Hello everyone! December was a fun, and at times stressful, month for me.
What I did in December
My assessments finished at the beginning of December. I’m waiting for my results now and hope that I passed everything.
I’ve been working in the bookshop a lot, and it’s been amazing. It was so interesting for me to see what kind of presents people were buying and how they were choosing them. I also wrote a post about my work experience at Lighthouse – Edinburgh’s Radical Bookshop over at the official blog of my Publishing degree. I talk about what I learnt during work experience and also share some photos of the bookshop.
I became sick just a few days before Christmas, and it took me over a week to recover. I still have a bit of a cough. I was so grateful to my brother, as he cooked for me over the holidays and kept me company.
I hosted a readalong on Lit CelebrAsian’s Twitter account, where I read Timekeeper together with some of the book club participants. I’m fascinated by the concept of time and I’m very intrigued by the variety of clock designs, so I had a great time discussing some of the themes with everyone. I kind of also couldn’t stop reading the book after that and finished it within a few hours!
I changed the rating of Heroine Complex to three stars because of ace- and aroantagonism that I had missed while reading and reviewing it.
What I’ll be doing in January
University starts in January again, and I’m looking forward to the subjects! We have to do work experience, so I’m really excited about gaining more practical experience in publishing. We’ll also be learning more about publishing production, which is one of my favourite aspects of publishing. I can’t wait to hone my InDesign skills.
I’m going to be sorting out more interview posts for the blog. I’m looking forward to talking with some authors about that. I’ve also got a list of discussion post topics that I want to prepare.