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πŸ“šπŸŽ A (sort-of) Christmas Book Haul πŸŽπŸ“š

Christmas 2021 book haul

Happy First Friday of 2022! How has your year been going so far?

It’s been a bit topsy-turvy at work this week due to rising cases and weather. At the moment, my area is at high risk. So we are doing our best to keep calm and stay safe.

I haven’t made much progress in my current reads. One I’m really enjoying so far and the other I haven’t started but it’s all good. Trying not to rush getting reading done.

I got new books around Christmas and with Christmas money. The last of the books finally arrived yesterday, which put a big smile on my face.

Pictured above are all the physical books. I got:

  • Spy x Family by Tatsuya Endo (volumes 2-6), and
  • Lady Knight by Tamora Pierce

A few ebooks I got (not pictured):

  • Dark Alpha’s Caress by Donna Grant
  • Fire & Flood by Demitria Lunetta
  • Archangel’s Kiss by Anna Santos, and
  • The Watchmaker’s Daughter by C.J. Archer

You can surely guess how happy I am to have more books to add to my bookshelf and kindle.

Spy x Family – I hope to have time to set aside to binge read soon. Lady Knight – this is one of my all-time favorite books by one of my all-time favorite authors so a reread is incoming! Dark Alpha’s Caress – I’ve been meaning to get back to this series for a long time and when I saw the ebook was 99 cents I HAD to get it. Archangel’s Kiss – a freebie that was recommended in another author’s newsletter. Fire & Flood and The Watchmaker’s Daughter – other freebies that sounded interesting enough for me to want to try.

That’s it for today. I hope you all have a wonderful weekend.

Stay safe! πŸ’™


AS ALWAYS, HAPPY READING!!!
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πŸŽ‰ Happy New Year 2022! πŸŽ‰

Happy New Year 2022

Happy New Year!

A brand new year brings new beginnings and chances

To start anew or improve.

To learn from the past

And forge forward with renewed purpose and unshakable determination.

To live life even fuller than you did yesterday,

To laugh twice hard as you did yesterday,

To smile wider than before.

Because this is your year to make the impossible possible.

I wish you much joy and good health and success in 2022.

And I hope you get to read all the books and get lots and lots more!

Happy Reading,

Christina


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πŸŽ„πŸŽ Merry Christmas! πŸŽπŸŽ„

Merry Christmas!

Merry Christmas and Happy Holidays, fellow book bloggers! I hope you all have a wonderful day, a joyous weekend, and that you get lots of books! I leave you with some cheerful tunes below!

πŸ’™ Christina

 

Channel Source: Nickelodeon Cartoon Universe

 

Channel Source: Britney Spears

 

Happy Holidays


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❄ Winter Is Here β„

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Happy Tuesday and Happy First Day of Winter!

What’s your favorite winter activity?

I’m happy it’s winter, also known as the curl-up-with-a-good-book season. Winter is my favorite season next to autumn.

I don’t have a particular favorite winter activity that I like doing. I like looking out at the world blanketed in snow. Everything just looks so pretty. Snow is fine as long as I don’t have to shovel it. That is a chore my back is not up to anymore.

Tomorrow I’ll be sharing my winter tbr along with another review to share for 25 Days of Book Reviews (which became more like posts when I can πŸ˜‚).

Have a great day, everyone!


As Always, Happy Reading!!!

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Organizing Your Shelves: What’s your method?

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Happy Sunday!

How do you organize your shelves?

It’s time for a change.

Normally, I rearrange my shelves a few times a year with little shifts here and there. But with all the new books I recently got, another rearrangement feels necessary. This time though I want to do something completely different from the norm.

When I was a newbie, starry-eyed book lover, I did tallest to smallest for many years. Then, I switched it to by favorites by author for one shelf, manga for another, and some complicated order that satisfied my ocd for the rest.

That went on for many years as well, but now I want to do something new. With 2022 practically right around the corner now seems like as good a time as any. I just don’t know where to start.

I would like to have one shelf (I have 3) dedicated to my favorites. The manga shelf will stay the same as will having new, unread books on top of the shelves.

So it’s time for a change. How do you like to organize your books?


As Always, Happy Reading!!!

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Off for the Holidays!

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Hello, friends!

I decided to take a blogging break for the holidays, so there’ll be no new posts. I plan to read, relax, write, maybe play a video game, and enjoy my birthday and time off work.

New posts will return the last day of November. Can you believe the month is nearly over!?! Then after that I start the 25 Days of Book Reviews.

I hope you have a wonderful Thanksgiving if you’re celebrating and great weekend!

Happy reading! I’ll see you on the 30th.

πŸ’™ Christina


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I’m Thankful For Fridays

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Happy Friday! How was your week?

I’m very happy and thankful it’s finally Friday. It felt like the week dragged some and the weather couldn’t decide whether to be nice with a cool autumn breeze or cold and rainy. The weekend looks like decent weather though I’ll be inside working on a project for most of it and, as always, reading.

Right now, I’m reading Only Mostly Devastated by Sophie Gonzales (finally!) and Wife by Wednesday by Catherine Bybee. I’m only a couple chapters in the former and haven’t started the latter because I got distracted by kindle unlimited books. Those two books will probably be my last reads of November.

Enjoy your Friday!

 

As Always, Happy Reading!!!
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πŸŽƒπŸ’€πŸ•ΈIt’s A Spooktacular FridayπŸ•ΈπŸ’€πŸŽƒ

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Happy Friday, everyone! It’s Halloween weekend but I won’t be dressing up. I just want to have a quiet weekend home. But if you are celebrating the spookiest time of the year on Sunday, I hope you have a great and safe time and get lots of candy!

I managed to finish two books this week as well as my Goodreads reading challenge of 100 books for 2021, which were the highlights of my week. Currently, I’m reading You’ve Reached Sam by Dustin Thao (arc) and Dragon Released by Terry Bolryder.

Have a good weekend!


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It’s Friday?! Yessssssss! πŸŽ‰

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Anyone else surprised that it’s Friday already? I know I am. At some point I lost track of the days, who knows how. But I’m at least 99.9999% sure today is Friday.

In other news, my obsession with Six the Musical continuous to grow and grow! I love the music and creativity and costuming of this show. I really want to go see it live, especially with the current Broadway cast.

I have been immensely enjoying the return of musical theater from Broadway to the West End and beyond that I’ve teared up here and there. There is nothing like live theater – gives me all the warm fuzzy feels.

It’s going to be a busy weekend. In between getting chores and stuff done and playing Six songs on repeat, I’ll be finishing up my current read, Trashlands. I kind of have an idea of what I want to read next. Something short for sure. I’m thinking maybe The Seat Filler by Sariah Wilson and Dragon Released by Terry Bolryder.

Have a wonderful weekend!

As Always, Happy Reading!!!

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