How I Did in 2016

As promised in my wrap up post last week, here are some numbers that I’ve compiled in order to share with you.

Before getting down to the nitty gritty of some of the info I’ve compiled, which are your standard who, what, when pieces:

The next one is one genres, as per usual, my highest read genre was young adult, with picture books in the lead.

There is a definite challenge for most readers to diversify their authors lists to include more women, I have found that of the books I read, 28 of them were written by women. I’m pretty impressed, as I can’t say whether I subconsciously made that choice or not.

The topic of diversity also leaned towards where an author is from, and obviously we can’t always find the information we need to answer the question, but I think I did pretty good. One can assume that a large number of my authors are American; I did try, however, to expand my horizons – as it were.

As you all know I participated in the #2016TBRReadingChallenge hosted by Bookish Lifestyle, as such here are my numbers for this year regarding what made the challenge requirements and what hasn’t:

48 authors were American
2 were Canadian
3 were European

So, that’s 35 books that made the challenge! Not bad, not bad 🙂

I realize my numbers aren’t that exciting, and I’m hoping this year I’ll be able to come up with more exciting ways to present my stats.

Happy new year everybody!


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This Year: 2016

Hey all! I always seem to compile my blogaversary with my year end wrap-up, because, why not? Four years of having a couple of great discussions, reading some interesting (and not-so) interesting books, and just overall continuing on (slowly) building my momentum in the bookiverse.  Moving forward…!

I managed to beat my original goal of 50 books and then started going up by 10 afterwards. Whoot! baby steps.

I guess I wasn’t feeling super creative last year when I was making up 2016 resolutions, happily I had succeeded them. I’ll try to be a bit more assertive this year :p

My Bookish Resolutions for 2017:

  1. Participate in at least one challenge
  2. Read a minimum of 50 books
  3. Post at least two book-related confessionals
  4. Review one book-to-movie adaptation
  5. One discussion post?
  6. Drink more tea!

2016 Reading Stats:

Stay tuned for a more detailed post, which I’m
kind of excited to share with you 🙂

Number of books read: According to GR’s, I’ve read 60 – I’ll go with that
Genre most read: Young Adult
Longest/Shortest read book: The Problem with Forever (416 pages) / All the picture books I read this year (between 32 and 40 pages)

Fave Books Read:

The Streets are Ours by Leila Sales
Henna House by Nomi Eve
Diva & Flea by Mo Willems and Tony DiTerlizzi
Alice by Christina Henry
Calvin by Martina Leavitt

Most Popular Posts:

Review: War Brothers
My post post-evacuation
Books about “School
Review: Holy Cow
Review: My Big Mouth
Dr. Seuss Poem
My discussion on my dream conference panel

Most Anticipated Titles in the New Year:

Is it wrong that I haven’t really been paying attention to what is coming out in the new year? I spent the last few months trying to come up with a new way of getting some reading done, but that failed, so I’ll be reading what I want and hopefully a few things y’all will be interested in knowing about. If you have any book recommendations for the new year
feel free to comment down below 🙂

That’s all there is to it, loveys!

Although I’ve been so disconnected from the world this year, hopefully next year will be a little better. I cannot believe I have been doing this for four years now whoa! and although I’ve yet to get myself grounded in the book blogging community I have high hopes that things will get easier. Even though, right now, the idea of reading/listening is incredibly daunting I will have to try to heave myself out of this slump and try to get some stuff pushed out into the interwebz.

If you aren’t following me on Instagram you should, be sure to tag me of what you’re reading to for the new year 🙂 #2017Reads

Happy New Year all and may next year be your best one yet 🙂


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Movie Review: Miss Peregrine’s Home for Peculiar Children

[Source: IMDB]

[Source: IMDB]

Originally written by Ransom Riggs, but the movie itself stars many great actors, such as Samuel L. Jackson, Asa Buttefield, and Judi Dench.

Released in September of 2016, and I don’t know if anybody else is kind of disappointed that this movie basically cries out: “there will only be one!”. But we can discuss this further in the comments so do that 😉

First off, I’d like to discuss this movie as a whole.

The movie was fun. Can be entertaining for a person who has never read the series, the characters are easily understood. Needless to say, the Burton kept relatively close to the first book, however, took artistic freedom afterwards. Still enjoyed the movie for itself, kind of sad that there won’t be more.

**Disclaimer, I haven’t read book three, so please don’t spoil things for me.

However, did Burton just compile all three books? Or is it really book one with lots of extras? Discuss

Fortunately, the story is still about Jake, and how he takes a grand adventure, under the guise of seeking closure after his grandfather’s death, in order to finally figure out the stories that he constantly heard as a child.

The Peculiars: I don’t remember one of them ever mentioned in the book, Fiona, and I don’t remember Victor being dead in the book.. Maybe somebody can refresh my memory? Either way, I loved Emma the most in the books, I do like little Claire in the movie. She’s so sweet looking, which I suppose is what the director was going for; a sweet and innocent little girl with ringlets of blonde hair to hide her sharp teeth in the back of her head very cool.

Alright folks, now’s your time to have your say. Have you seen it? Do you want to? Have I spoiled it for you? What are your final thoughts for those of you who have seen it?


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