WELCOME MY BEAUTIES. Welcome to my FIRST EVER end of year wrap up. In the following, you will see deeper into my soul than EVER. And there is a lot of black stubbornness and stabbiness. SO WHAT ELSE IS NEW. Buckle up, it’s going to be a bumpy ride (or just put your hands in the air and enjoy)!
1. I READ ONLY 40 BOOKS
Okay, BEFORE YOU JUDGE. I feel the need to explain. I moved from the US to Germany with LITERALLY NOTHING 4 1/2 years ago. All I took with me were my clothes. For the first few years I couldn’t afford to buy anything, really, but this year, EVERYTHING CHANGED, so I went crazy of course. It wasn’t until about July that I started buying books again, SO I FEEL NO SHAME. Just imagine going so long without reading. IT WAS TORTURE LET ME ASSURE YOU. Now that you all feel VERY SORRY FOR ME (as you should, and maybe you feel sorry enough to buy me all the books??*) let us continue.
*N0?? NO TAKERS? Fine.
Let’s start with the bad, people. I started getting into books by getting free ARCs from either Netgalley, or the authors themselves. And now let me show you some of my biggest disappointments (because why not?). Hint: click on the picture to see my Goodreads review!
(Review scheduled for 14th February at request of the publisher)
3. BEST OF 2016
(ALL THE BOOKS IN THIS SERIES OMG)
(UM ALSO OBVIOUSLY A GATHERING OF SHADOWS DUH)
(I think it goes without saying: CROOKED KINGDOM IS ON THIS LIST TOO. I just don’t want to put too many pictures haha)
(also every book in the Lunar Chronicles guys. I CAN’T DECIDE THIS IS TOO MUCH)
I can also now add ACOTAR after several people yelled at me for not having read! (Currently reading ACOWAR)
4. I wrote 3 half books.
No, not 3 AND a half, you read that right. I AM HOPELESS. I literally am the WORST at finishing things. It is my curse in life. I have quit a total of 1 study, 1 apprenticeship (and am about to quit another because I hate it), have written 5 unfinished manuscripts and the list goes on. I HAVE LITERALLY ONLY EVER FINISHED ONE BOOK EVER. But you will see these 3 half books come up in my 2017 goals post which is coming up soooon! I’m realizing this on is more of a fail than an accomplishment??? hahaha
5. I started blogging again!
My blog started out as a personal blog where I would post random rantings that literally no one would read, because no one knew it even existed. Then I turned it into an author blog when I decided to get Super Productive about authoring before realizing that I’m still young and even though I know what my passion is now I can still let it develop over time and whatstherushomg. THEN it turned into this wonderful book blog where I have met all of you lovelies and I wouldn’t trade it for the world!
6. I reached 2k followers on Twitter?
Question mark because most of them are either inactive or bots?? So strange. But I’m hoping to get more real people on there haha.
7. I started a bookstagram and reached 300
THIS MAY NOT SEEM LIKE A LOT TO YOU. But they are Real People unlike the ones on Twitter for some reason. Also I am actually almost at 400 within like 2 months? How did that happen?? FEEL FREE TO CHECK ME OUT. (on instagram obviously, get your mind out of the gutter).
8. I own 90% black hardcovers
99.9% of my books are hardcovers because I am OCD and if I get any paperbacks I have to buy the hardcover. IT’S A PROBLEM. Something that is totally random and also REALLY REALLY ANNOYING is that for some reason Fantasy and SciFi books don’t know how to be any color but black naked???? WHAI I LIKE COLORS just because my soul is black does not mean all the books must be. BE MORE COLORFUL, BOOKS JEEZ.
SO THAT IS ENOUGH RIGHT??? I haven’t been at this for very long so there isn’t THAT much to recap. Tell me what glorious things YOU have accomplished in 2016!