Welcome to the Creative Corner!

Hi! Welcome to the Creative Corner! This is going to be a site devoted to book-lovers like me who are always looking for a good read. I am going to do book reviews, recommendations, list off short stories and post some of my own. If you are looking for a good, reliable source for all things book, you've found it. So, again, welcome! Hope you visit my site again soon!

Sunday, December 25, 2016

Merry Christmas 2016!

Merry Christmas and Happy New Year! Christmas has come again and soon 2017 will begin. The Creative Corner will see you once more in the next year to come. I wish you and yours a great night and a greater future to come!

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Saturday, December 24, 2016

Countdown to Christmas 2016: Day 24

Hi everybody around the world! It's Christmas Eve! And today we must look at what we always do on Christmas Eve; the google Santa Tracker. CLICK HERE to see the tracker in live mode. Have a great rest of the night!

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Friday, December 23, 2016

Countdown to Christmas 2016: Day 23

It's almost Christmas, and you know what that means; scrambling to get presents because you were lazy and kept putting it off! Luckily, this website has you covered. CLICK HERE to view the top 125 gifts of the season and shop before it's too late!

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Thursday, December 22, 2016

Countdown to Christmas 2016: Day 22

Have a jolly minecraft Christmas, it's the best time of the year. 
That's right.
Today features a minecraft Christmas video I was forced to watch, because why not.

Countdown to Christmas 2016: Day 21

Hey everybody! Today's (belated) post is about cake. Watch in amazement as a Christmas confection comes to life.

Tuesday, December 20, 2016

Countdown to Christmas 2016: Day 20

Here's another Studio C video on what happens when carolers go nuts. Take a look!

Monday, December 19, 2016

Countdown to Christmas 2016: Day 19

Today for the countdown, I am listing off classic holiday films. Looking for good Christmas movies? Search no further than this list.

1. The Santa Clause
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When a divorced father looks after his young son for Christmas, he certainly didn't expect Santa to fall of their roof, let alone become the next Santa. Scott Calvin is in for one heck of a ride as he learns about being Santa and must endure all that comes with the job; including trying to be a good dad.

2. Elf
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Buddy was a baby who snuck into Santa's bag and ended up raised at the North Pole by elves. After finding out that he's human, Buddy travels to New York to find his father and meet the family he never had; but his dad might not be what this unofficial elf was expecting.

3. The Polar Express
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One Christmas Eve, a boy who doesn't believe in Santa anymore gets to board The Polar Express, a magical train that transports children to the North Pole. While skiing down train cars, sitting in runaway cabooses, falling into a present chute, and even just handing someone a ticket, this boy learns the true meaning of Christmas and what believing really is.

4. It's A Wonderful Life
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Not really in the Christmas spirit, George Bailey feels like he's wasted his life. But when an angel visits him and reviews what made his life worth living and the consequences of not existing, George discovers that he might have meant more than anyone could have guessed.

5. Arthur Christmas
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Arthur, the son of the current Santa Claus, is constantly upbeat and in the Christmas mood; even if everybody else just wants him out of the way. However, when he discovers a child named Gwen had been missed, he embarks on a worldwide trek with a wrapping elf and his grandfather in order to save Christmas for her, despite the apprehension from his family.

Sunday, December 18, 2016

Countdown to Christmas 2016: Day 18

So, for the 18th post of the countdown, I am going to say something about Gravity Falls (legion of Gravity fans start cheering). Anyways, I LOVE that show with a passion and would kill to see it grow, so today I take it upon myself to make more viewers aware of the marvel that is Gravity Falls.
Today, you can CLICK HERE to see my overview of the series I wrote when I was bored. Also, beneath you is a video that summarizes (yet mocks) the show. It's hilarious, despite its insults. Enjoy, and see you tomorrow!

Saturday, December 17, 2016

Countdown to Christmas 2016: Day 17

Heyyyyy everybody. Today marks the rise of the Christmas headcanons! Check out these short stories from popular book series centering around the holidays.

1. Harry Potter
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2. Percy Jackson
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3. The Mortal Instruments
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Friday, December 16, 2016

Countdown to Christmas 2016: Day 16

It's day 16 of 2016. I feel paradoxical. That's why I'm posting the link to a site that specializes in logic puzzles. CLICK HERE to visit a whole page listed with Christmas teasers. See you tomorrow!

Countdown to Christmas 2016: Day 15

For day 15 of the countdown, I am here to talk about food; specifically Food Network. Like every year, they have a page dedicated only to Christmas recipes. Every year I look at the pictures and wish I was any good at making things.

Anyways, here is the link so you can check out some of their holiday ideas: http://www.foodnetwork.com/topics/christmas-recipes.html

Have fun with that. Try not to get too hungry.

Countdown to Christmas 2016: Day 14

Heyyyyy! I'm back! I've been busy the last few days (and yesterday I was too tired to write stuff) but now I am finishing up this post. I realized I haven't yet shared with you the majesty that is 'Seagulls: Stop It Now!', which is a song sung by Yoda that was created by Bad Lip Reading. Seriously, this is gold. Check it out below!

Tuesday, December 13, 2016

Countdown to Christmas 2016: Day 13

I really love the acapella group Pentatonix. Here are 3 of my favorite Christmas songs by them. I hope you like this! 

1. White Winter Hymnal 

2. Carol of the Bells 

3. Mary Did You Know 

Countdown to Christmas 2016: Day 12

Sorry I was busy with other stuff, but today this is fixed! I've only ever written one review on a Christmas book in the 3 years I've had this blog, so now, I am sending you the link to the review. That post was interesting to write considering I knew the author. I've read it 3 times and really liked it, so I assure you, it is a good book all things considered.

