Bookcomet Advent Calendar Day 16 & 17

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My Top Christmas Movies and Apps!

Movies:

  • How the Grinch Stole Christmas (watched waaaay too many times)
  • The Polar Express
  • Christmas with the Kranks
  • The Santa Clause
  • Elf
  • Deck the Halls
  • Shrek the Halls

 

Apps:

  • Cut the Rope: Holiday Gift
  • Sleeps to Christmas 2 – Christmas Countdown
  • ElfYourself
  • Santa Tracker 2012: 25 Days of Christmas

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Dash & Lily’s Book of Dares Spotlight!

Dash & Lily's Book of Dares

Goodreads synopsis:

“I’ve left some clues for you.
If you want them, turn the page.
If you don’t, put the book back on the shelf, please.”

So begins the latest whirlwind romance from the bestselling authors of Nick & Norah’s Infinite Playlist. Lily has left a red notebook full of challenges on a favorite bookstore shelf, waiting for just the right guy to come along and accept its dares. But is Dash that right guy? Or are Dash and Lily only destined to trade dares, dreams, and desires in the notebook they pass back and forth at locations across New York? Could their in-person selves possibly connect as well as their notebook versions? Or will they be a comic mismatch of disastrous proportions?

Rachel Cohn and David Levithan have written a love story that will have readers perusing bookstore shelves, looking and longing for a love (and a red notebook) of their own.

Goodreads author bios:

Rachel Cohn –

Rachel CohnRachel grew up in the D.C. area and graduated from Barnard College with a B.A. in Political Science. She has written many YA novels, including three that she cowrote with her friend and colleague David Levithan. She lives and writes (when she’s not reading other people’s books, organizing her music library or looking for the best cappuccino) in New York City.

David Levithan –

David LevithanDavid Levithan (born 1972) is an American children’s book editor and award-winning author. He published his first YA book, Boy Meets Boy, in 2003. Levithan is also the founding editor of PUSH, a Young Adult imprint of Scholastic Press.

Why I chose to spotlight it:

I LOVED David Levithan’s Everyday – it’s one of the few books I have ever read in a day! So I am a huge fan of his writing, all though I wasn’t keen on the book Invisibility which he co-authored with Andrea Cremer. But I am SO excited for this because I have heard the most fantastic things about it and it’s Christmassy and set in London.

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