It’s Advent and Christmas is on the way.
Everyone on Theological Twitter is arguing about colors. (’tis the season, I guess.)
My church celebrated the Hanging of the Greens.
I’ve purchased most of the gifts I need for people on my list. (I have two relatives and a Secret Santa to go.)
A fictional family you would like to spend Christmas dinner with?
I love Emi’s family in Everything Leads to You.
Her parents study rap, history, and film.
Toby is a location scout.
Emi does set design.
I would love to stay for dinner and talk about movies all night long.
A bookish item you would like to receive as a gift?
Cornerfolds Candles on Etsy makes fandom candles.
I bought a Kylo Ren candle for my friend…and didn’t buy one for myself.
The Kylo candles are now sold out.
Please buy me a Blue Sargent candle. Make my holiday.
A fictional character you think would make a perfect Christmas elf?
Let’s throw Tiny Tim up on the mantle so he’s out of the way and can stop bugging everyone.
Eternally cheerful people make me nervous.
Match a book to it’s perfect Christmas song.
I know this is cheating, but this my favorite Christmas song.
Listen to it. Appreciate it.
Relient K’s “In Like a Lion (Always Winter)” is a reference to The Lion, The Witch and the Wardrobe:
“It is winter in Narnia,” said Mr. Tumnus, “and has been for ever so long…always winter, but never Christmas.”
I recently realized that I feel the same way about The Chronicles of Narnia that I do about Katniss Everdeen.
Enjoy the books (and the character) for what they are and stop this talk of allegories and role models.
Bah Humbug. A book or fictional character you’ve been disappointed in and should be put on the naughty list?
I was rooting for you!!
So much for a redemption arc.
(I have zero hopes for the sequels.)
A book or a fictional character you think deserves more love and appreciation and deserve to be put on the nice list?
Lindsey from Tonight the Streets Are Ours is an underrated friend.
I command you to appreciate her.
Red, Gold and Green. A book cover that has a wonderfully Christmasy feel to it.
Jasmine Guillory’s Royal Holiday looks fun and festive.
I won’t be reading it, but I know someone who might!
A book or series you love so much, you want everyone to find under their Christmas tree this year so they can read it and love it too?
At the NaNoWriMo wrap party, someone brought a copy of Girl Made of Stars to the book exchange.
I wished that they’d brought enough copies for EVERYONE.
This might be my favorite book of the year.
It’s beautiful and important.
Many trigger warnings abound.
Take care of yourselves.
Happy holidays, friends.
I’m starting to feel a bit festive.
I just need a holiday sweater and some eggnog.