Friday, December 23, 2011

Top Ten 'Tuesday' - the books I hope Santa brings

In my recent days I've had very few things to be proud of. I messed up so many characteristic hallmarks of my talented self - my traditional salad ( I forgot to boil the vegetables), my so-called laboriousness ("it's snowing today, I guess I won't go to work. Oh, well") or my strong environmental standpoints (I had to start intaking gelatine. However painful that was to my beliefs and my...ego). I'm not even mentioning NaNoWriMo (I dropped out four days in). For a long time I used to be super proud of horse-like health - I haven't been sick since I nearly died being eight years old, due to pneumonia. I had to undergo a series of Mongolian alternative medical procedures (alternative for us. I wouldn't be that crazy to go for something that's alternative even in Mongolia. Okay, I'm not mocking Mongolia, I say their regular medicine is awesome enough :) that left me -seemingly- invincible to EVERYTHING. For ten years I would go out in winter without any overcoat layers, make eagles in the snow and eat ice cream when it's minus twenty outside. Nothing would get me. In addition to that, I've never broken a bone. This stopped my vigilance so much that it was decided I should probably care about The Organism more and bam, there's nasty tracheitis. What is more it's very highly probable that I broke my rib ('she's so lucky, she's a star!'). So there it goes - I totally lost my cool. To questions like 'what's so special about you?' I would always say two things: 'I never get sick' and 'I've never seen Home Alone'. The former is no longer adequate and the latter... well, tomorrow's Christmas Eve. I will be exposed to the temptation (not really. But you know, at that time of the year, EVERYTHING CAN HAPPEN).
I guess I'm trying to say I want to get back to blogging daily to restore my motivation and try to keep the awesome at a decent level. I'll start with a good ole' list. This is a Top Ten Tuesday meme from the Broke and the Bookish. It's on a Friday because I'm a slump. I also might have a broken rib. Just for the record.

Top Ten Books I Hope Santa Brings

1. Will Grayson, Will Grayson - John Green, David Levithan
2. A Cassandra Clare book from either the Mortal Instruments or the Infernal Devices. 
3. The Hunger Games Trilogy - Suzanne Collins
4. It's Kind of a Funny Story - Ned Vizzini
5. Shine - Lauren Myracle
6. No way home - Carlos Acosta
7. Anna and the French Kiss - Stephanie Perkins
8. The Pilgrim's Progress - John Bunyan
9. 420 Characters - Lou Beach
10. Tree of Codes - Jonathan Safran Foer

As you can see the majority of those are YA fiction. That is because I usually don't read those books and everybody on YouTube is talking about them all the time (like Stephanie Perkins or Lauren Myracle. All those videos make them really desirable).

I shall end with a song of the day:  December Snow - The Moody Blues and I will talk to you tomorrow (oh yes, this blogging daily whim is officially a thing now!).

1 comment:

  1. AAA! Igrzyska śmierci!! <3 Wysłuchałam połowy ebooka pierwszej części i niestety jakoś wszystko stanęło, ale nawet po tej małej dawce umiejętności Pani Collins uważam, że książka jest świetna. Też chciałabym mieć całą serię. I zdecydowanie w wersji papierowej. Ebooki jakoś do mnie nie przemawiają.