title: Alex Approximately
Author: Jenn Bennett
Genre: YA, Contemporary, Romance
Publication Date: 4th April 2017
Publisher: Simon & Schuster Children’s UK
Summary: Bailey “Mink” Rydell has met the boy of her dreams. They share a love of films and talk all day – Alex is perfect. Well, apart from the fact that they’ve never actually met . . . and neither of them knows the other’s real name.
When Bailey moves to sunny California to live with her dad, who happens to live in the same town as Alex, she decides to track him down. But finding someone based on online conversations alone proves harder than Bailey thought, and with her irritating but charismatic (and potentially attractive?) colleague Porter Roth distracting her at every turn, will she ever get to meet the mysterious Alex?