Wrap Up: December 2015
HAPPY NEW YEAR!
Today is officially the first day of the year, and so it’s time for the last wrap-up post of the year. I was supposed to post this yesterday, on the 31st of December, but I already had two posts scheduled so I decided to do it today. December was the month of Christmas, presents, and of course trying to reach my reading challenge goal. Did I? Well, of course!
- Panic by Lauren Oliver
- Attachments by Rainbow Rowell
- Zom-B by Darren Shan
- Thirteen Reasons Why by Jay Asher
- Percy Jackson’s Greek Gods by Rick Riordan
- The Coming of the Terraphiles by Michael Moorcock
- Love Letters to the Dead by Ava Dellaira
- Where Rainbows End by Cecilia Ahern
- Uncanny Avengers #2 by Rick Remender
- Endgame by James Frey and Nils Johnson-Shelton
- Schimmenschuw by Johanna Lime + a little origins story
- Chocolat (DVD)
- The Saga of Gunnlaug Serpent-Tongue by Anonymous
Books Read this month:
- Tomorrow When the War Began * by John Marsden |
- The Philosopher’s Stone Illustrated by Jim Kay |
- X-Men First Class 2 by Jeff Parker |
- The Dead of Night * by John Marsden |
- The Next Together by Lauren James |
- Uncanny Avengers 2 by Rick Remender |
- Love Letters to the Dead by Ava Dellaira |
- A Killing Frost * by John Marsden |
- Percy Jackson’s Greek Gods by Rick Riordan |
- Thirteen Reasons Why by Jay Asher |
- Attachments by Rainbow Rowell |
- Labyrinth of Fire by Claire Hawcock |
- The Saga of Gunnlaug Serpent-Tongue by Anonymous |
Books Read this month: 13 books, 4 rereads.
Total books read this year so far: 120 out of 125.
Movies/TV shows I’ve seen this month:
- Regression |
- Doctor Who S9 |
- Confessions of a Shopaholic |
- Daredevil S1 |
- Krampus |
- The Return of the Jedi |
- The Phantom Menace |
- Er Ist Wieder Da |
- The Polar Express |
What happened in my life?
Of course it was Christmas this month, so I got a couple of really nice presents. I made a separate post for that, which you can view here.
Non-bookish stuff I bought/received:
- Marshmallows, Chocolate balls, crisps, cookies and popcorn from my work (it was a whole box full of food, and most of it I left downstairs for my parents to use)
- A patch with the dragon of Wales on it
- Two posters, one from Allegiant and the other from the Heart of the Sea
- A black hoodie
- A Star Wars shirt, and a Harry Potter shirt (that I forgot to add to the picture)
- A light blue pair of jeans for cosplay purposes
- Agent May + 12th Doctor Funko Pops
- Reindeer Christmas light
- Bookmarks (2 from the Selection, 1 from a Dutch author which is also signed)
- Star Wars candy with surprise (three stickers)
- Star Wars & Marvel stickers
- A Hunger Games tote bag (I also got a Divergent one but I forgot to add it)
- Running shoes (for cosplay purposes)
So this month was a quiet month. I played a lot of Marvel Lego Super Heroes which right now is my favourite game to play ever. I made my reading challenge goal and even surpassed it by reading 130 books out of the 125 I challenged myself to. Went Christmas shopping a lot and bought people lots of cool presents (everyone was happy with what they’d gotten, which makes me happy too!)
In January I am – hopefully – going to start working on my cosplays for HobbitCon and Dutch Comic Con. Though I am still not sure what kind of patterns I want to use for both the costumes I am making (Silmarillion Nessa & Comic Scarlet Witch). So I guess that’s what I am going to figure out in January.
I don’t have anything else planned really, maybe because there’s a new Lego game coming out at the end of January, a Marvel Avengers lego game which has THE MAXIMOFFS IN IT AAAAAAAAAAAH!
Books I want to read: Darkness Be My Friend, Where Rainbows End, Rogue, The Sin Eater’s Daughter, Asylum, Inked, Shadow Kiss, Beauty Queens, Clockwork Angel
Movies/TV shows I want to see: Attack of the Clones, Revenge of the Sith, The Force Awakens, Joy, The Danish Girl, The 5th Wave, Jessica Jones S1, The Doctor Who Christmas Special of 2015, Black Sails S1