Well, I took this pretty picture of The Hunchback of Notre Dame, read 65 pages, and decided I just couldn't do it. :p Some classics are not meant to be, for me. So I picked up a childhood favorite instead, The Dollhouse Murders, and LOVED it! This book terrified me as a kid and did a pretty good job as an adult!
I read a few holiday themed books, not as many as last year, but a good amount. I mostly just took pretty pictures of them. I did read a Sweet Valley High Christmas Special though, and I'll have a review of it up next week.
I rediscovered my theme song, Beauty & The Beast's Belle. It's perfect, no? And I sing it constantly lol.
I had a strong urge to reread a massive amount of books off my shelves. So I decided to finally tackle the Pretty Little Liars series in November. I read the first 9 back in 2010-2011 but still bought them occasionally, because my sister was reading them. When the last one finally came out and it looked like it really was the end (hah, likely story!), I decided it was time. I read all 16 books (plus the prequel, so 17) in right at 2 1/2 months at work. Not too shabby.
I started rereading the Black Dagger Brotherhood series too because I needed some yummy vampires again. I'm about to start #12 and I even got my mom to start the series last week! She has never read any paranormal romance so I was pretty shocked she even tried it, but she is loving it so far. :) And I finished the Twilight series and even bigger shocker, actually enjoyed it overall!
I had a wonderful Christmas with my family and while I will be doing a haul post soon, I had to show off the illustrated Harry Potter and stationery (I have the worst time spelling this word!) set that my sister got me. She knows me so well. :) And now I have the perfect paper to write letters and use the Hogwarts stamps that my wonderful penpal sent me!
So that brings us to the end of the year. How about some mini-stats to end us with? Because I am so not doing another end-of-year post in March. I read 172 books total, 113% of my goal woo! 12 5 star books, 6 of them new reads. 44 eBooks, 14 graphic novels, 55 rereads, 4 Baby-Sitters Club books.