Saturday, December 20, 2014
Sunday Post #75 Luminaries and Snow
The Sunday Post is a weekly meme hosted by Kimba the Caffeinated Book Reviewer.
It's Monday! What Are You Reading is hosted by Sheila at Book Journey.
It's a crisp, clear Saturday morning and it's hard to believe Christmas is this week. Where has December gone? I actually am looking forward to a white Christmas, although it can make traveling difficult. But it wouldn't be the same for me without snowflakes drifting down and the hush of new fallen snow. When I was growing up we used to have luminaries all through the neighborhood- everyone would get paper bags filled with sand and a candle and line them up along the driveways and along the road. On Christmas Eve they would be lit and it really made the evening special. Do you have a holiday tradition that you especially cherish?
I didn't read much last week but I have been planning my reads for January. I have a few challenges in place so I'll be reading lots of vintage science fiction and mysteries in January.
This past week I had a discussion post on my favorite Game of Thrones characters- stop by and let me know your favorites. I focused more on the secondary characters as I thought it would be fun to explore those a bit. I also had two reviews this week and have a few in the works for between now and New Years.
I also joined tsu this past week and am enjoying it so far- it's like Facebook but all my friends are book bloggers. It's invite only so feel free to join or add me as a friend- I'm at BookHaven.
I hope everyone has a great Christmas and a happy New Year!
Discussion Post: Favorite Game of Thrones Characters
Review: Mistletoe and Murder- a fun, easy Christmas cozy.
Tuesday: Best of 2014
AROUN THE BLOGOSPHERE:
Read Read Read reviews My True Love Gave To Me. It's a great looking holiday anthology.
The Hiding Spot posts her favorite YA reads of 2014- broken down by genre. A great list. And definitely check out her Best of Show post.
The Avengers sing Christmas carols- sort of. I first saw this over at Bea's Book Nook.
Last week I talked a little bit about about Marvel changing their publishing to reflect the movies. Karen over at Bronze Age Babies had some thoughts on this as well.
Here's what happens when a TIE fighter breaks down on the highway, I guess.
This is awesome- the Lord of the Rings mythology explained in 4 minutes. Don't want to read the Silmarillion- watch this!
Over at fantasy artist Michael Whelan's site you can get a print of Dragonsbane FREE if you order one of his Brandon Sanderson prints (he does the cover art for Brandon Sanderson's books). So if you're a fan of those cover you may want to check his site out. Oh, and the quality and breadth of images on his site is just stunning, if you've never been there.
Here's a clip from one of my favorite Christmas movies. As we get closer to the holiday I always am in the mood for this- it just has the perfect mix of humor and music. Happy holidays!
And here is my last Peanuts Christmas of the year- I hope you've enjoyed these as much as I have. Merry christmas!