I think I'm going to shut From My Bookshelf down for a while; maybe for good. I've been putting this together for quite a few years now and it's starting to feel a bit more of a chore. I'll keep my Goodreads & Instagram connected, but with the state of the world right now, I just want to read without worrying about making sure I post something about it. Who knows - when the world starts to make some semblance of sense again, I may start actively posting here again. Until then, as always, happy reading!

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Saturday, December 6, 2008

88. The Twelve Terrors of Christmas by John Updike, Illustrations by Edward Gorey

#88

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Title: The Twelve Terrors of Christmas
Authors: John Updike, Illustrations by Edward Gorey
Copyright: 2006
Pages: 32
Format: Hardcover
Rating: 3.5/5 stars
Finished: 12-5-08

A gruesome re-imagining of the 12 Days of Christmas, John Updike's The Twelve Terrors of Christmas isn't anything special or amazing, but it was a fun little book to read. The accompanying Edward Gorey illustrations really make the book. It typical Gorey fashion, he takes everyday events and gives them that twist of the macabre to really make you think about what you're looking at.

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