Okay, fine, it’s not actually Christmas yet.
BUT IT’S GETTING CLOSE.
School is over for the year. It feels like it’s both gone super-quick and super-slow. I have SO MUCH homework over the holidays, but I’m also going to be chilling out. Literally, because I’m going to England (have you heard it enough yet?).
And I have some final few books that I’ve received recently to show you.
Crash by Sean Williams – this is thanks to Kristy @ Book Nerd Reviews, as well as Allen and Unwin. I own the first book – now just to squeeze in time to read them!
Delirium by Lauren Oliver – my wonderful Secret Santa got this for me for Christmas! See, this is why I have awesome friends – they get me books.
The Elite by Kiera Cass – A friend of my sister’s gifted this to us (I mean, she’s going to claim it but I thought I’d put it in here anyway). I really liked the first book so it’ll be interesting.
Shadow and Bone by Leigh Bardugo – I actually put this in last week…but anyway, it’s from my Secret Santa from the Aussie YA Readers and Bloggers group.
Rethinking Normal by Katie Rain Hill – this one’s thanks to Simon and Schuster. Hopefully I get a chance to read it before I leave for England!
Some Assembly Required by Arin Andrews – ditto with this one. They both look really interesting and I can’t wait to dive in.
A School Christmas
We also had a little celebration at school for Christmas. We even decorated a tree.
Shut up, it’s beautiful.
ALSO, Cait from Paper Fury got me a Christmas card. And it exploded. Everywhere.
But it’s beautiful and I love it. I LOVE IT.
Books Read Since Last Week
I KNOW, only two books! But to be fair, there was a LOT of last-minute school stuff I had to do. Plus a presentation night that went for about twenty hours. Not fun.
My True Love Gave to Me was adorable and I loved it. Some stories were better than others, but overall, a very fun read – and such a beautiful book!
The Retribution of Mara Dyer…I….I don’t know what to think. I loved it, but the ending was kind of disappointing. But you can read all about that when I get around to reviewing it.
I shall let you know what I think…
But so far I’m really enjoying it! Plus Alina is such a pretty name…
Because I can’t take these with me to England, and they’ll be short reads, and they look DELICIOUSLY CREEPY.
Gif of the week
You should all give yourselves self-fives for what has hopefully been an excellent year – I know mine has.
Posts on the blog
Monday: Gabrielle Tozer and I interviewed each other for the blog tour of her new book Faking It
Tuesday: the top ten Aussie releases of 2014
Wednesday: my writing wishlist – the things I’d like to write one of these days
Thursday: mini-reviews of Atlantia by Ally Condie and Egg and Spoon by Gregory Maguire
Friday: the heroine tag! Lots of excellent and not-so-excellent leading YA ladies
Saturday: I flailed about Faking It by Gabrielle Tozer
Look at me, posting every day of the week. Nice job, Emily. You deserve that self-five.
Anyway, I’ll be posting a couple of days before Christmas to let you know what you can expect while I’m over in Pommyland. There’ll be lots of photos when I get back, promise.
But just in case I disappear, I hope you all have a fantastic holiday period, whatever you celebrate or don’t celebrate, and make sure you all eat lots of food, yeah? Good.
I’ll see you all soon!