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10 Things I Want For Christmas 2014

While the possibility of me receiving gifts this Christmas is slim because it has been a rough year for my family, my boyfriend, and my friends.

Still a girl can dream about what should would like for Christmas.

Here is my list of things I want for Christmas:

1.) Old World Journal–  I love writing and I love vintage maps, so for me this is a win win.

2.) Jane Austen Literary Mug – I love Jane Austen and I love drinking Tea. This is perfect for me 🙂

3.) Aluminium Assassin’s Creed Pendant – I love the game and would love to be able to wear this.

4.) I Blog Because Pillow– this pillow is fantastic.

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My Love for the Lizzie Bennet Diaries

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It has been a whole year since we said goodbye to The Lizzie Bennet Diaries. I still miss the whole cast.

I discovered late in the game when they were already on the 30th(ish) episode. I remember discovering their twitter accounts, multiple youtube channels, and their tumblr page. I was surprised, I was shocked overwhelmed and in love. Soon I began asking for Lizzie Bennet buttons, Lizzie Bennet mugs, shirts, posters, etc.

I even had a Lizzie Bennet  Themed birthday party!

It is really sad that I have been unable to find a web series on youtube that comes even close to how Lizzie Bennet Diaries made me feel  (there is one, but on a scale of 1- 10, 10 being excellent and 1 being horrible, the two most recent web series that I am watching are at a 6 and a 8). I remember staying up late while watching 30 + episodes all at once and ignoring all the homework that needed to be done.

This series, if you haven’t heard of it already, is based off of Jane Austen’s Pride and Prejudice.

In this series it has been revamped for a modern day setting. Lizzie Bennet is a Mass Communications grad student who starts a vlog as part of her school project with the help of her best friend Charlotte Lu. The series is shown through Lizzie’s eyes and we even get the view points of her sister Lydia, their cousin Mary, and even Charlotte’s sister, Maria. All the while they are posting pictures and random musings on twitter. We are introduced after a long wait to the insufferable Mr. Darcy himself, who looks very handsome in his bowtie.

I can’t tell you how many times I have gone back to revisit the episodes. How I check the website on a daily basis to see if there is any news about the DVD release. Even though it has only been a year it has felt like forever since a youtube video was posted.

I would say it has been forever since they posted twitter, but they (Lizzie, Lydia, Jane, Bing Lee, Darcy, and Charlotte ) have last posted on Twitter on March 17.

I will never be able to ever say goodbye to this show that opened up a whole new world of web series for me. The Lizzie Bennet Diaries will always have a special place in my heart.

Thank you LBD cast. I only wish that it could have lasted longer.

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Valentines Day Gifts for your Book Lover & Writer

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Valentine’s Day is coming up! Do you know what you are getting for your book lover and or writer? Here are some ideas and suggestions from one herself! Just click on the image if you are interested in the item.

  • A Book Safe. Depending on how the book lover in your life feels you may or may not want to get this for them. If you do get a book safe for them make sure you put something inside. Whether it is a nice piece of jewelry (either something literary or a key necklace would be fitting), a handwritten letter or poem.
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    And if you are thinking about proposing, well here is something I recommend.

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  • Literary Candles. Even though we have electricity for light it can’t replace the warmth that candles give off. They have candles from Edgar Allen Poe to Jane Austen. I can’t wait to get a candle for myself.

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  • Personal Library Kit. This is my dream! Seriously, I would buy this for myself right now if I wasn’t a responsible adult paying her way through school. I have so many books and I have always been afraid to lend them to people. This is a great gift for any book lover that should honestly open up their own library.

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  • Literary Charmed Necklaces. If you are wanting to stick with jewelry but don’t want to get the typical heart necklace for her. Here are two book charm necklaces I found that I think are really cute. You can even
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  • Writing Journals. No writer can ever have enough journals for writing. I love the detail on the first journal, but if you want a variety of colors, moleskin has a lot to offer and they are a literary staple for any writer.
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  • Literary Prints. Prints that are literary and are romantic is something simple but nice to give to someone for Valentine’s Day. Here are some prints that I really like.

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  • Quill or Pens. Every writer could always use a special pen or a quill. Here are some that I found that I like.
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I love to write. I usually write short stories, fantasy, or blog posts. When it comes to reading I usually read anything, although I tend to stick with Young adult Literature, Classic Literature, and Fantasy.

Which of these gift ideas do you like? Let me know in the comments below.