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A Year in Books and End of Year Survey

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2015 was a really good reading year for me. I read more this year than I ever have by a long shot. I’ve always considered myself a reader, but the amount I read this year, man. Wow. I read 110 books. I usually read around 20. Improvements!

To close this year out, I’m going to go through my year in books according to goodreads, some blog stats, and complete Perpetualpageturner’s end of year survey. I feel like it’ll be a good combination to really wrap-up everything I’ve done this year. Since this is closing on all the books I’ve read, consider this my December Wrap-up as well.

My Year in Books

Total Books DNFd this year: 5

For the sake of keeping this as non-repetitive as possible, I’m not going to go through the individual books as a lot will likely be named in the stats and survey.

Stats for the Embuhleeliest blog

Total posts published: 155
Reviews: 18
Tags: 25
Blog Award Nominations: 9
Top 5 Wednesdays: 24
Most Popular Post of 2015: Pixar Book Tag (Original)

Wrap-Ups:

January | February | March | April | May | June | July | August | September | October | November

December:

In Order to Live by Yeonmi Park: 5/5 stars
Ice Like Fire by Sara Raasch: 4.5/5 stars
Crown of Midnight by Sarah J Maas: 4.5/5 stars
My True Love Gave to Me edited by Stephanie Perkins: 3/5 stars
The Girl of Fire and Thorns Stories by Rae Carson: 4/5 stars

Results of 2015 Reading Resolutions and Challenges

Towards the end of 2014, I made three posts about things I wanted to do book-wise in 2015. They were my 2015 Reading Resolutions, 15 in 2015 and my TBR Jar Challenge. These are the results of all that.

Reading Resolutions:
Read 30 books: Success
Focus on sequels and stand-alones: Unsure
Buy 1 book for 5 read: Fail
Write reviews for at least 50% of the books read: Fail
Separate ‘to-be-read’ books onto their own bookcase: Success
Go through ‘to-be-read’ books and decide whether or not I’ll actually ever feel like reading them. If not, give away or donate them: Success

About 50-50 here.

15 in 2015:
1. The Ask and the Answer by Patrick Ness (Chaos Walking #2): Read
2. Monsters of Men by Patrick Ness (Chaos Walking #3): Read
3. Victory of Eagles by Naomi Novik (Temeraire #5): Not Read
4. Tongues of Serpents by Naomi Novik (Temeraire #6): Not Read
5. The Scar by China Mieville (Bas Lag/New Crobuzon #2): Not Read
6. Curse of the Wendigo by Rick Yancey (Monstrumologist #2): Not Read
7. The Isle of Blood by Rick Yancey (Monstromologist #3): Not Read
8. Days of Blood and Starlight by Laini Taylor (Daughter of Smoke & Bone #2): Not Read
9. Dreams of Joy by Lisa See (Shanghai Girls #2): Not Read
10. 1Q84 by Haruki Murakami: Not Read
11. Cloud Atlas by David Mitchell: Not Read
12. Go Ask Alice by Anonymous: Not Read
13. Eleanor and Park by Rainbow Rowell: Not Read
14. The Ultimate Hitchhiker’s Guide to the Galaxy by Douglas Adams: Read
15. The Future of the Mind by Michio Kaku: Not Read

Guys, I read three of them. I’m totally awesome.

TBR Jar Challenge:
Read a book with 500+ pages: Success
Reread a favorite book: Success
Read a 2015 debut novel: Success
Read a book that someone else picks: Success
Read a book that you’ve never heard of before: Fail
Begin reading a new graphic novel/graphic novel series: Success
Read a new-to-you author: Success
Read a book that is not a novel: Fail
Read/watch a book and its adaptation: Fail
Read an award winning novel: Fail
Read a classic novel: Fail
Read a series finale: Success

A bit more than 50-50 here.

