Monthly Roundup β†ͺ Jan ⌚😫

I reallyΒ really REALLYΒ underestimated how busy I would get working at the national paper as a photojournalist intern/temp… Working a 10 hour day is the norm and getting to come home at 6-7pm for dinner is a lucky break. And I’m not even doing early or late night shifts yet!!

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It’s madness but I’m enjoying it so there’s that. I’ve also been able to shoot a few stories that are book related and I’ll eventually post them up here since they are what I’d call a “Local Love”. One is a restaurant and the other is an author!

Despite my hectic schedule I managed to read 4 of my short books from my January TBR post, which even though is not even close to what my goal was, I also read 2 books that were longer than 200 pages. So I guess it’s not all bad. I’m just going to transfer that TBR challenge to February and try and read more in-between travelling to jobs during the week.

OK BOOK TIME!

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Monthly Roundup β†ͺ Dec πŸ”―πŸŽ„

YOU KNOW WHAT IS GREAT ABOUT DECEMBER?

HANUKKAH. THAT’S WHAT.

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I made a Hanukkah themed Book Tag if any of y’all are interested!! Make sure you send me a link of your completed tag, whether it’s a text post or a video! I’d love to see it!

πŸ”―πŸ©πŸ’›Β HANUKKAH BOOK TAGΒ πŸ’™πŸ”₯πŸ”―

 

Also I’m in Singapore which means biblical thunderstorms and flash floods like 4/5 times a week. Which is really nice when you’re hiding indoors so you don’t get wet in what is warm rain that sometimes can feel like pee. “Winter” in the tropics of South East Asia is weird. We have snow themed Β decorations everywhere, yet we are either sweating like mad or hoping the torrential rain won’t delay the bus system.

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New Year Book Hype: 2016 [Literary Lists]

HOW IS IT 2016 ALREADY???!?!?

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I still forget that the 90s were not 15 years ago, butΒ 20!!!!! Someone even complimented me for having a “vintage” iPod??? As in the ones that were black or white with a click wheel?!?? HOW IS THAT VINTAGE????!!!!!??!

SIGH. Anyway, I digress. Here’s a look at some of the books that are coming out this year that I’m super psyched for. SO EXCITING!!!

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IT’S HANUKKAH TIME Y’ALL [Book Tag]

So I live in Singapore. Which is in Asia. Which does not have a lot of Jews. And most certainly not enough to warrant decorations all over the city-state to celebrate Hanukkah.

Which blows because as a kid I wished that justΒ one placeΒ would have Hanukkah decorations. Hell, even some blue and gold lights somewhere would have been nice! BUT NO. It was all red and green and Santa this, reindeer that. Not even a few electric candles with blue fairy lights near or around them. πŸ˜’

THIS GOES OUT TO ALL MY FELLOW YIDS WHO RESENT BEING LEFT OUT IN THE SEASONAL MONTH OF DECEMBER.

πŸ’™πŸ”―πŸ’›πŸ”―πŸ’™πŸ©πŸ”₯πŸ©πŸ’™πŸ”―πŸ’›πŸ”―πŸ’™

AND WHO DON’T WANT TO ENGAGE IN EVERY SINGLE CHRISTMAS EVENT BECAUSE IT’S NOT EVEN THEIR HOLIDAY.Β 

πŸ’™πŸ”―πŸ’›πŸ”―πŸ’™πŸ©πŸ”₯πŸ©πŸ’™πŸ”―πŸ’›πŸ”―πŸ’™

HAPPY HANUKKAH-CHANUKAH-HANNUKAH-THE ONE WITH THE CANDLES!!!

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