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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.)

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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 macaroni.
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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 took the Methodist church a matter of days to make me unwelcome in the denomination and ruin my entire year.

Meanwhile, it’s taken MONTHS to initiate impeach proceedings against the man who instated a trans military ban and popularized the phrase “grab her by the pussy.”

After waking up feeling extra salty and extremely political, I drafted a Christmas list.

Santa better deliver.

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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 it.

Two weeks til Christmas.

Christmas Cracker

ONE /// Pick a book with a wintry cover.

Look at all the snow on Cathryn Constable’s The Wolf Princess.

Wolf Princess.jpg

I love it.

Ooh, here’s a book I might have read.

Take a gander at Jane Monroe Donovan’s Winter’s Gift.

winter's gift.jpg

Even if I haven’t read this, it’s a horse book and should be honored.

 

TWO /// Pick a book that you’re likely to buy as a present. 

A present for myself or for my family?

My friend is studying druidism and used to read tarot, so I might buy him The Druidcraft Tarot.

Druid Craft Tarot Deck

I think he’d appreciate it.

 

THREE /// Pick a festive-themed book.

Check out Karen Swan’s The Christmas Party.

Christmas Party

I’ve never read this.

It’s either a romance or a murder mystery.

My money’s on murder.

 

FOUR /// Pick a book that you can curl up with by the fireplace. 

Reverie by Ryan La Sala is one of the prettiest books to be released this year.

Reverie.jpg

The plot involves dreams, making this book perfect for a cold winter’s night.

 

FIVE /// Pick a book you want to read over the festive season.

I would love to make time for Small Town Hearts.

Small Town Hearts

I AM WHITTLING AWAY AT MY “CURRENTLY READING” PILE.

I WILL GET TO YOU, SMALL TOWN HEARTS, I SWEAR.

 

SIX /// Pick a book that’s so good it gives you chills.

THIS is the book I should have said for the last question!

Red, White, and Royal Blue is SUCH A DELIGHTFUL READ.

RWRB

The romance, relationships, and humor in this book are everything I aspire to write.

AND THE FEELINGS.

So many feelings.

Maybe I’ll pick this up from the local library and binge it over a weekend.

 

SEVEN /// Pick a book that’s going on your Christmas wishlist. 

I turn into a green-eyed monster where books are concerned.

I went to a NaNoWriMo wrap party that included a book swap.

I had no interest in Magic for Liars until someone at my table won it during the swap.

Magic for Liars

Then someone stole it from her and promised to trade it to me.

Then someone else stole the book for good.

I tried negotiating with the victor, but they refused to give it up.

Now I want this book more than anything.

Christmas Cracker

It’s the 10th somehow.

I’m going to ignore that bit of information for the time being.