It’s DOUBLE THE FUN day around here!
First up, it’s DAY TWO of mine and Sheaffer’s…
…FIVE DAYS OF FABULOUS!!!
If you missed it yesterday, we kicked off our week with…
Ready to find out who won?
Congratulations Kristin S!
You and NINE of your friends get to pick between either a blardiagan or Bose wireless speaker!!!! We emailed you this morning! You need to email us back ASAP to claim your prize! If you’re a Kristin S, check your email!!!
Ready for DAY TWO?!
You get BOTH!!!
This was me on Sunday afternoon…blardigan, blanket and Ugg slippers while I watched a Hallmark movie with K. It was the ultimate in cozy moments. If you’ve never checked out these blankets before, they make FANTASTIC gifts! First, they come in a gazillion colors and second, they’re priced so well! You should buy yourself one and several to gift! And then you also get UGGS!! You can pick either the tall, the short or the slippers! I love my Uggs. Like looooooooove them!! AND BONUS, right now, THEY ARE BOTH ON SALE! If you’re going to gift either this holiday season, you better grab them now!
Alright, ready for my FAVORITE POST OF THE MONTH?!
It’s my NOVEMBER BOOK REVIEW!!!!
That’s how I feel right now!!
In 2017, I started reading only Christmas books in November that way, I could discuss them with you at the end of the month and you can read them in December. Well, Erika knew I was doing that again, so she called and asked if we should read the same ones so that we could discuss them together. I was like TOTALLY!! So, she and I read four books each (three of the same) and then at the end of the month, we talked about them. Disclaimer: we laughed while chatting about them because…let’s be honest, they all kind of ran together since they’re all feel good/happy/Hallmark-y Christmas books. We loved them…but they’re a wee bit predictable.
Here are the four Christmas books I read this month. I honestly think you would enjoy any of them. They’re all light, easy to read and HAPPY starting with…
Well, I kicked off my month with An Island Christmas by Nancy Thayer. Insert ALL THE HAPPY FEELS RIGHT HERE!!
I love Nancy Thayer books and I love Christmas, so when you combine the two, you get one very happy Shay!
This novel takes place on Nantucket during Christmas time (more happy feels!) and is about a family who comes together for one of the daughter’s holiday wedding. There’s a little romance, a little drama, a lot of Nantucket fun and a book filled with lots of happiness. Out of all four books this month, I would probably recommend this one the most. In my opinion, it was the least predictable and most substantial of the four holiday books. I read this on a flight home from cover to cover. Light, happy and easy to read…just what I’m looking for this time of year!
Well, I love me a Debbie Macomber novel too! That being said, I would probably rate this one my least fave of the four. I hate saying that, but if you only have time to read one or two, I would probably skip Alaskan Holiday. This novel is about a woman who finds herself stuck in Alaska over the holiday season. This book has all the charm of a Macomber novel (cozy setting, sweet characters, yummy food references and a sweet relationship), but it might have been a little too predictable for me. It was cute and easy to read, but just not that engrossing. You won’t dislike it…but if you only have time for one or two, skip this one.
Now, I was really pleased with book #3 this month! Pride, Prejudice and Mistletoe is a novel about a girl coming home for the first time in 8 years during the holiday season only to fall in love with someone very unexpected. She’s now a big city girl who feels a little out of touch with her small hometown. She doesn’t have the best relationship with her parents and hasn’t really kept up with friends either. I really liked the main characters in this book and enjoyed the little twists and turns throughout. This one was cute! It was also probably the most “Christmas-y” one of the bunch!
Whoa! I wrapped up my holiday reads with Fern Michaels’ Holly and Ivy. I was totally not expecting this one!
By the end of the very first chapter, I was stunned, shocked, surprised and totally intrigued. I don’t want to say too much or give anything away, but this is a novel about a woman in her 30s and her relationship with an 11 year old and that child’s father. I will say that this book really covers loss which I know might be healing for some to read this holiday season or hard…so, just know, this one covers the deaths of loved ones, so I don’t know if you’re up for that or not. I really had no idea where this one was going when I started it, so I was sucked in right away. This book was great! It covers both the joys and the sorrows of the holiday season.
So, that’s my November Book Review!! Next month, I recap my December reads along with name my favorite books of 2018!!!
Can you believe it?! The year is almost over!! Everyone please comment and let me know what you’re reading right now and if I should read it in December or January. This is just my very favorite time of the year to sit by the fire, drink something hot and read. I hope you find some time to do that this week.
To see the complete list of books I read in 2016 (all 62 of them), click here.
To see the complete list of books I read in 2017 (all 62 of them), click here.