MERRY CHRISTMAS!

For those of you celebrating Christmas,

I wish you a very Merry Christmas and a happy new year!

*I KNOW TODAY IS CHRISTMAS EVE, BUT I WANTED TO GIVE MY WISHES*

Merry Christmas Everyone!

Holiday Reading: Christmas Cracker Book Tag!

Hey guys!

Today I’m going to be doing the Christmas Cracker Book Tag! I was not tagged by anyone (AGAIN…) but decided that it would be fun to do this!
Lets get started!

1. Pick a book with a wintery cover.
The book I’m choosing is My True Love Gave To Me: Twelve Holiday Stories, written by a collection of FABULOUS YA authors! I’m currently reading this and I LOVE IT! Expect to see a review for it next year!

2. Pick a book you’re likely to buy as a present.
I would likely buy My True Love Gave To Me: Twelve Holiday Stories or Let it Snow (I have a review for let it snow: https://readingreadingalldaylong.wordpress.com/2014/12/16/holiday-reading-let-it-snow-by-john-green-maureen-johnson-and-lauren-myracle/). Both of these books are PERFECT for the holidays!

3. Pick a festive themed book.
Again, I’m choosing My True Love Gave To Me: Twelve Holiday Stories or Let it Snow!

4. Pick a book you can curl up with by the fireplace.
A book that you can curl up with the fireplace is the whole Harry Potter Series by JK Rowling!

5. Pick a book you you want to read over the festive period.
Over the festive period I want to finish My True Love Gave To Me: Twelve Holiday Stories and start Stolen Child by Marsha Forchuk Skrypuch.

6. Pick a book that’s so good it gives you the chills.
Definitely Night by Elie Wiesel. I had to read this for a Seventh Grade English class, but I enjoyed it immensely.

7. Pick a book going on your Christmas wishlist.
A book going on my Christmas Wishlist is going to be Ever After High: Storybook Legends by Shannon Hale!

Those are my answers to the Christmas Cracker Book Tag, I’m going to tag my 3 latest followers, Amy @ http://bookenthral.com/, TheBookHeap @ https://thebookheap.wordpress.com/ and finally, Anastasia @ http://readandsurvive.com/!

Want ME to tag YOU in a bookish tag? Follow my blog!

Good Night Book Worms!

Holiday Reading: All I Want For Christmas Book Tag!

Hey Guys!

Today I’m going to be doing the All I Want For Christmas Book Tag! I was not tagged by anyone (AGAIN) but I thought it would be super fun to do this!
Let’s get started!

1) What fictional character do you want Santa to leave under your christmas tree?

Four from Divergent!

2) What character do you want to kiss under the mistletoe?

Gus from TFIOS!

3) You write your christmas list for Santa, what are the top 5 books on it?

1. Stolen Child by Marsha Forchuk Skrypuch
2. Ever After High: Story Book Legends by Shannon Hale
3. Tiger Lily by Jodi Lynn Anderson
4.The Boy In The Striped Pajamas by John Boyne
5. Fangirl by Rainbow Rowell

4) It’s secret santa at Hogwarts, what do you most want to recieve?

DEFINITLEY A BROOM!!!!!

5) You get to the spend the day with the characters and movie adaptation actors from one fandom, what do you pick?

The actors of Divergent by Veronica Roth!

6) What fictional animal would you like to replace Rudolph and be able to meet on your roof?

Frogy from The Land Of Stories by Chris Colfer!

7) You invite 10 fictional characters to your new years eve party, who do you pick?

1. Harry Potter
2. Alex from TLOS
3. Connor from TLOS
4. Tris from Divergent
5. Cinder from TLC
6. Cress from TLC
7. Prince Kai from TLC
8. Hazel from TFIOS
9. Gus from TFIOS
10. Jellia from Dorothy Must Die (DMD)

8) What character would make a good santa (Doesn’t have to be appearance, personality counts too)?

Dumbeldore from Harry Potter!

That’s it for the tag!

Good Night Book Worms!

Holiday Reading: Things To Do When You’re Not Reading… BAKE COOKIES!!!

Hi everyone!

Today I’m coming to you with a SUPER EXCITING post! I and my Mom always make Hanukkah Sugar Cookies in December and they always turn out AMAZING! I thought that it would be so much fun to share the recipe with you, and even include some pictures of us making them!

