Semester Ends, Christmas Begins
Kel Tuesday, December 15, 2015I'm dreaming of a
See all those little hearts? That are super easy to lose? Well, we've never lost one, but this set is missing two, so I'm trying to track down some good .5mm gold metallic cord to fix our extras. And then a white paint pen for some new numbers and we're all set! A gift card would have been easier, it's true, but Christmas spirit and nostalgia are worth it. And I'll totally hold this over her head next time I need her to attend a book signing for me. ;)
After buying a grand total of 1 book this whole year ($0.99 ebook with audiobook included), I broke down and went to the library's book sale. It was half-off. I was weak. The results:
$3 total. No shame. Of course, then I went to the local used book store, which I haven't been to all year and picked up After the Golden Age...and promptly stayed up late reading the whole thing in one go. It's a bit of an homage to superheroes and stars the powerless daughter of the city's best. There's a nice mix of humor and depth and a touch of romance. I liked it. :)
I'm so close to making this year's (adjusted) reading goal! I sped through a couple of free romance ebooks last weekend which--while predictable, way too showing over telling, and not especially enjoyable--are super quick, so you finish them anyway. Evil genius, I tell you. Can't say I recommend either one, but we're one step closer to the goal!
And I'm making a list of books to take to Florida with me. Which will hopefully include a certain NetGalley eARC for which my request has been pending for a WEEK. The wait is killing me because I'm super excited for this one. Like, forget about exam studying and read it NOW excited. I also have an Edelweiss eARC that's been waiting in the wings for half the semester. I'm proud though. I was extra picky about requesting eARCs and I'm really looking forward to this one. :)
Also, I had a great time hosting my first Twitter giveaway! Congrats again to Katie on winning!
Book #giveaway! RT by 12/7, 11pm to enter. Books on right are signed; some are ARCs. US only. Winner picks 2. pic.twitter.com/xqoGYEAq1w— Kel (@kelpeterson) December 2, 2015
Merry Christmas to all, don't drop your candle on anyone at Christmas Eve service (no matter how naughty they've been, Jesus still loves them, even if Santa doesn't) and enjoy all the silly TCM and Hallmark Christmas movies!