Is it just me or has this year flown by?! I can’t believe that it is the end of November already! It’s been such a busy month for me personally and the blog has kind of suffered for it. Mommy duties have taken priority…specifically potty training. And I’m happy to report that my son has been in underwear now for a full week and a half and has had no accidents in four days 😀 I’m one happy mama!
Thanksgiving was this past week here in the US and my parents joined us for a few days. We stuffed our faces (courtesy of Cracker Barrel) and our Elf made his first appearance. Liam named him Red and I have to say we are having loads of fun with him. If any of you have done this before, I would appreciate any suggestions you may have.
I’ve had some really excellent reads this month which hopefully I’ll get to share with you as the month of December starts. Also I’m excited to introduced Merry Mondays and I hope you participate 🙂
I’m linking this post up with the Caffeinated Reviewer’s Sunday Post, as this rewind replaces my usual weekly rewind. Info at the bottom on how to link up your own post. See you next week 😀
Favorite November Read
Around the world, black handprints are appearing on doorways, scorched there by winged strangers who have crept through a slit in the sky.
In a dark and dusty shop, a devil’s supply of human teeth grows dangerously low.
And in the tangled lanes of Prague, a young art student is about to be caught up in a brutal otherwordly war.
Meet Karou. She fills her sketchbooks with monsters that may or may not be real, she’s prone to disappearing on mysterious “errands”, she speaks many languages – not all of them human – and her bright blue hair actually grows out of her head that color. Who is she? That is the question that haunts her, and she’s about to find out.
When beautiful, haunted Akiva fixes fiery eyes on her in an alley in Marrakesh, the result is blood and starlight, secrets unveiled, and a star-crossed love whose roots drink deep of a violent past. But will Karou live to regret learning the truth about herself?
I’m not sure what took me so long to finally read this series (which I’m currently finishing up the last book, Dreams of Gods & Monsters), but I’m glad I finally started it. I’m loving it! If you haven’t read this series and you love fantasy, go read it now!
Favorite November Quote
“A dream dirty and bruised is better than no dream at all.”
~from Days of Blood & Starlight, by Laini Taylor
Reviews in November
- The Hunt For Snow by S.E. Babin ★★★
- Christmas in Snow Valley by Cami Checketts, Cindy Roland Anderson, Jeannette Lewis, Kimberley Montpetit, Lucy McConnell, Taylor Hart ★★★★★
- Here Comes Destructosaurus! by Aaron Reynolds ★★★★★
- Arcana by Jessica Leake ★★★★★
- A Place Beyond by Laura Howard ★★★★½
- True Calling by Siobhan Davis ★★★★★
Interviews in November
Coming up in December
I have lots to share with you in December and I can’t wait! There’s blog tours and book blitzes, and lots of reviews 🙂 Here’s just a few coming your way…
Merry Mondays is Coming…
Merry Mondays starts tomorrow on December 1st! What is Merry Mondays? Why I’m glad you asked It’s a weekly feature for the month of December that I’m super-excited about. Each week will have a different theme all centered around Christmas and the holiday season. Want to participate? Click here for the dates and topics. Also if you participate, be sure to come back here and link-up your post!
What are you looking forward to in December?
Christmas is just around the corner and I can’t wait for Liam to open his presents this year. It’s so much fun watching his little face light up on Christmas morning 🙂 but not only that sharing with him the reason for the season. He is learning so quickly right now and learning about Jesus is his favorite thing. I believe this will be an extra special time this year 😀
Blogging and reading wise I can’t wait to share some amazing books with you all and Merry Mondays. I’m so looking forward to it. I hope you are too! What are your plans this holiday season?
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Daughter of Smoke and Bone was a great read. I’m happy that you enjoyed it as well.
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I’m loving the series so far! Dreams of Gods & Monsters I’m struggling a bit with all the characters and side stories. I’m hoping they tie together soon!
Thanks for stopping by! Have a great week 🙂
Sounds like your little boy is a delight. What if your elf was over the opening of the door, upside down hanging with with his feet on the top of the frame.and supporting himself grabbing the sides. Like he could climb walls and peek in that way like spider-man?
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Awe thank you! He is 🙂 Of course I’m a bit biased. I love that idea! I will definitely try it. Thank you for stopping by. Have a good week!
I’m looking forward to my Christmas Readathon! Absolutely cannot wait to read all the festive books.
Ticker looks intriguing.
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Oh that sounds like fun! Ticker is very good 🙂 Looking forward to sharing it! Thanks for stopping by. Have a good week!
I’m doing David Estes Tour too. He is really putting out the new books.
Tomorrow we wake up to December. Things are going to fly by now. Little ones make the season so fun and fresh and don’t they!
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I know right?! But I’m not going to complain. I love him! I’ll watch for your post 🙂 Mine’s this Thursday.
I can’t believe it’s already December. Where has this year gone?! I just want time to slow down. My little one is growing way to fast 🙁
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Ah I love the Elf…hopefully he isn’t being too naughty…LOL Sounds like you had a lovely weekend and the month ahead has some interesting reads. Have a lovely week!
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He’s not been too bad yet. We’re having a lot of fun with him though. Today he made himself a swing 😉 Thanks for stopping by! Have a good week 🙂
Smoke and Bone looks interesting. Thanks for sharing this, I’ll definitely check that out 🙂
I’m in denial about it being December. I’m so not ready!! We did Elf on the Shelf last year and my then 3 year old loved it. I didn’t do anything particularly crazy just moved the Elf around and we had to “find” him every morning. I’d put him in silly places (like on the ceiling fan or in the Christmas tree or in a vase in the kitchen) and he thought it was hilarious. Have fun!
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