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Friday, December 8, 2017

My Friday Five...

1.  Books.  Is it crazy that I want to purchase multiple copies of my favorite books? I want all of the different covers and editions. Is that too much? Or is every bookaddict doing this?  Here are some of the books I am coveting:

https://www.goodreads.com/book/show/117728.A_Confederacy_of_Dunceshttps://www.goodreads.com/book/show/8108445-cat-s-cradle
https://www.goodreads.com/book/show/27845657-my-name-is-lucy-bartonhttps://www.goodreads.com/book/show/32874103-anything-is-possible
https://juniperbooks.com/store/kurt-vonnegut-set/
2.  TV.  I have not watched TV this week. Okay, so I did watch the news a few times and maybe one Christmas movie on Hallmark, but that was it. I just found that nothing really interested me this week. The Christmas I did watch was on a whim. It was called Engaging Father Christmas and was a sequel to a movie I have never seen. Its basically about this young woman who found out who her father was the year before. Turns out he was a famous actor who cheated on his wife with her mother! Anyhow, he's passed away and so has her mom.  The family he's left behind take her into their fold, but at a distance.  Of course, she's met someone in the small town the family lives in and gets engaged when she returns (hence the title) to visit with her new family.  Along the way, she runs into her ex, who she confesses her secret to - that her dad was a famous actor. And suddenly, she's getting texts threatening to reveal the truth about her parents. Now she's worried that her new family will drop her like a hot potato once they found out that their secret is out. In the end, everything works out and she gets the man she loves and her new family's trust - plus, the home her father first bought.  Its a bit unrealistic, but still heartwarming. And I loved it.

3.  NetGalley.  So many great books to choose from! I am getting addicted to requesting again - OMG! I just go approved for these three and can't wait to devour them:

https://www.goodreads.com/book/show/35297314-the-glass-forest?ac=1&from_search=true
https://www.goodreads.com/book/show/35734062-women-in-sunlight?ac=1&from_search=truehttps://www.goodreads.com/book/show/29736467-the-beauty-that-remains?ac=1&from_search=true

4.  Christmas shopping. I am nearly finished - Hurrah! I've been buying so many things online lately - its a huge help.  I'm headed to the shops this weekend and can't wait to finish off my list.  For some reason, its been a lot of fun buying gifts this year. And I'm looking forward to wrapping them all up, too. I think its the holiday spirit in the air that's cheering me up lately and I love it!

5.  Music.  Christmas music and Selena (not Gomez).  I was in Target the other day and found a Selena CD for 5 bucks and bought it on a whim. And now, I can't stop listening to it. 

And now, I'm off to re-read A Lesson in Secrets by Jacqueline Winspear.  Hope you all have a great weekend! Happy reading!!

5 comments:

bermudaonion said...

I'm almost done with my shopping too but I still have cards and baking to do.

I love the covers of the books you showed but don't want to own multiple copies. lol

I try to stay off netgalley!

Brandie said...

Yay for almost finishing your shopping! I love getting it out of the way early.
I just got Glass Forest and can't wait to read it! It sounds so good!

Nadia A said...

Kathy, that's great! What treats do you bake for the holidays? Thanks! I love those covers, too. I can't help my book obsession - LOL! I know - NetGalley is addictive! Too many great books!

Brandie, thanks :) Me, too! Makes dealing with the holidays so much better. Yes! I can't wait to read your review of it.

Terra said...

Some editions have such great covers, but I don't buy multiple copies since I am de-cluttering. I like the D.E. Stevenson covers, Angela Thirkell and Alexander McCall Smith covers, for example.

Nadia A said...

Terra, I know, right. I think that's why I want them all, because some of those covers are just fantastic! I plan on decluttering, too - except I will only declutter books that I've read and wont' read again. My favorite authors - those books I will not declutter :) I love the Alexander McCall Smith covers, too - his No. 1 Ladies Detective Agency series is one of my favorites!!