Library Loot is a weekly event co-hosted by Claire from The Captive Reader and Marg from The Adventures of an Intrepid Reader that encourages bloggers to share the books they’ve checked out from the library. If you’d like to participate, just write up your post-feel free to steal the button-and link it using the Mr. Linky any time during the week. And of course check out what other participants are getting from their libraries! This week's Library Loot is at Marg's.
Dash & Lily's Book of Dares by Rachel Cohn & David Levithan
I forgot to list this book in my library loot post last week. I just love the cover art to this one with the city buildings in the background, the street signs, the snow, and the heart in the pedestrian crossing light--so cute.
I first heard of Dash & Lily's Book of Dares from Mel who blogs at He Followed Me Home........ Can I Keep Him? several weeks ago. Not only did Mel give the book a very positive review, but once I picked up on the fact that this story takes place in New York City at Christmastime, I just knew it would appeal to me. The premise sounds really fun, too. The main characters are two teens who are as opposite as can be with their sentiments towards Christmas. Dash is to the Grinch as Lily is to Cindy Loo Who and yet they develop a relationship by writing back and forth to each other in a notebook that Lily shelves in the bookstore The Strand (a real, live NYC bookstore, too!) and Dash finds. I was sold. Again. Plus it is co-written by Rachel Cohn and David Levithan who also co-wrote Nick and Nora's Infinite Play List, which I read and enjoyed some time ago. Both authors have extensive titles published individually as well.
I plan on reading Dash & Lily's Book of Dares next week along with another Christmas themed novel--The Gift by Nora Roberts. This time last year, I read the historical romance anthology, The Heart of Christmas by Mary Balogh, Nicola Cornick & Courtney Milan and discovered that I really enjoyed reading holiday themed stories in the days before Christmas, adding a little extra boost to my Christmas spirit in a similar way as watching Christmas movies. :)
Do you like to read Christmas themed books during the holiday season?
What have been some of your favorites?