December WrapUp & Mini Year Review.

 GUYS, IT’S NEW YEARS EVE (LIKE YOU DIDN’T KNOW THAT ALREADY). 

I can’t wait to start 2018, and I hope that you all have a great start to the new year, and reflect on the good moments of this past year.

I think that although there have been parts of this year that were rather shocking and well. . . pretty bad, there have also been some great moments. For example, Tuesdays!! Know why??? BOOKS ARE PUBLISHED ON TUESDAYS. Hence, they are spectacular.

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  1. The Devil’s Lullaby: such a good sequel!! The ending. I need to know what happens.

  2. The Lyons Orphanage: Can’t wait to read it!! I was sent this by the author and it sounds so intriguing.

  3. Alex Approximately: NRGJNRDJ CUTE. I read it so fast (under a day) and it got me out of my slump!! I was given this for Christmas, and it’s such a cute hidden gem.

  4. Turtles all the way down: FABULOUS. I LOVE IT!! NAD IT WAS ON SALE!! I HAD TO!!

  5. The mortal instruments Graphic Novel: SO PRETTY I LOVE. SO MUCH HEART EYES.

  6. THE MORTAL INSTRUMENTS 10TH ANNIVERSARY EDITION: Sorry, my eyes just fell out this is so pretty.

  7. The Book of Dust: MY SISTER GOT ME THIS AND IT’S SO PRETTY. I can’t wait to read it!!

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  • The Devil’s Lullaby –> !!!!!!!! so much happened. This was an arc sent to me by the author (thank you again!!)  and it is nowavailable to purchse so go check it out!!

  • The Raven King –> TOOK ME AGES TO READ BUT FDJNGDJBGJ. I LOVE.

  • Turtles All The Way Down –>!!!!!!! DFGBRDIFGBRE3ORKEW;F this is my new favourite John Green Book. THANK YOU, JOHN GREEN. I loved this so much, I read it under a day.

  • Alex, approximately –> so cute, haven’t written a review for this one yet, I will in the new year though! But ahgahg it was cute and fluffy but I did have some quibbles with it that I won’t talk about here because then I’d be talking about this book for ages.

  • The Mortal Instruments Graphic Novel. –> loved this, but it wasn’t finished!! It ended before the book ends and I just,,, felt a bit like, “that’s it??” I NEED THE NEXT ONE.

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  • so.
  • Christmas. . . NOT A HUGE THING I KNOW. A lot of people don’t celebrate it, but I do, and I loved getting everyone gifts.
  • THE HOLIDAY IN GENERAL. I really hope that everyone had a great holiday, no matter how you celebrate it.
  • I sat my exams, AND I AM STILL ALIVE. I want to cry. It was so painful. I don’t think I’ve ever been more exhausted. Honestly. I WAS LAUGHING WITH TIREDNESS. (genuinely seemed mad*)
  • I finished The Raven Cycle. AND YES THIS IS IMPORTANT. I AM JUST. I feel empty now that there is not another one. someone save me.
  • I’ve slept a lot.
  • the other day I got 15 hours sleep to catch up.
  • I started my wip. . . and now I’ve run away.
  • I’ve also written and shared loads of poetry this month.
  • I’ve also eaten a lot. because. why not. 
  • I completed/exceeded my Goodreads challenge!! I’ve now read 45/40 books! WHOOP. go me.
  • I now have an overflowing Cassie Clare shelf. NO, WHAT ARE YOU SAYING I DO NOT HAVE 4 EDITIONS OF CITY OF BONES. . . NO. 
*i am mad. 

year review: 

I have done previous posts on this topic, for example, Goodbye 2017: marvellous moments of 2017 + salt & cheese rains on you and also Goodbye 2017: My top reads of 2017 ft. dislikes, reading habits & events + general panic, but I thought that I would mention it here to sort of do a final year wrap up as this will be my final post of this year. Now wouldn’t you be said if I had said “final post ever“? YES, is the answer. The world would weep. Ocean tears would defy gravity and fall from the earth into the galaxy, my blog is just that important, ok?*

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not bad?????

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I’m really happy with this???

looking forward: 

Books:

There are a tonne of books that are being released next month/next year, or just books that I’m really hyped to finally get around to, so here are a “few”

blogging:

Obviously, I have some blogging goals for next year too, since I’m that motivated. I’d like to say that yeah by this time next year I want to have posted 2-3 times a week every week, and that I can improve my interaction (i.e. RESPOND TO COMMENTS). But they aren’t that realistic.

Next year I want to improve my content. And maybe that means posting less, or more, I don’t know yet. This year, I think was all about me finding my footing when it came to blogging. So that I can go on to improve. 

Next year I want to be more interactive. I want to be better with comments. I think that at the end of this year, my commenting really started to lag, and I want to be commenting more on others’ posts.

