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Welcome to week 3 of Countdown to Christmas! Countdown to Christmas is a weekly feature where I recommend a different Christmas-y book each week to read this holiday season.  Last week was so busy, I ended up taking a break from Countdown to Christmas, but this week I am back. Today I am actually featuring two books, because my niece wanted to share a Christmas book of her own! Today’s picks are A… Read More

It’s Top Ten Tuesday again!  It’s a weekly bookish list hosted by That Artsy Reader Girl! This week’s topic is: FAVORITE NOVELLAS/SHORT STORIES This was a bit of a tough topic this week.  I don’t typically read a whole lot of novellas or short stories, so I really had to think for this TTT, and I didn’t come up with a whole ten.  That being said, I’ve come up with some good stories that… Read More

Title: The Afterlife of Holly Chase by Cynthia Hand Pages: 389 Genres: YA, Paranormal/Fantasy, Retellings Published by: HarperTeen (Oct. 24, 2017) Summary On Christmas Eve five years ago, Holly was visited by three ghosts who showed her how selfish and spoiled she’d become. They tried to convince her to mend her ways. She didn’t. And then she died. Now she’s stuck working for the top-secret company Project Scrooge–as the latest Ghost of Christmas Past. Every year, they… Read More