Books, Music

The Twelve Days of Christmas Book Tag

Merry holiday! I'm in Spokane for a second family Christmas; right now I'm watching Hallmark Christmas movies with my brother's dogs and my sick dad. (My dad is doing yoga and calling the dogs "Chocky." I don't know why.) Emer has been doing tags nonSTOP this season (including this one) and I love her for… Continue reading The Twelve Days of Christmas Book Tag

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Bookish Christmas Book Tag

Happy Hanukkah, merry Boxing Day, blessed Yule, and joyful Kwanzaa. Would you believe I got BOOKS for Christmas yesterday? Two of them might be going in my Top Ten Books of 2019! IT'S WILD. Emer did this excellent Christmas tag that I'm using to wrap up my winter holiday. Enjoy your new books and leftover… Continue reading Bookish Christmas Book Tag

Real Life

An Open Letter to Santa

Dear Santa,   I know in my heart you're not real. That hasn't quelled the rage I've been carrying for nigh on two decades. I heard tales of your conditional generosity my entire life. Media like Kidsongs and The Polar Express taught me that if someone had a pure heart and believed in your mythology, they would be blessed… Continue reading An Open Letter to Santa

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Jingle Bell Book Tag 2019 Edition

I did this tag last year, but IT IS CHRISTMAS and Megan tagged me in it. MY, HOW MY ANSWERS HAVE CHANGED. 1. “All I Want For Christmas Is You…” | What book do you want to see under the Christmas Tree? I would be happy with any graphic novel on my list. Bloodlust and… Continue reading Jingle Bell Book Tag 2019 Edition

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The Christmas Book Blogger Tag

I did a bunch of Christmas tags last year, so I keep thinking I've already done all these OTHER Christmas tags. Alex @ Whimsy Pages did a fun Christmas tag that I HAVEN'T done yet. WOOHOO! What Is Your Favorite Christmas Scene In A Book? I've been talking about The Lion, The Witch, and the Wardrobe a… Continue reading The Christmas Book Blogger Tag

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TOP 5 TUESDAY: Dear Santa, I would like these 5 books.

Planning my Christmas + birthday book wishlist on this lovely Top Five Tuesday. I keep changing my mind. One day, all I want are witch mysteries; the next, graphic novels. That Holiday Book Shopping Guide really did me in. NO REGRETS. Bloodlust & Bonnets by Emily McGovern Lord Byron is apparently in this and he is… Continue reading TOP 5 TUESDAY: Dear Santa, I would like these 5 books.

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‘Tis the Season Book Tag

'TIS THE SEASON FOR HOLIDAY-THEMED TAGS! I am waiting on a few more Christmas gifts to arrive. One of them should get here by the family party. The others...well. I'm really not sure. Anyway, 'tis the season to snag book tags from great blogs like Kristin Kraves Books. Happy holidays. Do you have a favorite… Continue reading ‘Tis the Season Book Tag

Real Life

My Rage-Fueled Grown-Up Christmas List

Last night, while waiting for the bus, I got angry. It happened while I was reading updates on the impeachment trial and accompanying Tweets from Methodists annoyed with the proceedings. They have every right to be frustrated. Ten months ago, queer Methodists (myself included) and their allies were denied inclusion in the Methodist denomination. It… Continue reading My Rage-Fueled Grown-Up Christmas List

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Christmas Cracker Book Tag

More Christmas tags! More Christmas tags! I haven't seen a Christmas cracker in quite a while. In the U.S. (at least in my region), people don't typically use Christmas crackers. (Also, we call them party poppers.) We save them for New Year's, if we use them at all. Dee did this tag and I liked… Continue reading Christmas Cracker Book Tag

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Festive Christmas Book Tag

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.) To get hype for Christmas,… Continue reading Festive Christmas Book Tag