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how was your december? what were your achievements? i hope that everyone had a great holiday! what did you get up to? I hope that you all have a fabulous new year ❤ How are you celebrating?  What are your goals for the new year? 

 

36 thoughts on “December WrapUp & Mini Year Review.”

  1. I love your “here are a few books”. You need to see the definition of few, DID YOU SEE ALL THE BOOKS??? Hahaha, I can’t be mad when there are so many amazing books here. I don’t think I’ve told you, but I am SO excited for The Astonishing Color of After, this book sounds SO incredible and that cover is gorgeous ❤
    Best of luck for your blogging goals – don't forget to take care of yourself! ❤ Wishing you all the best for this year!! ❤ ❤

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  2. Wowwwww! So many books that I haven’t read, hopefully I’ll read them soon. I didn’t know that there is a Graphic novel for The Mortal Instruments, I need to check it out soon. I saw The Lunar Chronicles and I followed you immediately.

    Since you are a bookworm you must read A Court Of Thorns And Roses series if you haven’t because it is AMAZING! And Maybe Someday by Colleen Hoover. Just my suggestion. You have a great blog, I hope to read more from it. Take care 😊❤️

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    1. Omg yes the graphic novel is so good!!!!!!! OMG I need to read the Lunar Chronicles so bad!!!

      OHH I LOVE THAT SEREIS!!!!!!!!!!! ACOMAF killed meeeeeee. I’ve really want to check out a Colleen Hoover book someday!!

      Thank you so much ❤

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      1. Do message me when you read the Lunar Chronicles because that book is worth FAN GIRLING over.

        ACOMAF killed me too especially when I thought Rhysand was going too die, I was reading the book in school that’s why I didn’t cry or then I would’ve flooded the god danm school.

        I really hope you like Colleen Hoover’s book. If you can, do check out my blog. It would mean a lot to me. 🌸

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  3. LU STOP THROWING ALL THOSE BOOK COVERS AT ME THEY’RE BLINDING MEEEE.

    bro you got 15 hours of sleep??? I WANT THAT. I get like… 8 hours. and I’m on a freaking BREAK from school. (okay today I got like 10.5 hours which was good). and hmm yes you celebrated and Christmas… and got drunk.

    and agh, I’m so happy for all the books you got!! even tho I didn’t like City of Bones!! and oooh I hope you love Turtles All the Way Down! I’ve only read one John Green book and I… did not like it. also YESSS to finding where you are with blogging in 2017, but then improving in 2018. and god, near the end of 2017 (and still right now, at the beginning of 2018), I got so laggy with comments ughhh.

    HAVE A GREAT 2018!!!

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  4. Ahhhh so many great books!! I’ve been DYING to get my hands on the City of Bones graphic novel. I’m so glad it was good! And isn’t the 10th anniversary edition SO FREAKING PRETTY?!?!?! I can’t even handle it!! Also, you read the Raven Boys, which I’M OBSESSED WITH. SUCH A GOOD SERIES!!!! Ronan Lynch IS LIFE!!

    And so many awesome books on your to-read list! The Lunar Chronicles is one of my favorite series! Happy 2018!!

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  5. Wow you have a ton of books on your TBR/Looking Forwards to list Lu, I’ll keep my fingers crossed you manage to get through most of them if not all. You have some brilliant books on there and some favourites of mine as well (mainly the releases by V.E. Schwab and Marissa Meyer because they’re two of my all-time favourite authors!)
    I got a copy of The Book of Dust from my sister for Christmas and oh it’s so beautiful isn’t it? I can’t wait to get started but I’m thinking I should re-read the His Dark Materials series first, just to get up to date before starting Philip Pullman’s new series.
    Congrats on exceeding your GR Reading Challenge for last year, and I hope you have an incredible 2018 as well! 😀 ❤

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    1. Thank you so muchhhhhh!!!!!!!!!!!!!!
      I will try and get to them as soon as i can!

      AHH SNAPPPPPP. YES ALL THE GOLDDDD i love itttttttttttt. I haven’t read His Dark Materials, but i researched and apparently you dont need to read it???

      Thank you so much!! And i hope that you have a great 2018 too!

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      1. That’s all right. 🙂
        It’s gorgeous, and no you don’t need to read it because I think The Book of Dust actually is kind of a prequel (I’m going to read The Book of Dust and then re-read His Dark Materials this year)
        That’s all right, and thanks Lu! 😀 ❤

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  6. Happy New Year Lu!!! I hope your 2018 will be amazing full of books and cake😊❤
    I’ve almost finished The Raven Cycle (gonna start The Raven King soon😭) and I’m already not ready for it to end!! But I heard there’s gonna be a TV show???
    Your TBR is hugeee and I wish you so much luck🤞🏾 For some reason I set my Goodreads goal to 100 books because for some reason I think I can complete it😂 But hey it’s good to hope! I’m wondering if you have any advice to getting books to read? My local library and my school library aren’t too great and buying books all the time is expensive af (especially when you don’t have money in the first place😂) and I need books to read to even have a chance to hit 100 you know?😔
    You had an amazing 2017 in blogging and I’m so happy for youu💕 It’s only gonna get better from here!! Xx

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    1. HAPPY NEW YEAR TO YOU TOOOO!!!! I hope that you have a fabulous 2018!
      AGHGAHGAHGA I CANT WAIT TO SEE WHAT YOU THINKKKK!!!! I HOPE THAT YOU LIKE IT.

