Thursday, December 26, 2013

Feature & Follow #33 - Or the One Where Santa Brought Me Books!

     So, Feature & Follow Friday is a weekly meme hosted by Parajunkee and AlisonCanRead. It's where you answer the weekly question and then link yourself and you go and check out other blogs of your interest, helping to support out endeavors as a community. Also, do it just because it's fun! :)

Q:  Merry Christmas!  Happy Holidays!  What books did Santa stuff your stocking with this holiday season?  Do a holiday book haul for us!  If you don't celebrate just show off your books you got this week!  Pictures!!!

A:  Considering some people got NO books, I still got more than some.  But this was definitely not the year of the book!  The majority of what I seemed to get was movies this year.  I did get four ebooks between my three BFFs and a hardcover from my Mom, who seems to feel it's her duty to make sure one of my Christmas presents is ALWAYS a book of some sort (thanks be to everything holy for that!!!)! :)  So here is what I happened to receive:

From my friend Hannah.  I have been eyeing it FOREVER, but hate paying over a $1 for novellas, because I am a super big cheapskate.  But I finally GOTS IT!!! :D


These were both from my friend Ree, who combed my Amazon wishlist and chose them simply because she thought they looked interesting!  I am super excited to see if they're any good.  I'm always looking for really awesome, new high fantasy books!

Funnily enough, my friend Elizabeth has gifted me the last three books in this series.  I was the one who introduced her to the author (and her books) and I have falled very far behind!  I need to catch up dammit!!!

Bless her heart, this is the one that my Mom got for me.  And I tell you what, I am super excited to finally read it!  Now I just need to get a copy of The Mark of Athena, and I'll own all the Percy Jackson books in both series!  Yay!

Of course, not to be outdone by others, these are the ones I got myself:

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  1. Ooh The House Of Hades, your mom rock!!! I finished the Percy Jackson series a few months back and loved them so much. I should start reading The Heroes of Olympus soon.

    Thanks for stopping by. Old follower.

  2. I have yet to read The Mark of Athena too! :)
    Old follower!
    My FF

  3. I've only heard of House of Hades and The Darkest Minds! I own TDM (Reading it soon with a friend!) but I really need to get into the Heroes of Olympus series! Enjoy! Happy Reading.

  4. I'm noticing that too! For me it's usually because my family doesn't know what I read or need. This year and a few years past, I save some December releases for them to buy so that way I can get books for Christmas. Otherwise it would be zero. But with bookstore giftcards!

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    Have a GREAT day!

    Old Follower :)

  5. Super nice friends to buy you books for Christmas! I have seen many saying they didn't get any this year....I think I would be really, really sad. And need to gently explain to everyone how high priority books are for me. Whether they "get it" or not.

    New GFC and Bloglovin' follower.

    Holly @ Words Fueled by Love

  6. Wow! Lovely books...I haven't seen many of those before! Hope you love them <3
    Happy reading
    New follower

  7. Lots of books! And you always have to buy some for yourself.

  8. I must say, your mother is fabulous! I wish mine had gotten me that one. I love anything to do with Percy Jackson!

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  9. Great haul! Happy Holidays and happy reading!

    The Book Cove FF -Jessi

    Old BL follower

  10. I have yet to read Storm Glass! :)

    GFC Follower. My FF: Isabelle's Book Reviews

  11. That's a great book haul. I only got one book and I bought it myself but it was on sale during the holiday's so I couldn't help but grab :) I got a Johann's gift card so I loaded up on crafty stuff instead of books this year. :)

    New follower via bloglovin!

  12. House of Hades looks soooo good! I love Riordan's writing. You got all kinds of books for Christmas!!! I got a few giftcards I am going to use on books!!!


  13. I got The Darkest Minds for Christmas too! I really want to read House of Hades!

    New follower via GFC :)

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  14. Wow. You got a lot of pretties. Looking forward to your thoughts on House of Hades. It's my top 2 favorite THOO book.

    Old bloglovin follower!

    Advance Happy New Year!

    Charlotte @ Thoughts and Pens

  15. Wow awesome books you recieved for christmas..
    following thru from Parajunkie's FF, and now following you via GFC & Twitter. You can find my blog at Kismet Book Reviews & Tours
    Happy Holidays!

  16. New follower!

    I like so many things about this post. That the title of it is like a "Friends" episode... that so many of your books look deliciously, wonderfully trashy! (Demons and Deep Dish. Ha!)

    Here's my FF. Stop by if you're feeling so inclined:

  17. Loved Rick Riordan's Percy Jackson series, definetly want to pursue more of his books!

    Thank you for stopping by, I followed back via GFC, Bloglovin, Facebook, and Twitter! :)


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