Wednesday, December 4, 2013

It's Beginning to Look a Lot Like...

... Christmas!
... the end of the year!
... New Years!
End of the Year


Insanity. I would've sworn it was only September a while ago. My semester's almost over, which I can't believe. A lot has happened since school started (moving away, dorm life, and so many upheavals in my personal life) and while not all were especially good, I'm grateful that they happened. After all, we learn from our choices, whether or not they're positive, right? 

My room is a mess but I'm not really in a mood to clean it since finals week is next week and I haven't started cracking down to study yet. The library is going to be my favorite location to be in the next few days; I can just feel it. 

2014 is going to be interesting and as I'm going through my RSS feeds, I can just feel that it's going to be a wonderful year in terms of books as well. So many releases to look forward to! Jenny Han's To All the Boys I've Loved anyone

I finished Roomies, which was one of the books I was reading. Incredibly good and a review should hopefully be up before the year ends. (See how far I'm planning? Normal posting should resume in three weeks! Look forward to it.) 

It's another short post for this week and probably minimal posts for next week since it's finals week. Gotta run! 

Favorite November Posts:
A Visit to an Indie Bookstore
What I'm Reading
Life Lessons: Life is What You Make of It
Book-Related Things That Annoy Me [GIF version]

Reviews:
The Reluctant Fundamentalist
Forgive Me, Leonard Peacock 

Also, VSCOcam just released for Android yesterday. It's quickly became one of my favorite camera/photography apps. Get on it! It's simply a beautiful app.  

What was your year like? What are you looking forward to as the year ends? Are you stressed out, too?

6 comments :

  1. YES re: the new Jenny Han book. I love the cover, I love Jenny -- can't wait!

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  2. My year has been life changing. I have changed so much, learned so much, and have realized so much. This year for me was a year of immense growth. Not saying that I haven't grown every other year of my life, because I have. This is the year that I consider my "growth spurt" year though. I've discovered who I am. I've read a few amazing books, watched some great TV, worked my butt off. This year has been successful. I'm looking forward to 2014; to try and make it even better than this year. I think that this year has been my favorite year of life thus far. I can't wait to see what awaits me next year. Great post Alice! I can't wait to read your review. Finals week is super stressful, I can only imagine the late library nights you are going to experience. Good luck!

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  3. Same! The protagonist is apparently half-Asian so yay for diversity! Definitely adds points in my book, too. (Pun not intended).

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  4. Definitely! I feel the same way and I learned a lot about myself as well. I've been the most stressed out I've ever been in my life but learned some things along the way. Thanks for the well wishes! :)

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  5. Ahhh I'm looking forward to All the Boys I've Loved too :3 Mostly because the MC is a PoC and there are seriously not enough books with people of colour.


    So glad VSCOcam was released for Android! It really is a great photography app and in a way it's like having Photoshop on my phone haha.

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  6. So excited for To All the Boys I've Loved because of the half-Asian PoC as well!

    VSCOcam is so nice! I'm VSCOcaming pretty much everything now, hahaha.

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