Bookmas Day 9: My True Love Gave to Me Review

Reading an anthology of twelve holiday romances is the best way to begin Christmas break. My True Love Gave to Me edited by Stephanie Perkins will make you smile, laugh, and swoon whether you celebrate Christmas, Hanukkah, Kwanzaa, Winter Solstice, or New Years. Here are my thoughts on each individual story!Screen Shot 2015-12-13 at 5.53.52 PM

  1. Midnights by Rainbow Rowell (4.5/5 stars): Rainbow Rowell is one of my favorite authors so I knew I would love her story. She definitely didn’t let me down with Midnights being full of her usual fluff and comedy. So adorable.
  2. The Lady and the Fox by Kelly Link (2/5 stars): Sadly, I was not a fan of The Lady and the Fox and I found it confusing and strange. This was my least favorite story in the whole book… not my cup of tea!
  3. Angels in the Snow by Matt de la Peña (4/5 stars): This story was SO CUTE! Matt de la Peña’s writing was addicting and fast. After reading this adorable short story, I need to check out his other work! Read more

12 Days of Bookmas Days 4 and 5: Winter TBR

It’s only five days into Bookmas and I’ve already skipped a day of posting… oops! Yesterday was filled with tennis lessons, studying for a forensics test, and catching up with peanutbutterandle, so sadly I didn’t have time to post. But, I’m back today and ready for another Bookmas post!

Tomorrow is my last day of school before winter break, FINALLY! My winter break plans include reading, drinking hot chocolate, eating a lot, and reading some more. I plan to read many books during winter break, both new and re-reads, so here they are!Screen Shot 2015-12-13 at 5.53.52 PM

  1. My True Love Gave to Me, a collection of 12 winter romances, edited by Stephanie Perkins. I’m cheating a little on this one, because I only have around forty pages left. What I’ve read so far I have loved, my favorite short story so far is It’s a Yuletide Miracle, Charlie Brown by Stephanie Perkins… so adorable. Read more

12 DAYS OF BOOKMAS DAY 3: FAVORITE WINTER READS

Christmas break is the best time to cozy up in your warmest pajamas with a cup of hot chocolate and a great wintery book. For the 3rd day of Bookmas I will be sharing with you my top winter reads!

  1. Let’s get the obvious one out of the way first… Of course the ultimate winter read is none other than Screen Shot 2015-12-13 at 5.52.30 PMHarry Potter. J.K. Rowling creates the most beautiful winter scenes, that make you want to jump into the wizarding world to have a hot cup of butterbeer with Harry, Ron, and Hermione. Winter is the best time of the year to marathon the Harry Potter books AND the movies. Nothing’s better than a little Hogwarts in the winter…
  2. Let it Snow by John Green, Lauren Myracle, and Maureen Johnson is perfect if you’re looking for a light, fluffy, romance-y read. All three novella-sized stories revolve around a town that gets engulfed by a huge blizzard, resulting in 3 unlikely relationships. As all good stories should, everything wraps up beautifully in the end (in a snowflake patterned bow, of course). Read more

12 DAYS OF BOOKMAS DAY 2: XMAS GIFTS FOR READERS

Shopping for readers can be hard… mostly because it can be quite risky to buy a reader a book, because they might own it or have read it already. So for today’s Bookmas post, I decided to give you all some gift ideas for the readers in your life!

For the avid reader AND coffee lover you can never go wrong with a cute reading inspired mug. The Etsy store JcDezigns has loads of cute, inexpensive, bookish mugs! Now your friend can sip their coffee in an adorable reading mug while devouring a great book. This mug is my personal favorite, buy it here!

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12 Days of Bookmas Day 1: Tis The Season Book Tag

It’s almost Christmas! Which means for the next 12 days I will be doing the 12 Days of Bookmas with new Christmas/winter themed post each day until Christmas. For the first post, I will be doing the Tis the Season Book Tag because who doesn’t love a good book tag?

  1. Do you have a favorite winter read?
    Harry Potter is definitely my favorite winter read (surprise, surprise), because of the beautiful Hogwarts scenery and the amazing winter scenes. Imagine being in Hogsmeade drinking a hot butterbeer on Christmas Eve… *sighs.* Other than Harry Potter, my second favorite winter read is Let it Snow by John Green, Lauren Myracle, and Maureen Johnson because it’s Christmassy, cute, and funny.
  2. Find a book with blue on the cover!Screen Shot 2015-12-13 at 5.53.52 PM
    My True Love Gave to Me, edited by Stephanie Perkins, not only has blue on the cover, but also the most adorable Christmas design ever. I have a weakness for cute covers and this UK paperback does not disappoint! Read more