      Thank you so much my tbr is just about to crush me soooo i may need saving?????

      OMG JASMINEEEEEEE 100???!!?!?!? THAT’S A GREAT GOAL. I have the same problem because my library (both local and school) is so baddd and I have to end up buying them and it’s so sadddddddd!!!!!!!!!

      aww thank you so much you’re so sweet! Thank you! Have a fabulous 2018 ❤

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      1. Thank youuuu❤🙂
        I KNOW I WILLL😄 I’ll save you from your tbr, mine’s not nearly as big as it should be?? 10000 is sooo not enough😂
        Yeah it was…until I chickened out and reduced it all the way to 55😭😭 I just knew I wouldn’t be able to read 100! I must have been feeling very optimistic when I set it to 100😂
        Aweee man that sucks 😦 Why can we just get a truckload of free books???
        Thank you Lu💕 You too!!

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        1. OMG YEAH WHAT ARE YOU DOING?!?!?!! 37286487325 books isn’t even a lot. . . tut tut tut jasmine!!

          KSHBSKGES You’ll still smash it!!!!! 100 IS A LOT OF BOOKS!

          I knowwww can someone just make me a library filled with all the books eveR??????

          aww thankkkksssss ❤

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  7. LUUU HAPPY NEW YEARS EVE. MAY 2018 BRING YOU LOVE AND HAPPINESS AND BOOKS AND CAKE BECAUSE YOU DESERVE IT ❤

    Wait have you read The Northern Lights, The Subtle Knife and The Amber Spyglass? YOU HAVE RIGHT?! OTHERWISE, HOW ARE YOU READING THE BOOK OF DUST?! THe book of Dust is SOO PRETTY I love the old and aghaaagah ITS JUST BEAUTIFUL TO LOOK AT. ANd ahh your 2018 TBR looks, MASSIVE DUDE, GOOD LUCK (though the graphic has like most of the books repeated?) AND YAY FOR TURTLES! Even if there were none in the book. BUT THERE WILL BE THE RONAN TRILOGY WHICH GIVES ME HOPE FUJFB. I can't waiitt. AND THE TV SERIEs. Agh, I'm pumped! I've been slacking at commenting and want to improve that too! AND OMG your blog is going to grow MORE epic in 2018? HOW IS THIS EVEN POSSIBLE, I'm screeching honestly I'm gladd you had a great christmas and good holidays, i hope you are taking time for yourself AFTER THOSE MURDEROUS EXAMS?!

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    1. ILSAAAAAA THANK YOU SO MUCH!!!!!!!! I HOPE THAT YOU HAVE A BRILLIANT 2018 TOO FILLED WITH ALL THE ICECREAM AND BRILLIANT BOOKS ❤

      Noooo I haven’t!! but I checked and the author did an interview where he said reading his other works first wasn’t necessary!

      ITS SUCH A BIG TBR IM NOT GONNA BE ABLE TO READ THEM ALL *CIRES* THANK YOU SO MUCHHH (I KNOW I COULDN’T GET RID OF THEM)

      I knowww turtles. . . THEY WERE MENTIONED ONCE!! URBGJDB they should have been there more??? because. . . turtles are beautiful????

      RONAN. MY PRECIOUS GEM. I JUST WANT TO HUG HIM. GNLDNG THE TV SERIES.

      AHHHH ILSAA THANK YOUUUUUUUUU!! I just want to be better for my audience???? AND BE MORE ACTIVE ON OTHER SITES. RUGRKJDN.

      THANK YOUUUU!!!! I hope that you did too!! OH MY YES I’VE BEEN STAYING IN BED NEARLY ALL DAYYYYYYYY ❤ ❤

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  8. Oh wow… 15 hours of sleep! I can barely get 8 in every night just because my body doesn’t like sleeping for too long at a time ahahahahaha
    You have read so many books while I have only read 12 books (RIP Life and Laziness), but 2018 I’m definitely going to try reading more books whenever I have the time
    Kisses,
    Cristina!
    http://www.itstinaz.wordpress.com

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    1. I know it was crazy!! I had hardly slept for 2 days and was exhausted and GAH I needed it!! Most nights I only get 5-6!
      Ahhhh nooo!! But if you were busy this year it makes sense!!

      Xxx

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