End of Year Book Survey

Reading Stats

Number Of Books You Read: 110
Number of Re-Reads: 30
Genre You Read The Most From: Fantasy

Best in Books

Best Book You Read In 2015?
The Martian by Andy Weir
Book You Were Excited About & Thought You Were Going to Love But Didn’t
Dumplin’ by Julie Murphy
Most Surprising (in a good way) book you read?
Easy by Tammara Webber
Book You “Pushed” the Most People to Read (And they Did)?
The Knife of Never Letting Go by Patrick Ness
Best series you started in 2015? Sequel? Ender?
Starter: An Ember in the Ashes by Tabaa Tahir
Sequel: A Clash of Kings by George RR Martin
Ender: Monsters of Men by Patrick Ness
Favorite new author you discovered in 2015?
Rae Carson
Best books from a genre you don’t typically read/out of comfort zone
Angels and Demons by Dan Brown
Most action-packed/thrilling/unputdownable book of the year?
Crown of Embers by Rae Carson
Book you read in 2015 that you are most likely to re-read next year?
Saga volume 5 by Brian K Vaughan
Favorite cover of a book you read in 2015?

Most memorable character of 2015?
Mark Watney from The Martian
Most beautifully written book read in 2015
The Night Circus by Erin Morgenstern
Most thought-provoking/life-changing book of 2015?
In Order to Live by Yeonmi Park
Book you can’t believe you waited UNTIL 2015 to finally read?
The Hitchhiker’s Guide to the Galaxy by Douglas Adams
Favorite Passage/Quote from a book read in 2015?
“When you tear out a man’s tongue, you are not proving him a liar, you’re only telling the world that you fear what he might say” – A Clash of Kings by George RR Martin
Longest and Shortest books read in 2015?
Longest: A Clash of Kings by George RR Martin
Shortest: A New World by Patrick Ness
Book that shocked you the most
In Order to Live by Yeonmi Park
OTP of the Year
MarkoxAlana 4eva
Favorite Non-Romantic Relationship of the Year
Hakkai and Gojyo from Saiyuki (though some beg to differ)
Favorite book you read in 2015 from an author you’ve read previously
Saga volume 4 by Brian K Vaughan (I know it’s #6 on my top 15 list, but it’s the first author on there that I had also read in 2014)
Favorite book of 2015 read based soley on a recommendation from another
The Girl of Fire and Thorns by Rae Carson
Newest fictional crush of 2015
Chaol from Throne of Glass
Best 2015 debut
An Ember in the Ashes by Tabaa Tahir
Best Worldbuilding/vivid setting of the year
Perdido Street Station by China Mieville
Book that put a smile on your face/most fun to read
Trigun by Yasuhiro Nightow
Book that made you cry or nearly cry in 2015
Monsters of Men by Patrick Ness
Hidden Gem of the year
Priest by Min-Woo Hyung
Book that crushed your soul
A Monster Calls by Patrick Ness
Most Unique Book Read in 2015
The History of the World Through Twitter by Jon Holmes
Book that made you the most mad
Rumble by Ellen Hopkins

Blogging/Bookish Life

New favorite book blog of 2015
Orangutan Librarian’s :”D
Favorite review written this year
The one for The Night Circus
Best discussion/non-review post this year
Pixar book tag (original)
Best event participated in
All the different readathons
Best moment of the year
Reading my 110 book goal
Most challenging this about this past year
Keeping consistency when posting
Most popular post this year
Pixar book tag (original)
Post you wished got a little more love
Holiday recipes – Nacho Dip
Best bookish discovery of 2015
All the new bloggers I follow here 😀
Challenges or goals completed?
See above

Looking Ahead

Book you didn’t get to in 2015 but will be a 2016 priority?
Weave World by Clive Barker
Most anticipated non-debut 2016 release?
A Torch Against the Night by Tabaa Tahir
Most anticipated 2016 debut?
Not sure, haven’t been paying attention
Most anticipated 2016 series ender/sequel release?
See ‘Most anticipated non-debut 2016 release’. :”D
One thing you hope to accomplish in your 2016 reading/blogging life
Cut down on impulse purchased of books that sound good because of the hype instead of because the plot appeals to me
A 2016 release you’ve already read and recommend to everyone
Guys, I’m a little blog and it’s still 2015. You silly.


And that’s it. Big, honking New Year’s Eve post up and ready. I hope you all have a fantastic new year. I’ll be over here, eating mac and cheese and drinking champagne until the ball drops. PEACE

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 
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Posted by on 12/31/2015 in Books, Favorites, Wrap-up

 

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Top 15 Books of 2015

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Last year I did a Top 8 books of 2014. This year, I’m doing a Top 15 of 2015! I read a lot more this year thanks a lot to this blog, so I had a lot more to pick from. 😀 I’ve decided to group favorite books that belong to the same series together, so these are my top books/series I’ve read this year.

