- It was Christmas on Thursday! BELATED MERRY CHRISTMAS, ALL!
- There is way too much left-over chocolate in our household at the moment. Not that this is a bad thing . . . but let’s just say I’m not good at resisting the temptation!
- I can’t say I’ve done many productive things this week — but hey! It’s the holidays. I’m sure I’ll get on top of things soon enough. Usually I have a few posts scheduled, but lately I’ve been running a little behind.
- Every year at Christmastime, my grandfather’s partner does this amazing pavlova; she puts a lot of effort into it so I thought I would showcase its deliciousness here. (Also, my spell-check does not resister “pavlova” to be a real word. Pfffffft.) But anyway, feast your eyes below! Mmmmm . . .
- I received a pile of books this week, thanks to Christmas, so hence, here is another Stacking the Shelves post. Also featuring bookish things that aren’t actually books.
This is the meme where you can highlight books you’ve bought/borrowed/gifted/received for review. You can read more on the meme and how to get involved here!
Dangerous Boys by Abigail Haas: !!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!! <– Yeah, that’s all I need to say, I think.
City of Bones / City of Ashes / City of Glass by Cassandra Clare: I found this in an op shop, unopened, for six dollars. No way was I going to leave that there! So… I wrapped it. For Christmas.
Crown of Midnight / Heir of Fire by Sarah J. Maas: Lookie! The US hardback editions! They’re so beautiful.
The Name of the Wind by Patrick Rothfuss: Thank you to my auntie, cousin and her boyfriend for this one! I’ve wanted to read it for quite some time. :) Annnnnnnnnnnnnnnd:
What else happened this week?
- Books read this week: Made For You by Melissa Marr, Isla’s Oath by Cassandra Page, Disruption by Jessica Shirvington, and I Was Here by Gayle Forman.
- Last Thursday, I posted a cover guessing game! The theme was: snow or something white/silver. Here are the answers, for all those who participated. (Thank you to those that did!) One: The One by Kiera Cass (Har har, see what I did there?); Two: Stitching Snow by R.C Lewis; Three: The Jewel by Amy Ewing (I used the US cover for this one); Four: Snow Like Ashes by Sara Raasch; Five: Winterspell by Claire Legrand; Six: Winterkill by Kate A. Boorman (This edition — I’m guessing it’s the UK one? Not sure, but I didn’t use the US one); Seven: Princess of Thorns by Stacey Jay; Eight: Crown of Ice by Vicki L. Weavil. So — how did you go!?
- My “Writing Wishlist” post has really taken off! You can now add a link here. I encourage you to join in the awesomeness. :)