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Goodbye 2014

The year is coming to an end. What a year it has been, it seems only yesterday when the year had just begun. And now is the time to remember the good and the bad.
In saying goodbye to this year, I remember the important parts of my life, the pride in finish writing my first ever book, continuing in my studies and moving forward in my life, as I left behind the teen years and moved into the tweens, hopefully with more maturity and wisdom.
But most of all, I remember the amazing books that joined me this year, as I read there stories.
So, I bid farewell to 2014.

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Merry Christmas and Happy Holidays

I hope and wish to everyone that they have a wonderful christmas and holidays of joyful and niceties with family and friends. Eat yummy and delicious food and drink a cherry sparkling drink.
May you be safe and enjoy your day, be it at home crowded with family and friends, or with that special someone or even by yourself having a jolly day.
For those who don’t celebrate christmas I wish you a grand day with whatever you have planned.
If you have holidays, go for a swim at the beach, or have a lovely picnic in a beautiful garden. Catch up on the shows you missed during your busy work days or go to the movies and see that film you’ve been dying to see. Whatever it is have fun and enjoy.
xoxo

P.S Don’t forget to read books.

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Book 1: Anne Frank: The Diary of a Young Girl

Book 1: Anne Frank: The Diary of a Young Girl.

Anne Frank: the Diary of a Young Girl

Anne Frank: the Diary of a Young Girl

Well we have came to the end of the countdown of 24 Books to Christmas, with our final book Anne Frank; the Diary of a Young Girl, one of my favourites to read as it is gripping and revealing of the life of thirteen year old Anne during the years she and her family went into hiding. A must read for everyone.

In July 1942, thirteen-year-old Anne Frank and her family, fleeing the occupation, went inot hiding in an Amsterdam warehouse. Over the next two years Anne vividly describes in her diary the frustrations of living in such close quarters, and her thoughts, feelings and longings as she grows up.

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Book 2: Frankenstein by Mary Shelley

Book 2: Frankenstein by Mary Shelley

Frankenstein by Mary Shelley

Frankenstein by Mary Shelley

(From Goodreads) Mary Shelley began writing Frankenstein when she was only eighteen. At once a Gothic thriller, a passionate romance, and a cautionary tale about the dangers of science, Frankenstein tells the story of committed science student Victor Frankenstein. Obsessed with discovering the cause of generation and life and bestowing animation upon lifeless matter, Frankenstein assembles a human being from stolen body parts but; upon bringing it to life, he recoils in horror at the creature’s hideousness. Tormented by isolation and loneliness, the once-innocent creature turns to evil and unleashes a campaign of murderous revenge against his creator, Frankenstein.

Frankenstein was an instant best seller, as depictions of scientific elements and horror the story is gripping and intense. Perfect for this holiday reading, for anyone interested in classic stories.

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Book 3: The Turn of the Screw by Henry James

Book 3: The Turn of the Screw by Henry James

The Turn of the Screw by Henry James

The Turn of the Screw by Henry James

(From Goodreads) A very young woman’s first job: governess for two weirdly beautiful, strangely distant, oddly silent children, Miles and Flora, at a forlorn estate…An estate haunted by a beckoning evil.

Half-seen figures who glare from dark towers and dusty windows- silent, foul phantoms who, day by day, night by night, come closer, ever closer. With growing horror, the helpless governess realizes the fiendish creatures want the children, seeking to corrupt their bodies, possess their minds, own their souls…

But worse-much worse- the governess discovers that Miles and Flora have no terror of the lurking evil.

For they want the walking dead as badly as the dead want them.

This book is a marvellous read, short and sweet. A story that is so captivating, you won’t want to put it down this Christmas.

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Book 4: Skipping Christmas by John Grisham

Book 4: Skipping Christmas by John Grisham

Skipping Christmas by John Grisham

Skipping Christmas by John Grisham

Skipping Christmas is a comedy novel by John Grisham. It was published on November 6, 2001 and reached #1 on the New York Times bestseller list on December 9.

Imagine a year without Christmas. No crowded shops, no corny office parties, no fruitcakes, no unwanted presents. That’s just what Luther and Nora Krank have in mind when they decide that, just this once, they’ll skip the holiday altogether. Theirs will be the only house on the street without a rooftop Frosty the snowman; they won’t be hosting their annual Christmas Eve bash; they aren’t even going to have a tree. They won’t need one, because come December 25 they’re setting sail on a Caribbean cruise. But, as this weary couple is about to discover, skipping Christmas brings enormous consequences – and isn’t half as easy as they’d imagined. (From Goodreads)

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Book 5: The Lost Memoirs of Jane Austen by Syrie James

Book 5: The Lost Memoirs of Jane Austen by Syrie James

The Lost Memoirs of Jane Austen by Syrie James

The Lost Memoirs of Jane Austen by Syrie James

A wonderful look into the world’s most beloved author’s life, this novel was compelling and such a delight to read. James captures the voice of Austen and gives us a stunning and provocative look into Austen’s life in this story of what was in the greatest romance author’s own heart.

Many rumours abound about a mysterious gentleman said to be the love of Jane’s life – finally, the truth may have been found…
What if, hidden in an old attic chest, Jane Austen’s memoirs were discovered after hundreds of years? What if those pages revealed the untold story of a life- changing love affair? That’s the premise behind this spellbinding novel, which delves into the secrets of Jane Austen’s life, giving us untold insights into her mind and heart. Jane Austen has given up her writing when, on a fateful trip to Lyme, she meets the well-read and charming Mr. Ashford, a man who is her equal in intellect and temperament. Inspired by the people and places around her encouraged by his faith in her, Jane begins revising Sense and Sensibility, a book she began years earlier, hoping to be published at last. Deft and witty, written in a style that echoes Austen’s own, this unforgettable novel offers a delightfully possible scenario for the inspiration behind this beloved author’s romantic tales. It’s a remarkable book, irresistible to anyone who loves Jane Austen –and to any-one who loves a great story. (From back cover)

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