Friday, 24 December 2010

In which I wish you all Happy Holidays and tell you about my very special early Christmas gift!


I will be taking a short break from blogging over the holidays, so I wanted to write this post to wish all the readers of this blog a very Happy Christmas! I hope you all have a good one! Thanks to everybody who takes the time to read this blog and to comment on my posts. I really appreciate it!  I'll be back blogging on the December 27th when I'll be putting up a list of my favourite books of 2010.  Which books will make the list?  You'll just have to wait and see!

I'll also be running two competitions next week - one of which will feature one of my absolute favourite books of 2010 and another on behalf of Puffin Books for an exciting new release they have coming up in 2011, so make sure you stop by for those!


Now, on my my very special early Christmas gift. Well, the good news is - you can have it too! Yesterday I had a major fan girl moment when Kimberly Derting announced that the first seventy pages of  Desires of the Dead, the  follow up to her book The Body Finder is available to read online.  Some of you may know that I am a rather big fan of The Body Finder (and Jay!!). Desires of the Dead is #1 on my wishlist for 2011.  I read the extract last night, and I have to say that it's amazing, and Jay is still totally and utterly dreamy.  I want more now!!  I just can't believe that the extract stopped right in the middle of a paragraph, right in the middle of a sentence. I thought my e-reader had malfunctioned, but no.  :(

Anyhow, if you didn't know about this exciting piece of news, and you want to read the extract, you can find it on The Dark Days of Supernatural website, which HarperTeen have launched.  The website features all kinds of widgets, banners etc for some of their most exciting upcoming releases. There's also an extract of Unearthly by Cynthia Hand available on there. I read the book this week, and I'll be recommending that everyone should read it in 2011. It's amazing!


So, there you have it.  I hope you all have a wonderful time, at Christmas,  eat lots of wonderful food, and watch lots of wonderful festive movies. My favourite movie to watch at Christmas is Willy Wonka and the Chocolate Factory (the original!). I watch it every year at Christmas!

Happy Holidays! x

16 comments :

  1. Merry Christmas hun! Hope you have a good one! xx

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  2. Happy holidays! As much as I would love to read this, I cant bear the thought of a short tease! I'll just wait for the full thing. :)

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  3. Merry Christmas!! Have a great weekend :)

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  4. Merry Christmas! Enjoy it it--I hope it's a great one!

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  5. Happy Holidays ! I hope you have a wonderful time :)

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  6. Wishing you a fabulous Christmas and the happiest of holidays. I hope it's a special one filled with tons of book goodies under the tree.I'm finally going to be reading The Body Finder over this holiday - and have to say that I really am excited for that one! Chat to you soon book twin :)
    xoxo

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  7. Merry Christmas Leanna! I hope you have a wonderful day tomorrow, I'm looking forward to seeing your favourite 2010 books :)

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  8. Merry Christmas, Leanna! Thanks for the heads up on the Desires preview! How cool! And yes, Jay is very, very delicious! :) I was so bummed to find that Kimberley wouldn't be at the only stop on the Dark Days tour that comes anywhere near me (San Fran)! :(

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  9. Merry Christmas to you too Leanna!

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  10. Merry Christmas. I love that picture you posted. So cute. :)

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  11. Happy Christmas to you, too! Haven't read The Body Finder yet though I really must!

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  12. Merry Christmas and a Happy Holidays to you too, Leanna. Hope you have a lovely little break!

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  13. Have a very Merry Christmas, Leanna!

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  14. Happy holidays! I'm looking forward to Desires of the Dead, too! I loved Jay :) I can't believe it ends right in the middle of a sentence. Talk about a cliffhanger!

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