december was the month of wrapping up. the year has come to an end (so quickly, if you want my opinion), and it was time for reading the last books and setting up the last posts of 2016.
meanwhile, i didn’t read as many books as i did last month, but the ones i read where still good. i ended up reading 48 books in 2016 (which, you could say, makes me very proud as a slow reader*).
*well, i don’t know if i’m still a slow reader. i was definitely one at the beginning of the year.
read this month:
- KISSING IN AMERICA, by margo rabb: ★★★★★
- THE LOST HERO, by rick riordan: ★★★★☆
- THE SON OF NEPTUNE, by rick riordan: ★★★★☆
- GET IT TOGETHER, DELILAH! by erin gough (E-ARC): ★★★½
- PHAEDRA, by jean racine (not pictured): ★★★☆☆
i can say it was quite a good reading month for me. i mean, i expected a reading slump after all the books i read in november. instead of that, i got to read some amazing books. so i’m glad. and even though my reading pace wasn’t as fast as last month, that’s okay. i’d prefer quality over quantity. (let’s not talk about the fact that THE LOST HERO + THE SON OF NEPTUNE are over 500 pages each. not that it’s it’s a problem, really, just gIVE ME ALL THE RIORDAN’S BOOKS.)
on the blog:
- an open letter to my younger self
- 7 of my most anticipated diverse reads of 2017
- REVIEW: kissing in america, by margo rabb
- the best books of 2016 (aka the never-ending list)
- rewind: 2016 edition
i’m not kidding. i’m putting a book character in my favorites’ section. even though i only read the first two books of HEROES OF OLYMPUS (+ i’m currently reading the third book), i love leo so SO much. my heart.
kissing in america, by margo rabb
this book was everything i needed in my life. this is not a drill, please go read this book, and come fangirl with me. i still don’t know why it’s so underrated? it’s freaking GENIUS.
i really don’t know why i didn’t start this show earlier. i’m only on season 2, but it’s just so good. and funny. and amazing. and wonderful. i just can’t stop talking about it. i’m probably the last one to see it, but if you haven’t, i highly recommend you to give FRIENDS a try. i’ll ~probably~ go watch it after finishing this post. (it’s not even a probability, i will.) i’m also thinking of writing a post about why you should be watching FRIENDS? should i do it?
we’re just one week into january, and studying has already taken over my life. i have so many exams coming, and i don’t know how i’m going to handle it (probably by reading HEROES OF OLYMPUS, watching FRIENDS, and sleeping).
goals of the month:
- start a bullet journal (and KEEP UP WITH IT)
- read whenever i can
- take care of myself.
i’m so excited to announce that i’m now an official blogger for THE AFFINITY MAGAZINE! i’m so happy! i’ve applied for it in december, and the staff made my day by sending me an email a while after to tell me that i’ve been chosen to be a staff writer!
i know there are a lot of questions you want to ask, so i will try to guess some of them and answer them now.
what even is the affinity magazine?
THE AFFINITY MAGAZINE is a social justice magazine written for teens by teens (according to their bio on twitter). a lot of people there are usually talking about sensitive subjects and discussing not only teens’ issues, but also politics.
can i apply for it too?
yes of course, you can apply here. usually staff writer should submit a post every week, but you can also apply to be a part-time blogger, and submit a post whenever you want (in the same link).
does that mean you’ll be blogging less here?
of course not! i’ll be blogging just the same! i may be a little more professional there, but nothing will change here. at all. i’ll still be the same sarcastic-and-not-really-professional blogger.