15. Perdido Street Station by China Mieville

4.25/5 stars

This was the first novel I finished in 2015, back in January. It was also my first taste of Mieville’s brand of fantasy. It’s intoxicating to say the least. Mieville is able to carve the city in which this book takes place into your mind to the point where you think about wandering its streets long after you finish the book. I look forward to reading more from this author for sure. I wrote a review on this one, if you’re interested in reading more.

14. Snow Like Ashes by Sara Raasch

4.5/5 stars

This one surprised me in how much I liked it. When I first started it, I couldn’t stand the main character. By the end, I loved her. So this book got a lot of points in the character development area for me.

Also wrote a review on this one and have since read the second book, Ice Like Fire, which was also really good.

13. The Night Circus by Erin Morgenstern

4.5/5 stars

I’m starting to notice a pattern of books I really liked and books I’ve written reviews about. It’s not 100% but it’s there. This is another that fits the bill. I loved this book. It was so magical and fantastical. I was lost in the story for a long time after it was over.

12. Saiyuki by Kazuya Minekura

4.83/5 stars

This is a nine book long manga series that I kinda fell in love with. I wrote a series review on the thing if you’re interested. If you’re looking for a fantastical series with more serious and at the same time funny tones, this would be a good place to look.

This series for me was nostalgic as well. I read about half of it back in high school, and this past year I reread the whole thing. It was a really nice experience. I remember liking it when I was 15 and this time around I loved it. I think I understood the humor a bit more. It was good.


I must note that after this point, all the books I will name got a five star rating from me, so ordering them was super hard. I hope you feel my pain. 😛


 11. The Girl of Fire and Thorns Trilogy (and novellas) by Rae Carson

5/5 stars

This is one of those series where each book may have an issue or two (I only rated book 2 five stars I believe) but as a whole, this series is wonderful. I wish that in goodreads, you could rate each book individually and then a series as a whole. It would be so much better. Currently, I’m reading the novellas, which I’ll finish up today, so I’m adding them in here too. I wrote a review on the first one if you’re interested.

10. In Order to Live by Yeonmi Park

5/5 stars

This is probably one of the most fascinating books I’ve read this year. It’s a memoir written by a young woman who has defected from North Korea. It gives an insight on the daily lives and psyches of those who live in that country (and since she’s written this, North Korea has declared her a ‘democratic puppet’ and has denied all claims in the book (shocker)). This was seriously good and I still think about it.

9. Saga volumes 4 and 5 by Brian K Vaughan

5/5 stars

The first three I read last year. But this series guys, wow. It just keeps getting better and better with each volume. It’s only 5 volumes long right now, so it’s easy to catch up – go read it!

 

8. Easy by Tammara Webber

5/5 stars

I tried my hand at the new adult genre this year and this was the first one I read. Needless to say I loved it. I liked the love interest, I liked the themes, I liked that the main character wasn’t irritating. This book was great. The sequel is on my 16 in 2016 list, so hopefully I’ll get to it soon. I wrote a review if you’re interested

7. A Game of Thrones and A Clash of Kings by George RR Martin

A Game of Thrones (A Song of Ice and Fire, #1)5/5 stars

I jumped into the A Song of Ice and Fire series this year, and now I’m knee deep in action and treachery. I love this series so far, both of the books I’ve read this year I rated 5 stars. Currently trying to get myself to read the third (It’s just sooo biiiig) and I know I’ll love it when I do. So wish me luck. I wrote a review on the second one if you’re interested.

6. An Ember in the Ashes by Sabaa Tahir

5/5 stars

This book was a pleasant surprise. I expected a generic ya fantasy when reading this one, but it turned out to be a really cool world with some really neat lore. And I loved both the main characters, so hey, super good book by my standards.

5. The Hitchhiker’s Guide to the Galaxy and The Restaurant at the End of the Universe by Douglas Adams

5/5 stars

These are books one and two in the Hitchhiker’s Guide series, which has been floating in my life for about ten years. My cousin has tried to get to me to read this series for ages and I finally picked it up this past year. The first thing I realized is that the humor in this series is hit or miss for people. For me, it was a hit. Definitely a hit.

4. The Chaos Walking Trilogy by Patrick Ness

5/5 stars

Guys, this has become one of my favorite series ever. Ever. It’s just so damn good and you need to read it. I wrote a series review* (see ‘gush’) on it. I’m still blabbering about this series months later.

