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Book/Comic-Related Christmas Haul

Brrr! All of the people wishing for a “White Christmas” certainly got their wish here in Michigan. (What were you lunatics thinking?!) πŸ˜› I just got in from shoveling a bunch of snow and am chilled to the bone. Thankfully, hot chocolate with butterscotch schnapps mixed in is a thing. πŸ˜‰ It’s soooo good and soooo warm. I’m in a state of total bliss now as I thaw out.


I hope all of you enjoyed the holidays with your loved ones and had a wonderful time. ❀ (And maybe even gave and got some awesome prezzies!) πŸ˜› Christmas certainly is NOT all about the presents, but this post sure as heck is gonna be. πŸ˜‰ I was too excited about some of the fantastic gifts I got this Christmas not to want to share them.Β  and Let’s start this post off by talking about my favorite gift I unwrapped this year:

Xmas Gift from Chris1

I have been coveting these particular Alice’s Adventures in Wonderland vintage artwork ornaments for YEARS. Seriously, years. My dream is to one day decorate my Christmas tree in all literature-themed ornaments and decorations, and these fit the theme so perfectly. Needless to say, I was beyond elated to get them as one of my gifts from my boyfriend. He ended up spoiling me rotten, but these were my favorite of the gifts he got me for sentimental reasons. ❀

Xmas Gift from Chris2

Okay, enough being mushy, let’s move on and talk about COMICS! πŸ˜€ I got some graphic novels I am very excited to read. First, we have the first three volumes of the manga series The Girl from the Other Side. I’d been seeing artwork for this series floating around and absolutely loved what I saw, but I had no idea it was an actual manga series until I read a review on volume 1 from the Random Melon Reads blog. I can’t wait to learn more about this story. Here’s a tidbit about it from Goodreads:

“In a land far away, there were two kingdoms: the Outside, where twisted beasts roamed that could curse with a touch, and the Inside, where humans lived in safety and peace. The girl and the beast should never have met, but when they do, a quiet fairytale begins. This is a story of two people–one human, one inhuman–who linger in the hazy twilight that separates night from day.”

Xmas Gift from Chris3

Next, we have some more mainstream goodies starring some of my fave DC leading ladies! πŸ˜€ I’ve heard really good things about Batwoman: Rebirth, and I’m looking forward to continuing the Bombshells series with volumes 3 and 4. Volume 2 had a definite lack of Harley Quinn and Poison Ivy so I’m pumped to see them right on the cover in the thick of the action for volume 3.

Xmas Gift from Chris6

Speaking of continuing series I’ve already started, I’m looking forward to seeing what shenanigans the girls from Giant Days get up to in volumes 4 and 5. I’m also thrilled to report that Cupcakes and Machetes has gotten into this comic recently as well. It’s always fun getting to talk to friends about comics and books and whatnot. πŸ™‚

Xmas Gift from Chris5.JPG

And on the topic of awesome female-centered comics I like to enjoy with my friends, I also now get to enjoy volumes 2, 3, and 4 of Rat Queens! I didn’t shy away from expressing my love for this series when I reviewed volume 1 back in March, so you can imagine how giddy I was to receive more of this series. It isn’t every comic I give a rating of “Five out of five flaming orc skulls.” πŸ˜‰

Xmas Gift from Chris4.JPG

I got some other awesome non-comic or book related gifties, but the last I want to share with you guys is this awesome shark mug and shark snack bowl duo. It’s no secret that I love me some sharks, so I was pretty pumped about these. Especially because I’m also a fan of coffee mugs. And snacks. πŸ˜›

Xmas Gift from Chris7

Did you have a lovely Christmas this year? What was your favorite present you gave and/or received? Are you glad the holiday chaos is finally over?? πŸ˜›

Oh! And because a couple of you asked to see it, here’s a pic of my R2-D2 Christmas sweater I got this year. πŸ™‚

Work Holiday Party Dec 2017 (2)

28 thoughts on “Book/Comic-Related Christmas Haul

  1. It’s soo lucky that you had a white Christmas! Here we had no snow and it was 54 degrees (yes, I looked it up from celsius xD) I adore snow, so I’m really jealous!! πŸ˜‰
    Those Alice in Wonderland ornaments are simply gorgeous! Also decorating your Christmas Three with only literary ornaments would be amazing! I hope you manage to do that one year. πŸ˜€
    Rat Queens sounds and looks amazing, I definitely need to check it out!

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    1. Thanks! Haha it’s funny because I would so take that warm weather over the snow. Even on Christmas. πŸ˜› I agree the snow looks pretty, it’s just such a disaster to drive in. If it would all somehow magically stay off all the roads I wouldn’t mind it quite as much.
      Rat Queens is definitely a lot of fun! πŸ˜€ I hope you get to read it. The first volume had me hooked. Can’t wait to read more.

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  2. Oh wow you did well! Love the shark mug and I still want Bombshell-esque tattoos. The Alice balls (I’m aware this sounds wrong but hey it gave me an immature giggle) are cool too. HOWEVER!!!! My favourite thing is, I’m sure you can guess, is that awesome R2 jumper! So bloody dorky and cool at the same time. I see you have shoulder length hair. I thought you were getting it all chopped? Or was it down to your ankles? Haha. I was very lucky to get a coffee machine and new watch for Christmas. Plus Westworld series One. I’ve never seen it but have been told I will love it. I’m a big fan of the original movie. I also got a tattoo voucher yayyy! Going for a new one on my neck. Sorry Mum (Mom).

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    1. A Bombshell-esque tattoo would be so awesome. Haha and thank you, I’m glad you got such a kick out of the R2-D2 sweater. πŸ˜› Yeah, my hair has grown pretty quick since I got it lopped off about 6 months ago. I think they took about 8 or 9 inches off of it during that cut, but they cut it all wrong (that’s what I get for going to a beauty school to get it done) and so I’ve been letting it grow out to get the actual cut I originally wanted done by a professional salon. πŸ™‚ I was gonna get it done on my break, but my dad said he wanted to pay for me to get it cut and colored for my birthday which is coming up at the end of the January, so I decided to wait a couple more weeks. It’s going to be an angled bob, so it will still have a bit more length up front than it will in the back. I’m excited to finally be able to get it cut like how I wanted it to be 6 months ago.
      Yay for the new coffee machine and other nifty gifties you got for Christmas! πŸ˜€ That’s awesome that one was a tattoo voucher. Do you know what you’re gonna get done on your neck yet?

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  3. Awesome – you got The Girl From The Other Side! I hope you enjoy. You’ve reminded me that I still need to read volume 3. I’ll do that today. πŸ™‚

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    1. Thank you! πŸ™‚ I’m really excited to finally get to read them. So glad I saw your reviews and got to learn about the series in the first place. Looking forward to hearing what you think of vol. 3 when you get it!

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  4. I’ve heard about the Girl from the Outside and now I want want to add it and Rat Queens to my TBR 😍 And I love your shark mug and bowl! They have lots of character haha! Happy holidays and I hope your 2018 is as awesome as your presents and you 😊❀

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  5. I love those Alice in Wonderland ornaments! BF did a great job πŸ˜€ Omg I love that The Girl from the Other Side. Insta-add on Goodreads. My hubby bought me my own PS4 so I can stop complaining about not having one lol. Glad you had a Merry Christmas and hope you have a Happy New Year!

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    1. Thank you! πŸ˜€ Dang, your hubby came through and delivered the goods! lol That’s awesome. And glad to see The Girl from the Other Side has made it to your TBR list. I’m really excited to read it, too. πŸ™‚
      I hope you have a fantastic 2018 as well! ❀

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