It is time for the last Best Bookish Bits of 2019!
How has this year already come to an end?
Well, I must say that, for me, 2019 ended bookishly well!
Just look at all the books I read!
- The Christmas Challenge by Sinclair Jayne
- A Small Town Christmas by Nan Reinhardt
- Mistletoe at Moonglow by Deborah Garner
- Match Me by Christmas by Lindzee Armstrong
- Christmas at the Lakeside Resort by Susan Schild
- A Christmas Wish by Leeanna Morgan
- Christmas in Silver Bell Falls by Samantha Chase
- His Christmas Miracle by Dani Collins
- Six Merry Little Murders by Lee Strauss
- A Vicarage Christmas by Kate Hewitt
- A Christmas Homecoming by Melissa McClone
- The Best Friend’s Billionaire Brother by Bree Livingston
- Unexpected Gifts by Elena Aitken
- Christmas With The Biker by Cassie Alexandra
- Miss Kane’s Christmas by Caroline Mickelson
- Christmas in Darling Bay by Juliet Blackwell
- The Christmas Compromise by Susan Hatler
- Rules for Dating a Romantic Hero by Harriet Evans
- Book Love by Debbie Tung
- Always Gray in Winter by Mark J. Engels
- Dandelions Forever by Katelin Ditner
In case you were struggling to count them all, this is 21 books read this month! Not only did I reach my reading goal of 50 books, but I surpassed it rather nicely.
In the merch department, I did rather well for most of the month, but there was a little end of year splurge that mostly involved Potions Illustrations (previously Potions Candle Co) having a boxing day sale.
For the first 12 days of December, I took part in the TBR Knockdown’s 12 Days of Christmas Readathon which included daily giveaways. I won three of them (and asked if anyone else was entering because how the heck did the random picker thing choose me THREE times?). My prizes were:
- A black Christmas themed tea;
- Two art prints – one of the Weasley/Potter crew at Christmas, the other was Jack and Sally from The Nightmare Before Christmas;
- A Christmas Winnie the Pooh Pop!Vinyl that is so very cute and will remain on my shelves all year long.
More recently was Christmas (obviously) which usually comes with bookish gifts. In the book department, I received Wayward Sons by Rainbow Rowell and Book Love by Debbie Tung. As for bookish merch:
- A Harry Potter briefcase/handbag;
- Ravenclaw socks;
- A Ravenclaw flag;
- A Harry Potter calendar;
- A Strange the Dreamer quote on a wooden plaque; and
- More of my favourite Sherwood Forest tea from Riddles Tea Shoppe!
Finally, I rearranged my shelves. This may not sound all that exciting considering I do it at least twice a year, but it provided me with the opportunity to remove a few books from my collection that I will probably never read. It was only 28 books coming off my shelves, but there are a further 85 sitting on the ‘to be reevaluated in 12 months’ shelf. It was a rather relaxing two-day process and not only do my shelves look great, but I also have more room for more books!
For the last time this year, what was your Best Bookish Bit this month?
Did you get any great bookish gifts this holiday season?
Until next time bibliophiles!