I like to review what I’ve done in the previous month in the form of these posts. You can view my November post here.
Today is the last day of 2014 and I feel like this year has been a very good one. In May, I started this blog. In September, we got our baby boy. Now he’s almost four months old and I cannot express how wonderful our time together has been, though it hasn’t always been easy, of course. I can only wish that 2015 will be as wonderful.
This month, I binge-read some romance, so you can expect to see more fluff on the blog in January! I also started thinking about my reading for 2015 and I hope some things will change around here.
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What I wrote about:
- I posted some photos from a day trip to Kras.
- I made a list of the best books I read in 2014.
- I travelled to Fantasyland in search of travelling folks.
- I reviewed Storm Front by Jim Butcher, the first in a very long series.
- I decided on the blogging and reading challenges for 2015!
- Happy Holidays!
- This trip to Fantasyland included some kings.
- I reviewed Dark Triumph by Robin LaFevers and quite liked it.
- I listed my blogging resolutions for 2015!
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What I liked (link love):
- Sandra wrote an angry manifesto requesting more dark books – this one prompted a re-read of Angelfall, a really good book I’ll be reviewing in January.
- Becky wonders if she wants her blog to be popular – this resonated with me as my blog really is quite small and “unpopular” and yet I enjoy it very much (and interacting with my readers!)
- The Ladybug Reads unearthed an old post on YA paranormal romance that’s still relevant today.
- Gillian debates why she likes it when the characters argue – I really liked this one!
- Lark wrote about the dilemma between blogging what you read and reading what you blog – I often face the same problem!
- Asti created a wonderful pile of presents that link to the blogs of people who commented on their blog! So nice!
- This collection of art from various editions of The Hobbit is amazing.
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The books I got:
Not that many, considering it’s December. People almost never give me books as gifts because they never know what I’ve read and what I haven’t. And they say I buy loads of books anyway so they always get me other stuff!
- Ticker by Lisa Mantchev (Netgalley; review coming soon!)
- If the Viscount Falls by Sabrina Jeffries (Netgalley)
- Stardust by Neil Gaiman (present, paperback)
- Angelfall by Susan Ee (purchased, e-book; review coming soon!)
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How was your December? Did you enjoy the holidays?
What was the best book you read in December/2014?
I wish you all a very happy New Year! How are you celebrating?