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Holiday Book Haul (PLUS Exploding Kittens!)


No worries, my fuzzy little monster Bailey is not one of the titular “Exploding Kittens”, I just really wanted to show off her Christmas photo because I’m a crazy cat mom. 😛 We’ll get to the actual Exploding Kittens later on in this post, but for now let’s get into the excitement that is this year’s HOLIDAY BOOK HAUL!

The Hunger – A horror historical fiction book about the Donner Party that I’ve been very excited for. I’ve already started reading it!

Fire & Blood – The first volume of George RR Martin’s two-part history of the Targaryens.

Remarkable Books: The World’s Most Beautiful and Historic Works – Nonfiction about books and history, which just so happen to be two of my favorite things. 🙂 Already reading this one, too.

History of the World Map by Map – I already mentioned that I enjoy history, well, I also just so happen to enjoy maps. 🙂

Great Maps – a look at cartography throughout the ages!

Biology: An Illustrated History of Life Science – Woohoo! Science! 😀

Chilling Adventures of Sabrina, Vol. 1: The Crucible – After watching (and loving) the new Netflix series, along with their holiday special, I’m quite pumped to read this!

Redlands, Vol. 1 – although I’m not very familiar with this comic, I know it has to do with “murder, magic and mayhem” so consider me intrigued. 😉

Witch Hammer – Ya know, I’m really beginning to notice a theme here . . .  😛

Locke & Key: Heaven and Earth – So excited to return to the horrific and magical world of Locke & Key!

Pandora’s Legacy – this one is a total wildcard for me, so I’m curious to check it out. It’s always interesting reading modern takes on mythology. 🙂

Unnatural, Vol. 1 – this series was nowhere on my radar but it was one that was recently highly recommended, so I’m interested to see what it’s all about.

Alisik – This one looks like spooky fun, and I was surprised to discover that the interior artwork is actually much more detailed than the cover, something that more often turns out to be the opposite.

Gotham City Sirens: Book One – Catwoman, Poison Ivy, and Harley Quinn shenanigans galore in this collection of issues 1-13.

Gotham City Sirens: Book Two – Now that you can only get this series in these 2 books rather than the singular volumes like I had started collecting a while back, it’s good to finally have the full collection! For some reason I had stopped reading it with just the final volume to go and never got the chance to finish it. Looking forward to seeing how the series wraps up. 🙂

Soooo, that sums up my Holiday Book/Comic Haul. I’m so thankful for all the amazing reading material I’ve been gifted and I can’t wait to read it all! That said, let us finally talk about those Exploding Kittens, shall we??
Image from The Oatmeal’s shop.

As the box says, Exploding Kittens is a card game for people who are into kittens and explosions. I was fortunate enough to get the NSFW version along with the expansion Imploding Kittens, complete with a “cone of shame” to make sure you feel appropriately terrible about yourself for losing. 😛 The game was a ton of fun and so easy to pick up on. Think Russian Roulette . . . but with exploding kittens!

I hope you guys have been enjoying your holiday season and have had a little time to unwind before the new year starts! ❤ Have you read or are interested in reading any of these titles? Get any awesome new books yourself?



11 thoughts on “Holiday Book Haul (PLUS Exploding Kittens!)

    1. Thank you! 🙂
      Haha Yeah, she was quite grumpy about the Christmas sweater, which honestly surprised me since she’ll hang out all day in her cheeseburger Halloween costume. lol I’m convinced it’s because she can lean her head back on the burger bun and use it like a pillow. 😛

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  1. Hah I have that Exploding Kittens game, too! I have to shamefully admit though I had it last Christmas and still haven’t played it… I read the instructions, then looked at the online instructions, and despite the repeated thing of “this game is so easy” I couldn’t figure it out, it all seemed too complicated! Will have to make sure to sit down & play it now! Loved your book haul too, lots of awesomeness there to read (the human science one sounds fascinating).xx

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    1. Nice! You should really give it a go sometime, it’s a lot easier than it looks. I usually have to dive into games myself and learn as I go because when I’m listening to the instructions I’m always like, “Nope. I’m lost. I am never going to figure this out.” lol This one was nice and easy though and good for a lot of laughs. The cards will pretty much tell you what you can/can’t do as your playing it, so that really does help a lot once you start playing it. 🙂 I hope you enjoy it too once you give it a go! 😀
      And thank you! I’m so glad you specifically mentioned the science book because a lot of people seemed confused as to why I would want to read something like that “for fun”. 😛 It’s like, because learning IS fun. DUH! lol

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  2. Bailey is sooo cute! ❤
    I have read the original Locke & Key series and I adored it. I loved how dark the story was, even though I wasn't the biggest fan of the art. I seriously need to pick up those companion graphic novels, I need more from that world. Great post! 😀

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