Sunday, December 9, 2012

Ramblings and the Week to Come

I haven't talked much about the holiday season because even though I'm excited for Christmas, I'm not really feeling it as a whole yet. The only film I've watched is "Love Actually" and I've only listened to a couple of songs, which is very unlike me. Personally I am blaming Thanksgiving for coming so early and throwing everything off. I hope to feel more Christmasy as the month goes on.

In other news, I have decided to be a soccer fan and am a little grouchy today because my team, Manchester United, is playing at 5:30 AM (PT) this morning. Usually they play at 9:30 Saturday mornings. However it is against big rival Manchester City so hopefully it will be a very exciting match to justify my early rising.

Reviews to come:

Perry's Killer Playlist by Joe Schreiber
Sequel to the very fun Au Revoir, European Chick but was it necessary?

Mystic City by Theo Lawrence
I love this gorgeous cover but other than knowing it was YA, I really wondered what to expect from this book in terms of genre and plot.

Rift by Andrea Cremer
I found the Nightshade trilogy highly addictive-did I find this prequel to be the same?

Not Exactly a Love Story by Audrey Couloumbis
A historical (set in the 1970s) that feels very contemporary-I have feelings about this one!

Some thoughts on The Hobbit (and my birthday!)
I won't have seen the film yet so it's just about the book

Forever a Lord by Delilah Marvelle
Ending the week with an adult historical romance-just what I need as a palate cleanser sometimes

Reading Goals for Today:

Finish The Raven Boys by Maggie Stiefvater-I'm about 75% done and loving it! If I wasn't planning on watching my match, I would have stayed up late to finish this.
Read The Scandalous, Dissolute, No-Good Mr. Wright by Tessa Dare-this is a novella so that seems manageable.
Start Tempestuous by Kim Askew and Amy Helmes-hoping for a really fun twist on Shakespeare

What are you up to this fine Sunday?


  1. I really want to read The Raven Boys, so hope you enjoy finishing it today. And I hope your team does well!

    - Jessica @ Book Sake

  2. Ooh, curious to see your thoughts on Not Exactly a Love Story and Mystic City.

  3. My sister and I were just discussing how it doesn't feel like Christmas yet. She even put up her tree early (it was up before Veteran's Day!) and sent out her cards at the end of November. I feel like Christmas season starts earlier each year. I hope to feel more "Christmasy" too! I've been listening to Christmas music on the radio and I've watched a few Christmas movies. I started watching Love, Actually last night but couldn't get into it. I think I prefer the holiday classics or at least slightly older movies like While You Were Sleeping! A friend recommended Christmas in Connecticut which I haven't seen before but I'm going to give it a try.

    I am looking forward to reading your review of Mystic City. I almost requested that on Amazon Vine but went with a more tried and true Star Wars book instead :)

  4. The Raven Boys is so good! And I totally know what you mean about needing a romance novel as a palate cleanser sometimes. And I love your reading goals--I should probably do something like that :)

  5. I adore Love Actually! And I agree, Thanksgiving being so early has thrown everything off.

    I'm glad to hear Rift was so good! I still need to read my copy. I have to pick up The Raven Boys as well. I have an ARC and a finished copy that are both signed to me.


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