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All I Want For Christmas…Is Something You Can’t Buy

Hey guys!! I’m baaaack!! Well, trying to be.  I’m pretty exhausted lately and a lot has happened, but I want to try and get blogging back into my routine.  Life made more sense when I did this regularly.  Anyways, it’s almost the holidays which leads me to this post.

While I was brought up Christian and I do celebrate the holidays with my parents, my personal religious beliefs are more in a grey tone I suppose.  All my life I’ve had friends with various religious beliefs and I suppose I just respect them all. AND AGAIN, moving on..

While all I’d really like for Christmas is adventure, magic, love, and werewolves (can’t argue with me right??) I’m willing to be more materialistic for this post.  Enjoy!

Non-Fiction

1002125 Robert’s Rules of Writing: 101 Unconventional Lessons Every Writer Needs to Know by Robert Masello

I can’t help but put a book on writing up here, because I really have found just how much writing has become a part of my life and I really want it to stay here.  I’ve heard about this book from a few others and would not object to finding it under my newly-lit Christmas tree.  I also really like that this book is ‘unconventional’.  From the description it sounds like it makes it more fun and takes a more entertaining approach to what we need to do in order to be able to sit down and write yourself just about anything.  Be it a book or a paper or simply going freelance, which I have also been looking into…might happen!!

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The Magnolia Story bu Chip and Joanna Gaines

My sister and I are huge fans of the show staring these two: Fixer Upper.  They are just the most awesome couple I have seen and I want to be their friends!  I’m not usually one to go creeping into people’s lives, unless it’s a biography and for those history classes it was usually about a dead person. So, jumping into the lives of celebrities who are very alive and I really respect is somewhat not in my normal comfort zone.  But I think I can make an exception for these two.  Also, who knows! Maybe my sister will find this book under the tree at my parents’ and I can steal it for a little bit?  You just never know do you?

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Rethinking Normal: A Memoir in Transition by Katie Rain Hill

I just finished a book called The Pants Project and absolutely loved it (my review should be up by the end of the week).  It was a fictional story about a transgender teen and how they changed people’s perspectives.  I decided that I really wanted to know more about what goes on in the gender reassignment area. As a pansexual, it doesn’t really matter to me about a person’s gender, but I’m still very curious.  This is an autobiography about Katie who was born in the body of a boy and how she struggled to become who she is today.  I think these stories are ones that do need to be told and are way too often ignored because it leads to people being uncomfortable.  If this makes you uncomfortable, deep breath and move on.

 

Fiction

Updrift (The Mer Chronicles #1) by Errin Stevens25114259

Mermaids.  I fell like that’s all I should have to say, but not everyone is convinced.  I have several story ideas that involve mermaids (ok, maybe only 2) but I feel as though it is one of the hardest things to write about because there’s no real way for us to know about what goes on under the sea.  Especially at the bottom of the ocean.  This actually only showed up on my list because I saw a BookTuber who had recommended it a while ago, I don’t remember who but it stuck with me as a mermaid book.  I don’t know a lot about this book, but I really want to read more about mermaids, so this one is obviously added to the list.  I do know that’s it’s heavy on the romance?  That’s about it…

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Manners & Mutiny (Finishing School #4) by Gail Carriger

I love this series and I own the first two and have my eye out for a hardback copy of the third (good condition, let me know!) and I just need to get my hands on this one!! This is the conclusion to the Finishing School series, which makes me sad, but I can’t imagine that this book is going to be anything other than amazingly awesome-tastic!  Seriously, this series has by full attention and I love it.  I’d even name my cat after the main character, Sophronia (probably Soph for short) and if that doesn’t tell you something then we are going to have some serious issues here, my dear friends ❤

Assassination Classroom (the rest) by Yusei Matsui29499012

So, this is a bit of a cheap one, but I really just want to read the rest of the series here.  It’s taking so much for me to not go online and read it all (it would be so much easier if I just did that, but I’m stubborn and won’t) or watch the anime. Seriously, this manga has been one to for sure get me back into the swing of reading the genre in general.  The general absurdity coupled with the amazing art and the fun story line just make this story such a great read that I don’t want to put down and want to read all the way through!! Unfortunately, the english versions are a bit of trouble to get at times it seems…I should really learn how to read Japanese even if just to read these stories…thoughts to be had!

 

Alright guys.  I know that this was a short post, but I wanted to get it up and out there.  I really am planning on coming back and I wanted to show that!  I’ve been having some anxiety and depression issues lately and doing this helps more than I ever thought it could.  Just to reiterate: Christmas isn’t about what I get, it’s about the feeling that people get where they just want to be friendly.  At least, that’s what I want it to be about…

23 thoughts on “All I Want For Christmas…Is Something You Can’t Buy

  1. Robert’s Rules and Rethinking Normal both sound really interesting. I’ve read the occasional celebrity bio, and I feel like I’m ALWAYS disappointed. The only exception is writers’ memoirs. But it sounds like you have a really good plan in place for possibly being able to read your sister’s theoretical copy! The cover on Updrift looks really cool too.

    Your non-materialistic wishes are good ones, though I might be a bit scared of werewolves.

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    1. I’m glad I’m nice t the only one who isn’t a bit fan of celebrity bios, but I’m hoping this might be different? Who knows…
      Haha, it’s true, they would be a bit scary but for some reason I’m still a fan haha

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  2. You had me at mermaids. I have ideas about mermaid stories too. The mystery makes the world building all the more important and it’s nerve-wracking but maybe one day…. I was in love with them well before The Little Mermaid was Disnefied.

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      1. It’s still among my faves of the Disney princesses but I had fallen in love with a picture book before it came out. I was disillusioned with the Disney version for a long time for changing the end but eventually got over it.

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