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The Postman Knock #12 or Epic Christmas Haul!

I hope you all had a great time at Christmas because I sure did! :)


THIRD GRAVE DEAD AHEAD was nothing short of fantastic; MADNESS UNDERNEATH much more depressing, darker than the first book, and the ending simply broke my heart. With THE FARM I suspect I will be in minority of people who really disliked this book. I'll rant about it later, but let's just say my experience turned very sour... THE IMPORTANCE OF BEING WICKED was nice but I don't think Miranda's writing is for me. It didn't engaged me emotionally. I had to DNF BLOOD OF THE WICKED by Karina Cooper. I love her steampunk series, but this book was full of paranormal romance cliches and I just wasn't interested enough in it to continue reading. At last, OF BLOOD AND HONEY turned my stomach revealing the extent of human cruelty in Northern Ireland in the 70s. Very dark times, so much pain, but still a great albeit heartbreaking read.

I made a lovely cake, fluffy and very light...
...which is gone already!

And I had a truly great time with my husband, his mom and stepdad. We laughed, we chatted, stuffed ourselves to the gills and drunk lots of sherry and sparkling wine. It was one of the best and most relaxing Christmas dinners I've ever had.

You also should have seen me squealing over the books I've received :)

All are from my Amazon wishlist for Christmas and my birthday which was yesterday, and I was told 2 more pre-orders will be heading my way next week. YAY!
One already came in!

I also bought 

which was reduced to £0.63 on Amazon UK this week, and I just couldn't resist.

and did a birthday trip to the book store with my gift card...

This will put me on paperbacks book buying ban for the next 2-4 months, but I don't mind. I have fantastic reads to occupy my time!

This is it. 
All my Christmas With giveaways end tonight, and I also started my last giveaway hop of the year where I talk about the best reads of 2012 this Sunday.

I hope you enjoyed December with Nocturnal Book Reviews. For me it was explosive and very intense, and I hope 2013 will be even better.

Happy Sunday!

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Hey, guys! I feel like I should say this just in case :)
If you'd like to sponsor a fellow book addict who sometimes can't sleep at night worrying that she won't have enough books to read if internet goes down in the event of zombie apocalypse (I'm convinced it's one of the top five ways to go for human race) you can donate through Paypal to olivesandacorns at gmail dot com or buy a book through any of the links provided with my reviews which will send me a small percentage from the sale. All proceeds will go towards my enormous TBR. I will also shelter you on the remote farm in Portugal when zombie apocalypse starts provided you survive getting there. There will be books, yay?
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