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The Festive Christmas Book Tag

Happy Monday Everyone :)


Can you believe Christmas is just over a week away?


I feel like I've missed out on doing a lot of Christmas themed posts this year, since due to time constraints I wasn't able to participate in Blogmas.


However, I really wanted to get at least one Christmas book tag in this year, and so today I'm here to take part in the Festive Christmas Book Tag.


This tag was originally created by the booktuber GirlReading, and it looks like a lot of fun.


A Fictional Family You Would Like To Spend Christmas Dinner With?




I'd have to go with the Bradfords for this one. I'd love to see what Corbin would get up to at his first family Christmas, and Grandma would be a hoot as always I'm sure.


A Bookish Item You Would Like To Receive As A Gift?

I'd love a literary sweater or scarf. Preferably something with a Jane Austen quote on it would be utterly perfect.


A Fictional Character You Think Would Make A Perfect Christmas Elf?

I'm going to pick Mr. Tumnus from
Recent posts

The Curse of Misty Wayfair by Jaime Jo Wright Review

Good Morning Everyone :)


I hope you're all having a fabulous December, and looking forward to celebrating our Savior's birthday here in the next couple of weeks.


Have you started thinking about what 2019 book releases you're most excited for?


I knew without a doubt that Jaime Jo Wright's upcoming release would be one of my 2019 most anticipated releases, and so guys I'm not going to lie, I literally squealed when I got the chance to advance read it from netgalley. It was everything I was hoping for, and yet it was even more, and I can't wait to share with all of you what I thought about it.


The Curse of Misty Wayfair by Jaime Jo Wright:



Source: Publisher (Bethany House) Via NetGalley

Publisher: Bethany House

Release Date: January 22nd, 2019

Genre: Christian Fiction/Suspense/Thriller


Synopsis:

Left at an orphanage as a child, Thea Reed vowed to find her mother someday. Now grown, her search takes her to Pleasant Valley, Wisconsin, in 1908. When clues lead her to a mental …

My Lady Jane by Cynthia Hand, Brodi Ashton and Jodi Meadows Review

Hello Everyone :)


As it gets closer and closer to Christmas, I've noticed that I've mainly been in the mood to read festive titles.


However, for the month of November, my friend and I selected a non-holiday title to read for our monthly book club, and it was a great choice.


Today I'd like to share with all of you what I thought about it.


My Lady Jane by Cynthia Hand, Brodi Ashton, and Jodi Meadows:



Source: Christmas Gift

Publisher: Harper Teen

Publication Date: May 9th, 2017

Genre: Young Adult Fiction/Historical Fiction/Comedy

Series: The Lady Janies


Synopsis:


This comical, fantastical, romantical, New York Times bestselling, (not) entirely true story of Lady Jane Grey is “an uproarious historical fantasy that’s not to be missed” (Publishers Weekly, starred review). In My Lady Jane,coauthors Cynthia Hand, Brodi Ashton, and Jodi Meadows have created a one-of-a-kind YA fantasy in the tradition of The Princess Bride, featuring a reluctant king, an even more reluctant queen, a noble stee…

Christmas Joy by Nancy Naigle Review

Hello Bookish Friends :)


Are you the type of person that can read Christmas reads year round? Or do you only read them during the actual Christmas season?


I can actually read them all year long, but I especially love getting to read them around this time of year.


There's always so many good ones to choose from, and this year I had the pleasure of reading one by an author that I'd never read before.


Christmas Joy by Nancy Naigle:



Source: Gift From My Hubby

Publisher: St. Martin's Griffin

Publication Date: October 18th, 2016

Genre: Contemporary Romance


Synopsis:

A heartwarming Christmas story about family, friendship and finding love in unexpected places.

Joy Holbrook might be all work and no play, but that changes when her Aunt Ruby takes a fall that lands her in a rehabilitation center before the holidays. Joy takes a leave of absence from her job as a market researcher to run the family farm, even though the timing may hinder her chance at garnering the promotion of her dreams.

Ben A…

The Christmas Cat by Melody Carlson Review

Hello Everyone :)


As we grow closer and closer to Christmas, I've really been in the mood to read sweet, holiday stories. I've discovered so many great ones in the last few weeks, and I've been pleasantly surprised with just how many of them I've ended up rating four or five stars.


Today I'd like to share a review with you all of one I wasn't really expecting too much from, but that ended up pleasantly surprising me.


The Christmas Cat by Melody Carlson:



Source: Christmas Present From My Hubby

Publisher: Fleming H. Revell Company

Publication Date: September 9th, 2014

Genre: Christian Fiction/Contemporary Fiction


Synopsis:

After years abroad, Garrison Brown returns home to Vancouver to build a new life. When his beloved grandmother passes away a few weeks before Christmas, Garrison goes to her house to sort out her belongings, including six cats who need new homes. While Garrison hopes to dispense with the task quickly, his grandmother's instructions don't allow f…

November Wrap Up 2018

Hello Friends :)


It's officially the start of December, and I'm very much looking forward to the Christmas season. I have so many fun, holiday themed reads to get to this month, and I'm sure that its going to be a great reading month.


However, before I get to reading those, I'd like to share with you all what books I finished in November, and whether or not I ended up enjoying them.


Unfortunately, November was not the greatest reading month for me. We ended up having quite a few people quit at work this last month, and as such, I ended up working way more shifts than is normal for me. On top of that, it seemed I had a lot more stuff outside of work piled on me last month as well, and I just didn't seem to have the free time for reading as much as I usually do.


So far, I'm still on a decent pace to complete my 2018 goodreads reading challenge, so hopefully it stays that way :)



Let's go ahead and get started.


If you're interested in seeing which books I'd a…

The Lady and the Lionheart by Joanne Bischof Review

Hello Everyone :)


Recently I finally had the chance to read a book that had been on my anticipated reads list for quite sometime, and I was very much looking forward to it.


It's always a little nerve wracking reading a book that you have such high hopes for, and today I can't wait to share with you all whether or not this particular book lived up to my expectations.


The Lady and the Lionheart by Joanne Bischof:



Source: Library

Publisher: Mason Jar Books

Publication Date: August 1st, 2016

Genre: Christian Fiction/Historical Fiction


Synopsis:

Two worlds collide when the circus comes to Victorian-era Virginia. 

Raised amid the fame and mystique of the Big Top, Charlie Lionheart holds the audience in the palm of his hand. But while his act captivates thousands, it’s away from the spotlight where his true heart lies. Here he humbly cares for his pride of lions as if they were his brothers, a skill of bravery and strength that has prepared him for his most challenging feat yet—freeing an orph…