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Christmas Report & Giveaway

Important stuff first: I'm hosting a Twitter giveaway with a bunch of ARC's and signed copies. It's open until January 4th. Go forth and retweet!

Right, now that's taken care of, I had a pretty wonderful Christmas in Florida. It was super weird saying "Merry Christmas" in 80-degree weather, and it never fully felt quite like Christmas, but it was a good trip. The being in Florida part. The 16-18 hour car rides...well, let's just say car rides and I don't exactly get along. :P

My uncle's wedding was simple and beautiful and I'm so, so happy for him! Congrats Uncle Jason and Aunt Melissa! (No photos because I was silly and forgetful and in shock from wearing a dress for the first time in like 12 years.)

We got to visit with my mom's parents, too. It was a 2-hour ride each way from where we were staying, but hey, that's shorter than Jersey to Florida again, right?

I was a little under the weather on Christmas Eve and Christmas day, but I still made it to Christmas Eve service (where my sister asked me to take video of her solo and I accidentally turned on a spotlight in the middle of a dark, candlelit sanctuary...), and I got to walk on the beach!

The family went and saw the new Star Wars movie the morning after. $4 matinee. I was gobsmacked. Matinees at my nearest theater are about $10.

On the dark side, I did not do nearly as much reading as I hoped. In fact, I only finished one book (The Girl from Everywhere, review coming soon). There was a lot of driving and going out and then we started watching "The Man in the High Castle" and got hooked... Yeah, so I'm frantically searching out comics and picture books to complete my Goodreads Challenge before Friday. :)

So, I'm off to work on that! I hope everyone had a lovely holiday, Happy Birthday Jesus, and remember: it is never too late to stuff oneself with ALL THE COOKIES. In fact, please do. So I don't. ;)


  1. A belated Merry Christmas! I can't wait to see your review of The Girl from Everywhere. Happy New Year, Kel! :)

    Alyssa @ The Eater of Books!

    1. Thanks, Alyssa! And a Happy New Year to you, too! :)

  2. Thanks for hosting that giveaway! And I cannot wait for your review of The Girl from Everwhere!
    Missie @ A Flurry of Ponderings Enter my 2nd Annual Blogoversary Giveaway

    1. You're very welcome, Missie! *fingers crossed* The Girl from Everywhere review ought to be up this weekend. :)

  3. A belated merry Christmas to you! Sounds like you have been quite busy :) Good luck finishing that Goodreads challenge! !

    1. Thanks, Alyssa! Merry Christmas and Happy New Year to you, too! I'm very happy to say I have completed the GR Challenge! Yay for last minute short book cheating! ;)