December 2014: Holy crap what a month
The Blood of Olympus by Rick Riordan
The Unbound by Victoria Schwab
The Boy Next Door by Katie Van Ark
The Resurrectionist by E.B. Hudspeth
The Darkest Part of the Forest by Holly Black
I’m Glad I Did by Cynthia Weil
My True Love Gave To Me edited by Stephanie Perkins
Book of the Month:
Total books read: 8
Total pages read: 2,803
Average rating: 2.88 🙁 🙁 🙁
2 2014 debut authors read
6/8 (75%) standalones, 2/8 (25%) series
7/8 (87%) paper, 1/8 (13%) pixels
Total books read: 128
Total pages read: 46,897
Average rating: 3.38
22 2014 debut authors read
38% standalones, 62% series
70% paper, 23% pixels, 6% audio
- We Should Hang Out Sometime: Embarrassingly, a True Story by Josh Sundquist ★★★★½
- This Shattered World by Amie Kaufman, Meagan Spooner ★★½
- Venom by Fiona Paul ★★★
- When Joss Met Matt by Ellie Cahill ★★★★★
- Love and Other Theories by Alexis Bass ★
- The Blood of Olympus by Rick Riordan ★★★
- The Unbound by Victoria Schwab ★★★★★
- The Boy Next Door by Katie Van Ark ★★
- The Resurrectionist: The Lost Work of Dr. Spencer Black by E.B. Hudspeth ★★
- The Darkest Part of the Forest by Holly Black ★★★
- Monthly Wrap-Up: November 2014
- Top Ten Books I’m Looking Forward To In 2015
- Top Ten New-To-Me Authors I Read In 2014
- ‘Tis the Season for Bookish Giveaways!
- Ship-Defining Quotes – a.k.a. ASDFJKL; MY FEELS
- Book Haul #17: In Which I Couldn’t Resist the Review Copies
- Top Ten Books I Read In 2014
- Sometimes I watch the movie/TV show first
- It’s been a RIDICULOUS week…
- Top Ten Books I Wouldn’t Mind Santa Bringing Me (2014)
- Merry Christmas!
- Top Ten Goals/Resolutions for 2015
On the Big ScreenTHE NEWSROOM ENDED. And I am in distress. Regardless of critiques in the media, I thought every episode was still extremely well-written, my ship SOARED, and then my heart BROKE View Spoiler »when Charlie died « Hide Spoiler – seriously, there were tears involved – and the end was… I dunno. A good end. A fitting end. But I’m so so so sad that this series is over because at least for right now and probably for some years to come, it’s my favorite series ever.
I also did watch the Doctor Who Christmas special but I have no big feelings about it. I really couldn’t care less about 12, and I wished so hard that Clara would leave, but no. Don’t get me wrong, I freaking LOVE Clara, she’s still my favorite companion, but she was 11’s companion. And since the regeneration, her character’s been regressing, thanks to the horrible writing of the newest series. I’m just not amused.
Oh, and I caved and watched all of The 100. And yeah, it actually is really good. I love how realistic it is about the psychology of the people and the range of the characters. There are plenty of twists that quickly got me addicted. Also that ship. Dat mid-season finale tho. o_o
The only really notable movie I watched would be The Hobbit: Battle of Five Armies and I kind of hated it. Like, I will still eat up anything Middle Earth, and visually it was stunning, but that movie was pointless. There was hardly a story, View Spoiler »Smaug was dead within 5 minutes « Hide Spoiler, I lost respect for certain characters, it created some inconsistencies with LotR – like why Legolas would still be biased against dwarves if he helped Thorin so much – but more than anything View Spoiler »FUCKING KILI DIED AND HE WAS MY EVERYTHING AND GODDAMMIT WHY DIDN’T I READ THE BOOK AND UGH THE SHIP NEVER STOOD A CHANCE AND I HATE EVERYTHINGGGGGGGGGGG « Hide Spoiler. I need a therapeutic LotR marathon. I’m not okay.
Through My Speakers
And because of The 100:
In Real Life
- Like I said, pretty eventful month. I actually took the time to write about some of these RL things in a personal post this month. Long story short: witnessing suicide sucks and does shit to you, my roommate is KING Douchebag, but in my state of emotional distress, I impulsively responded to apartment listings and I GOT ONE. I got the keys on the 29th, so in January I will be MOVING. It’s going to be busy as all hell, so bare with me if the blog becomes less active. I’ll try to keep up, but, yeah. If there’s anything I learned at the end of this crazy year, it’s that I need to prioritize my mental health.
- I went to Texas December 20th-28th, spending the holidays with my family. It was really lovely – with Tex-Mex the very first night, hanging out with my high school friends, book shopping, PRESENTS, and plenty of family time. Sadly, towards the end I was in a blue mood because I’m already super anxious about moving, but still. It was a nice and very necessary break.
- We had Book Club Secret Santa again, and it was HILARIOUS because I think we freaked out everyone in the restaurant by our LOUD squealing and exclamations about books. Okay, I was the biggest offender. I should be sorry, but I don’t think I am. Daph nailed it, getting me Eleanor & Park (CALLED IT MUWAHA) and Flights and Chimes and Mysterious Times. Thank youuu ♥