Monthly Wrap-Up: December 2013

Posted January 1, 2014 by Debby in Uncategorized

December 2013: the holiday season!

We’re finally at the end of the year. As could probably be expected, I read a bit less because of the holidays, but I still did quite well, for me, and I managed to get quite a few posts up as well in spite of the pre-holiday busy rush at work. I read 6 books and posted 11 reviews and 9 other posts.

December Reads

Books Read:

Cress by Marissa Meyer
The Girl Who Circumnavigated Fairyland in a Ship of Her Own Making by Catherynne M. Valente
The Promise of Amazing by Robin Constantine
Looking for Alaska by John Green
Smart Girls Get What They Want by Sarah Strohmeyer
Howl’s Moving Castle by Diana Wynne Jones

Book of the Month:

December Reviews

December Posts

December Obsessions

  • Smiling Pasta. After insisting for so long that Christina watch it, I started watching it myself, and all of the feels. Again.
  • Kili and Tauriel. Did you see the Hobbit 2? Because seriously. Seriously. If anything, I am more motivated now to read the book, but I know that’s probably not a part of it.
  • Doctor Who. Not only did I get a Doctor Who t-shirt and sonic screwdriver and other swag for Christmas, but then I watched the Christmas special. I… am not okay. Nope. Plus Whoufflé. *sobs*
  • Maid Sama. I’ve been re-reading this manga for our Manga Project, and oh my god at the level of feels this series gives me. I can’t believe I’m finally going to read the end of it o_o Uhhh… *postpones*

In Real Life

  • My department at work celebrated Sinterklaas together, and it turned out to be a hilarious evening. My team and I decided to spontaneously get some Zwarte Piet masks and it was generally just a good time. I finally got to chat with the other interns a bit more, so now that ice is finally broken.
  • I celebrated Christmas Day with my dad, stepmother, stepbrothers, paternal grandparents, aunt, uncle, and cousin. This side of the family never really does much together but it was actually a hilarious day. It was like a constant battle of wit. So that was a nice surprise 🙂
  • I spent the next four days with my dad and stepmother and stepbrothers. It was great to see them again, seeing as how it had been almost a year, but I still do not possess enough patience to deal with my littlest stepbrother. I mean, whoa.
  • Book club night with Secret Santa happened! Haha. It was great, except that Judith and Iris couldn’t be there. But I love those girls, and it always turns out to be a highlight of my month. Thanks for being awesome 🙂

A Few Announcements

  • This month saw the return of Book Haul posts, instead of including it in a monthly wrap-up. I just buy too many books for that. But this means that if I do have time, I could do vlogs more easily. Possibly. Maybe.
  • Would you like to join the Snuggly Oranges team? (*cough* thereby making it a team at all instead of just one person.) We have a page for that!

That’s it for me. How was your month?

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4 responses to “Monthly Wrap-Up: December 2013

  1. Despite the fact that I still feel a bit shy, I love meeting you guys! 🙂 I really hope that everyone can join the next meeting. And YES to shipping Kili & Tauriel. Insta-love at it’s best 😀

    • It’s so ridiculous, we complain about instalove all the time in books, but just that ONE look between them and the first few lines they had with each other… that was it. I was sold. asdfjkl;

  2. Kili and Tauriel are *sigh* just those glances and PLEASE LET THEM BE TOGETHER IN THE NEXT MOVIE!
    And book club is awesome! I love seeing all of you in real life instead of just talking on Twitter and such 🙂 And I really hope everyone can make it this month!

    • oh god there has to be at least one kiss. PLEASE. PLEASE. And we have to wait so long too ;______;

      <3 I'm glad we're all enjoying book club so much. I hope so too but... I dunno. Doesn't look too good so far ^^;