December Wrap-up And January TBR

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It’s the last month of the year guys! I can’t believe how fast it all passed… How was your year??

In terms of reading I can say that mine was really great! I read what I consider to be a good amount of books. I started my blog that has brought me much happiness and I met many persons that share that same taste and passion for reading. I couldn’t have asked for a better year!

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Review: Christmas at Rosie Hopkins’ Sweetshop by Jenny Colgan

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Christmas at Rosie Hopkins’ Sweet Shop by Jenny Colgan

Series:  Rosie Hopkins’ Sweet Shop #2

Publisher: Sphere

Genres: Womens Fiction – Chick Lit, Contemporary, Romance, Fiction

Pages: 432

Format: Paperback

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Rosie Hopkins is looking forward to Christmas in the little Derbyshire village of Lipton, buried under a thick blanket of snow. Her sweetshop is festooned with striped candy canes, large tempting piles of Turkish Delight, crinkling selection boxes and happy, sticky children. She’s going to be spending it with her boyfriend, Stephen, and her family, flying in from Australia. She can’t wait.

But when a tragedy strikes at the heart of their little community, all of Rosie’s plans for the future seem to be blown apart. Can she build a life in Lipton? And is what’s best for the sweetshop also what’s best for Rosie?

Treat yourself and your sweet-toothed friends to Jenny Colgan’s heart-warming new novel. The irresistibly delicious recipes are guaranteed to get you into the festive spirit and will warm up your Christmas celebrations.

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Review: Manga Classics – Great Expectations by Stacy King

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Manga Classics – Great Expectations

Author: Stacy King

Publisher: Udon Entertainment

Genres: Manga, Classics

Pages: 312

Format: Ebook

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* Received this copy from the publisher via NetGalley in exchange for an honest review. Thank you very much! This doesn’t affect the review in any way. My opinions, are as always, my own.*

Great Expectations has it all: romance, mystery, comedy, and unforgettable characters woven through a gripping rags-to-riches tale. Naive Pip, creepy Miss Haversham, beautifully cold Estella, terrifying Abel Magwitch, and the rest of Dicken’s fantastic cast are perfectly envisioned in this new adaptation in this 300-plus page volume featuring artwork by artist Nokman Poon. Proudly presented by UDON Entertainment and Morpheus Publishing.

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Review: Welcome to Rosie Hopkins’ Sweet Shop of Dreams by Jenny Colgan

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Welcome to Rosie Hopkins’ Sweet Shop of Dreams by Jenny Colgan

Series: Rosie Hopkins’ Sweet Shop #1

Publisher: Sphere

Genres: Womens Fiction – Chick Lit, Contemporary, Romance, Fiction

Pages: 465

Format: Paperback

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Were you a sherbet lemon or chocolate lime fan? Penny chews or hard boiled sweeties (you do get more for your money that way)? The jangle of your pocket money …the rustle of the pink and green striped paper bag …Rosie Hopkins thinks leaving her busy London life, and her boyfriend Gerard, to sort out her elderly Aunt Lilian’s sweetshop in a small country village is going to be dull. Boy, is she wrong. Lilian Hopkins has spent her life running Lipton’s sweetshop, through wartime and family feuds. As she struggles with the idea that it might finally be time to settle up, she also wrestles with the secret history hidden behind the jars of beautifully coloured sweets. Welcome to Rosie Hopkins’ Sweetshop of Dreams – a novel – with recipes. *Winner of the RNA Romantic Novel of the Year Award 2013*

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Review: A Christmas Carol by Charles Dickens + movies

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A Christmas Carol by Charles Dickens

Series: Standalone

Publisher: Penguin Books

November 29th 2012

Genres: Classics, Fiction, Christmas, Holidays

Pages: 94

Format: Paperback

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With A Christmas Carol Charles Dickens created a modern fairy tale and shaped our ideas of Christmas. The tale of the solitary miser Ebenezer Scrooge, who is taught the true meaning of the season by a series of ghostly visitors and given a second chance, was conjured up by Dickens during one of his London night walks, who “wept and laughed” as he composed it. Taken to readers’ hearts for its humour, compassion and message of redemption, it remains its best-loved book.

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Review: My True Love Gave to Me: Twelve Holiday Stories edited by Stephanie Perkins

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My True Love Gave to Me: Twelve Holiday Stories edited by Stephanie Perkins

Series: Twelve Stories

Publisher: St. Martin’s Griffin

First published October 14th 2014

Genres: Young Adult, Short Stories, Romance, Contemporary, Holidays

Pages: 336

Format: Paperback

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If you love holiday stories, holiday movies, made-for-TV-holiday specials, holiday episodes of your favorite sitcoms and, especially, if you love holiday anthologies, you’re going to fall in love with My True Love Gave To Me: Twelve Holiday Stories by twelve bestselling young adult writers, edited by international bestselling author Stephanie Perkins. Whether you enjoy celebrating Christmas or Hanukkah, Winter Solstice or New Year’s there’s something here for everyone. So curl up by the fireplace and get cozy. You have twelve reasons this season to stay indoors and fall in love.

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