Monday, December 1, 2014

it's party time


It seems nearly impossible that December is here and that I've already spent a year being B.R.A.V.E., and that I survived hosting Thanksgiving dinner and made it through the last month of conquering the immense task that is #NaNoWriMo. But alas, I have and I did and December is here and I'm thankful for that fact in more ways than one.

When I thought about December and what it's purpose might be, I decided to make December a party. A party to celebrate the many things that were big, BIG in 2014. This year was big for us -as Team Thomas-, for me -as Amber, for this space -Mr. Thomas and Me. So let us take up a spirit of celebration. Let's enjoy the advent season and this time of excitement and twinkle lights together.

In the depths and drudges of the writing process, I missed out on the start of the Semi-Charmed Kind of Life Winter Reading Challenge... It's the cold weather effect of what reignited my love of reading during the warm months of summer. So, I'm back at it, a month late, and seeing how many words I can consume between now and the end of February -with luck it'll be half the books I've got listed below!

My preliminary list is right here for ya'll:
  • 5 points: Freebie! Read any book that fits the general rules.
  • 10 points: Read a book written by an author who has published at least 10 books. — Submitted by Megan.
  • 10 points: Read a book of short stories. — Submitted by Meredith.
  • 10 points: Read a book with a food (not a drink!) in the title. — Submitted by Megan.
  • 15 points: Read the first book in a series that is new to you (so no rereads for this one!). — Submitted by Crystal.
  • 15 points: Read a book that was originally written in a language that is not your native language. — Submitted by Belle.
  • 15 points: Read a book written by a local author  — Submitted by Katelyn.
  • 20 points: Read a "bookish book" (in which books play an important role)— Submitted by Jen.
  • 20 points: Read a book with a direction in the title (e.g. north, south, east, west or any combination of those). — Submitted by Donna
  • 25 points: Read a book from a genre you don't usually read. — Submitted by Jenn.
    • Lean In by Sheryl Sandberg (240 pages) 
  • 25 points: Read a book with a song lyric in the title. 
    • We Were Liars by E Lockhart (240 pages)
      • Song: "We Were Liars" by The Hooters
  • 30 points: Read two books with a different meal in each title. — Submitted by Me.
I promise to be back writing and talking and saying all the things I so deeply love to say come Wednesday. Thanks for baring with me during the writing, working process!

12 comments:

  1. Can't wait to read through this reading list x

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  2. I am SO PROUD of you finishing #NaNoWriMo...you are basically my hero now. I'm just in awe! And yes, you deserve to make December a party, friend. Celebrate big, because you deserve it!!

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  3. YOU WON YOU WON YOU WON YOU WON YAAAAAAAAAAAAAAAY YOU WROTE A FREAKING BOOK. YOU ARE AMAZING. But what else is new. So proud of you sweet friend!

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  4. Happy December, friend! That's a fantastic reading list!

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  5. CONGRATS on NaNoWriMo!!!!! So exciting!!
    On another note, we have a book in common for this list! I read The Girl With the Dragon Tattoo in November for the first in a series book, and I'm going to use the sequel for the originally in another language!
    Party party party :)

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  6. So freaking proud of you and your insane writing skills. Big things are coming, Amber!

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  7. Congrats on NaNoWriMo!! I have never participated, but every years I am in awe of my friends who do. And this looks like an awesome reading list!
    Johanna
    http://www.ourjoyfulhome.com

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  9. How to Save Your Relationship And Marriage from Divorce or broke up

    An amazing testimony on a spell caster who brought my husband back to me.. My name is Natasha Johnson,i live in Florida,USA,and I'm happily married to a lovely and caring husband ,with two kids.A very big problem occurred in my family seven months ago,between me and my husband .so terrible that he took the case to court for a divorce.he said that he never wanted to stay with me again,and that he didn't love me anymore.So he packed out of the house and made me and my children passed through severe pain. I tried all my possible means to get him back,after much begging,but all to no avail.and he confirmed it that he has made his decision,and he never wanted to see me again. So on one evening,as i was coming back from work,i met an old friend of mine who asked of my husband .So i explained every thing to him,so he told me that the only way i can get my husband back,is to visit a spell caster,because it has really worked for him too.So i never believed in spell,but i had no other choice,than to follow his advice. Then he gave me the email address of the spell caster whom he visited.{bravespellcaster@gmail.com}. So the next morning,i sent a mail to the address he gave to me,and the spell caster assured me that i will get my husband back the next day.What an amazing statement!! I never believed,so he spoke with me,and told me everything that i need to do. Then the next morning, So surprisingly, my husband who didn't call me for the past seven {7}months,gave me a call to inform me that he was coming back.So Amazing!! So that was how he came back that same day,with lots of love and joy,and he apologized for his mistake,and for the pain he caused me and my children. Then from that day,our relationship was now stronger than how it were before,by the help of a spell caster. So, i will advice you out there to kindly visit the same website { http://enchantedscents.tripod.com/lovespell/},if you are in any condition like this,or you have any problem related to "bringing your ex back. So thanks to the Dr Brave for bringing back my husband ,and brought great joy to my family once again. {bravespellcaster@gmail.com}, Thanks......,

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  10. Oh you stop flattering me to bits! :)

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  11. I didn't loooovvvvvve it, but I liked it! I ended up reading the last 170 pages in one afternoon because I just had to know what was going to happen, which is always a good indicator. The ending was a bit slow but I'm definitely keeping the sequel on my list!

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  12. How to Save Your Relationship And Marriage from Divorce or broke up??

    An amazing testimony on a spell caster who brought my husband back to me.. My name is Natasha Johnson,i live in Florida,USA,and I'm happily married to a lovely and caring husband ,with two kids.A very big problem occurred in my family seven months ago,between me and my husband .so terrible that he took the case to court for a divorce.he said that he never wanted to stay with me again,and that he didn't love me anymore.So he packed out of the house and made me and my children passed through severe pain. I tried all my possible means to get him back,after much begging,but all to no avail.and he confirmed it that he has made his decision,and he never wanted to see me again. So on one evening,as i was coming back from work,i met an old friend of mine who asked of my husband .So i explained every thing to him,so he told me that the only way i can get my husband back,is to visit a spell caster,because it has really worked for him too.So i never believed in spell,but i had no other choice,than to follow his advice. Then he gave me the email address of the spell caster whom he visited.{bravespellcaster@gmail.com}. So the next morning,i sent a mail to the address he gave to me,and the spell caster assured me that i will get my husband back the next day.What an amazing statement!! I never believed,so he spoke with me,and told me everything that i need to do. Then the next morning, So surprisingly, my husband who didn't call me for the past seven {7}months,gave me a call to inform me that he was coming back.So Amazing!! So that was how he came back that same day,with lots of love and joy,and he apologized for his mistake,and for the pain he caused me and my children. Then from that day,our relationship was now stronger than how it were before,by the help of a spell caster. So, i will advice you out there to kindly visit the same website { http://enchantedscents.tripod.com/lovespell/},if you are in any condition like this,or you have any problem related to "bringing your ex back. So thanks to the Dr Brave for bringing back my husband ,and brought great joy to my family once again. {bravespellcaster@gmail.com}, Thanks.......

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