Here is the link: http://amathecreativecorner.blogspot.com/2015/12/the-christmas-of-miracles-five-stars.html

Be sure to check it out!

Sunday, December 11, 2016

Countdown to Christmas 2016: Day 11

Today's post is on fashion. If you haven't heard about it before, Polyvore is a website like amazon, but where users can create groupings of items the website sells. It's kinda like making window displays in a Khols or something; you are free to pick out items that go well together and combine them into a set. I am posting a link to the selection of Christmas sets on Polyvore so you guys can check out the site as well.

To go to Polyvore: http://www.polyvore.com/cgi/search.setsquery=christmas+sets&.search

Saturday, December 10, 2016

Countdown to Christmas 2016: Day 10

Today marks the attack of the Santa memes. Prepare yourselves.

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And a random Star Wars picture because why not.

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I will see everyone tomorrow!

Friday, December 9, 2016

Countdown to Christmas 2016: Day 9

And here is the post for today; a 12 Days of Christmas remix by the acapella mens group Straight No Chaser.

Countdown to Christmas 2016: Day 8

Sorry this is late, I had a concert last night. Anyways, here's yesterday's stuff; a Jim Gaffigan video on holiday traditions!

Wednesday, December 7, 2016

Countdown to Christmas 2016: Day 7

Here are the answers to yesterday's stuff:

1. Snow (it's flakes are actual jagged and pointed when examined closely, but it falls apart easily and falls anywhere depending on the weather and climate)
2. Present (this one's pretty obvious)
3. Star (you see the stars at night and the sun in the daylight, all of them billions of miles away, but we place a version of a star on top of Christmas trees)

For today, here is a video of what happens when Elf on the Shelf goes too far. Enjoy, and see you tomorrow!

Tuesday, December 6, 2016

Countdown to Christmas 2016: Day 6

Here are a couple random holiday riddles; all of them I take credit for, since I wrote them. Have a great day; the answers of my riddles will be posted on day 7. See you guys then!

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1. I'm pointed and jagged yet soft and breakable. Sometimes I disappear within instants, but in other places I stay all year round. What am I?

2. I'm between yesterday and tomorrow, but can be found anywhere, depending on what people see. What am I?

3. You see at least one of me every 24 hours, but in some places I am easier to perceive. Day and night, I always see you, seeming close, but in actuality my kind are always far away. You place a version of me in your home every Christmas as a final topping. What am I?

Monday, December 5, 2016

Countdown to Christmas 2016: Day 5

For day 5, I would like to share a link to the north pole, an interactive Christmas website. If you need to start prepping on crafts, trivia, etc, this site is the place to go for all things holiday. See you guys tomorrow!

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Sunday, December 4, 2016

Countdown to Christmas 2016: Day 4

Today is the 4th of December, and so, as promised, here is a new post! Apparently no holiday is complete without Charlie Brown, so here is today's countdown topic; the 1965 Charlie Brown Christmas special. Hope everyone likes this video!

Saturday, December 3, 2016

Countdown to Christmas 2016: Day 3

Onto day 3! So today I have a group of Christmas inspired how-to's on dessert. You're welcome. Enjoy!

1. Christmas Log Cake

2. Sugar Cookies

3. Christmas Tree Meringues 

4. Cranberry Pound Cake 

5. Mini Christmas Trifles 

Countdown to Christmas 2016: Day 2

So the second Christmas post I've composed is a list of series to read. Are you at a loss for what to get your friends/family? Well look no further than this great list of books for further inspiration.

1. Percy Jackson and the Olympians: The Lightning Thief by Rick Riordan
2. Etiquette and Espionage: The Finishing School Series Book 1 by Gail Carriger
3. The Emerald Atlas: The Books of Beginning Book 1 by John Stephens
4. Harry Potter and the Sorcerer's Stone by J.K. Rowling
5. Warriors: Into the Wild by Erin Hunter
6. The Girl Who Could Fly by Victoria Forester
7. The School For Good and Evil by Soman Chainani
8. Wolf By Wolf by Ryan Graudin
9. So You Want to Be A Wizard by Diane Duane
10. Of Giants and Ice by Shelby Bach
11. The Quantum Prophecy: The Awakening  by Michael Carroll
12. The 13th Reality: The Journal of Curious Letters by James Dashner
13. Inkheart by Cornelia Funke
14. The Ability by M.M. Vaughan
15. Midnight for Charlie Bone by Jenny Nimmo
16. The Girl Who Circumnavigated Fairyland in a Ship of Her Own Making by Catherynne Valente
17. A Wrinkle In Time by Madeline L'Engle
18. Artemis Fowl by Eion Colfer
19. Three Times Lucky by Sheila Turnage
20. The Unwanteds by Lisa McMann
And a bonus: The Book Thief by Markus Zusak

All of these titles link to Amazon. Please note that these books are not in order of personal preference (except for the first one; I shall forever be a Percy Jackson fan). If this isn't enough, check out my BOOK GUIDE to see more selections.

Countdown to Christmas 2016: Day 1

Here is day one for the countdown, as promised. No Christmas is complete without Star Wars, especially with Rogue One coming out soon. So here's a trailer!

And here are some Star Wars memes, naturally.

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So this is the first post! Hope you liked it.

Countdown to Christmas 2016

Hey, guys! I've been so incredibly busy lately I've been neglecting my blog. But now it's Christmas and I need to commence the annual blog countdown! Yay! And so today I will be posting 3 posts for the Christmas clock to compensate for the last couple days. Keep a lookout!