Christmas Haul

Hello, dearest nerds, writers, photographers, fangirls,  book readers and blog readers.

Today (or tonight; it depends on what time you’re reading this), I’m going to show you my Christmas presents! (If you like American Girls dolls, you can check out my doll-related haul on my other blog, Happy House of AG.)

*I’m not trying to brag by showing you my presents. I simply thought you might like to see what I was given.*

Tenth Doctor Funko POP!

I got my very first POP! It’s of the Tenth Doctor. :D

Tenth Doctor Funko POP!

Isn’t he adorable?

Keeper of the Lost Cities: book three, Everblaze

Keeper of the Lost Cities: Everblaze by Shannon Messenger. I’m super excited to read this!

Keeper of the Lost Cities: book four, Neverseen

Keeper of the Lost Cities: Neverseen by Shannon Messenger. I now have the whole series!

Bad Magic by Pseudonymous Bosch

The Bad Books: Bad Magic. The first (and, at the moment, only) book in The Bad Books series by Pseudonymous Bosch. I’ve already finished reading it. XD

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Here are a few random sentences from each book . . .

Everblaze:

“Just tell me the stupid secret, okay?” — page 461.

The quintessence had carried them to an island — a tiny spit of sand and palms where Sophie would’ve expected to find a marooned pirate searching for the X that marked the spot. — page 417.

Bad Magic:

He’d been abandoned with a cryptic warning next to an alarming SOS sign. — page 134.

Maybe he would learn more about the original Mira, or more about the library the pilot had warned him about weeks ago. — page 218.

Neverseen:

Sophie swayed and Keefe grabbed her, holding her steady as he whispered, “Please tell me what they’re saying.” — page . . . um, I forget the page number.

She rallied her full mental strength, slipped into Mitya’s mind and . . .

. . . tangled in a web of memories. — page 161.

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I got this hat.

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Some gloves.

Star Wars beanie

This Star Wars beanie was a gift from my grandmother (Well, technically, the hat belongs to my brother, but he lets me wear it. I got a beanie as well, but I didn’t really like it because it had Hello Kitty on it. :P ).

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It says “Star Wars, the Force Awakens” on it!

Hal Leonard Guitar Method book

My parents got me a guitar book, since I’m going to learn guitar soon. My dad plays guitar, so hopefully he’ll help me. :)

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Mmm . . . a peanut butter chocolate bar. There’s actually peanut butter inside the squares of chocolate.

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My grandmother gave me a stocking filled with all of that stuff. ^^

Nutella & Go!

My mom put this in my stocking. XD

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I got these awesome Doctor Who earrings. They have the Seal of Rassilon on them!

Doctor Who Keep Calm and Don't Blink shirt

Finally, I was given a Doctor Who shirt that says “Keep Calm and Don’t Blink.”

I’m in love with it.

I got $50 from grandparents #1; $30 from grandparents #2; $50 from grandparents #3; $20 from aunt and uncle #1; $20 from my great aunt and uncle; and $50 from aunt and uncle #2.

Uncle #3 gave me a $50 Books-a-Million gift card.

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I bought my brother The Avengers on DVD. It was sort of a gift to myself as well as to him, since I hadn’t seen The Avengers before.

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Star Wars: The Force Awakens Official Theatrical Poster

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YES. THE FORCE AWAKENS CAME OUT TODAY.

I’m going to watch it in a few days at a cinema where you can eat dinner in the theater. :D

Photo belongs to booksandmessybuns.wordpress.com

Random Fridays  is a weekly meme hosted by Rebeca at “Books and Messy Buns”. Anyone can join, you just have to do the following:

  • Pick up the book you’re currently reading (or read last)
  • Go to this random number generator and insert the total amount of pages in your book
  • Generate a random number
  • Open your book in the page with number you got
  • Repeat step 2 and 3 but with the number of lines in that page
  • Your random sentence is the first sentence in the line with the number you got (it doesn’t matter if the sentence starts a few lines before)
  • Share your sentence, book title and author with the book community :)

My Random Sentence:

His eyes widened and she realized she’d never told him about her unusual connection to the alicorn.

— page 320, Keeper of the Lost Cities: Exile by Shannon Messenger.

December/Christmas blogging challenge

{Image belongs to Kathryn}

DOES THAT SAY “CHRISTMAS” ON IT? IT DOES.

I am so excited for Christmas! How am I going to survive the next seven days?! I actually sometimes think that that’s a dumb question, not that I haven’t asked it before. Like, how can I NOT survive the next seven days?

There was a package sitting outside my house when I got back from my playing with my friend. My mom wouldn’t let me read what company the package was from, which leads me to believe that it is a Christmas present.

