Festive Thursdays are Back!

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If you missed the memo, IT’SSSSSSSSSSSSS CHRISSSSSSSSSSSTMASSSSS! Or at least it’s fast approaching!

If you can’t tell, I’m already as excited as a 6 year old on Christmas morning, and I’m so pleased I can do these posts again.

Every Thursday I’m going to be sharing with you all of my Christmas preparation, the books I’m reading, the films I’ve watched, gift ideas I’ve found, and the festive events I’ve attended. Because, well, I LOVE CHRISTMAS SO HARD.

This was only meant as an introductory post, but I’ve already got so many things to talk about, so I’ll leave you with a small taster of things to come:

The Christmas Lights Switch On: The lights were switched on where I live last week, (too early some might say). There were real reindeer and a real-life snow globe with ballet dancers and glitter. It was magical. But more on that next week!

The German Christmas Market: The German Christmas market is back in town and I’ve already sampled the mulled wine (average) and tried on the animal hats (standard). But I am yet devour a bratwurst. Nothing says Christmas like bratwurst, right?

Dying For Christmas: I am, obviously. But I’m talking about my current read. Dying for Christmas by Tammy Cohen is out today, so I need to get a move on. It’s not the most Christmassy-looking book to kick of my festive reading but I think it’s going to be a great read.

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I am missing. Held captive by a blue-eyed stranger. To mark the twelve days of Christmas, he gives me a gift every day, each more horrible than the last. The twelfth day is getting closer. After that, there’ll be no more Christmas cheer for me. No mince pies, no carols. No way out .

But I have a secret. No-one has guessed it. Will you?”

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Currently Reading: The One by Kiera Cass

15844362The Selection changed America Singer’s life in ways she never could have imagined. Since she entered the competition to become the next princess of Illéa, America has struggled with her feelings for her first love, Aspen–and her growing attraction to Prince Maxon. Now she’s made her choice . . . and she’s prepared to fight for the future she wants.

Find out who America will choose in The One, the enchanting, beautifully romantic third book in the Selection series!

Regular readers will probably be well aware of my unashamed fangirling over this series, and the TURMOIL I was in when the UK release was put back…and back…and back. It got to the point where I didn’t care anymore. I was over it. I didn’t even want to read it anymore.

And then it turned up on my doorstep, and all was forgiven. LOOK HOW PRETTY IT IS.

I’m only six chapters in at the moment, but I’m seriously, sadly hooked again. Oh Maxon, how I’ve missed you.

I could say more, but time writing this, is time away from Maxon.

Swoon-o-rama!

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The One (The Selection #3) is out now.

Currently Reading:

Take Back the Skies by Lucy Saxton

takeCatherine Hunter is the daughter of a senior government official on the island of Anglya. She’s one of the privileged – she has luxurious clothes, plenty to eat, and is protected from the Collections which have ravaged families throughout the land. But Catherine longs to escape the confines of her life, before her dad can marry her off to a government brat and trap her forever. So Catherine becomes Cat, pretends to be a kid escaping the Collections, and stows away on the skyship Stormdancer. As they leave Anglya behind and brave the storms that fill the skies around the islands of Tellus, Cat’s world becomes more turbulent than she could ever have imagined, and dangerous secrets unravel her old life once and for all …

I started this last week but I’ve had next to no reading time of late 😦 However, my first impressions are good ones! I know it’s all most people are talking about, but I can’t believe Saxon is only 18 and started writing this book when she was 16. It certainly doesn’t read like it’s written by a sixteen year old so far!

I have high hopes for this steampunk, fantasy adventure.

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Available to pre-order now, or buy from the 6th June.