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I am so excited! All Christmas gifts are ordered and on their way here or to my family in Delaware. I was having a devil of a time figuring out what to get everybody but then it all just kind of fell into place.
That was predominantly my week, agonizing over what to get my husband and girls and getting organized with gifts for all my nieces and nephews. Now that I have got all that squared away, I need to turn everyone’s attention to decorating. We didn’t decorate last year because we were at Disney World for the whole week of Christmas, since my oldest daughter was an interning at Magic Kingdom. We got lucky and the Wilderness Lodge upgraded us to a two bedroom cabin on the lake. It was the perfect undecorated Christmas setting. I decided that this is what happens when Disney magic and Christmas magic converge. ❤️
But we are home this year, of course, so hopefully this week will be about decorating and planning what Christmas goodies we will be making. And, of course, reading some wonderful books 📚
Do you celebrate a holiday in December? Are you ready for it?
New Book Blogger Friends
Here are a few new friends I’ve made recently that you should check out:
- Namrata @ Red Pillows – Namrata reviews a wide variety of books and posts author interviews
- Written by B – Berta talks about books, publishing, writing, TV, and film. She is a Spaniard living in the UK.
- Emily @ Frappes and Fiction – Emily also reviews a wide variety of books – fiction and nonfiction. Her most recent post is 7 YA Book Recommendations.
- Gayathri @ Elgee Writes loves reading, recommending books, and talking about bookish things. Last week we found out we both have had horrible problems with the post office 🙂
- Lotté Jean @ Lotte Lauv – She writes poetry, published a novel, and reviews books.
This week, I only picked up one book!
Escape to worlds full of adventure and magic in the first-ever Terry Brooks short-story collection, featuring both new and fan-favorite stories from all three of his major literary worlds: Shannara, Magic Kingdom, and The Word and the Void.
Here are heroes fighting new battles and struggling to conquer the ghosts of the past. Here are quests both small and far reaching; heroism both intimate and vast. Here we learn of Garet Jax’s childhood, see how Allanon first located Shea Ohmsford, and follow an old wing-rider at the end of his life. Here we see Knights of the Word fighting demons within and without, and witness Ben Holiday and his daughter each trying to overcome the unique challenges that Landover offers.
This collection of eleven tales is a must-have addition to the Terry Brooks canon, and a wonderful reminder of what makes a Brooks story such a timeless classic.
This is a NetGalley acquisition. The publisher contacted me and basically said its available for request if I was interested, so I requested it. I was granted his last Shannara novel a few months ago which surprised me. I’m curious to read these short stories without a doubt.
In case you missed any of my posts last week, you can find them here:
- Tuesday: Book Review |Karolina Dalca, Dark Eyes by M.R. Noble (Genre: Supernatural/Paranormal Thriller)
- Wednesday: WWW Wednesday
- Thursday: Book Review | Net Force Attack Protocol by Jerome Preisler (Genre: Techno Thriller)
- Friday: Book Blogger Hop: How many blogs do you own?
- Also, Friday: Book Review | The Cousins by Karen McManus (Genre: Mystery – YA)
Next week, you can look forward to the following:
- Tuesday: Book Review | Aunt Ivy’s Cottage by Kristin Harper (Women’s Fiction – big mystery component)
- Wednesday: WWW Wednesday
- Thursday: Book Review | Christmas in Cockleberry Bay by Nicola May (Holiday fiction)
- Friday: Book Blogger Hop: What was the last book you started to read but couldn’t finish?
I tried Hardy Boys on Hulu this week. Even though the books are more MG/YA, the show is more adult in nature – kids in it but adult violence – sort of like Stranger Things. It’s even set in the 80’s. I’m not sure what the recent fascination with the 80’s is but I can totally go with it.
I love that it’s a mystery/thriller. It definitely is compelling as the father and the Hardy Boys along with an assortment of friends try to solve the murder of Laura Hardy. The only thing they know from the start is that the car accident that killed her was no accident.
I’m a sucker for a good thriller, whether in book form or on screen, so I’ve been enjoying this new show on Hulu.
How was your week? Did you read or watch anything good?