YES.

I hereby promise not to sneak into my parent’s room during the night and see who the package was from.

Quote Buddy the Elf loudly in Public

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The next time I’m in a store, I promise I will say this.

Write what Christmas sounds like

ELVIS CHRISTMAS SONGS. Bells, snow falling, wrapping paper ripping, delighted shrieks . . . uh . . . that’s all. I think.

Speaking of Christmas, my friend Issy got me some Christmas presents!

Spa Bella Soothing Gel Eye Mask

Brother approved.

First up, we have a . . . er . . . eye mask? From Spa Bella. Whatever that company is.

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It’s filled with blue things that I’m pretty sure are Orbeez.

According to Issy, if you heat it up, it’ll help you sleep and help headaches and stuff.  If you make it cold (by putting it in the freezer), it’ll “wake you up.” I’m pretty sure my mom is going to stick this thing on my face in the mornings when she wants to wake me up.

Yeah.

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She also got me a TARDIS notebook!

I am not ashamed to admit that I squealed when I unwrapped it.

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There’s Gallifreyan writing on the inside of the cover.

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There is a little TARDIS in the bottom right corner of every page.

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It says “Doctor Who” on the top of each page, too.

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Here it is compared to the size of my hand.

Thank you SO much, Issy!

Remember, your Creating Worlds Writing Camp entries are due tomorrow, December 19th!

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Who reads my secret messages? :)

Creating Worlds Writing Camp: Challenge Three

Sorry that this is later in the day than usual! I was at co-op from eight to one. But Challenge Three is  up now!

I got entries from . . .

Creating Worlds Writing Camp Team DragonsMystery Class logo source

Jaclynn (Little Miss Fluffet)

MBROWN110504 (In Which I Write About what Pops into My Mind)

Megan (A Barefoot Gal)

Magda

Allison (A Farm Girl’s Life)

Points: 16

Creating Worlds Writing Camp Team Half-BloodTrident image source

Hope (All Things Doll)

Samantha (Redhead with a Book)

Bella (Many Marigolds)

Erica

Anna (Daydreaming Dolls)

Points: 17

Creating Worlds Writing Camp Team Narnia Aslan image source

Crabbyaglover (AG Dolls and Fun)

Kathryn (In the Depths of Dreams)

Misty (mistycreativewriting)

Josie (Josie on the Go)

Dara

Points: 16

Creating Worlds Writing Camp Team Keepers Black Swan logo source

Clara (Clara’s Craft Corner)

Anonymous A (Happy Days with Anonymous A)

Nicole (The Secret Life of an Irish Dancer)

Emma (Drawn to Writing)

K.A. (Cuddly Critters Blog)

Points: 19

If you posted/sent me your story, but you don’t see your name up there, just drop me a comment and I’ll add it straightaway.

Here are the prompts!

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Your stories for Challenge Three are due by midnight December 13th. Either leave me a comment with a link or email the story to me at happyhouseofag@gmail.com

When you post your stories, please make sure to include how many prompts you used! It makes it a lot easier for me when I’m tallying up the points.

Good luck!

December/Christmas blogging challenge

{Image belongs to Kathryn}

Picture of your tree

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It’s short. And plastic.

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We have an angel topper.

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This is one of my favorite ornaments!

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I made this . . . unicorn-with-fairy wings last Christmas. It is currently hanging on the back of the tree where no one can see it. ☺

Random Fridays #6

Photo belongs to booksandmessybuns.wordpress.com

Random Fridays  is a weekly meme hosted by Rebeca at “Books and Messy Buns”. Anyone can join, you just have to do the following:

  • Pick up the book you’re currently reading (or read last)
  • Go to this random number generator and insert the total amount of pages in your book
  • Generate a random number
  • Open your book in the page with number you got
  • Repeat step 2 and 3 but with the number of lines in that page
  • Your random sentence is the first sentence in the line with the number you got (it doesn’t matter if the sentence starts a few lines before)
  • Share your sentence, book title and author with the book community :)

My Random Sentence:

The only two people present who seemed to be quite at their ease were Aslan and the Witch herself.

— page 154, The Chronicles of Narnia: The Lion, the Witch, and the Wardrobe by C. S. Lewis

Speaking of books . . .

Keeper of the Lost Cities: Exile by Shannon Messenger

Look what arrived on Wednesday! Exile! I can’t wait to read this. :D

The Chronicles of Narnia "The Lion, the Witch, and the Wardrobe" by C.S. Lewis

Isn’t the cover pretty? :)

But I’m going to finish The Lion, the Witch, and the Wardrobe before I start reading Exile.

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I made a marionette in my co-op’s art class! It’s of the Eleventh Doctor.