Weekly Update for December 28, 2015

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Welcome to my weekly update for December 28, 2015!

I hope everyone who celebrates had a wonderful Christmas and everyone else had a great week! Did you get some goodies? I got quite a few bookish gifts.

The Dictionary of Imaginary Places by Alberto Manguel; an adult coloring book; a puzzle featuring a bunch of book covers; The Sleeper and the Spindle by Neil Gaiman, illustrated by Chris Riddell; Lonely Planet’s Beautiful World; and then in front a Pop! figure of Tyrion Lannister and some book earrings.

I used one of my Barnes & Noble gift cards today to buy The Martian by Andy Weir and Waistcoats & Weaponry by Gail Carriger.


Nothing, but if you missed it, check out my Books in Translation Reading Challenge. You only have to read one book to be successful in this challenge! You can definitely read more if you choose though.

I’m planning to get my Southern Literature and Nonfiction Reading Challenge Sign-Up Posts up this week.


Winter Street by Elin Hilderbrand Book Cover

Winter Street by Elin Hilderbrand, read by Erin Bennett

Cover of Nine Parts of Desire by Geraldine Brooks

Nine Parts of Desire: The Hidden World of Islamic Women by Geraldine Brooks

Cover of The Maltese Falcon by Dashiell Hammett

The Maltese Falcon by Dashiell Hammett, read by Michael Madsen, Sandra Oh, Edward Herrmann, and others

Currently Reading:

The Discreet Hero by Mario Vargas Llosa, translated by Edith Grossman

Up Next:

The Tea Rose by Jennifer Donnelly is still a strong possibility.

What are you reading this week?


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  1. I love that when you click the link for the Dictionary of Imaginary Places book, it says that the book "is for use in schools and libraries only." I like the idea that there would be forbidden places to read it… 😉

  2. Looks like a great bookish Christmas! I love the Imaginary Places book, and Beautiful World looks great too. And what a cool puzzle! Glad you had a good Christmas. 🙂

    I've never read Maltese Falcon, I really should. Have a super week and happy New Year!

  3. I love those bookish earrings! Isn't it fun to know that family and friends acknowledge our bookish love? Enjoy your new books.


  4. Love your bookish earrings. So cute.

    Love your side panels too.

    Have a great rest of this last week of 2015, and Happy Reading in 2016!!

    Silver's Reviews
    My It's Monday, What Are You Reading

  5. Great bookish gifts. I am tempted to buy The Martian but want to read a few more from TBR mountain before I do. Here is what I read last week. Happy reading!

  6. Nice gifts! I love the earrings! Coloring is certainly becoming a popular pastime for adults. I am planning a coloring program for adults at the library in January. I got myself a coloring book too and some color pencils. I just need to find some time to devote to it!

    Happy New Year!

  7. Fantastic bookish gifts – all of them although specially love the 1000 piece puzzle and the earrings. Enjoy 'em all.

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