Wrap Ups

December Wrap Up

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.


Posts that I enjoyed this month

Nerd Church – How To Not Be a Jerk To Non-Drinking Guests

#DiverseBookbloggersDiscuss: Genie Lo and the Importance of Representation

Book Review of Blood & Ink: When Romeo & Juliet meets Terrorism. (Are you cringing yet?)

The Psychology of Medical Language

The Ultimate Guide to Diverse YA Books Releasing in 2018: January – June

January and February 2018 MG/YA Releases by POC

Posts that I published in December
Non-review posts

November Wrap Up

Reviews

Not Your Sidekick – C.B. Lee

The Best We Could Do – Thi Bui

Dance with Me – Alexis Daria

Where the Stars Rise – edited by Lucas K. Law and Derwin Mak

A Crown of Wishes – Roshani Chokshi

Love, Hate & Other Filters – Samira Ahmed

When Half Is Whole: Multiethnic Asian American Identities – Stephen Murphy-Shigematsu

The Princess Who Didn’t Eat Cake – Lynn E. O’Connacht

Stairs and Whispers – edited by Sandra Alland, Khairani Barokka, and Daniel Sluman

Guest post

Work Experience at Lighthouse Bookshop


How was December for you? What did you do?
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