end of year: accomplishments and resolutions

2017 Accomplishments & Resolutions

2017 accomplishments and resolutions

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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end of year: scrapbook

2017 Scrapbook

2017 scrapbook

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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end of year: worst books

Worst Books of 2017


It’s time for a compilation of the worst books I had the displeasure of reading in 2017! I’m not quite done reading for the year yet, but there’s no chance either of the two books I’m reading at the moment will make his list.

Before I start the countdown, I have to give a shout-out to The Thief by Megan Whalen Turner and Witchtown by Cory Putnam Oakes.  Though they did not make the official list, they were both still absolutely terrible.  The Thief, though decently written, was mind-numbingly dull and uneventful.  Witchtown was a book with a ton of potential, but ended up being a very white, very boring, very forgettable novel. I legitimately do not even remember what this book was about. That’s how forgettable it was.

And now — drumroll please!!! — we begin the countdown!

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