Not to be a #cliche, but 2017 brought a lot of changes for me, both in my personal life and my online life. It was, in many ways, a year where things settled down for me, and I felt like my life really got itself on track to where I want it to go. I feel like I have personally reached a kind of inner zen I hadn’t thought possible for myself.
Since I used to make several end-of-year type posts back when I used to blog on Livejournal, I felt it might be appropriate to migrate the tradition over here. I got quite a bit wordy, so I put everything under the “read more” (which I just discovered was a thing this week). I’m going to talk quite a bit about various changes and accomplishments that happened in 2017, as well as hopes for 2018. Let’s get to it!
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I used to do this on Livejournal. Then, not only did Livejournal become a ghost town, Photobucket basically went belly up. So I figured it was way past time for a new home for my annual tradition.
Basically, this is a compilation of all the things that I had enjoyed in my year, like music, books, television, films, and actors. Now that I have an entire blog dedicated to talking about books, I hardly need to include that in the scrapbook, but I still wanted to include my other new discoveries! I’m certainly not including every single thing I watched or listened to, only the things I want to remember. I always have such great fun doing this virtual scrapbook, and, as I’m going to tag people, I hope you will as well! (Feel free to use my banner if you like!)
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It’s time for a compilation of the best books I had the pleasure of reading in 2017! The challenge in making this list was that rather than describing these book’s qualities, I just felt tempted to gush incoherently in all caps. I tried my best to rein that desire in.
And now — drumroll please!!! — we begin the countdown! Continue reading “Best Books of 2017” →