Monthly Roundup โ†ช Dec๐Ÿพ

I tried SO HARD to reach my goal of 50 books in 2017, especially because I wanted the shiny plaque on GoodReads… BUT ALAS… it was not meant to be…


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Better Shorts Than ‘Cat Person’ [Literary Lists]

If you were away from the internet recently, let me fill you in.ย Everyone lost their minds over a semi decent short story in the New Yorker about a 20 something college girl having a questionable but short lived relationship.

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Long story short, people got upset, people had opinions, and honestly, there are SO MANY better short stories out there that you can read instead of this one. Here are my recommendations of short story anthologies that you can read instead of bothering with that one.ย ๐Ÿ‘๐Ÿ‘๐Ÿ‘

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Monthly Roundup โ†ช March ๐Ÿ“šโ›…

This month has been crazy tiring work wise and THEN I got sick and spent a bit of time in hospital, and as all chronic illness kids know, isย theย fun place to be.

I did manage to read a shit load more than I thought I would which is awesome!! I’m even past the half way point for my 40 book reading goal for the year!!!

Although my new mini goal is to try and read at least half of the books that I currently own before I head back to the UK for my masters in the fall.ย Which is actually a lot of books as well. So uh, that should prove to be an interesting challenge…

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Monthly Roundup โ†ช Feb ๐Ÿ‘„๐ŸŒน๐ŸŠ๐ŸŠ

Ahh. The second month of the year. Also known as “the season of buying overpriced roses and buying discount chocolate”. Also, Chinese New Year!ย ๐Ÿˆท๏ธ๐ŸŠ๐ŸŠ๐Ÿˆธ

๐ŸŽ†๐Ÿฎ (belated) GONG XI FA CAI & XIN NIAN KUAI LE!ย ๐Ÿฎ๐ŸŽ†

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Didn’t finish my stack of short books again… But I was reading longer books too so I think that’s a good enough reason!!!!!!!! Maybe March will be the month I finish the stack and finally get to dive headfirst into my Unread section of my home library, as well as local library.

I also thought of doing a mid month book haul post, as I got a bunch of library books as -*well as bought a few second hand ones, but it’s now marchย so… it doesn’t…. feel like… there’s…. much……. point…………

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Monthly Roundup โ†ช Jan โŒš๐Ÿ˜ซ

I reallyย really REALLYย 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 โ†ช Dec ๐Ÿ”ฏ๐ŸŽ„

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!

๐Ÿ”ฏ๐Ÿฉ๐Ÿ’›ย HANUKKAH BOOK TAGย ๐Ÿ’™๐Ÿ”ฅ๐Ÿ”ฏ

 

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 ย decorations everywhere, yet we are either sweating like mad or hoping the torrential rain won’t delay the bus system.

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