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Welcome to my weekly update for December 27, 2020!
I hope all who celebrate had a merry Christmas and everyone else had a wonderful week! We noticed these beautiful Christmas lights at the San Diego California Temple as we were driving around and had to stop for a few pictures.
I received a few bookish/blogging gifts. I got this really cool wooden book thumb page holder, the baby Yoda “Read” shirt I asked for, a Travel Listography journal, a bluetooth keyboard, a case for the keyboard that doubles as a tablet/Kindle stand, and the very first edition of a new magazine called Oh Reader. I’m excited about all of these! I hope Santa was good to you as well!
A Promised Land by Barack Obama–4 Stars
Alaskan Holiday by Debbie Macomber, read by Laurel Rankin and Luke Daniels–2.5 Stars
Top Ten Books I Hope Santa Brings (or the library delivers)
The Gentleman’s Guide to Vice and Virtue by Mackenzi Lee, read by Christian Coulson
The rest of these books are graphic novels, so my reading speed is not as impressive as it might appear.
The Mean Seasons: Fables Volume 5 by Bill Willingham
Giant Days Volume Two by John Allison, illustrated by Lissa Treiman and Max Sarin
Lumberjanes: Beware the Kitten Holy by Noelle Stevenson and Grace Ellis, illustrated by Brooke Allen
Goldie Vance: Volume Two by Hope Larson, illustrated by Brittney Williams
Wires and Nerve: Gone Rogue by Marissa Meyer, illustrated by Stephen Gilpin
Séance Tea Party by Reimena Yee
The Blood: Monstress Volume Two by Marjori Liu, illustrated by Sana Takeda
The Library of Lost and Found by Phaedra Patrick, read by Imogen Church
Fathoms: The World in the Whale by Rebecca Giggs
I announced 2021 sign ups for several challenges I hosted prior to my long blogging break. I hope you’ll join me!
I also signed up for several other challenges. I may not complete them all but at least they’re nudging me in new directions. The buttons above and the links below take you to the information page for each challenge if you’d like to know more and/or sign up.
Klaus on Netflix–Oh my goodness. I think this will go into our regular holiday rotation. It was funny and beautifully animated but had so much heart and such an important message. I highly, highly recommend this one.
Santa (the library) did provide The Snow Child by Eowyn Ivey to me for Christmas but I’m wrestling with how to read it. I have access to five–5!–digital libraries due to our constant moving around and, as far as I can tell, not one of them has a Kindle edition of this book. I may just have to use my laptop as a tablet and read it through Adobe Digital Editions.
What did your week look like?
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