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message 1: by Lou, Book Queen (new) - rated it 3 stars

Lou (aliceinbagend) | 527 comments Mod
Reading My True Love Gave to Me: Twelve Holiday Stories throughout December, discussing on the 30th.
I'm having a bit of trouble getting hold of the book tbh. Hope it comes in time O-o


message 2: by Lou, Book Queen (last edited Jan 01, 2019 07:53AM) (new) - rated it 3 stars

Lou (aliceinbagend) | 527 comments Mod
Discussion questions: (feel free to add to them)

How many stories you read: /12
List of ones you read (don't do this if you read them all):
How many you liked:
How many you didn't like:
Favourite story:
Least favourite story:
What you thought of the collection as a whole:



message 3: by Lou, Book Queen (last edited Jan 01, 2019 07:58AM) (new) - rated it 3 stars

Lou (aliceinbagend) | 527 comments Mod
How many stories you read: 7/12
List of ones you read (don't do this if you read them all):
Midnights by Rainbow Rowell
Polaris Is Where You'll Find Me by Jenny Han
It's a Yuletide Miracle, Charlie Brown by Stephanie Perkins
Beer Buckets and Baby Jesus by Myra McEntire
Welcome to Christmas, CA by Kiersten White
Star of Bethlehem by Ally Carter
The Girl Who Woke the Dreamer by Laini Taylor

How many you liked: 3
How many you didn't like: 4 (obviously)
Favourite story: Polaris Is Where You'll Find Me by Jenny Han I liked the re-imagining of the North Pole and the writing.
Least favourite story: I dnf'ed or skimmed the ones I didn't read, but my least favourite out of the ones I did read was probs Beer Buckets and Baby Jesus by Myra McEntire I hated the MC lad.
What you thought of the collection as a whole: It was okay, but I wanted more Christmassy feels. Some of them weren't Christmassy as much as a romance happening near Christmas. I don't know, I didn't like most of the MC in them too...


message 4: by Kelly Rose (new)

Kelly Rose | 55 comments How many stories you read: 2/12
List of ones you read:
Midnights by Rainbow Rowell
The Lady and the Fox by Kelly Link

How many you liked: 1
How many you didn't like: 1
Favourite story: I thought Midnights was a cute little story though it was predictable. I just liked how they were in the same grades during the same years I was in them and referencing movies/songs of that time.
Least favourite story: The Lady and the Fox has a cool title, but ew I couldn't even finish the story. It discouraged me from reading any of the others.
What you thought of the collection as a whole: Disappointing. I was really looking forward to reading these! I thought they were going to be old timey, cute, classic Christmas romance stories. I planned on reading all 12 but after the unnecessary weirdness in The Lady and the Fox I didn't trust the others lol.


Ruby | 36 comments How many stories you read: 11/12
List of ones you read (don't do this if you read them all):
Just DNFed "Krampuslauf"
How many you liked: 4 have 4 or 5 stars
How many you didn't like: 1 DNF and 2 with 2.5 stars
Favourite story:
"Midnights" I really loved and I really enjoyed "
Least favourite story:
"Krampuslauf" gave up after five pages
What you thought of the collection as a whole:
Really enjoyed the collection and most of the stories were really good. I only DNFed one and two were kind of meh.


message 6: by Lou, Book Queen (new) - rated it 3 stars

Lou (aliceinbagend) | 527 comments Mod
Kelly Rose wrote: "How many stories you read: 2/12
List of ones you read:
Midnights by Rainbow Rowell
The Lady and the Fox by Kelly Link
How many you liked: 1
How many you didn't like: 1
Favourite story: I thought Mi..."


I started to read The Lady and the Fox, but I couldn't finish page 1! The writing was absolutely terrible!! (well in my opinion anyway) so I didn't even get to turn the page on that story but if it's as awful as you make it out to be I'm glad I didn't finish it!
I'm sorry it ruined your reading experience for the other stories (though they were just mediocre anyway)


message 7: by Lou, Book Queen (new) - rated it 3 stars

Lou (aliceinbagend) | 527 comments Mod
Julie wrote: "How many stories you read: 11/12
List of ones you read (don't do this if you read them all):
Just DNFed "Krampuslauf"
How many you liked: 4 have 4 or 5 stars
How many you didn't like: 1 DNF and 2 w..."


Same with Krampuslauf


message 8: by Kelly Rose (new)

Kelly Rose | 55 comments LydiaMae wrote: "Kelly Rose wrote: "How many stories you read: 2/12
List of ones you read:
Midnights by Rainbow Rowell
The Lady and the Fox by Kelly Link
How many you liked: 1
How many you didn't like: 1
Favourite ..."


I agree, the writing was terrible. I wish the stories were more classic romance, even if it's cheesy, it's fun to read (yep I'm a fan of Hallmark channel movies lol). I wonder if there's a collection of Christmas short stories like that.


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