December 2, 2012 by Heidi
Happy December, everyone! Let’s all hope that Heidi gets a new camera from Santa this year so that you can stop seeing these horrid excuses for pics. Last one before New Years–Scouts Honor! In fact, if I aquire enough new books before Christmas that I require a Book Haul post, someone call Santa and insist I get coal in my stocking.
I’ve officially collected all of the books from my Holiday With Bated Breath post, plus a few others to boot!
Hogfather by Terry Pratchett (Library): What better Christmas present could I give myself than finally reading a 3rd Pratchett book when I loved the first two so darn much?
The Perfect Christmas by Debbie Macomber (Audio from Library): Listened to this one while Christmas shopping earlier this week. It was short and cute, but as seems to be a trend with me and contemporary romance, I couldn’t stand the female lead so I found it hard to care whether or not she met the man of her dreams before Christmas. Won’t be bothering to review.
Letters from Father Christmas by J.R.R. Tolkein (Kindle from Library): I read half of this yesterday on the train, and it’s so much fun! Can’t wait to share some of it with you.
The Mischief of the Mistletoe by Lauren Willig (Audio from Library): Already listened to this one and adored it–review out tomorrow!
A Christmas Carol by Charles Dickons (Audio from Library): I knew I wanted to listen to this one, but I’ll admit it was a bit of a personal crisis when I had to choose between Jim Dale and Tim Curray as narrators! Thankfully my library made the decision for me by having Jim Dale available.
A Face Like Glass by Frances Hardinge (Purchased for Kindle): Ah!!! This one has put up a good fight to earn it’s place as my favorite book of the year. Hopefully I’ll get a review out soon.
Strands of Bronze and Gold by Jane Nickerson (NetGalley): Broke my own NetGalley rules after I saw a few good ratings from friends for this one–I’ve had my eye on it for so long! Bluebeard is such a creeper.
Out of the Easy by Ruta Sepetys (NetGalley): Mark your calendars ladies and gentlemen! Penguin approved me for a title–and not just any title, Ruta Sepetys’s sophomore novel which we’re all dying for.
The Sea of Tranquility by Katja Millay (NetGalley): I’ve been seeing amazing reviews and ratings for this one crop up over the past week. So of course the minute I heard it was on NetGalley I immediately requested it.
The last three audiobooks I picked up from the library are the first three books in Lauren Willig’s Pink Carnation series. After listening to The Mischief of the Mistletoe I knew I just had to listen to the rest of the series. It’s so much fun!
Let me know what you’ve brought home lately! Are you reading some holiday books? Are you being good and buying books for others instead of for yourself? Let me know!