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Still Christmas-ing

I don’t know about you, but I’m not quite ready to quit indulging in a bit of Christmas fun.

Thankfully, I haven’t had to thanks to the generosity of family, who gave me gift cards!

The first card I redeemed was for Amazon.

My wish list is long. As a reading teacher, I’m forever reading book reviews and adding titles to my list.

The first thing I added to my cart, though, was NOT a book but a DVD.

One of my favorite songs is Amazing Grace / My Chains are Gone by Chris Tomlin. Long before I heard him play this song live during a concert at a local beach, I fell in love with the video…

I wondered what movie clips were used in the video. Fortunately, so did other people, and someone answered the question in the video’s comments section.

Thus, the movie Amazing Grace was added to my wish list.

As a history buff, I am psyched, as the movie details the attempt by William Wilberforce, a Briton, to do something about England’s slave trade.

The movie got nearly all stars possible on Amazon, so it’s gotta be good, right?

I did manage to order a couple of books…Unwind, by Neal Shusterman, and Gathering Blue, by Lois Lowry.

My friend, Barb, told me about Unwind after she found out one of my students was looking for a “different” sort of book. The book is about a time in the future when parents can choose to have their children unwound if they aren’t quite up to snuff…for any reason. The story details the saga of three young friends. One of them eventually becomes unwound. I can’t wait to read the book, but more importantly, I cannot wait to see what my student thinks of it. I will probably ask him to do some sort of extra activity that will showcase the book to the class.

The other book, Gathering Blue, sparked my interest after I read the book The Giver last summer. That book touched my heart and left me with many unanswered questions, just as the author intended. I was thrilled to discover that she continued the series, and I plan to purchase the next two books eventually.

With those three items bought, the gift card was officially spent.

I turned to my second gift card…an iTunes card.

I fully intend to save most of it for apps, but I couldn’t resist buying the following song. I love the musical arrangement and the way the singers phrase out the song. It’s just one of those songs that sticks with you.

Although I personally don’t give a lot of gift cards as presents, I will say that I sure do enjoy receiving and spending them!!!!

3 Responses

  1. Hope you enjoy your new books and music!

  2. How fun! I didn’t get any at all!! I’m jealous!

  3. Enjoy your new books and music. Happy New Year!

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