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Christmas: A Biography

If you want to find out the behind the scenes history of Christmas, then Christmas: A Biography will give you an in-depth summary in condensed volume. I’ve researched the history behind the beloved holiday and this book sheds light on so many other topics including : how Santa Clause came to be, when wrapping presents became a thing, how much does religion really have to do with this holiday and how the holiday has morphed over time.

I received this book from NetGalley for free in exchange for my review. When I saw a finished copy I grabbed it from the library. If you enjoy history and holidays this book may be the perfect combo. This book didn’t personally grab my attention right away, but I came away from reading it much more educated on the background of Christmas.

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The It Girls

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The It Girls by Karen Harper is a historical novel about sisters Lucille and Elinor Sutherland. Lucille is the eldest who adores designing clothing for women and Elinor is the younger who loves to write romance. This novel follows their family life, love life and careers. This takes place during the late 1800 to early 1900’s. There are many themes that run throughout this book from relationships to money, to what a woman’s role is. The theme I think that stood out the most is the importance of family. The cover of this novel is gorgeous with an image of what the two sisters may have looked like with an image of the Titanic at the bottom.

This novel is rich in the description of the era that  the two sisters lived in. The relationship dynamics are a tad head spinning as it seems both sisters love life’s were intense. If you enjoy historical fiction this novel might be just right for you. I received an ARC of The It Girls by Karen Harper for free in exchange for my honest review from TLC Book Tours. To buy a copy click here. If you are interested to find out more about Karen Harper click here. Once you finish this novel I’m sure you’ll want to find out more about Lucille and Elinor.

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Liebster Award

A few days ago the lovely Diana ‪@BookishSisters ‬nominated me for The Liebster Award. I want to send her a big thank you!

You should check out her blog if you haven’t already because she has a lovely blog.

What is the Liebster Award?

“Liebster” is a German word meaning beloved, dearest, sweetheart, or darling.
For bloggers, the Liebster Award is an online recognition given by other bloggers to new bloggers for enjoying or appreciating their work. It highlights up and coming blogs.
Once nominated, a blogger is asked to answer 11 questions provided by the nominating blogger. They are then expected to nominate 11 other favourite new bloggers and come up with a list of 11 new questions for those nominees.

The rules
1. Acknowledge the blog who nominated you and display the award.
2. Answer the 11 questions the blogger gives you.
3. Nominate 11 blogs (less is ok).
4. Notify those blogs of the nomination.
5. Give them 11 questions to answer.

1. WHAT IS YOUR FAVOURITE GENRE?
Memoirs
2. TELL US THREE THINGS ABOUT YOURSELF?
I’m a southpaw.

I eat pizza with a dork and knife (darn you braces!)

I struggle with OCD
3. WHAT IS YOUR FAVORITE SEASON?
Fall of course. I love when the trees change color and it’s sweat shirt weather, plus I love pumpkin spice lattes.
4. DOES BLOGGING EVER STRESS YOU OUT?
Yes, when I have an ARC review deadline. I have 8 or 9 in que from now through January.
5. WHAT IS YOUR FAVORITE BOOK?

I have too, many favorites, but for me it’d be a toss-up between The Inexplicable Logic Of My Life and Aristotle and Dante Discover The Secrets Of The Universe.

6. DO YOU HAVE ANY HOBBIES?
Reading and writing.
7. WHAT DO YOU LIKE WRITING THE MOST ON YOUR BLOG? E.G. REVIEWS, MEMES, TAGS.
Reviews and life updates.
8. IF YOU COULD PICK ONE BOOK TO READ THAT YOU HAVEN’T ALREADY READ WHAT WOULD IT BE?
New World Rising by Jennifer Wilson
9. WHO IS YOUR FAVOURITE AUTHOR?

Benjamin Alire Saenz
10. DO YOU EVER THINK YOU COULD WRITE YOUR OWN BOOK ?
Heck yes!
11. DO YOU HAVE A FAVORITE PLACE YOU LIKE TO READ?
At a coffee shop with a mocha.
I nominate:
Ksenia Anske, Briana Morgan, B.A. Wilson, Lauren871, Kris Marie, Jordan

Note: If you guys have already done this tag or if you don’t feel like doing it, don’t do it. There’s no pressure. I completely understand and I’m just happy you know I love your blog.