Santa must have decided I’ve been a bad girl because he brought me an early bag of coal (nasty cold) for Christmas. I’ve been battling a cold/flu/something since Friday. It sucks to be sick for the holidays, but at least I’m not trying to teach while feeling this way.
So time for catch up.
HBRC Day 7 – What Authors Do You Follow on Facebook or Twitter?
I follow tons of authors on Facebook and Twitter. As an elementary school librarian, following authors via social media helps me stay somewhat on top of new books and trends. Here are just a few of the authors I follow on Facebook.
J. B. Stanley
HBRC – Day 8 – Hit And Miss
Today share a book that knocked you off of your feet and a book that disappointed you.
HIT: Seraphina by Rachel Hartman
This was a cover impulse read for me – and to be honest, those don’t always work out for me. However, Seraphina is just as good as the cover – maybe better. I loved it! My review is here.
MISS: I had a few misses this year. Books that were so disappointing that I couldn’t even finish them.
J. K. Rowling’s Casual Vacancy was just so slow and hard to get into that I just took it back to the library without getting even a third of the way into the book. Another disappointment was Once by Anna Carey. I loved Eve and was really looking forward to the sequel, but I just never clicked with the story. It didn’t seem to have the same on the edge of your seat pace as the first one. It has taken me a long time to give myself permission to not finish books I don’t enjoy. (Ok, if I was given the book for review, then I finish it even if I don’t like it.) But life is too short and my to be read pile is way too long to stick with books that I don’t have to read.
HBRC 9 FAVORITE BOOK WITH A CHRISTMAS SETTING OR THEME
The December selection for my book club was to pick a holiday related book. I love Christmas books and always make sure I treat myself each December with at least one Christmas read. I’m currently reading Mistletoe and Mayhem by Kate Kingsbury – it’s a Victorian Cozy Mystery. I think my favorite Christmas read though was one from a couple of years ago: Two Tickets to the Christmas Ball by Donita K. Paul.