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Twelve Days of Bookmas

Happy Holidays to my favorite book nerds! Christmas is just around the corner so time to put a dent in your endless TBR bookshelves. We all know that you gave your book list to whoever is buying your gifts this year. Whether you’ve begun rereading your favorite books or finishing off a fantastic series, there’s no better challenge than reading a book every day. Have fun as we countdown to Christmas with these book recommendations.

 

On the first day of bookmas I opened up to see To Kill a Mockingbird underneath the tree.

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On the second day of bookmas I opened up to see A Tale of Two Cities and To Kill a Mockingbird underneath the tree.

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On the third day of bookmas I opened up to see The Three Musketeers, A Tale of Two Cities and To Kill a Mockingbird underneath the tree.

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On the fourth day of bookmas I opened up to see Four March Sisters, The Three musketeers, A Tale of two Cities and To Kill a Mockingbird underneath the tree.

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On the fifth day of bookmas I opened up to see Five Kings at War, Four March sisters, The Three Musketeers, A tale of Two Cities and To Kill a Mockingbird underneath the tree.

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On the sixth day of bookmas I opened up to see Six Austen Novels, Five Kings at War, Four March Sisters, The Three Musketeers, A Tale of Two Cities and To Kill a Mockingbird underneath the tree.

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On the seventh day of bookmas I opened up to see Seven Horocruxes, Six Austen Novels, Five Kings at War, Four March Sisters, The Three Musketeers, A Tale of Two Cities and To Kill a Mockingbird underneath the tree.

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On the eighth day of bookmas I opened up to see Eight Perfect Murders, Seven Horocruxes, Six Austen Novels, Five Kings at War, Four March Sisters, The Three Musketeers, A Tale of Two Cities and To Kill a Mockingbird underneath the tree.

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On the ninth day of bookmas I opened up to see Nine Rings of Power, Eight Perfect Murders, Seven Horocruxes, Six Austen Novels, Five Kings at War, Four March Sisters, The Three Musketeers, A Tale of Two Cities and To Kill a Mockingbird underneath the tree.

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On the tenth day of bookmas I opened up to see The Tenth Muse, Nine Rings of Power, Eight Perfect Murders, Seven Horocruxes, Six Austen Novels, Five Kings at War, Four March Sisters, The Three Musketeers, A Tale of Two Cities and To Kill a Mockingbird underneath the tree.

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On the eleventh day of bookmas I opened up to see Station Eleven, The Tenth Muse, Nine Rings of Power, Eight Perfect Murders, Seven Horocruxes, Six Austen Novels, Five Kings at War, Four March Sisters, The Three Musketeers, A Tale of Two Cities and To Kill a Mockingbird underneath the tree.

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On the twelfth day of bookmas I opened up to see Twelve Districts of Panem, Station Eleven, The Tenth Muse, Nine Rings of Power, Eight Perfect Mruders, Seven Horocruxes, Six Austen Novels, Five Kings at War, Four March Sisters, The Three Musketeers, A Tale of Two Cities and To Kill a Mockingbird underneath the tree!

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‘GoT’ Star Confirms George R.R. Martin’s Final Book Ending

Fans were curious about how Game of Thrones would continue when there was no more material to adapt. The A Dance With Dragons arc had concluded, and George R.R. Martin’s anticipated The Winds of Winter novel was nowhere in sight. However, one thing that was always planned was the crowning of Bran the Broken.

 

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According to Express, Bran actor Isaac Hempstead Wright confirmed that Martin always intended for the character to become ruler of Westeros.

 

“[Creators] David [Benioff] and Dan [Weiss] told me there were two things [author] George R.R. Martin had planned for Bran, and that was the Hodor revelation, and that he would be king—so that’s pretty special to be directly involved in something that is part of George’s vision.”

 

While the show’s biggest plot points and conclusions will likely end the same way in Martin’s final books, the show’s secondary characters are confirmed to have slightly different endings.

Martin once told 60 Minutes, “I don’t think Dan and Dave’s ending is gonna be that different from my ending because of the conversations we did have.”

 

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“But there’s no way to get in all the detail, all the minor characters, all the secondary characters.” Martin added.

It was nice to see the show’s younger generation of characters inherit leadership in the end, even with all the controversy surrounding the fates of other fan favorites.

Fans who were expecting something different from the finale now have an alternate ending that they can look forward to. The only question is how long it will take for Martin to write it all down.

 

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Kit Harington Checks Into Rehab for Stress, Alcohol

Admittedly, we were all a little wrecked after the Game of Thrones‘ finale, either because we couldn’t stand the ending or because we couldn’t bear the relentless countdown until the end of an era. The show’s incredible success is no secret, but the significance of its eight-year run may be lost on those of us who don’t consider the weight of nearly a decade. Eight years is an epoch in and of itself; when the most significant events in our lives can happen in a single moment, imagine the joys and burdens of eight years.

 

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Whatever we experienced watching the finale, no one was more wrecked than the cast themselves. Many stars have opened up about their mental health issues since the finale aired-understandable, given that some, our leading ladies in particular, entered the cast when they were young children. Maisie Williams told BBC that she would “tell herself every day that [she] hated [herself],” unable to hold up to the impersonal scrutiny of social media. Sophie Turner revealed that she had depression for “five years” when ruthless comments about her appearance caused her to isolate to the point that she “had no motivation to do anything.”

During the behind-the-scenes documentary The Last Watch, Kit Harington moved fans with his intense reaction to Jon Snow’s ending. Upon learning that he would be the one to kill his lover, Daenerys, and break the wheel in a way unlike any Dany had envisioned, he became overwhelmed. He gave an audible gasp—and then, the actor burst into tears.

 

 

 

“I blubbed my eyes out,” Harington confessed on The Late Show With Stephen Colbert. “I cried. I cried, yeah.”

Two days after the documentary’s release, Harington’s rep made an official statement to People: “Kit has decided to utilize this break in his schedule as an opportunity to spend some time at a wellness retreat to work on some personal issues.” While these personal issues do include alcohol abuse, “stress” is a major factor in his decision to enter a luxury rehab facility. Page Six reported that he’s been at Connecticut facility Privé-Swiss for around a month, arriving before the finale aired. Though the price is high—$120,000 in all—the emotional cost of untreated psychological illness can be far steeper.

 

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These “emotional issues,” of course, have been going on for far longer than a month. After portraying the character for eight years, Harington began to experience identity conflicts. “I took off the costume, and it felt like my skin was being peeled away,” he told Variety, describing the change he felt when shedding his Jon Snow haircut. “I was very emotional. It felt like someone was shedding me of something.”

Though fans are sorry to see Harington go through these struggles, we are all grateful that he’s seeking treatment.

 

 

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