Day Six||12 Days of Christmas Blogging.


The Rules:

  • Include the photo below in each blog post
  • You may start at any point in December
  • Use the topic supplied for the post of that day
  • Make sure all posts are in December, but they don’t have to be posted consecutively (lets face it it’s a busy time)
  • Nominate 3 people after each blog to start the challenge (I nominated some of you on the first day’s post, but please feel free to do it if you weren’t)
  • Have fun!

**bigger image in my first post**

Day Six: Share a fond childhood Christmas memory.

I have such a horrible memory, especially with remembering childhood things. Let’s see if I can remember anything! I don’t remember too many actual Christmases, but when I was a kid from when I was a baby until after 2nd grade I used to live in Illinois. We actually kind of lived on a park (South Island Park in Wilmington IL). There was a huge hill (which our house was on top of it) and then it was the park. Our backyard was basically the park, which was awesome.

Anyway, our house was on this huge hill and when it snowed it would be covered in it. So we had the perfect sledding area! It was always so much fun sledding. I can’t remember the last time I’ve gone sledding, sigh. We also built snowmen at the end of the hill. I remember my dad had this awesome idea of putting food coloring in water spray bottles with water. After we would build the snowmen, we would spray them with the colored water and we would have colorful snowmen. They always turned out awesome.

What is one of your childhood Christmas memories? 

Feel free to check out some of my recent posts linked down below! 😀

Thoughts||Anatomy of a Misfit. – My thoughts on the book Anatomy of a Misfit by Andrea Portes.
Day Five. – My personal Christmas wishlist.
Top Ten Tuesday. – Ten best books I read this year.

I hope you have a great day! ❤


Thoughts||Anatomy of a Misfit.


Anatomy of a Misfit by Andrea Portes
3 out of 5 stars.

“It’s one of those dumb days where nothing’s really wrong but nothing’s really right either and the sky can’t even choose to be white or gray.”

Goodreads Description: Fall’s buzzed-about, in-house favorite. Outside, Anika Dragomir is all lip gloss and blond hair—the third most popular girl in school. Inside, she’s a freak: a mix of dark thoughts, diabolical plots, and, if local chatter is to be believed, vampire DNA (after all, her father is Romanian). But she keeps it under wraps to maintain her social position. One step out of line and Becky Vilhauer, first most popular girl in school, will make her life hell. So when former loner Logan McDonough shows up one September hotter, smarter, and more mysterious than ever, Anika knows she can’t get involved. It would be insane to throw away her social safety for a nerd. So what if that nerd is now a black-leather-jacket-wearing dreamboat, and his loner status is clearly the result of his troubled home life? Who cares if the right girl could help him with all that, maybe even save him from it? Who needs him when Jared Kline, the bad boy every girl dreams of, is asking her on dates? Who?

It took me a little while to think of a proper rating for this book, because there were a lot of things I didn’t like about it. The synopsis sounded promising enough, so I decided to give it a chance.

I really wasn’t an Anika fan and she seemed a bit annoying. I also didn’t like the way she (and other kids) used the word “gay” and “queer” in the story. For example, they would call things they didn’t like gay. That irked me so much. In the beginning of the book they did it so much that I almost didn’t finish it. Aside from not liking Anika (and some of the other characters) and their use of those words, I still continued with the book.

It had it’s fun moments and there were times I did enjoy it. I really liked both Logan and Jared, so with the whole love triangle going on it was hard to say who I was rooting for at first. In the end, I was definitely rooting for Logan! Anika really annoyed me in the fact that she felt her social status was way more important than being with Logan who she really liked.

The ending was strange, so strange. I honestly did not expect it at all. If someone asked me to make a list of possible endings for this book, I would have NEVER thought about the one it had. I wanted it to end so differently. Overall, I did enjoy it aside from the things I really didn’t like. It probably could have been written a little better, but it was a pretty okay read. It wasn’t horrible, but it wasn’t the best.

Almost too much for this small frame.
You make me part of the sky.”

Have you read this book? If so, what did you think?

I hope you have a great day! ❤