Friday, December 9, 2022

TikTok: Travel

 I had the good fortune to take a vacation to see my BFFs and also visit a Christmas town I've been wanting to see. We spent a few days in Leavenworth and it was amazing.

Check it out: 

@yabooknerdlibrarian Leavenworth lights look magical in the snow! #christmas #leavenworth #holidaylights #winterwonderland ♬ It's Beginning To Look A Lot Like Christmas - Bing Crosby
@yabooknerdlibrarian Chihuly sculpture- amazing pieces. This is just one room in the museum. Impressive! Gorgeous! #glass #glassart #museums #museumsoftiktok #seattle #chihuly ♬ SPRING - Cavendish

More about our adventure on Sunday! 

Wednesday, December 7, 2022

Picture Book Wednesday: Christmas Board Books


Just a couple cute board books for the season.

A Santa Mouse baking treats will make readers want to create their own cookies. A sweet story with charming pictures. 

* book sent for review

Nature, animals, friends and winter and snow. Each snowman is just a little bit different - like people. A fun winter read. 

While this book isn't a Christmas story, it's perfect for those little ones wishing for a White Christmas or snow. 

* book sent for review

Counting Christmas items with the Very Hungry Caterpillar - you can find the caterpillar on each spread. 

A fun Christmas counting book that will delight readers of all ages. 

Tuesday, December 6, 2022

Tpp Ten Tuesday: 10 more books

 This week's topic is a freebie - so this week I'm sharing 10 books I hope to read before the end of the year. Most of these are on my holds list at the library

Have you read any of these? Which one should I start with?

Monday, December 5, 2022

Holiday Gift Idea: God of War Cookbook


My husband plays God of War, so I've seen parts of the games. 
So, when this came to my attention, I was curious.

And it's cool - both as a gaming book and as a cookbook.

As a gamer: this contains sketches from the game's world, information about the nine realms, and background history of the recipes.

As a cookbook, each recipes contains a level of difficulty, the amount of prep time, how much the recipe makes, and any dietary notes. The pictures are food are also gorgeous and are on each page. The recipes are straightforward and there's a good mix of food 

This one would make a great gift. 

* This book was sent for review.

Saturday, December 3, 2022

Christmas Movie Reviews (4)

Another round-up of some fun movies.

Magical Christmas Village
All about mothers and daughters. 
When her grandmother moves in, she brings her Christmas village. And tells her granddaughter to make a wish. Which she does. 
It was cute - but the ending was a little strange.
Not my favorite of the bunch. 

My Southern Family:
A reporter travels South to write a story on Southern Christmas - and the man who just happens to be her biological father. But she doesn't tell him who she is.
Sweet story
Moria Kelly (Cutting Edge) is in this one!
I loved the sister moments

Another fun movie to watch. 

Haul out the Holly 
Emily travels home for the holidays after a breakup
Her parents are leaving for a trip
And she's watching the house for them
Where the HOA is serious about Christmas
Against her wishes she becomes heavily involved with the events.

This was really funny and sweet. Loved the friendship moments. All the events looked really fun. 

A must watch movie - this is my second favorite Hallmark movie this year. 


Thursday, December 1, 2022

Bookstagram (13)

Graphic Novel Review

I've been waiting to read this graphic novel for a while. 
And it did not disappoint. 

It's about a group of kids who meet in the cafeteria for community service hours. 
They are not friends - yet. But as the time goes by, they discover a secret and they come together to help someone else. 

A Breakfast Club type graphic novel


BookTok: Weekend Reading

 Some recent checkouts from the library.

@yabooknerdlibrarian Booked all weekend! So many great books from the library #librarybooks #loveyourlibrary #bookedup #booktok #amreading ♬ original sound - Jennifer @YA Book Nerd 📚📚📚

Wednesday, November 30, 2022

Picture Book Wednesday: Curtain Up!

Take a tour behind the curtains at the Royal Opera House with Figaro the Cat. (You can find him on every page.) 

While this isn't strictly a Christmas book, this does showcase the Nutcracker performance. This is a super cute book - lots of information about the theater and all the work that goes into the performances. There's also a glossary for harder words and an encore for how to get creative yourself. This is a perfect book for older readers, especially for dance lovers.

* This book was sent for review