3. The Fold by Peter Clines

5/5 stars

I feel I really loved this book for how nerdy it was. Made repeated references to Stargate, Harry Potter and other things. The concept in my opinion was really neat. And apparently, it has a companion novel, 14, which I was supposed to read first and didn’t. Oops. Well, still loved this one, will read 14 soon and hopefully love it as well. Here’s my review.

2. A Monster Calls by Patrick Ness

5/5 stars

Hey, this author got on my list twice. In the previous entry, he had my heart racing and had me screaming at the book. In this one, he ripped my soul. This book ripped my soul, guys.

 

 

1. The Martian by Andy Weir

5/5 stars

This is hands down my favorite book of the year. I’ve seen it on top of a few other lists as well. It’s well deserved. If you haven’t read it yet, I highly recommend it and I really suggest you listen to the audiobook, which is just perfect. I love this book. I love it. I love it. IloveitIloveitIloveit. I want to reread it a million times and get 5000 copies so I can lend them all out and make other people read it and then we can goo over it together and live happily ever after til the end of our days and it will be wonderful because The Martian exists. My review

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And that’s it! I hope you guys all had a wonderful reading year and found as many new loves in books as I did. 🙂 Happy reading!

 
 

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16 in 2016

Last year I did a post like this, 15 in 2015, where I listed a sort of TBR of books for the entire year. This year, I’m going to do it again, listing 16 books (that I already own) that I hope to get to before the year is out. I’ll review my performance on last year’s thing in my Year in Review post on Thursday, but I want to lay out the new one now.

In 2016, I hope to read the following:

The Hobbit by JRR Tolkien
Weave World by Clive Barker
Storm of Swords by George RR Martin
The Joy Luck Club by Amy Tan
The Future of the Mind by Michio Kaku
The Final Empire by Brandon Sanderson
Outlander by Diana Gabaldon
Harry Potter and the Sorcerer’s Stone (illustrated) by JK Rowling
14 by Peter Clines
The Curse of the Wendigo by Rick Yancey
Sea of Ghosts by Alan Campbell
Breakable by Tammara Webber
Fired Green Tomatoes at the Whistle Stop Cafe by Fannie Flag
Across the Nightingale Floor by Gillian Rubinstein
1Q84 by Haruki Murakami
Shadow and Bone by Leigh Bardugo

If you plan on reading any of these, let me know! I’ve always wanted to try a buddy read. Happy reading! 😀

 
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Posted by on 12/28/2015 in Books, TBR

 

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TBR Jar Challenge 2016

Last year, I did the TBR Jar Challenge inspired by Katytastic and this year I’m kinda sorta going to do something similar a little bit.

This year goes as follows:

The prompts for this year will be from the Book Riot Read Harder Challenge and instead of drawing a slip or two from the jar and trying to follow it that specific month, I’m going to read books and then pull slips out that I feel those books fulfill. So I might get it done all within the first six months, I might space it out, I might procrastinate.

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Since the Book Riot Read Harder Challenge has 24 or 25 challenges, I thought it would be easier to do it bit by bit instead of trying to fulfill specific challenges each month. Also, if you read the fine print at the bottom of the challenge image, you can see that a book and fulfill multiple challenges, so that’ll be nice as well!

If you recall in my Reading Resolutions post I made yesterday, my goal is to complete half of this challenge. Gonna try for the whole thing of course, but I’ll be satisfied with half.

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And that’s it! Wish me luck and let me know if you’re going to do either that TBR Jar Challenge, the Book Riot Read Harder Challenge or both! Happy reading!

 

 

 
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Posted by on 12/27/2015 in Announcement, Books, TBR

 

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2016 Reading Resolutions

We’ve entered the dead days, so it’s time to gear up for the new year. I’m going to start with a list of reading goals I set for myself to hopefully follow. I did this last year as well, which will be gone over in a later post.

My 2016 goals are:

  • Read 50 books
  • Complete at least half of the Read Harder reading challenge (will post later about it)
  • Pick up books because they interest me, not just because they’re super hyped
  • Put all my books together – pull from my living room, my bedroom and my parents’ house. Need them to be together! In one room!
  • Get rid of books I disliked and/or will never reread again

I think those should be rather simple to follow. 🙂 Wish me luck!

 
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Posted by on 12/26/2015 in Books

 

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Merry Christmas! – Blogmas 12/25

Today is the day and that day is actually almost over. Where I’m at, it’s 11:22pm on the night we celebrate Christ’s birth.

