Blogmas Day 23 – Blogger Book Nook #4 : Christmas

Two days until Christmas! Are you excited? Do you have any present shopping left to do? How many mince pies have you all consumes? Loads I hope! Anyway todays Blogmas is a little special because it included my post for the Blogger Book Nook monthly reading prompt which is Christmas. I had to include this post in my Blogmas because I just love Christmas stories.

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A little review – I’ll start with the book I chose this month to read as the prompt was Christmas – Just for Christmas by Scarlett Bailey. I actually brought this book literally 7 days ago because I couldn’t find a book in my ever growing pile of books that was remotely Christmas related. So I went online and looked for a Christmas romance book (I’ll explain in a bit) and the fact that I found one that not only was a romance, set around Christmas and set in Cornwall, I had to buy it.

When Alex Munro learns that the love of her is getting married to another girl, all she wants is to be alone – and as far away from Edinburgh as possible.

Moving to a Cornish cottage, which comes complete world’s scruffiest dog, Alex finds that her new neighbours are determined to involve her in their madcap Christmas festivities.

Then she meets her sexy neighbour Ruan – and somehow Alex doesn’t want to be alone this Christmas after all. But having lost one fiancé, Ruan has no intention of letting anyone get close to him again…

I actually love this book. I love any book that is set in Cornwall because I get to see the place I love through others eyes and that to me is always fascinating. This book started quickly and got going from the first page which I love in a book, which made it a very easy and quick read. Now I love reading romances at Christmas because it has every thing I love about the festive period. It has love, that sense of belonging and friendships and a strong sense of home that I love.

I thought this story would be a little cheesy but it wasn’t, it had some hard hitting moments and some laugh out loud moments and some moments that made me want to jump into the pages and save a few people. So I would definitely recommend this book. It’s ultimately about how quickly life can fall apart and how quickly is can put itself back together.

Now onto the questions:

1. Do you have an all time favourite Christmas book? If so, what is it? 

At Christmas I always read Little Women, ever since I found an old copy at a boot sale one year as a teen, I have always read it and I’ll always remember the first line, ‘”Christmas won’t be Christmas without any presents,” grumbled Jo.’ But I do love reading romance Christmas stories, they always have that feel-good quality I love to read.

2. Are there any books from your childhood that you associate with Christmas time?

As a child I was always reading my mums book that were all a bit old for me to read or really remember if I did read them, I remember in primary school though reading How The Grinch Stole Christmas by Dr Suess, I think it was in the schools library that I checked out one day.

3. Which book are you hoping to find in your stocking this year?

I would love to get Dan Browns – Origin for Christmas this year. I got The Girl on the Train last year and had read it before New Years.

4. Have you ever received a book at Christmas that you still have on your book shelf unread?

Not as an adult no, I’ve read every book I’ve received at Christmas but as I child/pre-teen I did, I used to get lots of celebrities autobiographies and one I remember getting and never reading was Martine McCutcheon, I must have been 12 maybe 13.

5. Where is your favourite place to curl up with a book in the wintry weather?

Indoors under a blanket with a hot chocolate steaming next to me. My baby girls would be sleeping and I would be able to get a few hours of peace to read. That is the best thing during these wintry dark nights.

There you go guys, hope you enjoyed this. I really hope I can do this every month because it really is so much fun and it gets me reading which I love. You should totally check out Abbey and Tabitha (the creators) blogs. They are awesome! I would love to know what your favourite books to read during Christmas are? Leave a comment below! x

Tomorrow is my final Blogmas post, which is super exciting but also surprising for me, I didn’t expect to get this far. Woohoo!

See you all tomorrow

Peace & Love

Zoe x

 

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5 Comments Add yours

  1. wow this books sounds really great. I am finishing up Christmas Bliss by Mary Kay Andrews.

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  2. I love the sound of this book, it’s my kind of story haha. Christmas books are always so nice to read I think. I’ve absolutely loved reading your blogmas posts, can’t wait for tomorrows x

    Tiffany x http://www.foodandotherloves.co.uk

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  3. Abbeylouisarose says:

    Thank you so much for being involved in the Book Nook for another month, Zoe! Your participation and your kind words mean so much! I am so delighted that you found a perfect Christmas read – it being set in Cornwall really was a great fit for you! Glad it wasn’t too cheesy either! I hope you find your Dan Brown book in your stocking this year!

    Abbey 🎅🏼 http://www.abbeylouisarose.co.uk

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  4. I love this girl, such a nice post. I’m not 100% sure about this book as I’m not a massive fan of romance but some part of me is actually intrigued. Like you I love that it’s based in Cornwall, as I’m born & bred Plymouth, Cornwall was like a second home.

    Gemma | http://www.anoceanglimmer.wordpress.com

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  5. I am going to give this book a read. It always makes me happy reading Christmas books and stories 🙂

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