Books

I Did a Book Haul…

I had vague plans about coming home after the holidays with armfuls of books. I may have fulfilled this prophecy all on my own. All that to say...I acquired some books. The Ruby in the Smoke and The Shadow in the North by Philip Pullman My mom and I went used-book shopping and found a TREASURE… Continue reading I Did a Book Haul…

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

Books

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

Books

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

Books

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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TOP TEN TUESDAY: Best Bookish Gifts

Today's Top Ten Tuesday was a freebie. Now's my chance to post the holiday gift guide I keep trying to publish! If you are looking for bookish gifts for family and friends, I bear much knowledge. Let me help you shop. Legend $ - Under $10 $$ - Between $10 and $30 $$$ - Over… Continue reading TOP TEN TUESDAY: Best Bookish Gifts

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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

Real Life, Television

A Sailor Moon Story

In December 2016, having JUST moved to Seattle, I decided to do all my Christmas shopping at Kinokuniya Book Store. Conveniently located AND full of fun knickknacks? Call me a Christmas GENIUS. In truth, this plan excused endless browsing of items I couldn't afford, such as stuffed sharks, long socks, and English-translated manga. One day,… Continue reading A Sailor Moon Story

Books

All I Want for Christmas Book Tag

Christmas stuff showed up at Bartell's the day after Thanksgiving. I'm almost done shopping. I have a few relatives left. I'm struggling to manifest gifts I've been imagining for months. What this holiday needs is more focus on me. What do I want for Christmas? Besides every book on the Best YA Books of 2018 list? THIS… Continue reading All I Want for Christmas Book Tag

Books

Birthday Book Tag

My birthday isn't until January. I've already begun planning. I want a Fudgey the Whale cake. And books. And gold-spotted turquoise wrapping paper, if possible. The day off would be nice. I found a great birthday tag (thanks, Coffee, Cocktails, and Books!) In honor of my unbirthday, I plan to celebrate.   Birthday Cake A… Continue reading Birthday Book Tag