The day that we’ve been planning this whole month around has come to a close. And I gotta say, Christmas this year was wonderful. It was a blur, but a wonderful blur. As I’m sitting here, there are bags of gifts from loved ones strewn all over my living room, there are left overs in my refrigerator that will last us for days and our tree, its base once packed with gifts wrapped in pretty paper, is now almost barren.

Another Christmas has come and gone. It was fun and wonderful while it lasted, and only 365 days until the next one.

I hope you all had a wonderful Christmas whether you actively celebrate it or not, and I hope you all got to see your families and rejoice.

Happy birthday Jesus. And as Tiny Tim says: God bless us, everyone.

 
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Posted by on 12/25/2015 in Blogmas

 

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Christmas Eve Traditions – Blogmas 12/24

It’s Christmas Eve! 😀 Merry Christmas to those who celebrate and happy holidays to those who don’t!

Head’s up, this post is about Christmas Eve and Christmas Day traditions, mine personally, from when I was little and what I do now. So if a personal-type sappy blog doesn’t float your boat, I suggest you back out now. :”D


When I was little and in elementary school, my family was a single income, lower middle class family. We were able to pay the bills (most of the time)  but as far as money that didn’t need to go to food or bills, there was rarely any, ever. I realize a lot of people have had it worse than me, but I feel that I need to explain this bit to make you understand why the rest of the traditions we did around Christmas meant so much to me, turning me into a Christmas lover for life.

When I was in elementary school, a few days before Christmas Eve, my school would host a ‘Santa’s Workshop’ that would offer toys and trinkets that the students could buy for their families. A lot of the gifts were rather inexpensive. There was a three dollar-table, a five-dollar table, all the way up to a fifty-dollar table. My parents, each year, would manage to give me and my sister both ten dollars. Meaning we could spend about three dollars per person for Christmas (father, mother, sister). This was my favorite day of the year.

I didn’t fully understand at the time what it meant for my parents to come up with ten dollars each to give my sister and I, but now I do. Anyways, my sister and I would haunt the three dollar table for as long as we were able to, trying to pick out the best present possible for each person. And to the school’s credit, the three-dollar table had some nice things on it, considering they were to be gifts from children to their parents. One year, I found a small angel figurine for my mother. I remember her opening it, looking at it, then grinning up at me and saying “It’s perfect.” I think I was six or seven that year – it was the first time that giving a gift really had any impact on me. I mean, nobody had reacted too strongly to something I personally had given them before that, so seeing my mom grin and carry on about this three-dollar angel figurine, well. It really struck a chord.

Needless to say, I’m a rabid gift-giver during the holidays now. 😛

So these little grab-bag gifts as my parents called them, we would open on Christmas Eve. That was our first Christmas Eve tradition. A second one came a few years later when Mom put on A Christmas Carol for my sister and I to watch for the first time when I was about eight. I loved it. I’ve made a point of trying to watch some version of it every year since then. I haven’t watched one yet this year, but there is still time. Actually, looking at the cable listings, it’s going to be aired in about a half hour. :”D So good timing for me, yay.

Those were the two Christmas Eve traditions established during my childhood. The first tradition we don’t do anymore, but the second I still try to, even if I’m by myself when I do it (like right now – SO is asleep, that goofball)

Christmas Day on the other hand was always and is still full of tradition for me. This is where my parents’ socioeconomic status comes in that I mentioned before. No matter how hard of a time my parents were having at the moment, they always found some way to make Christmas for my sister and I magical. Every year, Santa would come, leaving a pile of gifts under the tree. Once I found out Santa wasn’t real and realized my parents were doing all of it, I asked them once how they managed to do all this when a lot of the time they couldn’t afford to buy cereal. This is another one of those memories that just kinda stick with you, crystal clear. My parents looked at each other and smiled at us. “We make do, you’re more important” was all they would answer. I suspect they would either charge up their credit cards or take loans from family members, but they wouldn’t answer me about it.

Since then, while my parents are still single-income, my father has a much better job, meaning they’re not nearly as stretched anymore. They can afford food and some gifts and stuff like that much easier now (and even more so since I don’t live there anymore, running up the utility and food bills) But hearing that “You’re more important” stuck with me too. This is why I ran my bank account down to three dollars this year buying gifts. I’m rather addicted honestly. And most of the money I spent when to my parents’ and my sister’s gifts. After my sister opens hers, I think I’ll take a picture of it and post it here. I had it commissioned for her and it’s just so beautiful. Anyways.

