Currently Reading

I know, I know. I’m supposed to be reading Glass Sword. But chapter after chapter it’s been nothing but war talk and it’s so not cheerful. So instead, I snuck to my bookshelf and grabbed Fangirl. And now I’m reading it again 😀

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With Smiles and Christmas Cheer,

Ivy B. Lake

Review #26

Anna and the French Kiss was sugary-sweet, romantic, heart-warmingly charming, and melted-chocolaty cute! Reading this was like taking a four hour day trip to Paris and eating warm, flaky pastries, strolling hand in hand with a handsome Parisian/English/American sweetheart who buys you love poetry books and takes you around the city, and wishing on stars. It was perfect, it was beautiful, and part of me is in France now.

Etienne St. Clair is absolutely one of the most perfect characters to ever be created.

Thank you Stephanie Perkins for writing this novel! I adore it! It was simple and had a happy-ending, what more could we ask for?

With Smiles and Christmas Cheer,

Ivy B. Lake

 

Currently Reading

This book was recommended strongly by a friend, and although I’m technically reading Glass Sword, I had to read this. As soon as I looked at the summary I was hooked.

Anna and the French Kiss by Stephanie Perkins is my latest read, and I’m very excited to finish it.

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With Smiles and Christmas Cheer,

Ivy B. Lake

December Has Come!

(I know this post is a little late… About 15 days too late, but it’s here!)

Welcome to December! My favorite month! It’s busy, but also carries a sense of winding down. Christmas cookies, egg nog, peppermint, the Nutcracker, snow, Christmas trees, Christmas itself, and New Year’s Eve (some of my favorite things). For me, all of these things bring calm, soothing, and slow thoughts that say “hey, let’s take a deep breath (and drink some egg nog). I’ve come this far. It was a great year! Chill, read some books, and listen to Antonín Dvorák!”. On the other hand, with December comes shopping for gifts, studying for midterms *eesh*, and preparing for the new year. This month is both an ending and an anticipation. A reprieve and a time to hustle.

With this being said, Winter Break is approaching! What does this mean? Well, sleep first of all. Lots of it. But most importantly (and relevant), BOOKS! I promise there will be a gazillion posts coming soon, all about my last reads of the year. Thank you for the patience!

With Smiles and Christmas Cheer,

Ivy B. Lake