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I hope ya’ll had a marvelous Thanksgiving.
So now it’s the countdown to Christmas. Are you ready? Are you the type to get your shopping done early or are you the type who likes to wait til the last minute? Do you make a list and know what you are looking for or do you just get out there and browse the aisles?
I have a fun question for you and would love for you to participate. What is the most memorable present you received when you were a young child? The one you still feel that amazing awe about?
I’ll share mine. There were six of us kids and to keep us from knowing who the presents were for, my parents would choose a theme, putting characters names on the presents and keeping it secret until Christmas morning. Each year was different. Sometimes it would be cartoon characters names for each of us. Sometimes it would be Santa’s reindeer. You never knew which name on the gift was yours until they revealed the list. It made it so fun and really ramped up the excitement.
One year I accidentally walked in my mom while she was wrapping presents. There was this awesome set of children’s luggage and this sweet little stuffed turtle. Being the youngest girl in the family, I knew it was for me. Imagine my disappointment Christmas morning when I unwrapped all of my presents and there was no sweet, cuddly, soft turtle. I don’t recall saying anything. I do recall the crushing sadness. I really loved that turtle.
Imagine the joy, the bliss, when I opened one small piece of the new luggage and there was my turtle! I still feel that magical moment. My parents must have been smiling inside, waiting for me to find that turtle.
On a happy note, I just had a birthday yesterday. Yep, my son’s birthday was the 20th and mine was the 29th. His due date was on my birthday but he came early! I look at him, over 6ft. tall, and still see that little baby. I spent the day decorating for Christmas, then we had pizza and a bunch of movies. We stayed up way late and ate a lot of popcorn. Fun times!
Now for the book news. Got lots to show you and a bunch of freebies for ya!
Here are my new books for review.
New ones just for me!
And here are some freebies for ya!
Click on the covers to get yours and remember to make sure they’re still free before you click that buy button.
Books I reviewed this week.
Click on the covers for my reviews.
Books I’ll be reviewing next week.
These are ones I was going to review last week. But with the holiday, I decided to wait and post them this coming week.
And these are more I’ll be reviewing this coming week.
Interesting posts from around the web.
Candace had this to say on her blog – Making Peace with your To-Be-Read Pile.
How To Market Your Book – An interesting post by Beckie at Bittersweet Enchantment.
Dionne Lister’s post – Review Cheats – Shameful Author Behavior
Jessi’s post on Novel Heartbeat – Do you continue reading a series if you hate the first book?
What I won.
I won a signed print copy of The Scale from a giveaway at Tome Tender.
Thanks Dianne and thank you Mika Jolie.
I won Standing By from a give away on Ali’s Books Blog.
Thanks Alison and thank you Claudia Burgoa.
Other Posts this week.
For all of my 2014 reviews go HERE
For a list of free books go HERE
For all of my giveaways go HERE
So, what did you get to read this week?
Got any recommendations?
I’d love to know and thanks so much for visiting fuonlyknew.