Merry Christmas !!! Hope You are having a great day and have been given lots of books from Santa 🙂
As it is Christmas today, this weeks topic from The Broke and The Bookish is Top Ten Books Freebie as I am sure there will be lots of people who wont be posting today because they are having lots of fun. I must admit I probably wont be on my blog today but thanks to the power of scheduling I actually wrote this post over a month ago.
In keeping with the theme of they day my list today is my Top Ten Bookish Gifts. These my 10 favourite book/ book related gifts I have received, and one I am hoping Santa may bring this year.
1. M.Edge Reading Light
This light is designed to go along with my kindle cover but it also make a great general reading light. There is a slit in my cover for the light to slip in by there is also a bit on it so you can add it to the cover of a paper back too making it good for any kind of reading. The other great thing about it that there is three different strengths of light so it is totally versatile.
This is possibly my favourite bookish gift ever. I have been given a dictionary as a gift twice in my life and both of them I have loved. I have always had issues spelling so it is very useful for that but I also love it because I love words. I’m not sure why but it is interesting how so many words exist and when you are reading a book and come across new words I know I have my dictionary handy to look them up.
There is much debate among book lovers over e-readers but because I was going camping for three week I really needed a more convenient way to be able to read. I do love my kindle because it saves me so much space and weight when travelling but also money as the books are cheaper and you get some interesting free reads.
4. M.Edge Kindle Cover
After I got my kindle I was desperate for a cover for it because it felt wrong not being able to hold it like a real book. This is a really sturdy cover but still looks stylish.
5. Roald Dhal Treasury
I have had this book for a long time and have lost the dust cover for it but I love it. It is full of extracts from his books, some of his shorter stories and information about him and his illustrator. It is a lovely gift for someone who loves his work and is still available today.
6. Am I Bovvered The Catherine Tate Show Scripts
The Catherine Tate Show was one of my favourites when I was a young teenager and I went through a phase of quoting the more well known catchphrases.
7. Italian Key Phrases Bookmark
This was a gift given to me before I went to Italy for the first time. It’s full of really useful phrases and with the magnet on it meant that I could put it in the book I was reading there and not loose it.
8. The Jane Austen Complete Collection
I have still never read any of these books but I love having them all because I do want to read them eventually.
9. The Chronicles of Narnia
Santa brought me this collection last year after I put it on my list. The films are always shown at Christmas and I really wanted something to read the had a Christmas feel too it. I am only two stories in but hopefully this Christmas I’ll get a bit further.
10. Personal Library Kit
This is the one that is on my list for this year. I am always loaning books to my friends who then take them off to uni and would be great to be able to keep track of them.
As a little extra I am also putting up my Top Ten Favourite Christmas Movies. If I am honest I usually watch films around Christmas rather than read. I haven’t read many Christmas themed books so it is Christmas films that really get me in the spirit. For are change, here are my favourites IN ORDER!
1. Miracle on 34th Street (1994)
This will always be my favourite Christmas film, I love Mara Wilson’s character, she is so clever for her age but still so young and full of hope. I also think Richard Attenborough makes the best Santa.
2. The Santa Clause
This play on words make this film a great watch, I love the idea that it really is a clause.
3. Fred Clause
Being the brother of Santa must be really hard work and this film shows that in a comic way.
4. Santa Who
Imagine the chaos if Santa really did loose his memory?
5. The Lion, The Witch and The Wardrobe (2005)
I’m not sure if this really counts as a Christmas movie but it is also played around Christmas time and so it always puts me in the Christmas spirit. I think because it is also about having a little faith in something magical that makes so many happy.
6. Mary Poppins
I know this isn’t a Christmas film at all but this is also one that is played around Christmas. It’s another one with a little bit or magic to it.
7. The Greatest Store In The World (1999 BBC Film)
I can remember seeing this for the first time on CBBC and thinking it was actually quite scary. The men that are trying to rob the store still freak me out. But it shows how all parents will do anything to give their kids some sort of magic at Christmas and it will also remind me of being a kid at Christmas.
This is just a really fun feel good film and after my Religion teacher went on about it for a whole year it will always remind me of her.
9. Jack Frost (1998)
When we were little we use to all watch this together at Christmas time. Although I like other films now to put my in the mood for Christmas I feel it is tradition still to watch this.
10. The Santa Clause 2
As is often the case with sequels this film isn’t as good as the first but is till a good film and make me feel Christmasy.
Hope Everyone is Having A Great Day. Happy Holidays.