The Joy of Christmas Tag

I wasn’t tagged but saw this over on BookSayerReads and fell for it. I haven’t been tagged for anything Christmas related so now I’m taking stuff into my own hands. Let’s begin!


Anticipation

The Christmas excitement is real, what book release(s) are you most anticipating?

None of them have a cover yet, but Doors of Stone by Patrick Rothfuss (not even an expected publication date yet) and the sixth book in Throne of Glass by Sarah J. Maas are definitely my most anticipated reads.

Christmas Songs/Carols

What book or author can you not help but sing its praises?

My two all time favourite authors are J.K. Rowling and Patrick Rothfuss. They are worth all the praise possible! Incredible imagination and use of words.

Gingerbread Houses

What book or series has wonderful world building?

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Merlin Watch Along: S01E08 – The Beginning of the End

Christmas is upon us but we still have time for an episode of Merlin. So Merry Christmas to all of you and let’s enjoy one of the best episodes of Merlin!


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A perfect name for a perfect episode. If you know anything about the Arthurian Legends this episode definitely will put you on the edge of your seat. And if you do not know anything, like I did when I saw it the first time, remember the boy. It is the beginning of the end.

I love this episode. It is one of my favorites in the season for sure. In this episode, the spotlight shifts to Morgana’s character and we truly see just who she is. We also see Mordred for the first (and not the last) time. If you know Arthurian legend, you would understand how truly important he is.

Morgana’s relationship with Mordred is beautiful. This is the first time she really takes a stand against Uther and you really see her as the strong and beautiful character she is.

Morgana and Mordred

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Christmas is Coming

The Holiday Season is upon us and I want to wish everyone a Merry Christmas! My posting schedule for the few upcoming weeks will be very different. Or in other words, I have no idea what it will be. Too much is happening, spending time with family and friends, both on my side and my boyfriends side. Then at the end of the month I’ll be moving and then New Years is happening.

In other words, there will be some posts now during the end of December, and then I’ll be back to my normal schedule with 3-4 posts a week in January.

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Fantastic Beasts and Where to Find Them – The Original Screenplay

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My rating: 5 of 5 stars

The best birthday gift ever! (I turned 22 yesterday.)

This book was incredible. It was like watching the movie once more. The voices, the surroundings, the feelings. It was beautiful. The movie was probably the best movie I’ve seen all year, and this book is one of the best books I’ve read all year.

It is not only the best book, it is also the most beautiful one! Just take a look at it. The design is on point! Exterior and interior both. This book is going on special display on my shelves.

I think a lot of people already know the story, Newt Scamander releasing a lot of magical beasts in New York, and if you’ve seen the movie you also know all the twists and turns of the story. It is a beautiful story that sets the foundation for something much larger. Can’t wait for the next movie.

To read the screen play was different, at the same time as it was the very same as watching the movie. To me, especially the plot surrounding Credence was much more disturbing to read than to watch. It was so well done in the movie bu I think I saw it much more graphically in my mind while reading. To also get small glimpses into Credence’s thoughts, or feelings, through reading made it touch me so much more.

That is all I am going to mention about the story. Just know, this really feels like a piece of J.K. Rowling’s writing.


J.K. Rowling’s screenwriting debut is captured in this exciting hardcover edition of the Fantastic Beasts and Where to Find Them screenplay.

When Magizoologist Newt Scamander arrives in New York, he intends his stay to be just a brief stopover. However, when his magical case is misplaced and some of Newt’s fantastic beasts escape, it spells trouble for everyone…

Fantastic Beasts and Where to Find Them marks the screenwriting debut of J.K. Rowling, author of the beloved and internationally bestselling Harry Potter books. Featuring a cast of remarkable characters, this is epic, adventure-packed storytelling at its very best.

Whether an existing fan or new to the wizarding world, this is a perfect addition to any reader’s bookshelf.

– Goodreads

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Bookish Bingo – Winter Edition

We’re already halfway through December, but I am hopping on this train – The Bookish Bingo Winter Edition created by PrettyDeadlyReviews. This is my first time participating in anything like this. I have been thinking about it for so long, but the categories have always felt so far off what I have planned to read. This one however, seems perfect!

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I’ve already read The Novice by Taran Matharu, but I don’t think that will be anything else than free. Maybe not so good to start with that category… We’ll see at the end of February how it goes 😀

Anyone else participating?