December Wrap Up 2017

Goodbye 2017, truthfully, you will not be missed. Now, I don’t know if you’ve noticed, but I’ve not really been on the blogosphere a whole lot in the last month or so. Why? Life got in the way and, honestly, I needed to recharge my batteries. December is always a busy time of year for us, with Christmas, my brother’s birthdays, work, and everything else, things were definitely chaotic.

I succeeded in reading at least one book, which was The Bird and the Sword. It was such a lovely book, and the romance was beautifully developed. The concept of the book and the world itself was really fascinating, and I can’t wait to explore more of it.


The Bird and the Sword by Amy Harmon: 4/5 Stars

Top Ten Tuesday
5th December: Must Visit Bookish Locations
12th December: Favourite Books of 2017
19th December: Books I Wouldn’t Mind Santa Leaving Under the Tree

Waiting on Wednesday
6th December: Emergency Contact
13th December: Team Player
20th December: Aftermath
27th December: Star-Touched Stories

11th December: What I’ve Been Watching

Favourite Posts From December

Liam @ Liam’s Library talks about his 3 most disappointing reads of 2017.

Flo @ Flowless Books looks at the difficulty of rating a book.

Krysta @ Pages Unbound tells us how she takes charge of her blog.

Richard @ The Humpo Show presents his End of Year Awards.

Marie @ Drizzle and Hurricane Books tells us what she’s learned about her reading in 2017 and shares her views on ARC insecurity.

Nick and Nereyda @ Nick and Nereyda’s Infinite Booklist share their favourite reads of 2017.

Kat @ Life and Other Disasters shares her top 17 shows of 2017.

January Goals

I’m still feeling like I’m in that slumpy period, but I do want to be a bit more consistent in my blogging, but I won’t dive right back into the deep end just yet. So you will see me around the blogosphere just not as much. The beginning of the year is going to be a bit chaotic for me because in February I will be starting a new job, so I have that to look forward to.

This year I’ve also decided to take up bullet journaling. At the moment I’m just tinkering with things, but the hope is that by writing out my to-do list I’ll be a bit more organised and it’ll help me keep track of everything going on in my life. Do any of you bullet journal? If so, do you have any tips for me?

I also want to read more than one book this month, but that is not a guarantee. I started reading The Language of Thorns the other night and so far I’m really enjoying it.

I hope 2018 has been kind to you all so far.
What was your December highlight?
What are your goals for 2018?

17 thoughts on “December Wrap Up 2017

    1. I think the illustrations make the book all the more captivating. I’ve read the first three and they were all really enjoyable. Hopefully the remaining stories are just as enthralling.

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  1. I’m glad you managed to read one book last month and I hope that your slump will slowly go away this month! 🙂
    I have always wanted to try bullet journaling, but… I am just unable to be artistic in a way and come up with great layouts for my pages, so… I never tried, haha. I hope this will work out well for you! Have a great month and yay for the new job! I hope it will be great 😀

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    1. I’ve decided to just go with the flow with regards to this slump haha. It’s usually the most effective way to combat it. Although I am happy to report that I have started another book.
      I am in no ways artistic at all, mine looks like an organised mess right now. I’ve been tinkering and playing with different weekly layouts so hopefully, I can find out that sticks. If this whole bullet journaling thing doesn’t work out I think I’ll just buy a planner next year haha.

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      1. Oh that’s good! You’ll beat that slump, I am sure of it 😛
        I hope that you’ll find the right layouts that stick for you, then… and then teach me your ways so I can do this, too haha 🙂

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  2. I’m totally with you on wanting to be more consistent with blogging. It’s something I struggle with so much. I journal a little but it’s more to keep memories and life souvenirs, but I’ve always wanted to try bullet journalling because I can be disorganised at times. Hope you enjoy it and good luck with your new job!!

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    1. I think finding that balance between the blog and life stuff is tricky, especially when you have zero motivation. My philosophy at this point is to just blog when you can.
      So far I’m really enjoying the whole bullet journalling thing. I’m not the most artistic person so just finding a simple layout is enough for me haha.
      I hope 2018 has been kind to you so far. 😀

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