A Bibliophile’s Pile (49): Ready for Christmas Break!

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The Lump of CoalThe Lump of Coal by Lemony Snicket (physical / library / re-read / with kids)
My rating: 4 of 5 stars

LOL!

Aunt Eater's Mystery ChristmasAunt Eater’s Mystery Christmas by Doug Cushman (physical / library / re-read / with kids)
My rating: 3 of 5 stars

My daughter’s pick.

 

Great JoyGreat Joy by Kate DiCamillo (physical / library /with kids)
My rating: 4 of 5 stars

Sweet but simplistic.

 

The Christmas Stories of Louisa May AlcottThe Christmas Stories of Louisa May Alcott by Louisa May Alcott (audiobook / library)
My rating: 3 of 5 stars

Have you read Little Women? Then you know that it opens at Christmas time, with a heartwarming story of the girls giving what little they had away to people even less fortunate. It’s lovely. Now imagine reading 18 other stories that are almost exactly the same.

4:50 from Paddington4:50 from Paddington by Agatha Christie (audiobook / library / re-read)
My rating: 4 of 5 stars

Whenever a Poirot mystery contains very little Poirot, I complain. But, my favorite Miss Marple books are the ones where Miss Marple is in the background.

Murder at Lowry House (Hazel Martin Mysteries #1)Murder at Lowry House by Leighann Dobbs (audiobook / library)
My rating: 3 of 5 stars

Just okay. A poor man’s Daisy Dalrymple.

A Bear Called PaddingtonA Bear Called Paddington by Michael Bond (audiobook / library / re-read)
My rating: 4 of 5 stars

Paddington is ridiculously charming!

 

More about PaddingtonMore about Paddington by Michael Bond (audiobook / library / re-read)
My rating: 4 of 5 stars

I’m so enjoying my Paddington re-read! This one, in particular, is perfect for Christmastime.

 

Paddington Helps OutPaddington Helps Out by Michael Bond (audiobook / library)
My rating: 4 of 5 stars

So funny! Hugh Bonneville is a perfect choice for narrator (a worthy successor to Stephen Fry), especially if you’re a fan of the films.

 

How the Grinch Stole ChristmasHow the Grinch Stole Christmas by Dr. Seuss (physcial / own / re-read / with kids)
My rating: 4 of 5 stars

I can’t give it 5 stars because it doesn’t have songs or Boris Karloff

Challenges

GOODREADS

304 of 260

AGATHA CHRISTIE READ ALONGS

4:50 from Paddington by Agatha Christie

#shakeit2017

None

CLASSICS CHALLENGE

Paddington Helps Out by Michael Bond

BACKLIST READER CHALLENGE 2017

None

POPSUGAR READING CHALLENGE 2017

None

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