Monday, 26 December 2011

Secret Santa + IMM (7)


I hope you all had a wonderful day :) 

This year I took part in my first book blogger secret Santa :D Thank you to Bree from The Magic Attic for organising the whole thing; it's a brilliant idea!

So, off my secret Santa I received Across The Universe by Beth Revis x)
I would like to thank my secret Santa sooooooo much. I CANNOT wait to read it and it really made my day :D Thank you thank you thank you! 

If you'd like to reveal yourself, it would be much appreciated :')

Other books I was given by family were:

One Day by David Nicholls

Mansfield Park by Jane Austen 

The Fault in our Stars (pre-order) by John Greene is also part of a Christmas present :D Excited! 

What did you guys get for Christmas? ^_^

Saturday, 24 December 2011

Bucket list recap

Okay, so a while back I started to write up a bucket list. I keep going back and adding things onto it, and today I can cross something off. I made my first ever gingerbread house! :D

Ta da!

Here is my bucket list so far:

  1. Donate money to charity 
  2. Skydive
  3. Meet a famous author
  4. Visit Niagara/ Angel Falls 
  5. Get married
  6. Write an article for a newspaper/magazine 
  7. Go scuba diving 
  8. Learn horseback riding
  9. Ride in a hot air ballon 
  10. Swim with dolphins 
  11. Go to a concert 
  12. Go to a weekend festival 
  13. Volunteer at a hospice 
  14. Hit bulls-eye on a dartboard 
  15. Go to Madame Tussauds 
  16. Go to Paris 
  17. Be an extra in a movie 
  18. Kiss in the rain 
  19. Fast for a day
  20. Go to Hampton Court Palace 
  21. Get a part time job
  22. Go to college 
  23. Get into university 
  24. Get a full time job 
  25. Own a Canon SLR camera 
  26. Go to prom 
  27. Play the piano in front of a reasonably big crowd 
  28. Live in an apartment 
  29. Visit The Pyramids of Giza 
  30. Visit Notre Dame Cathedral, Paris 
  31. Go to New York 
  32. Donate blood 
  33. Be Head Girl 
  34. Have children 
  35. See Mumford and Sons in concert 
  36. Go to a midnight premier of a film
  37. Be a bridesmaid 
  38. Go paint balling
  39. Pass my drivers test 
  40. Watch the Bucket list
  41. Make cupcakes
  42. Go to a spa 
  43. Go to St Petersburg
  44. Kiss under mistletoe
  45. Own a pair of Converse 
  46. Make a gingerbread house 

I wasn't feeling very festive until today :( But now I am so excited! :)

I hope everybody has a lovely Christmas.

Saturday, 10 December 2011

In My Mailbox (6)

Wow. It's been a while. I'm sorry.
I've been so bogged down with school work recently.
My New Year's Resolution is definitely going to have to be to stick to my blog better.


I recently received an Amazon voucher as an RAK :') 
With it I bought The Book Thief by Markus Zusak:
I've only just started reading it and WOW. His writing is beautiful...I'm not entirely sure if that's appropriate word usage being as it's narrated by death. But still, his metaphors are amazing and they are so well thought out. I'll give you a quick preview:  

"The plane was still coughing. Smoke was leaking from both its lungs.
When it crashed, three deep gashes were made in the earth. Its wings were sawn-off arms. No more flapping. Not for this metallic little bird."
I couldn't get over how brilliant this was. It's so clever. 
Another thing I got in my mailbox was my book from my secret Santa! :D Whoever you are, thank you! Don't reveal yourself until Christmas though. I'm not going to open the package until Christmas day, but you have no idea of how nice it was to come home to that :)
One last thing, my parents have pre-ordered A FAULT IN OUR STARS by John Green for part of the Christmas present! I cannot wait for that!
What books are you guys asking for for Christmas? 
Have a nice night :)