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Christmas Book Blogger Tag

Merry Christmas! I have not taken part in a tag in a while, yet being in the holiday spirit I had to do something, so I scrolled through google to find this wonderful tag.  Trish from Between the Lines created this funky tag. I don’t actually know who this Trish person is, but thanks for the tag! Lets get started!

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What is your Favorite Christmas Scene from a book

A Christmas at Hogwarts seems most ideal. Lots of delicious meals and fellowship with friends. Sign me up!

 

Do you have any Christmas Book Traditions.

Not really although I do enjoy taking photos of some of my books under the tree. Books with red or green covers do best.

Do you Give Books as Presents?

If I knew others who enjoyed reading as much as I do I would, but it’s the thought that counts!

Do you prefer to get presents of book  vouchers books?

Give me the books baby!

Which Three Books Would You Love Santa to Give You This Year?

I’d love to get Marie Lu’s Batman young adult novel, but I think it doesn’t come out until next month? I splurged and purchased many books I desired to read last time I went to Barnes and Noble, so I  think i’m good although if I get a few books I’ll be pleased.

 

Fake Christmas Tree or Real?

My family has always had fake Christmas trees, yet a real tree would be pretty sweet.

What Christmas Book Would You Recommend?

A Christmas Carol by Charles Dickens. I’ve only seen a few film adaptions, but it’s a wonderful story which pretty much brought the holiday into light in many countries.

 

What dish on the Christmas Menu are You Most Looking forward too.

It’s a tight tie between Key Lime Pie and ham. I’m more in favor of contemporary meals, so give me some pizza too.

When Do you Open Christmas Presents?

My family doesn’t have a tradition. We either open them on Christmas Eve or in the morning. It’s a matter of how full we’re and if we’re home or out visiting family and friends.

 

What is Your Favorite Christmas Song?

Carol of the Bells by Trans Siberian Orchestra. It’s like hard rock meets Jingle Bells.  Imagine Lord of the Rings, during Christmas. It would be this song entirely.

Are you Dreaming of a White Christmas?

Pretty much. I live in Florida, so it would be a true Christmas miracle.

That will wrap up this tag. Go ahead and create one yourself. I’d love to hear how you celebrate Christmas.

 

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Top Ten Tuesday- Books I Wouldn’t mind Santa Bringing Me

First off who else cannot believe Christmas is only five days away?  I already have hints on what I’m going to get, yet if any of these books magically land underneath our Christmas tree I wouldn’t mind at all.

  1. Any updated cover version of Harry Potter- I only have the original seven book covers. There are many new and prettier designs out there, so I’d like a few of those.

  2. 2. Pride and Prejudice- Jane Austin

I’m looking to read a few feminine novels. Pride and Prejudice is a classic I’m actually eager to read it, yet I have not found a copy. Maybe Misses Claus has few laying in her book case?

     3. Heartless- Marissa Meyer

Heartless is an Alice and Wonderland retelling about the sinister Red Queen. This is a book I definitely want to read.

     4. Alice in Wonderland- Lewis Carroll.

Yes, I’ve never read Alice in Wonderland. I feel so sorry to the book community that I have not read a single sentence from this incredible novel. That will change if someone were to buy me a copy for Christmas. It’s wishful thinking.

 

   5. Library of Souls- Ransom Rings.

 I already bought books one and two of Miss Peregrine’s Home For Peculiar Children, so I’d like to have the completed series in my bookshelf. I did purchase Miss Peregrine’s Funko Pop figure yesterday from Target. It’s so cool!

6. All the Light We Cannot See- Anthony Dofe

This is one book I’ve been wanting to read, yet never have. It’s very expensive even still today and I think the book was published in 2014? It takes place during WW2,  I must read it and hopefully soon.

7. Go Set A Watchman- Harper Lee

To Kill a Mockingbird brought me joy while reading from it this passed summer. I’d like to see what happens in the sequel. It feels weird to me that Harper Lee waited so long to create a sequel, but whatever floats your boat.

8. The Diabolic- S. J Kincaid

Recently this book hit the shelves. It has been getting many positive reviews from GoodReads and BookTube hosts. The story sounds epic.

9. A Christmas Carol- Charles Dickens

Last night I was watching Patrick Stewart’s 1999 A Christmas Carol. This story has always fascinated me, so I’d love to read the novel on Christmas day with chestnuts roasting on an open fire. Ok that was cheesy.

10. Never Fade- Alexandra Bracken

 The Darkest Minds is my favorite novel I read in 2016. I cannot wait to read the 2nd novel. This story blew my mind!

Those are ten novels I’d love to get for Christmas. Maybe Santa will bring them? What ten books are you hoping for? I also hope you have a Merry Christmas!

Merry Christmas 2015

Christmas went pretty well besides a few short notes by certain family members. My family remained home this Christmas except for our trip into Ocala to see my grandma and other family members. My other grandparents visited us on Christmas Eve. They’re still here and will be returned home a few hours ago. Jenny also visited us on Christmas Eve! Sadly her boyfriend Eric could not come, yet will see him soon enough. My  brother also came over with his girlfriend. This was the first time we’d met her and she was really sweet and cool.{ good job brother}. Jack was nervous around so many people, so he remained down in my room{ the little guy is a loner at best}. Sammy got in our Christmas selfie. 

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 This Christmas we bought a few gifts instead of a boat load of gifts which turned out well. Out of five presents I got sunglasses{ you know we’re Floridan’s when you get sunglasses for Christmas}, chocolate, a basketball net like trash can{  tho I’m going to use it for socks}, a FSU doormat, and a paper back box set of Harry Potter{ best gift ever}!

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Ok so I already knew about this gift since I sort of bought it for myself{ I think I mentioned that in an earlier blog?}, yet I was still very happy to see it in the flesh. My other Harry Potter books are older and somewhat warn. Thank goodness Amazon had this box set on sale, during Black Friday! It looks nice, set on my bookshelf still in the packaging{ I’ll rip it open eventually} I also got a 25 dollar ecard to Amazon from Jenny and a 25 dollar gift card to Koals from another cousin of mine named Paul. Looks like i’m rolling in dough!

Being now a full adult{ I may be short, yet I am fully grown still} Christmas has also changed. It use to be about, waking up to open a bundle of presents. Now it’s mostly about seeing family/friends and watching the next generation opening gifts. Most importantly Christmas is a time to remember Christ birth although he probably was not born in December{ I say celebrate JC’s birth anytime of the year cause the message is way more important than the date}. I can’t believe we’re goig into 2016! Hope my readers also had a merry Christmas!