Monday, February 10, 2014

Weekly Round-Up 2/10

Weekly Round-Up is my wrap-up of last week's activities and includes what I'm reading this week, reviews I've posted, books in the mail and anything else of interest plus From the Library, my weekly listing of what I've checked out from the library.
 I'm reading Emerald Green by Kerstin Gier. I'm listening to Blue Christmas by Mary Kay Andrews, a book I started in December and then put aside for Fangirl. It's apparently the third in a series so I'll have to go back for the other two sometime.

Last week I reviewed The Dream Thieves by Maggie Stiefvater and The Ocean at the End of the Lane by Neil Gaiman.

Blue Christmas by Mary Kay Andrews

It's the week before Christmas, and antiques dealer Weezie Foley is in a frenzy to do up her shop for the Savannah historical district window decorating contest––which she intends to win. She throws herself into putting up a Graceland/Blue Christmas motif, with lots of tinsel, an aluminum tree, and all kinds of tacky retro stuff. The project takes up so much time that Weezie is ready to shoot herself with her glue gun by the time she's done, but the results are stunning. She's sure she's one–upped the owners of the trendy shop around the corner. But suddenly, things go missing from Weezie's display, and there seems to be a mysterious midnight visitor to her shop.
Still, Weezie has high hopes for the holiday––maybe in the form of an engagement ring from her chef boyfriend. But Daniel, always moody at the holidays, seems more distant than usual.
Throw in Weezie's decidedly odd family, a 1950s Christmas tree pin, and even a little help from the King himself, and maybe there will be a pocketful of miracles for Weezie this Christmas eve.

1 comment:

  1. That's funny that both of your books this week have colors in the titles!

    You've read some good books lately - as you know, I loved The Raven Boys and am looking forward to The Dream Thieves. And I enjoyed The Ocean at the End of the Lane on audio....though not everyone in my book group agreed!

    Enjoy your books this week, Andrea, and thanks for stopping by my blog today!


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