Month: December 2014

Merry Christmas!

Posted December 25, 2014 by Ana in Announcements | 4 Comments

Hey there, dear reader! Merry Christmas! I hope you’re having a great time, celebrating with those you love, and enjoying yourself. :) I’m going to go on a break until January, so I’ll see you then! I just wanted to thank you all for a great year here at Read Me Away, I appreciate all your comments, Tweets, and other methods we use to contact each other. Again, have a great Christmas and enjoy your New Year celebrations!

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Talk To Me 52: Gifts for Book ..

Posted December 24, 2014 by Ana in Talk To Me! | 3 Comments
Talk To Me 52: Gifts for Book Characters

If my timing is right, this post is going up on December 24th, and I hope you’ve done your Christmas shopping by now! If not… Well, I’m sure you can ninja your way into the malls and manage to buy something, ninja back home, and ninja-wrap them before your recipient even suspects. :P Anyway, as my last Talk To Me for the year, I wanted to go with something a little fun… Thus, these are my gifts to some book characters! (All images from Pixabay) Aidan has to deal with a lot of things, coming from almost every angle of […]

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5th Annual End of Year Book Su..

Posted December 21, 2014 by Ana in Tag! | 4 Comments
5th Annual End of Year Book Survey (Part 1)

I heard about this survey from Angie, and I’m so happy to be filling it out and looking back on what the past year has brought me in terms of books! I say Part One because this one is all about the Best in Books of the year, while the next part will be about blogging and what I’m looking forward to in 2015. Onto the survey! Reading Stats: Number Of Books You Read: 112 Number of Re-Reads: None? Genre You Read The Most From: Fantasy Based on my Goodreads, I managed to read 112 books, which is more than […]

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Review 132: A Killer’s C..

Posted December 19, 2014 by Ana in Reviews | 4 Comments
Review 132: A Killer’s Christmas in Wales (Elizabeth J. Duncan)

I was pleasantly surprised by this book. The mystery was well-crafted, I understood the motivations behind all the people involved, and the characters were all varied and interesting. It’s the third book in a series but it can work as a standalone. There are some events that are talked about that happened in previous books, but it isn’t completely essential to the plot. I liked the main character, Penny Brannigan. She was funny and likeable, and as a small business owner, she knows how to talk and relate to the other characters. There is a little bit of romance in […]

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Talk To Me 51: Sinterklaas

Posted December 18, 2014 by Ana in Talk To Me! | 14 Comments
Talk To Me 51: Sinterklaas

Hello there, dear reader! I’m so happy to be posting another collab talk to me, with the wonderful Lola of Lola’s Reviews! In my post about Christmas traditions, Lola mentioned Sinterklaas, and I wanted to ask her a few questions about it. One shared document later, we have a great post about the origins of Sinterklaas, its holiday traditions, and links to a couple of delicious recipes! Onto the interview! Ana: Hello and welcome to the blog, Lola! Thank you so much for letting me ask you a few questions about your traditional celebrations. Before all that, could you please […]

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Read Play Blog: Gaming wishlis..

Posted December 16, 2014 by Ana in Read Play Blog | 14 Comments
Read Play Blog: Gaming wishlist & recommendations

Read. Play. Blog. is a meme about video games and books, posted every 16th of the month. Bloggers are encouraged to answer a discussion question, and recommend a video game that is similar to a book they liked. Hosted by Happy Indulgence & Read Me Away. December: What is on your gaming wishlist? Recommend something to gift to a friend! Hey there, fellow book and gaming nerds! I can’t believe it’s the end of 2014. I think it’s been a pretty crazy year, so our last Read Play Blog for the year is something all about wishlists and recommendations. My gaming […]

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Review 131: Married for Christ..

Posted December 15, 2014 by Ana in Reviews | 0 Comments
Review 131: Married for Christmas (Noelle Adams)

One of the things I like about this book is that it has characters that are in touch with their spirituality, but the whole book doesn’t revolve around their religion. The book doesn’t get preachy or feel like the author is using their characters as a mouthpiece for her beliefs. Which is a good thing. I also liked how realistic these characters were. They’ll argue and fight, make dumb mistakes, and do things that are typical of someone still grieving, or someone afraid to let other people into their lives. Also the sex scenes were tastefully done, with none of the […]

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The Bookish Identity Tag

Posted December 14, 2014 by Ana in Tag! | 8 Comments
The Bookish Identity Tag

I saw Val @ The Innocent Smiley do this tag, and I wanted to answer it too! :) To get tagging others out of the way, I hereby tag anyone who wants to do this! Have fun, friends! Which dystopian/fantastical world would you live in? I don’t think I want to live in any of the dystopia worlds because I think I’d die very quickly. Hm… I’ll probably go with Discworld! From Terry Pratchett’s Discworld series, this world just sounds like so much fun. Weird things abound, and I’m very interested in exploring it. :O Who would your partner be? […]

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Review 130: Creepy Christmas (..

Posted December 12, 2014 by Ana in Reviews | 0 Comments
Review 130: Creepy Christmas (Jaimie Admans)

This book is not really “creepy,” as it’s more about Kaity’s family, and the spirit of Christmas. Sure, the creepier parts are slightly unsettling, but not something in the way of real horror. If you’re not into horror, don’t worry. I’m a total chicken when it comes to horror and I liked this book. Admans’ humour shines through her writing, and this book is a fun quick read. I wouldn’t really classify it as for children as there are some things that are meant for an older audience, so don’t think of it as just another children’s book. The plot […]

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Talk To Me 50: Christmas in th..

Posted December 10, 2014 by Ana in Talk To Me! | 6 Comments
Talk To Me 50: Christmas in the Summer

When I look at Christmas or holiday reads, pretty much all of them feature cold temperatures and all the trappings of a snowy holiday. I live in the Southern Hemisphere, where Christmas means summer! When I think of Christmas, I think of the heat, going to the beach, and playing in the sand instead of playing in the snow. Sure, we have the carol-singing and feasting, but we certainly don’t have the snow. In tropical locations, snow is pretty much absent for Christmas. I wanted to see if there were any Christmas or holiday-themed books that weren’t set in somewhere cold […]

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