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December 2016


10 things that made me happy {Week 25}

December 31, 2016
things that made me happy

It’s the last week of 2016 and I for one, am glad we’re almost done. As if the year wasn’t bad enough already, we had to say goodbye yesterday to Mr Imperfect’s dog, Oscar. He was with the family for 16 years and will be sorely missed. Needless to say, Mr Imperfect is heartbroken and not coping too well. Consequently, it’s going to be a quiet NYE as we celebrate Oscar’s life. I’m still going to do my best to…

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Goodbye 2016. And good riddance #FridayReflections #Yearinreview

December 30, 2016

I almost titled this post ‘Fuck you, 2016‘. Because let’s face it, it’s been pretty shitty. Even if you discount all the celebrity deaths {Snape, noooo…}, the terrorism in the world, the fear and anxiety, the election of Pauline Hanson here in Aus, the current heartbreaking state of Syria and the election of Trump, well, it was a pretty meh kinda year. But when you realise all those things have happened in the space of 12 months, well, it’s no wonder…

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Reading Challenges

2017 Reading Challenges

December 28, 2016
22017 reading challenges

It’s that time of the year when I set myself reading challenges for the upcoming year. I was quite successful with my reading challenges in 2016 and hope to continue the same in 2017. These are the challenges I’m participating in next year: Erin’s Book Challenge 6.0  I participated in Erin’s challenge for the very first time last year and thoroughly enjoyed it. It’s a point-based challenge with interesting options to read. This year, in addition to the Facebook group,…

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Reading Challenges

Reading challenge wrap-up 2016

December 27, 2016
reading challenges

As we near the end of 2016, it’s time for me to look back at my reading challenges for the year. This year, I signed up for four reading challenges: Goodreads, Aussie Author Challenge, Erin’s book challenge (4.0 and 5.0), and the Outdo Yourself Reading Challenge. So how did I fare? Goodreads challenge: Original Goal: 40 books Current status: 43 out of 40 Outcome: Complete! Outdo Yourself challenge: Original goal: 40 books {same as Goodreads} Current status: 43 out of…

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Aussie Author Challenge Books Erin's Book Challenge Outdo Yourself Challenge

Book Review: The light between oceans

December 26, 2016
book review the light between oceans

Tom Sherbourne returns to Australia after fighting on the western front during World War I. He is struggling emotionally with what we would now call post-traumatic stress. However, back then, Tom is mainly struggling with guilt at all the lives he had to take. Tom takes up a job as a lighthouse keeper on Janus Rock, which is an isolated island. The closest town is Point Partageuse which is where Tom meets Isabel Graysmark before his departure. Tom enjoys his…

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