5 Books to Read over Winter Break+ DIY Quote Bookmark

It’s getting colder and you want to stay inside literally all day.  What makes that better than a book? Not much. Only hot chocolate, sugar cookies and “The Librarians”, “Death and Paradise” or “Fresh off the Boat” are what I can think of. I love to cozy up with a fluffy blanket and a book with the fireplace on while the snow blazes around outside. Then again, who doesn’t like that? Here are five books and a DIY that will help you get through your winter break.

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1. Jingle by Gordon Korman

Griffin Bing is the man with a plan. Even he couldn’t get out of this one. When his friend Logan Kellerman signs them all up to be elves in the holiday spectacular, even the biggest plan can’t get them out of it. But when a blackout results in the theft of the Star of Prague, they are the ones blamed for it. If they can’t find the Star soon, it could be the least wonderful time of the year, behind bars. See my opinion on Swindle here.

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2. Dashing Through the Snow by Mary and Carol Higgins Clark

A holiday mystery from bestselling mother-daughter duo Mary and Carol Higgins Clark. In Branscombe, New Hampshire, the town is preparing for the first annual Festival of Joy. Four employees at Conklin’s market buy a lottery ticket. The next Friday, Glenda, Marion, Tommy and Ralph become millionaires. But wait, what happened to Duncan Graham, the fifth employee who at the last minute decided not to play? Did he decide to buy the ticket in the next town over that is also worth millions? Sounds like a case for Alvirah Meehan and Regan Reilly!

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3. Loot by Jude Watson

Okay, not a Christmas book. But definitely a book that will get you through all the boring holiday parties with non-stop 12-year-old tweenagers antics. After his father, world-renowned cat burglar Alfie McQuinn falls to his death from a rooftop in Amsterdam, March is sent to an  orphanage for troubled kids, he finds his sister Jules. When he finds out that there are three diamonds to be found that are worth millions, the orphanages children set out to both find and steal them. the current only other book is Sting.

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4. 13 Gifts by Wendy Mass

Like all stupid mistakes, Tara Brennan’s involved a goat. More specifically, trying to steal a stuffed goat from her principle. After finding this out, Her mother sends her to the sleepy and quiet town of Willow Falls. There she meets new friends and strange people.  Like Angelina DiAngelo, who tasks her to find a list of thirteen bizarre things in time for her thirteenth birthday. Thirteen in this case is not the world’s most unluckiest number.

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5. Nancy Drew #169: The Mistletoe Mystery by Carolyn Keene

Bess and Nancy are decorating Albemarle’s department store for the holidays. When some expensive Elle-Louise party dresses are stolen from WAVE, the young adult department, Bess’s Bestie (try saying that five times fast!) Ali Marie is accused of it and fired. Nancy, Bess and George are once again, on the case.

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The DIY: Quote Bookmark

A really simple DIY. All you need is a piece of tissue box and a marker.

The Only Step. Find a quote that you like. One that i used was “He stole my pizza! He really is evil!” -Ezekiel Jones, The Librarians and the Apple of Discord. Write on to the bookmark and finish.

I hope that you enjoy my selections and that you are saved from absolute boredom over your winter break. Whenever it is. Do not forget to press the follow button so that you do not miss any books, crafts or DIYs! Talk to you later,

-Tash

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