I decided to change things up and try out monthly recaps instead of weekly ones, which I’m now calling ‘State of the Blog’. I’m linking this one up to two memes: Stacking the Shelves hosted by Tynga’s Reviews and The Sunday Post hosted by Caffeinated Book Reviewer. 🙂
Looking Back on December
Oh, December, what a month it’s been. In the beginning of the month, I thought I was back on track to keep blogging. Oh, how wrong was I? Could not keep it up for more than a week thanks to A) a broken laptop (now fixed), B) finals, finals, finals, and C) catching a stomach bug. Ew. Needless to say, besides the holiday and winter break, December was not my best month.
Looking Back on 2016
Wow, I cannot believe that the year is almost over. It feels like I was just making new years resolutions for 2016 yesterday.
Despite all the horrible things that have happened this year, 2016 was still a pretty good year for me… life wise. I turned eighteen, graduated form high school, started college… life is great. Blogging wise, not so much. As much as I enjoy it, I guess I really did fall out of love with in as it took a backseat to my bookstagram account. But I am determined to use the last two weeks of my winter break to turn it around. Instagram is great and all, but there’s just something special about blogging.
I also didn’t do too well with meeting my reading goal. Unless I read 15 books in the next 24 hours, I will fail my Goodreads challenge of reading 52 book (a book per week). Oh well. I can’t say that I’m not surprised, although I am a bit disappointed. Turns out it was harder to find time to read and blog in college than I expected.
The Grift of the Magi (Heist Society #3.5) by Ally Carter
I love the Heist Society series so when Ally Carter announced a new novella for the series, I just had to get it. As a side note, I finally managed to read the “declassified” additional epilogues of the Gallagher Girls books and now I am honestly debating buying the set even though I really don’t like the covers just because of the epilogue in the last book.
Um… do textbooks count?
Oh, and I read The Grift of the Magi. How could I forget?
Posts to Look Out For
- End of the Year Survey – 2016 Edition
- Review – The Hundred Lies of Lizzie Lovett
- Goals for the New Year
How was your year and your December?
What are you looking forwards to in January?