more books: courtesy of Christmas

I hope you all had a wonderful Christmas day yesterday! And if you don’t celebrate Christmas, I hope that whatever holiday you celebrate is filled with joy!

I received some fantastic nerdy and bookish gifts yesterday, including three wonderful books:

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The Book Thief by Markus Zusak. I read this book once before many years ago (most likely in sixth or seventh grade) but I don’t remember a lot of what happened in the story. I do remember that I absolutely loved it, and I’ve been meaning to give it another go for quite some time now. I’m so excited that I finally own a copy of it!

Ender in Exile by Orson Scott Card. Earlier this year I bought the box set of the Ender series (to see my post about it, click here) and I recently found out that this was a book published after the first four books, but it’s actually meant to be read as a sequel to Ender’s Game. I haven’t quite decided at one point in the series to read this one, so if any of you have some suggestions, that would be very much appreciated!

The Beginning of Everything by Robyn Schneider. I saw this novel in Barnes and Noble and I immediately fell in love with the cover. (Yes, I do judge books by their covers. It’s instinct.) It’s so gorgeous! When the inside cover of it I knew that I had to buy it. I can’t be one hundred percent sure, but it seems as though this story will have that John Green-esque feel to it that I can’t get enough of. I’m really looking forward to reading it!

I also received an awesome personalized book embosser with my name on it, and I’m currently in the process of embossing the first page of all my favorite books. I have a lot of them, so it’s going to take a while. Did you receive any bookish gifts for Christmas- or better yet, some books? Let me know in the comments section below or tweet me @Nutfreenerd.

Yours,

HOLLY

 

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2 thoughts on “more books: courtesy of Christmas

  1. I think I would read the books in this order: Ender’s Game, Ender’s Shadow, then Ender in Exile. At least, I think that’s their chronological order. But I’m pretty sure it doesn’t matter, since all the series are connected somehow 🙂

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  2. I absolutely love the book thief! I’m currently making my way through the Bean series of the Ender books, I wasn’t aware that Ender in Exile was a part of it until you mentioned it here, that’s good to know!
    My Christmas book gifts were “Shadow of the Hegemon” (Ender book) and “The Spark” by Kristine Barnett

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