A Bookworm’s Christmas

8 Jan

Santa knew just what I would like! Well, my husband and future sister-in-law did for sure. It was modest this year with three books gifted to me. I’m excited to read them all!

A staple gift from my husband, I got the new illustrated Harry Potter, Prisoner of Azkeban. I haven’t finished reading the second one yet so the new book will go to my Harry Potter shelf (yes, I have one) while I keep picking away at Chamber of Secrets. I told myself I wouldn’t look at the beautiful pictures, but I may have cheated a bit!

I got two other books this year, too. The first is The Invisible Guardian by Dolores Redondo. My sister-in-law-to-be has cemented a new family tradition in place by buying us books for Christmas every year. I love this. My selection this year was based on my Spanish degree. The book is originally published in Spanish and takes places in Basque Country, Spain. I’m excited to see if there are cultural elements in the book that I’ll recognize from my research.

The final book was a second book from my husband. I’ve been reading more and more running books as I get more involved in distance running and triathlon. This one is about a dog who follows an ultra-marathoner and becomes a training partner. It looks like a really sweet story and I’m excited to read it and find out more.

Did Santa bring you any books? What about friends or family? I hope you enjoy your Christmas reads. Happy new year and happy reading!

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14 Responses to “A Bookworm’s Christmas”

  1. Emily @ Reaching While Rooted January 8, 2018 at 11:07 AM #

    Yay for running books! Immediately putting that on my shelf. How can you not love dogs and running in the same book?


    • Sam January 8, 2018 at 11:20 AM #

      True! It was a spot on pick for me. I hope you like it, too. My favorite running book so far has been Born to Run. Have you read that one? Happy reading!

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      • Emily @ Reaching While Rooted January 8, 2018 at 12:38 PM #

        I have heard of Born to Run and will get to it some day… I have Fire on the Track coming up on my TBR soon, it’s a book about the early women olympian runners

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  2. jabrush1213 January 8, 2018 at 4:10 PM #

    I received Truly Madly Guilty by Liane Moriarty and Alias Grace by Margaret Atwood.

    Liked by 1 person

    • Sam January 8, 2018 at 4:20 PM #

      Nice! I’ve wanted to read more Atwood but haven’t had a chance. Happy reading!

      Liked by 1 person

  3. Marilyn January 8, 2018 at 4:40 PM #

    I did receive a lot of books from my sisters.. My friend gave me a Rhys Bowen Mystery. I have only recently discovered Ms.Bowen’s mysteries. Enjoy your new books. Wishing you and yours a Happy,Blessed and Healthy 2018.


    • Sam January 8, 2018 at 5:25 PM #

      I’ve never read Bowen. I hope you continue to enjoy her. Happy reading and a happy new year!


  4. Cathy746books January 9, 2018 at 6:30 AM #

    Christmas book gifts are the best!


    • Sam January 9, 2018 at 7:59 AM #

      Agreed! And winter is the perfect time to read them.


  5. Jackie January 11, 2018 at 4:05 PM #

    Ooo the new illustrated Harry Potter books look so nice. I have the edition with the Hogwarts school on the sides and I’ve read them all. I got a few books from TBTBSecret Santa and I bought myself The Bear and the Nightingale. I hope you don’t mind my comments 🙂 I’ve been reading your most recent posts and I just like them, that’s all. I like your comments too.


    • Sam January 11, 2018 at 4:12 PM #

      Thanks! I have the originally published Scholastic editions and I was tempted to buy the Hogwarts spines but couldn’t justify it. I hope you enjoy your Christmas reads!


  6. forgedinink January 11, 2018 at 5:05 PM #

    I receive a box of books from my parents every year for Christmas! It’s already my favorite holiday, but that just makes it so much better. I, too, am a runner so I’m very intrigued by the last book you mentioned. I may have to add that to my list. Happy Reading!


    • Sam January 11, 2018 at 7:01 PM #

      I hope you like it! My favorite running book so far has been Born to Run. Have you read that one? Happy reading!

      Liked by 1 person

      • forgedinink January 12, 2018 at 8:54 AM #

        I haven’t! I will add that one to my list as well. Thank you for the recommendation!

        Liked by 1 person

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