Once Upon a Book Club 2020 Advent Calendar Day 12

The Promise by Hazel Prior

I was not expecting Magnus to be illiterate. And while I don’t actually think that this is how to become literate, this is still an incredibly cute story.

This is a terrible picture, but this is an Alice in Wonderland blanket. So in their first advent calendar, I got a blanket with the same script pattern that is in so many of their gifts and packaging. That blanket is still one of my favorite blankets, and I use it to this day. Comparatively, this blanket is a lot thinner, and slightly less quality. And while I don’t want to seem ungrateful, I want you guys to know what I am thinking as I am opening the presents.

If you guys have any thoughts or ideas, feel free to leave a comment, find me on the social medias at @elizabooksblog, or email me at elizabethslick@elizabethsbookstore.blog. And as always, I’ll see you all in the next book!

Owlcrate 2021 Advent Calendar Day 12

I will say that this is a really disappointing end to the advent calendar for me. It seems like it is just a regular tea strainer that they put a design on, which is beautiful, but lackluster to me.

In terms of the advent calendar, I think there were some great gifts, but overall it was disappointing. For the price, it was worth it, but does not hold up to other higher end advent calendars. I will not be investing in this in the future, but I think it was worth the experience to see what other options are available.

Once Upon a Book Club 2020 Advent Calendar Day 11

The Right Path by Krista Holly

Out of all of the stories, I think this is one of the top ones that I didn’t get into. I think that if this story was expanded or shrunk, it probably would have been better, but because of the size of the story, it didn’t flow very well in my opinion.

...sitting in our camping chairs and taking in each other like we're just now seeing all the connections, he reaches into his pocket, pulls out a small box and opens it.

I’ll be honest, the ring is already on my finger as I am writing this review. I absolutely love it. As for the stool thingy, I probably will never use it. It is annoying to try and put away, and it is incredibly small, but I am saying all of this as someone who never camps.

If you guys have any thoughts or ideas, feel free to leave a comment, find me on the social medias at @elizabooksblog, or email me at elizabethslick@elizabethsbookstore.blog. And as always, I’ll see you all in the next book!

Owlcrate 2021 Advent Calendar Day 11

Woof! This one has a very strong maple smell! If you have been a fan for a while, you probably know that I am a candle junkie, so I am very excited for this one! Keep in mind that this is probably about 6 hours of burn time, but it seems very potent. I have yet to burn it, but keep in mind that burning it diffuses the smell, which means it might lose a lot of that punch during burning.

Once Upon a Book Club 2020 Advent Calendar Day 10

Long Overdue by Wendy Waltrip

I cannot explain to you how much I love this concept. Heads up for anyone who is trying to date me (though I feel like I am going to already regret putting this energy out in the world), send me cute notes like this. I think everyone wants to feel noticed, and that includes me!

*Copied from Amazon*

How long does it take to travel twenty light years to Earth?

How long does it take to fall in love?

To the universe, eight days is a mere blip, but to Matty Jones, it may be just enough time to change his life.

On the hot summer day Matty’s dad leaves for good, a strange girl suddenly appears in the empty field next to the Jones farm—the very field in rural Pennsylvania where a spaceship supposedly landed fifty years ago. She is uniquely beautiful, sweet, and smart, and she tells Matty she’s waiting for her spaceship to pick her up and return her to her home planet. Of course she is.

Matty has heard a million impossible UFO stories for each of his seventeen years: the conspiracy theories, the wild rumors, the crazy belief in life beyond the stars. When he was a kid, he and his dad searched the skies and studied the constellations. But all of that is behind him. Dad’s gone—but now there’s Priya. She must be crazy…right?

As Matty unravels the mystery of the girl in the field, he realizes there is far more to her than he first imagined. And if he can learn to believe in what he can’t see: the universe, aliens…love…then maybe the impossible is possible, after all.

I’ll be completely honest, out of the books from this calendar, this is the least likely one I would pick up to read. I absolutely love the cover art, and I feel like I probably would have selected this book by the cover, but the synopsis is not drawing me in this time around (which is totally okay. Not all books were made for me).

If you guys have any thoughts or ideas, feel free to leave a comment, find me on the social medias at @elizabooksblog, or email me at elizabethslick@elizabethsbookstore.blog. And as always, I’ll see you all in the next book!

Once Upon a Book Club 2020 Advent Calendar Day 9

Memories at Maple Grove Inn by Kristine Eckart

This feels like the start of a really cool novel! I always find moments where unexplainable phenomena occur incredibly romantic, even if in this case it isn’t a relationship romance.

A patch of white with script handwriting caught her eye. Thinking she may be discovering an old letter or something, she reached in. She pulled out a steering wheel cover, decorated all over with the same script she had initially spotted.

Wow, who would have thought that a car was in that little box. Just kidding, but honestly, how cool is this? This one completely threw me for a loop, but it is already on my steering wheel and I am ready to vroom vroom.

If you guys have any thoughts or ideas, feel free to leave a comment, find me on the social medias at @elizabooksblog, or email me at elizabethslick@elizabethsbookstore.blog. And as always, I’ll see you all in the next book!

Once Upon a Book Club 2020 Advent Calendar Day 8

Little Treasures by Juliet Madison

I have definitely read books similar to this story, although I cannot for the life of me remember what books they are right now. I love me a treasure hunt, and I always find stories where people return home to find that that is where they belong make my little heart happy.

Sienna accepted the gift and carefully slid her finger under the wrapping paper, opening it up to reveal a small cardboard package, and inside, a coaster set. But not just any coaster set. It had the book cover of Little Women on each one.

We are not really coaster people, but I love this one! Fun fact, my great-grandparents (I think?) gave both my brother and I classic novels for our birth, and mine was little women. I have yet to see the movie, but that is 100% a goal for 2021!

If you guys have any thoughts or ideas, feel free to leave a comment, find me on the social medias at @elizabooksblog, or email me at elizabethslick@elizabethsbookstore.blog. And as always, I’ll see you all in the next book!