Monthly Recap November & December '17

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A lot has happened in the last two months of 2017. I can say I had a wonderful 2017 with lots of beautiful moments and memories. I feel blessed with the people around me and I look forward to all the things 2018 has to offer. One of the things I want to let go of is the wishing instead of doing. It is time to get rid of lazy excuses and just go for it.

I want to wish you all a Happy New Year! And now on to the high lights of November and December.

November.
*I went to De Lama's. This is a group of comedians that quit 9 years ago and it was one of the first things that Jasper and I had in common, so it was fantastic to get the chance to see them live!
*Nine years together.
*We visited a lot of wedding locations. We ended up with two possible locations and eventually we booked one location for July 28th and I couldn't be happier about it!
*I went on vacation with my parents, Jasper, sister and brother in law. We went to Germany for a week and two days were spend in Europa Park, by far our favorite entertainment park.

December.
*Secret Santa sleep-over at Debby's place. We also went to an escape room (and managed to get out!)
*Christmas party at work.
*We found our wedding photographer! The first one we met and we had an immediate click, so we can't wait to work with her.
*Cheese fondue with Jasper on Christmas Eve.
*First Christmas day at my mother in law, second Christmas day at my parent's house where we exchanged gifts.
*'Third' Christmas day we went out for dinner.
*I got a new mobile phone! I choose the Samsung Galaxy S7 and I'm really happy with it. The camera is impressive.
*I finished our Save the Date wedding cards. We are sending them out already, because July 28th is right in the middle of summer vacation.
*Finished setting up my 2018 bullet journal. It was so much fun to transfer all my spreads and I always love to start in a new, clean notebook. I will write a post about it.
*Finished my Goodreads reading challenge! I started out with 100 books at the beginning, but quickly changed it to 70 – and so far I have read 71 books with a few days left. I hope to read 4 more.
   
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November:
I received a review copy from A Taxonomy of Love by Rachael Allen.
I also got my Fairyloot box – Ladies that Slay - and it was stuffed!

♡Flick the Wick: Brightest Witch candle (Hermione)
♡Bookish Tea: Blue's Brew.
♡Aunjuli Art: Slay Book Sleeve.
♡Advanced reading copy of Furyborn by Claire Legrand.
♡Literary Emporium: Fire is Catching Badge.
♡Reverie & Ink: Fight Darkness Sticker.
♡Exclusive edition of The Last Namsara by Kristen Ciccarelli.
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December:
Jessica Day George – Princess of Glass, to complete my trilogy, from my father and mother.
The Fairyloot Box from December – Oh So Regal:
♡Full size Funko. Six different options.
♡Virtuous & Fair zip pouch - Miss Phi.
♡Prince Candle - A Court of Candles. Four options. I am so thrilled I got Prince Adam!
♡Powerful notebook - Stella's Bookish Art.
♡Books Rule keychain - Fiction Tea Designs.
♡Everless by Sara Holland. Releases January 2018.
Read_thumb5November:
1. Ellen Katherine White – Hearstone. Okay retelling of Pride & Prejudice. 3/5.
2. Robert Louis Stevenson – Strange Case of Dr. Jekyll & Mr. Hyde (audio). 3/5.
3. Laini Taylor – Strange the Dreamer. FANTASTIC. 5+/5.
4. Holly Bourne – Manifesto on How to be an Interesting Person. Hated it. 2/5.
5. Marie Lu – Warcross. Liked it. Worth the hype? Not really. 4/5.

December: 1. Lauren DeStefano – The Glass Spare. Okay book. 3/5.
2. Cynthia Hand – The Afterlife of Holly Chase. Fun around the holiday. 3.5/5.
3. Leigh Bardugo – The Language of Thorns. Her writing-style is made for these fairytale like stories. 5+/5.
4. Naomi Novik – His Majesty's Dragon. Let down after loving Uprooted. 3/5.
5. Sarah Prineas - Winterling. 3.5/5.

Watched_thumb5I finished the second season of Shooter and while I liked it, the story was a little too much spread out to create a whole season.
Started my rewatch of Game of Thrones, because I made my father watch it (FINALLY) Watching season 3 right now.
I saw the pilot of American Gods and it was just as awful and strange as the book, so big nope for me.

Victor Frankenstein: liked this a lot.
Dirty Grandpa: funny, but nothing too special.
Salazar's Revenge: happy with the ending of their love story, but they should stop.
Sherlock Holmes 1 + 2 rewatch. Still awesome.
Face Off: my father was watching it, so I sticked around. It's weird.
Office Party: pretty funny.
Warm Bodies: HATEEEEE.
The Night  before: okay.
Sapphir Blau: he got rid of the pony tail.
A Christmas Prince: so cheesy, I loved it, haha.
Deck the Halls: one of the worst Christmas movies.
Goosebumps: not too bad!
Flushed Away: rewatch. I love this movie. Those snails are hilarious.

What are some of your favorite moments from these months?

4 comments

  1. Congrats on getting so much done for your wedding over the past two months! I'd love to hear more about how the wedding planning is going- do you think you'll be talking about it on your blog or doing some sort of feature?

    Have a wonderful new year!

    Cristina @ Girl in the Pages

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    1. I could make a wedding update post every now and then, when I have something new to tell! I'm always a little hesitant to talk about it, because I don't want people to think 'oh no, there she is again, always talking about her wedding'.

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  2. You have made so much progress with your wedding planning. I agree that 2017 flew by. Its crazy that we are saying Happy New Year already.

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  3. Eee, such an awesome recap, as always :D Thank you for sharing Mel. <3 Hugs. You are awesome. I'm so glad that November and December were amazing for you :D Sounds like you got to do so so much awesome. <3 I hope the wedding plans are still going great :) Hugs. And eee, YAY for Furyborn ARC :D Oh, I hope you will love it. And YAY for loving The Language of Thorns :D I have yet to read it.. but soon. <3 And ah, yeah. Warcross was a four star for me too. Not perfect, but still good :) Hope January is amazing for you sweetie. <3

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