So, here we are at the end of the year and it simultaneously feels as if it has flown by and taken forever! A lot has happened in the past month alone, with a mad rush at the end of term ( as always!), a nightmare journey through an airport where planes were not taking off due to suspected drone activity and a quiet family Christmas.
In terms of blogging, it has not been a great month, mostly due to lots of ‘life’ getting in the way. I have posted less this month than in any month since I first started blogging in July 2017, but am hoping to get back on the bandwagon in 2019 (like most of the world!)
Picture books: 5
Graphic novels: 0
Middle Grade: 6
Young adult: 15
Sources of books
ARC: 8 ( 6 e-ARCs from Netgalley)
Highlights this month have included: The Elsewhere Emporium, The Wild Robot Escapes, Witch for a Week, Space Atlas, Vox, The Twisted Tree and The Name of the Wind.
Author Interviews: Mary Ting
I also took part in:
Six for Sunday: 2018 Bookish Highlights
December Achievements and Highlights
Successfully completed Arts Week and created an art installation for my school with my class, despite getting horribly ill partway through the week.
Managed to make it back to my parents’ house for Christmas, despite a nightmare eight-hour plus journey (from door-to-door it took over ten hours)
Unfortunately, didn’t manage to post as often as I would have liked on the blog, making this one of my worst months in stats since I started blogging in August 2017. Also, despite having our offer on the house accepted, all of the paperwork has taken so long that it looks like we won’t be able to move in until at least mid-January.
Food/Drink: My festive favourites this year have to be mince pies, fruitcake and shloer. Yum yum!
Skincare: Recently I decided to try out a few skincare products from Primark and am currently loving their Vitamin C Booster Gel Brightening Mousturiser which smells and feels just like the much more expensive equivalent from The Body Shop (£3 vs £16) and their 2 in 1 Primer and Finishing Spray which I use to freshen up and moisturize my skin throughout the day – it has green tea, aloe and argan oil and both smells lovely and makes my skin look amazing. It is also only £3 at the moment (normally £4) so is well worth a try!
TV/Film: Haven’t watched any TV this month, although being home at my parents’ house has given me access to normal TV channels (we just have Netflix) so I am planning to watch a few documentaries and some movies.
I went to see Mary Poppins Returns in the cinema and was very pleasantly surprised by how good it was! It has definitely been filmed with a deep respect and love for the original movie and books.
What did you think of my monthly round-up for December?
How did your month go?
What are you looking forward to next month?
Let me know in the comments!
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