Ingredients:
¾ cups butter
1 cup sugar
1 tsp. vanilla
1 egg
2, ½ cups flour
½ teaspoon baking powder
1 pinch salt
Edible Icing
Cookie Cutters

Directions:
1.Cream butter with a hand mixer.
2.Add sugar, vanilla and egg to creamed butter until fluffy consistency.
3.Blend flour, baking powder and salt into the cream mixture.
4.**IF BATTER IS TO THICK, ADD SOME MILK**
5.Divide dough in half, chill for one hour.
6.Take half the dough, leave remaining in the fridge until it is ready to use.
7.Roll to ¼ inch thickness on a lightly floured surface.
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8.Place cookies on a greased cookie sheet and bake at 375’ degrees for 6-8 minutes, or until golden brown.
9.Cool slightly before removing from pan.
10.Use cookie cutters (dip cutters in flour, so dough doesn’t stick to the surface).
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11.Decorate and use icing.
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12.ENJOY!
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***FOR THOSE WHO WISH THIS BATTER TO BE NON-DAIRY, ADD MARGRINE IN PLACE OF BUTTER, AND WATER IN PLACE OF MILK***

That is how you can make my Moms AMAZING sugar cookie recipe! Enjoy!
If you recreate these sugar cookies use #readingreadingreadingholidays!

Good Night Book Lions!

Holiday Reading: XMas Booktubeathon Day 2 Update!

Hey guys!

Today I’m going to be sharing with you my progress for day 2 of the Xmas booktubeathon (I skipped day one because I didn’t read during it)!

Today, I actually read one book! Kinda… I read the second novella in the Dorothy Must Die Trilogy by Danielle Paige! Here is my book review for it: https://readingreadingalldaylong.wordpress.com/2014/04/22/dorothy-must-die-book-review-spoiler-free/! It was so good and I gave it 5/5 stars! I loved how the POV was Jellia and it was such an interesting topic! Jellia, although the we didn’t get to see her to much in DMD, she was one of my favourite charcters!

That’s it for tonight!
Good Night Book Lions!

NaNoWriMo 2014: Chapter 6

We walk in the house in silence. The silence stays even after we walk in. My parents are sitting on the couch, staring at us. Gesturing, with their eyes, to sit down. We do.
“We have some news.” My father says. This can’t be good, I think. “You’re father has been recruited as a full time scientist. “YAY!” David yells. Maybe David is right, maybe this is a good thing. My father will bring in more money into our house and find out wonderful information. Maybe, he can help me find out the information about Derek Smool. “We should all be very proud. Your father will be home on weekends and at 8:00 at night on weekdays to see us.” My mother says with a shy smile, and teary eyes. I run to her and give her a hug. I can see the sadness on her face. She must think of the positive outcomes for this to work. “Uncle Mark has also been recruited, he will be my assistant.” Uncle Mark is my father’s brother. He has two wonderful twin daughter who are only three years old. I wonder how he will be feeling. Leaving his wife and two toddlers must be troubling for him.
“Don’t be upset mom, at least he will be home during the night, and on Saturday and Sunday.” I say. “We will just need to adjust to the change. Don’t worry.” My mom looks at me. “I know sweety, thank you. You are right, as always.”

Holiday Reading: Christmas Booktubeathon and Cramathon Announcement &TBR!

Hi everyone!

I’m SO EXCITED to announce that the Christmas Book Tube A Thon is up and running again! It starts on Friday December 19, and runs until Sunday December 21!
Here’s all the booktubeathon links:
Twitter: https://twitter.com/booktubeathon
YouTube: https://www.youtube.com/user/BookTubeAThon

I’m also SO EXCITED to participate in the Cramathon! The Cramathon is set up for people who wanted to read certain books this year (and haven’t gotten to them), or to cram a few more books in until 2015! It’s starts on Saturday December 20 and ends on Wednesday December 24.

I decided to participate, although I will really only be participating on Saturday (for the BookTubeathon), because my BFF Zen (HI ZEN, I KNOW YOU’RE READING THIS) is coming over to my house, but maybe we can read books at my house too!

Anyways, here is my TBR for the XMas Booktubeathon and Cramathon:

1. My True Love Gave To Me: 12 Holiday Stories by MANY YA Authors!

2. Tiger Lily by Jodi Lynn Anderson (it’s on Kobo Books for only $4.99!)

3. Ever After High: Story Book Legends by Shannon Hale

4. A Christmas Carol

5. The Girl Who Was Supposed to Die by April Henrey

Those are the books I hope to read during the XMAS Booktubeathon and Cramathon! I will be purchasing the first three books on my Kobo! Here’s my kobo touch review: https://readingreadingalldaylong.wordpress.com/2014/04/01/kobo-touch-review/

I hope you guys will be joining in on the XMAS Book Tube A Thon!

Good Night Book Worms!