Hello friends! Happy December!! It’s officially Christmastime. Break out the lights and the Santa hats, because it’s Christmas all day, every day until the 25th rolls around. Time to rewatch Home Alone and sing Mariah Carey’s “All I Want for Christmas” non-stop.
I’m a little late in getting to this, but as you know by now, I’m a little late to everything: tags, memes, awards, reviews. You name it, I’m probably behind on it *laughs, but also cries?*
Looking back, I didn’t really do all that much in November. So, this will be a fairly short post! YAYS! But also SADNESS.
Hunting Prince Dracula | Kerri Maniscalco | Review to Come
I enjoyed this one a great deal. It was a fantastic successor to Stalking Jack the Ripper. Audrey Rose as the protagonist flourished and the mystery was much more cleverly plotted than the first!
The Language of Thorns | Leigh Bardugo | Review to Come
A beautifully decorated book filled with gorgeous illustrations and stunning tales and fables. Definitely a new favorite of mine. I’ll be rereading this collection for years to come.
Frankie | Shivaun Plozza
This was a surprisingly humorous yet evocative and dark story with a lovably imperfect MC. Some characters lacked development and the romance was rubbish, but the book as a whole was very touching and entertaining.
The Dark Intercept | Julia Keller
Not my favorite of the bunch, I have to admit. Hollow characters, non-existent world-building, and stilted writing contributed to the poor execution of a great concept.
The Shadow Throne | Jennifer A. Nelson
Not the most advanced sort of reading, but still loads of fun and a great departure from recent YAs.
City of Bones | Cassandra Clare | Buddy Post to Come
Ah the nostalgia. Even though the first book is arguably the weakest of the TMI series, it’s still a well-written urban fantasy with intriguing politics, characters, and fantastical lore.
Frankie | Shivaun Plozza | ⭐ ⭐ ⭐ ⭐
1. I finally bought the paperback collection of The Mortal Instruments!
2. I’m not entirely on top of things, but I at least managed to do a lot more blog-hopping than I have in the past few months.
3. Thor: Ragnorok was a brilliant movie with non-stop comedy and show-stopping action. Loved every bit of it and I would like to see it again and again and again.
4. Thanksgiving with the family was a memorable event. So much food, liquor, and dancing. A good ‘ole family affair complete with Grandma serving peach pie and the entire family singing/rapping Humble by Kendrick Lamer.
5. I finally got some time to do some baking. Make my signature sugar cookies and tried out a new recipe for chocolate chip cookies.
6. My friend in Georgia and I held a 2 hour phone conversation about ACOWAR and it was intense. There was SO MUCH to talk about. Love our bookish conversations ❤
- Post (at most) 3 times a week and blog-hop frequently by visiting the reader or leaving a comment on at least 5 fellow bloggers’s posts every day
- Complete all the reviews from books I’ve read this year before the New Year
- Get back to walking at least 30 minutes to an hour each day
- Make healthier food choices: less sweets, bread, pasta, and red meat
- Bake a completely new recipe
- Read Harry Potter for the first time
- Share the last post (Part 3) of my Life as an Intern series
There are quite a few things I need to accomplish before the year ends, so I better get on with it. I hope everyone had a beautiful bookish month of November. I honestly can’t believe 2017 is almost over, but I’m already looking forward to 2018. But before that:
Happy December! ❤