December saw me officially moved out of the old place and into the new. The move was a little wearing and there is still a bit of a mess everywhere (hidden, though!). We only had three weeks of school before getting out for the break, and the day after getting out my brother stationed in Hawaii came home for Christmas!
Baby and I jetted to the man’s to spend time in her “home.” The man has now upgraded “the vacation house” to “this is my home, Momma.” He was gone almost the entire month (Dec 6-28), and it was a week longer than last year. It is hard to drop him off at the airport each December, but so sweet when he comes home. While he was gone, I had to man the house. I think he had a lot of fun watching me on all the security cameras! “Don’t forget to close the garage door!” he yelled at me while I was bringing in groceries. 🙂
It was hard not seeing him for so long, and we missed him. I put up the Christmas tree before he left. The last day of school was the first day I was sick and it developed into a full-blown upper respiratory infection. As soon as I got meds, I started feeling SO much better.
Average Rating: 3.16 stars
Pages Read: 889 pages
Favorite Book: Oklahoma Christmas Blues
I was pretty relaxed in December and just kind of rode out the rest of the year. I didn’t want to focus on starting new features or creating something new, and December is the month for all things end-of-year.
For the First Time in 2016 – new authors I loved in 2016
The Dreaded Question – the holiday question I hate
My 2017 Challenges – keeping it simple
October/November Chit Chat – monthly wrap ups
Visitors & Search Terms
December has actually been a very popular month for me for the previous two years, but this year that wasn’t the case. I did return back from my hiatus at the beginning of the month, but when I started drafting this post on Dec 20 there were only 600 views for the month (2015: 2,000+; 2014: 1,300+). I saw year wrap-ups going up the second week in December, so I think people are just busier this year preparing. At least, I hope that’s why! 🙂
harry harry potter and the deathly hallows text to self – Seriously? You can’t think of ONE connection YOU have with this text? No brain cells to use? Get outta here!
books like the dead poets society – You have come to the right place, my friend!
banished love saga – SUCH a good series! Hope you like the reviews!
may dodd little wolf – Who? If May Dodd Little Wolf is missing, you’re not going to find her here.
verity wonders – Uhhh….those are two different books. Code Name Verity is one, and Wonder is the other. Were you in too much eggnog?
These are my final updates for the year! EEEEK! This has given me the chance to look closely at my challenges and my goals to make decisions for next year. I’m keeping things really simple next year and saying goodbye to some of these year-long challenges.
- Goodreads – 55/52 completed
- Alphabet Soup – 20/26 completed
- NetGalley – 6/50 completed
- Shelf Love / Backlist Books – 19/51+ completed
- TBR – 23/50 completed
- Discussion Challenge – 18/24 posts
- Winter BINGO – 7/25 completed –> ends in February
- December BINGO – 15/25 completed