2. Deck the Halls
3. It Came Upon A Midnight Clear
4. The First Noel
5. O Little Town of Bethlehem
6. God Rest Ye Merry Gentlemen
7. Silent Night
8. Frosty the Snowman
9. Jingle Bells
10. O Holy Night
A collection of 3 short stories by new-to-me authors, all of whom have cozy crime series, with these stories being Christmas themed specials of those series. In Christmas Cocoa Murder, Santa is found drowned in a vat of cocoa 😱; in Christmas Coca and a Corpse, a man dies slipping on unexplained ice, and in Death By Hot Cocoa, a body is found in a Christmas themed escape room #WinterGames #ReadNosedReindeer #HolidayReads
- Finish Christmas Cocoa Murder (one of three short stories left to read)
- Two short stories: A Christmas Carol and Another Cup of Christmas
- One audiobook: Forbidden Fruit (Corinna Chapman book 4)
- One hardback: The Familiars
A cute picture, but as the tagged book points out, one never likely to happen in the natural environment as polar bears live in the North Pole and penguins live in the South Pole. #PenguinsandPolarBears #FestivePhotoChallenge #WinterGames @StayCurious @Clwojick
When I read this book when it was first published back in 2012, I imagined Harold as very elderly. According to Wikipedia, he‘s 65, a mere 14 years older than I am now. So not elderly at all!! 😉
#AgingCharacters #DearDecember @Eggs
Planned and achieved:
- Before The Coffee Gets Cold ⭐️⭐️⭐️⭐️
- Devil‘s Food ⭐️⭐️⭐️
- Alaskan Holiday ⭐️⭐️⭐️
- Festive Spirits ⭐️⭐️⭐️⭐️
- Girl, Woman, Other ⭐️⭐️⭐️
- Trick or Treat ⭐️⭐️
- halfway through the Christmas Cocoa Murder
This book has a few recipes, this is probably the one I like the sound of most. Chocolate and chilli is a combination that sounds bizarre but works. I may have to try this!
#SharedHolidayRecipe #WinterGames #ReadNosedReindeer @StayCurious @Clwojick
Will this book change the world? No. Does it pass the (flawed) Bechdel test. No. Is it a fun bit of seasonal escapism? Yes. Hardened feminists won‘t enjoy this, but I found it a nice bit of light relief after some quite heavy books recently. And it‘s my first proper #HolidayRead for #WinterGames #ReadNosedReindeer @StayCurious @Clwojick
I‘m not familiar with picture books but found these for #ChristmaHannuKwanzaaPictureBooks #DearDecember @Eggs
(does this count for a participation point for #WinterGames #ReadNosedReindeer @StayCurious @Clwojick ?)
I don‘t really know how to review this book. It makes important points, and it has some interesting stories, but I can‘t say I enjoyed reading it. 12 fictional mini-biographies of women from different backgrounds, of different ethnicities, class, sexual preferences, all connected in some way.
Another of my #TBRReads #WinterGames #ReadNosedReindeer @StayCurious @Clwojick
I meant to take a photo of the blue glitter reindeer that currently sits on my desk at work, but I forgot, so you‘ll have to make do with this gold version. Mine is the same apart from ice blue in colour. It‘s from Poundland, and people merely have to look at it to end up covered in glitter. Somehow the #GlitterGetsEverywhere! #FestivePhotoChallenge #WinterGames Team #ReadNosedReindeer @StayCurious @Clwojick
I don‘t have a #cozyreadingnook, but one day I will have something like this - a wing-back chair by a roaring fir (in winter!) and a table for my pile of books and my glass of whisky.
“Ever had a man to put you first?
Prioritize your presence.
Emphasize your existence.
Maintain his focus... on you?
As if it was nothing?
I hadn‘t either, not until him.
Not until Harlem Knight”
#Sleigh #HollyJollyReading @Alwaysbeenaloverofbooks @OriginalCyn620
Managed not to leave this on the car tonight! 3 short stories from Kate Atkinson:
- a mother struggling to enjoy a nativity;
- a wife makes a discovery just before Christmas;
- and a middle-aged man decides there is a reason to carry on, in an homage to It‘s A Wonderful Life.
#HolidayRead #ReadNosedReindeer #WinterGames @StayCurious @Clwojick
21 pts by my reckoning
3rd book from my December TBR and it was a bit disappointing. I love the characters Greenwood has created for this series, but this story seems a bit messy, and the ending a little rushed. This series definitely isn‘t as good as Greenwood‘s Phryne Fisher series
#TBRRead #WinterGames #ReadNosedReindeer @StayCurious @Clwojick
1. Fairytale of New York by the Pogues & Kirsty McColl
2. My cat poking her tongue out at me!
3. I don‘t cook much anyway so the fact that I‘ll be helping my Dad cook Christmas dinner is special😂
I am an idiot. I have an hour to spare and was planning on cracking on with this seasonal #HolidayBook, but after I‘d sat down with my cup of coffee, I realised my book is still in the car 🙄 Tomorrow, then...
#HollyJollyReading @OriginalCyn620 @Alwaysbeenaloverofbooks
Most Japanese translations I‘ve read have been quite whimsical tales, and this continues the trend, but at the same time carrying a message about the importance of telling people how you really feel. Book 2 from my December #TBRRead #WinterGames and another 16 pts for Team #ReadNosedReindeer @StayCurious @Clwojick
On the whole, I am enjoying this strange mix of oddball characters, lead by protagonist Corinna Chapman, but she‘s not a patch on Kerry Greenwood‘s other creation, Phryne Fisher.
First book completed from my December TBR, making it a #TBRRead for #WinterGames Team #ReadNosedReindeer @StayCurious @Clwojick (16pts)
I keep forgetting so have this on my TBR! Now would be a perfect time to read it. I shall have to put it on the January TBR. A retired couple‘s trip to Amsterdam reveals cracks in their relationship.
#SettingInEurope #DearDecember @Eggs