I get really into sports every two years when the Summer and Winter Olympics roll around. All of a sudden I care about sports that I never follow otherwise – figure skating, skiing, snowboarding, ice skating, gymnastics, swimming, track – It’s all so exciting.
I’m a bit late to the game, but I see people are listing what they read last year, so I thought I’d join in. I say “read,” but the truth is I listened to the majority of these books. Does that still count? I know some people hate how the narrator does voices in audio books, but I actually love it.
As I’ve mentioned before, I usually try to borrow books from the library instead of buying them and fortunately the library has two excellent apps for downloading audio books – OverDrive and Hoopla – in addition to Kindle for e-books.
Here’s what I read in 2017 in no particular order. I only included books that I read (or listened to) cover to cover…and not ones that I started and then abandoned. I tried to include whether or not I liked the books, but so much of that is subjective so you’ll have to decide on your own. There are no spoilers so it’s safe to read.
For the most part Moroccans are Muslim so I didn’t expect to see really any Christmas decorations while in vacation. To my surprise there are Christmas trees in the airport and hotels, which I suppose are catering to international clients many who celebrate Christmas. But I was most surprised about the Christmas decorations in the mall Borj Fez (which I mentioned previously.) I asked my tour guide Hesham about this. Here’s his response.
I’ve hosted a Christmas party ever since I got my first apartment my Junior year of college and this year was no different. Fortunately, each roommate I’ve had has been into party planning, and decorating. Two years ago Amber (who has since moved to a different city) and I hosted a Narnia Christmas Party and last year D (my current roommate) and I hosted a 12 Days of Christmas Party. This past weekend we hosted a Very Potter Christmas.
As you may know, Harry Potter receives his first Christmas presents at Hogwarts during in his first year.
As one of my friends put it on Facebook “The first seven Harry Potter movies all have Christmas scenes in them, making them appropriate for the season.”
We were of this mind when we were thinking of a theme for our party…back in September (yes…we are type A). We may have gone a bit overboard with the theme…but I’ll let you be the judge of that. Enjoy the photos below!
After a marathon session in which I stayed up WAY too late two nights in a row to keep reading, I finished The Circle by Dave Eggers. If I had to describe the book in one word it would be scary!
For those of you who plan on reading the book or watching the movie that will come out later this year, STOP READING NOW! While I don’t plan on giving a play-by-play, I can’t guarantee the rest of this post will be spoiler free.
For the rest of you, keep reading!