How many books that I planned did I read?
I planned on six, because I had several high priorities to wrap up for challenges by the end of the month. But I ended up reading, um, a lot more than six. 😂
Okay, so I might have gotten a little distracted by this incredible comic series I started (The Unbeatable Squirrel Girl). And it might have been exactly what I needed. And still need. And my favorite superhero ever. I recommend it, to everyone, right now. It’s the hero we need in 2021. 😍
I did finish Annihilation by Jeff VanderMeer, which was an absolute struggle because wow is that not an interesting book for me. Thankfully my other reading challenge book was delightful (if a similarly slow pace): The Unlikely Pilgrimage of Harold Fry by Rachel Joyce.
Also, please don’t freak out like one of my friends when you see the title How to Be Married by Jo Piazza because it’s just an interesting read on concepts of marriage from cultures around the world. 😂 I really enjoyed it, though! And to be fair, a lot of the thoughts in it are applicable to any romantic relationship.
Other than that, I focused on reading some of the Fast Forward Friday books I’ve posted about this year but hadn’t yet gotten to read. It seemed like a nice way to end the year: reading a bunch of books I was excited about!
PS – hooray for not having any end-of-the-year reading stress about goals! 🎉
Life this month. I started my new job, which honestly feels like it was so long ago. I can’t believe it’s only been a month! I feel like I’ve slotted into it pretty quickly, with a quick understanding of our systems and processes and some ideas for change already. It’s great so far!
Plus, holidays. They were pretty chill this year, which is absolutely fine by me. Welcome, even. The less stress, the better, and for me, holiday obligations = stress.
On the gaming side of my life, I started raiding for the first time! It’s been pretty fun actually, and my biggest fear of sucking so much that I drag others down is out of the way now that I’ve learned the mechanics for bosses and such. I love the banter and the thrill of success. I don’t so much love the late nights. 😂
December was actually a super pared down blog month for me (and a lot of others, it seemed). I gave myself a bit of a posting break as I adjusted to a new job combined with weekends of house work and holiday things going on as well. I’m glad I did; but below are a few of the gems in the posts I did put up!
Here are some of my favorite posts I worked on this month, in case you missed them!
- But I also want chipmunk hunk? (Cue my discovered love of Squirrel Girl)
- Did you get read to as a child? (apparently, I did?)
- Do you like knowing if a book is the start of a series before reading it? (how to avoid mid-book disaster)
And here are some of my favorite posts by other bloggers!