Bookworm Blogging, Monthly Wrap-Ups

December 2017 Wrap-Up

Books:

  • Good Me, Bad Me by Ali Land. 4/5 stars, review.
  • The Secret of the Old Clock by Carolyn Keene. 3/5 stars.
  • Meddling Kids by Edgar Cantero. DNF.
  • Beasts Made of Night by Tochi Onyebuchi. DNF.
  • The Coincidence Makers by Yoav Blum. DNF.
  • The Refrigerator Monologues by Catherynne M. Valente. DNF.
  • Her Body and Other Parties by Cameron Maria Machado. 4.75/5 stars, review.
  • The Dream Thieves by Maggie Stiefvater. 5/5 stars, review to come.
  • Everless by Sara Holland. 4/5 stars, review to come.
  • Goldeline by Jimmy Cajoleas. 4/5 stars, review to come.

Books read: 6
Books DNF’d: 4
Average Rating: 4.1 stars

Movies:

  • Space Jam [1996] directed by Joe Pytka. Rewatch, 5/5 stars.

Other Posts:

Reading Goal Progress:

In 2017 I read 70 books with a goal of 50! I blew past my goal, so I’ve upped it to 75 for 2018.

Notable Posts by Others:

Personal Highlights (aka a photo dump of things I did this month):

Twitter | Goodreads

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8 thoughts on “December 2017 Wrap-Up”

  1. Love the photos! I really like when people include photos in their wrap-ups, its a nice little insight into each bloggers little world. Also, thank you for the link back – the notable posts by others is suuuuuch a great idea.

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    1. Thank you! I felt like something was missing from mine before I started including the pictures. I think it’s always fun to learn more about people. 🙂 And np!! I think I stole the idea from someone else, but it’s definitely a neat way to boost people and to share important posts!

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  2. How far did you get in Meddling Kids before putting it down? I actually reviewed it on my podcast. I found the beginning a little tedious at first because of the trope-y writing style, but it picked up for me later on. I can totally see how it’s not everyone’s cup of tea, though.

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    1. I made it around 18% in and DNFed because I didn’t like the writing, but also because the transphobic comments at the mental health facility. I saw another review that said the transphobia just got worse, so I’m glad I didn’t end up finishing it.

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      1. Yep, those elements definitely existed. (I think I saw at least one other review mention it too). I don’t think it was Cantero’s intention to be purposefully hateful or offensive, but also…writing something like that – especially in a sarcastic/careless tone – is pretty close to the same thing in a lot of ways. The unfortunate part is it didn’t actually contribute to the story so he just as easily could have left it out and not sacrificed an ounce of the narrative.

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    1. Thank you! And there wasn’t anything particularly wrong with it, I just didn’t care for it enough to finish it when I had so many other books I wanted to read instead!

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