So what I’m saying through those paragraphs and paragraphs of rambling is that my parents, through their generosity even though they often shouldn’t have done it, instilled in me a love of Christmas and a value of ‘others first’, which I really, really appreciate them doing for me. They’re wonderful parents and I wouldn’t trade them for anyone else.

So right. Christmas Day traditions. When I lived with my parents, Christmas Day would go as follows:

Wake up, everyone go pee. Nobody’s allowed out in the livingroom! Everyone pee first so we’re ready! Okay, every ready? Let Dad go out first and get the camera! Let Mom go out and start the coffee pot and get food in the oven! Okay kids, come on out.

My sister and I would walk out in our nightgowns, hair sticking up in every direction, to our parents sitting in the livingroom, Dad posed in the best position to capture our expressions in a picture upon first seeing the gifts under the tree. He would snap a picture of our jaws dropping and Mom would sit there, drinking her coffee and smiling like a wild woman, “Santa came!” someone would yell, usually her.

Sister and I would sit down on the ground and we’d all open gifts. Even the cats would get gifts. Dad would look over the pictures he’d take of our faces – that was why we weren’t allowed out in the livingroom until everyone was ready. Dad wanted a picture of our faces.

After all the gifts were opened, we’d get dressed and Mom would pull the food out of the oven and we’d drive the two blocks to my grandparents’ house (on mom’s side). There, the extended family would meet and eat breakfast together (this is where the breakfast bake I’ve mentioned in past posts would come into play). We’d all eat, all fifteen or sixteen of us. Then we’d crowd into the family room and open more gifts. My cousins and I would get the job of sorting, which we still do today. After sorted, we’d all open. Someone is usually running around with a camera during this time, being goofy. Usually my uncle.

After my grandparents’ house, we’d go home and my parents would nap. I never understood the nap when I was little. Now I do. It’s vacation. You sleep. I get it now, haha. Then, we’d get ready and go to my grandmother’s house on my father’s side and the same things would repeat. We’d eat and open gifts. Now, my father’s side of the family was a bit bigger than mom’s side, so often the tree would be partially buried under all the gifts for everyone. It was really cool being a six year old and seeing a six foot tree completely hidden by presents. I always remember pie. There were also always a billion pies everywhere. And candies and cookies and… my dad’s side of the family was a ‘go big or go home’ family, haha.

We would do this pattern every year until my grandmother on my father’s side passed away in 2002. After that, we didn’t really meet up with Dad’s side anymore. Everyone moved away. Now we see each other maybe once  a year. :/

So today, my traditions are a bit different.

Christmas Eve: Watch A Christmas Carol, watch A Christmas Story. Go to SO’s parents’ house and do food and gifts. Go to friend’s grandmother’s and do food and gifts. Go home, bond with SO over movies or games or whatever floats our fancy. I like all of these traditions. 🙂

Christmas Day: Open gifts from SO in morning, go to grandmother’s for breakfast as usual, go home to apartment and nap (see, I told you I get it now) go back out either to aunt’s or parent’s for dinner. If aunt’s go for food and go to parent’s afterwards for gifts. If parent’s, go for food and gifts. This year I think we’re just going to my parents’ place. It changes. Go home, clean up all the wrapping paper, probably take another nap. I like all these traditions too.

While all of these are good, I feel like Christmas for me right now is missing children. My SO has a nephew and we kinda go crazy when buying for him since he’s the only kid there. And same for my cousin’s kid at my grandmother’s. Go crazy for her too. They’re the most fun to watch on Christmas. The magic is still there for them. Whenever I have chillins, I’m going to stride to be like my parents and give them good Christmases year after year. I want them going into adulthood liking this holiday as much as I do.

So yes, those are my traditions and how they’ve changed over the years. Got a bit sappy, but it’s Christmas, so I’m allowed. 🙂 If you read through this whole thing, thank you, I know it’s a bit rambley.

And since he’s awake now, I’m off to start what I hope is a new tradition with my SO – going out for breakfast on Christmas Eve. ❤ Merry Christmas everyone, hope all your holidays are magical. 😀

 

 

 
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Posted by on 12/24/2015 in Blogmas

 

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