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Last, Now, Next: Christmas Edition!

Hey, friends! Are you into the full holiday swing yet? Need some books to get you in the right frame of mind? Help is here!

Today, I’m sharing a “Last, Now, Next” post… featuring what I last read… what I’m reading now… and what’s next on my list. And, these are all festive holiday reads! Pick one up and it’s sure to help you find your seasonal spirit.

 

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Gift Guide: Non-Book Gifts for Bookish People

Well, friends… here we are. The most wonderful time of the year. It’s beginning to look a lot like…

Okay, I know… I know. It’s early November. We’re not trimming the tree or decking the halls just yet. Mostly. Although I did already snag a few new pieces of cute holiday decor!

And yet… once that calendar flips to November, it’s hard not to think about the Christmas season. There’s movies on TV, music in the mall, and gift ideas in EVERY store! And if you’re like me, you tend to start shopping a little earlier to be prepared.

But even if you’re a typical week-of-Christmas shopper, you may want to move up those plans a bit, as it sounds like things may take longer to arrive or be hard to find on store shelves later in the season. So, there’s no time like the present… to, you know, buy presents.

As in past years, I’m putting together a series of gift guides to help spark some ideas. Hopefully you’ll find some inspiration to kick off (or finish) your shopping! So, without further ado, may I present (there’s that word again) gift guide number one for the year…

Non-Book Gifts for Bookish People

Most of us have reader friends, right? But maybe their unread book pile is already threatening to cause an avalanche in their home. Or maybe you just want to pick up something aside from the newest bestseller for them. This post will give you great ideas for gifts that aren’t actually books, that will support the reading habits of loved ones near and far!

 

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Feeling like Fall? Four Titles for an Autumn Vibe!

As I write this, it’s supposed to be 90 degrees (F) here today. But this morning I got up to dark, cloudy skies and right now a thunderstorm is rolling through. I am LOVING it, because we need the rain, and we need some relief from the heat… and at the moment, there’s just a hint of fall in the air.

So it got me thinking… what books evoke a fall feeling? What can you add to your reading list for that cozy autumn vibe? Here’s a quick list of some of my favorite fall classics to get you started!

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The Joy of Old Favorites

Hi friends! Yes, it’s been a while again… it’s been a busy season here with the highlight being my son’s high school graduation!

How’s your summer reading going? I still haven’t regained my pre-pandemic reading volume, but I’m picking up speed a bit. There are a lot of great books being released over the summer but I’m trying to get through some of my existing TBR stack before I buy any more. Well, before I buy *too* many more, anyway!

A reading habit that always brings me joy is to re-read an old favorite. There are just certain books that stick with you… maybe a beloved childhood book? Or the first book you read by a favorite author? Perhaps a series featuring some memorable characters?

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My Non-Fiction TBR

Although I have a miles-long list of novels I’d like to read (and more are released every week, ensuring I will NEVER catch up!), there’s something to be said for a good non-fiction title. A memoir that lets you walk in the shoes of another… a home or garden book that provides beauty and inspiration… advice from an expert on finance, health, or another critical topic… all of these enrich our minds and souls in different ways.

My Goodreads Want-to-Read shelf is overflowing with both fiction and non-fiction, and I find myself adding quite a few of both these days. It’s easy to pick up the latest bestseller or the next book in a favorite series, but I’m making a goal to increase my consumption of non-fiction titles this year.

Here are a few that I’ve recently added to my TBR…

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