Weekly update

So, how is December treating everyone?

Have you been doing all kinds of festive stuff? Books, films, crafts, writing, outings and the like?

I’ve been reading Christmas-themed books and it’s really gotten me into the festive spirit. Unlike the Christmas film(s) I’ve seen at the cinema, so far, which haven’t been impressive.

Hopefully future releases will be better!

I think I’m going to start organizing my already watched films and put them into Genres to make it easier for people to find what they’re looking for. The list is getting a little long and probably annoying to root through.

It seems that this week’s reads are Elf themed AND Christmas themed and they are-


Ember Skye is a fed up teenage Coal Elf with a big ashy chip on her shoulder. Having been torn away from a carefree life and forced into a world of dirt and darkness has started to get the best of her. And being the only girl-elf working as a coal miner at the North Pole doesn’t help much either!

Then there’s Sturd: a power-hungry, twisted elf with a checkered past and a serious grudge against Ember. Slowly but surely, his maniacal tendencies are revealed, leaving Ember with the sacred “Naughty List” literally in her lap.

When a mysterious illness threatens to decimate elves both Above and Underground, Ember is thrust into a journey that will see her confront the literal and figurative demons of her past and lead her to the head of the North Pole himself.

Yes! Santa is real. But this isn’t your childhood Christmas tale

I’ve already started this book, only a few pages, but I feel like I’m going to enjoy. The writing is good so far.


Fired from his longtime job as captain of the Coal Patrol, two-foot-three inch 1,300-year-old elf Gumdrop Coal is angry. He’s one of Santa’s original elves, inspired by the fat man’s vision to bring joy to children on that one special day each year. But somewhere along the way things went sour for Gumdrop. Maybe it was delivering one too many lumps of coal for the Naughty List. Maybe it’s the conspiracy against Christmas that he’s starting to sense down every chimney. Either way, North Pole disillusionment is nothing new: Some elves brood with a bottle of nog, trying to forget their own wish list. Some get better. Some get bitter. Gumdrop Coal wants revenge. Justice is the only thing he knows, and so he decides to give a serious wakeup call to parents who can’t keep their vile offspring from landing on the Naughty List. But when one parent winds up dead, his eye shot out with a Red Ryder Carbine-Action Two-Hundred-Shot Range Model BB gun, Gumdrop Coal must learn who framed him and why. Along the way he’ll escape the life-sucking plants of the Mistletoe Forrest, battle the infamous Tannenbomb Giant, and survive a close encounter with twelve very angry drummers and their violent friends. The horrible truth lurking behind the gingerbread doors of Kringle Town could spell the end of Christmas-and of the fat man himself. Holly Jolly!

As for films –




I’ll most likely be watching Krampus this week too. I’m not sure what else will have been released in the Cinema, but, as usual, I’ll probably be watching them!

As always, hope you had a great weekend and, to those new to the blog don’t forget to follow!




4 thoughts on “Weekly update

  1. rakiyang 07/12/2015 / 8:27 am

    OMG The Fat Man sounds amazing! I’m adding it to my list.
    I haven’t done anything festive, I rarely do. Also, yay! Hogfather!

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  2. Cait @ Paper Fury 07/12/2015 / 9:11 am

    I’ve read 2 Christmas books but…I still don’t feel in the spirit of Christmas yet for some reason. *collapses in sorrow* I think it’s because our family hasn’t done any traditional Christmas cooking yet!! SO. YEAH. I need to do pester them about that. 😛
    Thanks for stopping by @ Paper Fury!

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    • Combustible reviews 07/12/2015 / 9:57 am

      Your site is amazing!

      I’ve been doing some baking. Maybe try that, put your xmas apron on and the Christmas music and bingo! 😀

      I’ll be doing the Christmas cooking on the day so none of that for me!


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