I do hope all of you had a fantastic Christmas. Today I decided, after looking at Blogs-Of-A-Bookaholic, that I’m going to take part in the Rory Gilmore Book Challenge. As a fan of the Gilmore Girls it immediately caught my eye and after reading through the blog post I became convinced to take part. Although, I’m not sure how to keep you updated, I might make a page and cross titles out as I read them, I’ll cross that bridge when I come to it.
I’ve always wanted to read the classics but I’ve never really managed to get round to it and this gives me the perfect incentive as quite a few appear on the list.
I have no idea how long the challenge will take but I look forward to seeing my bookcase gradually fill up with these great names and it also gives me an excuse to buy all those nicely bound books that have turned up in Waterstone’s (I was given the collected works of Oscar Wilde for Christmas)
So you can look forward to seeing Jane Austin and Edgar Allen Poe turning up in the monthly Any One Book.
First off, I handed in my last assignment of the year today, huzzah! Secondly I’ve decided that I want the Ace of Cakes/Charm City Cakes people to make me a Hogwarts cake for my 21st next year. I mean look at it….I’m assuming that they might not deliver to England though
Picture taken from Leaky Cauldron
I love this time of the year when all the crappy Christmas films come on. Well, only some of them are crappy. Nightmare Before Christmas is on tonight and that has to be one of the best films ever (seriously my Nightmare Before Christmas collection is the only one that can rival my Harry Potter one).
Every time I walk into HMV they seem to playing The Polar Express which I want to watch but I neither own the DVD or know when it’s on TV. It’s the same with Elf, I mean it has to be on, it is Christmas after all. I can’t wait to see them both!
But stuff like Mrs Miracle is kind of crap. We watched that today, while I put off finishing my politics article, and it was kind of predictable, a Christmas version of Nanny McPhee only less heart warming which is kind of strange considering it’s a Christmas film. Except I didn’t mind watching it, there’s just something about this time of the year that makes any film good.
After which A Christmas Carol came on, we watched that for a little while too, but I found myself wishing for a Muppet or two, Christmas just isn’t Christmas without the Muppets.
Personally I’m glad that the Coke advert has been about a lot, and reverted back to its original self. After all, the holidays are coming but how are we to know without that advert to get us all excited?
We got the Christmas tree today…well, my mum got it while I was out, which is a shame because she has a knack for choosing lopsided ones. I don’t mind this, but when it comes to decorating the lopsided tree she gets really stressed.
Anyway, usually when we get a Christmas tree it’s an obvious sign that Christmas is near but also that my mum and her friend pick up the intercom and sing Christmas carols to people randomly walking by outside, whilst enjoyable it doesn’t always make for a treat (especially in my mum’s case).
So as we crack open the advent calendars and turn our year-long calenders over to their last page it’s time to absorb the Christmas spirit. I hope you all enjoy a stress free month. If you happen to be walking past on a street one evening and hear badly tuned Christmas carols being warbled out you have my sincerest apologies, I do try to gag them.