Hiya! No v-log today… I have the worst cough in the universe and I wouldn’t want you guys to experience that. (My husband and my cat are just about my limit.) I’m sitting here in my pjs and there are 50 mph winds going on outside — and in a few days? Thanksgiving! I just can’t believe that the holiday season is upon us already. SO EXCITING. As you may remember, I’m sort of obsessed with the holidays and Magan and I have been very psyched about our December posts. So be on the look out for something totally different than what we have been doing for the past 11 months!
In other news:
- I read my last review book this week. It was ROOMIES by Sara Zarr and Tara Altebrando. Please pre-order. I’ll give you 10 minutes. Waiting, waiting, waiting. Did you do it yet? If you can’t tell, I absolutely loved it. Definitely the perfect way to end my book reviewing this year.
- I also hit my book reading challenge. 150 books under my belt for another year. I’m just happy to have the chance to read through books on my own bookshelves for the last weeks of the year!
- I didn’t see Catching Fire this weekend but I’m hoping I can make it happen this week. It’s so tough with FROZEN coming out next weekend too. Too many movies to see! It seems like everyone I followed on Twitter loved it, though. Is this true?
- I am currently 20 or so days into my book buying ban. I feel like this is the absolute longest I’ve lasted, and I think I’m going to try to continue through December. Every time I look through the multiple books sitting in piles in my apartment, I have forgotten they existed. That’s a bad sign right?
Without buying, I did receive a few books in the mail in the past few weeks:
(Photobomb courtesy of Pepper.)
Scones & Sensibility by Lindsay Eland: A Summer of Sundays was one of my favorite middle grades this year + I got S&S at an event this week. I’m so looking forward to reading it (and probably feeling hungry when I do).
Monument 14 by Emmy Laybourne: I was given this copy with the promise that a contemporary reader will enjoy it! Chemical weapons, high school kids, and a superstore? Interesting!
The Killing Woods by Lucy Christopher: Scholastic sent me this one & I hadn’t heard of it before. But it’s a thriller about a girl’s dad accused of murdering someone else. It releases in January 2014.
Tales from My Closet by Jennifer Anne Moses: Scholastic also sent me this January release. It’s set in Jersey, which automatically made me excited and a group of friends, making a fashion statement with toilet paper (?) and more. The bright cover is so eye catching!
The Art of Fielding by Chad Harbach: I won this copy in a Little Brown contest on Twitter. Yay a big kid book about baseball! One thing changes (the mystery!) and it affects five people. Looking forward to this one a ton!
In case you missed it:
Romance review of IF YOU WERE MINE by Bella Andre
Nailed It features two books with strong family backbones!
Review of Amy Spalding’s upcoming release INK IS THICKER THAN WATER
Big Kid review of LIES YOU WANTED TO HEAR by James Whitfield Thomson + GIVEAWAY
That’s the excitement for this week! Let us know what you are reading!
And don’t forget to enter our LIES YOU WANTED TO HEAR giveaway!
Have a super (short) week!! xo