Wednesday, January 4, 2017

BOOK CHAT: December 2016 in Review

Now that we are days into the new year, I thought it was time to start sharing my usual end of the year thoughts.  However, before I can get into the 2016 details, I thought I had better look at the final month of the year.  So, let's get to it!

The TOP POST for the month was two-fold:  Hinges of Broams Eld by Jennifer Cano had the most hits for the month, but Weekly Wanderings:  Currently . . . Sick & Tired had the most comments.  This was a bit exciting, especially to see a book review back to the top of the list!

The TOP PIC was an amusing one!  My family did a little white elephant exchange, and I got this very fitting gift!  I did have it stolen at one point in time during the evening, but by the end of the night, it was all mine!

I did not get a lot of BOOKS READ during the month, but they were both fabulous reads.  In fact, I'm going to say that my FAVORITE READ was a tie between the two!
  1. I Am Half-Sick of Shadows by Alan Bradley
  2. Unnamed Manuscript by J.K.

I was so thankful to see this month and the year 2016 come to an end.  It did not start on a high note, and it did not end on one either.  In fact, at the very end of the month I woke up to all of my Christmas decorations vandalized in my front yard.  I had to throw my lighted Christmas trees and a lighted reindeer in the trash, and it just broke my heart.  I'm definitely looking forward to a new month and a new year.  We have a lot of things up in the air going into this first week, but I am trying to remain positive.  Thankfully, I can already say that reading is already off to a better start than in 2016.  

I will be back soon to begin my end of year posts now that December is officially wrapped up.  I can't wait to share these posts with you!

How was your final month of 2016?  


  1. What is wrong with people?! I'm sorry your decorations were vandalized.
    I hope that this week goes smoothly and that you get onto a better footing in 2017!

    1. Kristen M. ... That's exactly what I was thinking. It's like destroying happy! Thank you for the kind thoughts!

  2. I have heard of several people having their Christmas decorations vandalized. That's terrible! The world sucks.

    1. Kailana ... It is terrible and I just don't understand it!

  3. Love that white elephant. And must look up this Alan Bradley book. Sorry about your Christmas decorations. That's depressing.

    1. Jenny ... It's so great, isn't it?! Definitely check out Alan Bradley. I'm honestly having so much fun with his novels!


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