Monthly Wrapups

What I’ve been up to December 🎄 Holidays & End of the Year Stress


Hello fellow bookworms 🎄It is time for the very last Wrapup of 2018 😱 I hope you all had a great December and a merry Christmas if you were celebrating! December wasn’t as good as I hoped it would be and due to anxiety it wasn’t quite as festive as I wanted, but at least I did have a bit of fun, even though there was lots of end of the year stress! I managed to get at least 11 posts for Blogmas down out of the 12 I aimed for, which was pretty good given it was my first time doing Blogmas at all 😄 There’s not much else to say, as I feel like December wasn’t that eventful apart from the holidays, blogmas and me doing stuff for University!

Me during December

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What I read in December 🎄

Much more of my reading mojo was back in December, so I ended up reading 12 Books and generally had a better reading month than in November! Not having the strain of NaNoWriMo really boosted my reading and also made me have a much better reading experience than last month. I feel like I could enjoy reading so much more, especially as I participated in 3 amazing festive Readathons for the first 26 days of December! I had so much fun during the Tis the Seasonathon, A Very Merry Readathon and the Magical Feast and managed to read quite a lot of festive books too. Generally, I reread 🔄 a lot of books, including the festive books I pick up every year, as there are not many more that I could get ahold of. Rating-wise December was also better, maybe because I did reread lots so I knew I would like the books I picked up! I didn’t discover any new favorites, but it was a good end to my otherwise successful reading year!

Tis the Seasonathon 🎁

❤ December 3rd to December 9th ❤

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1. Fantastic Beasts Screenplay (J.K. Rowling) ⭐️⭐️⭐️⭐️⭐️🔄

2. Let it Snow (Green, Johnson, Myracle) ⭐️⭐️⭐️⭐️.5 🔄

3. A Gift for Bob (James Bowen) ⭐️⭐️⭐️⭐️.5

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A Very Merry Readathon 🎅

❤ December 10th to December 16th ❤ 

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4. The Book Thief (Markus Zusak) ⭐️⭐️⭐️⭐️⭐️🔄

5. Harry Potter 2 (J.K. Rowling) ⭐️⭐️⭐️⭐️⭐️🔄

6. Dash & Lily’s Book for Dares (Cohn, Levithan) ⭐️⭐️⭐️.5 🔄

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Magical Feast 🎄

❤ December 17th to December 26th ❤ 

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7. My True Love Gave to Me (Anthology) ⭐️⭐️⭐️⭐️⭐️🔄

8. A Christmas Carol (Charles Dickens) ⭐️⭐️⭐️⭐️⭐️🔄

9. Harry Potter 3 (J.K. Rowling) ⭐️⭐️⭐️⭐️⭐️🔄

10. I’ll be Home for Christmas (Anthology) ⭐️⭐️⭐️⭐️

11. The Cruel Prince (Holly Black) ⭐️⭐️⭐️.5

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Other Books I read ❄

12. Empress of All Seasons (Emiko Jean) ⭐️⭐️⭐️⭐️

Average Rating ⭐ ??

Favorite Book 💕

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What I posted in December 🎄

christmasreadathons thingstodoinwinterVicious TheBurningMazehuffle festivetbrstockings ScytheWildcardmovieguide naughtyornicebestof worstofsurvey2018

In the Bookish Community

For this section of my wrapup I’m linking up with the Favorite Blog Posts of the Month Meme that has been created by Kristin @ kristinkravesbooks to showcase our favorite blogs of the month!

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Life Stuff in December 🎄

There was quite a few End of the Year Stress. I wish I could say that December was very relaxed and nice and festive, but sadly I wasn’t granted that favor. I thought that maybe the last month would be better than the 2018 in general, but that wasn’t the case. University was very stressful with many last-minute assignments and presentations that were squeezed in before the holidays. I also did quite a lot of exam prep, as my big exam is in February and very intense content wise. There were also some other issues that stressed me like getting an eye infection, which wasn’t really bad, but still had me going to the doctor several times. It wasn’t fun, especially so close to the holidays, meaning there were a lot of people at the doctor’s office and the waiting times were pretty long.

I got accepted for an internship for next year. I have to do an internship for one of my subjects that I need to get done next February/March and I finally got my contract signed, which was good, as this was the only option left and if I hadn’t gotten it, I wouldn’t have an internship at all 😅 It should be a very fitting one, as it’s about working with refugees and the team seems very nice, but I’m also very nervous as it means lots of new situations and my social anxiety doesn’t like that 😕

There was Christmas and the holidays. They were mostly nice days full of good food and nice presents, which was good, I’m just sad it’s already over! I’m glad that I finally had 2 weeks off from university, even though I have to learn this week … I’m just really glad when this exam is finally over!

What was your favorite book this month? How was your Christmas? What books didn’t you get to in 2018? 🎄


19 thoughts on “What I’ve been up to December 🎄 Holidays & End of the Year Stress

  1. Sorry to hear about all the stress! Hopefully things will calm down a bit after your exam. I totally get being nervous about your internship – I was the same, but it ended up a great experience. I hope it will be the same for you 🙂 it does sound like an amazing internship! Good luck with your exam and internship, I hope 2019 will be a great year for you ❤️

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    1. Thank you!! Now that my exam is finally over I’m feeling better and have a bit more free time, at least until the Internship 😄 I really hope it will be a good experience as well, but so far the people seem nice so that’s good 😊 Thank you, I hope you’re having a great time as well!! ❤

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  2. I totally hear you on all that stress 😦 it sucks! But yay you for getting that internship. It will be hard at times, but worth it. I am sure you will do great once you’ve adjusted to the new situation. Thanks so much for sharing my post again ❤ I hope you have the best of starts into 2019!

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  3. It seems like you had a good reading month overall, that’s great! I’m glad you liked Let It Snow, I found this book really fun to read 🙂
    I’m so sorry that December was filled with stress and about your eye infection, too, I hope that January will be better and on the bright side, yay for getting an internship! I am certain you’ll do great ❤ Sending you tons of love ❤

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    1. I love reading all the wintery books and while sadly John Green’s story is still my least favorite, I always love to read Let it Snow! Highkey want a snow storm too, that’s how much I love snow 😄
      Thank you!! January was indeed a bit better and I’m hoping that my internship (coming up next week), will be good 😊 Thank you!! Sending you love right back ❤

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  4. Oh you got through so many books this last month of 2018 Caro. Also I know this is really late now but I hope you had a brilliant Christmas and New Year! 😀 ❤
    I'm glad to see you enjoyed Fantastic Beasts and The Book Thief. Obviously as they were re-reads you likely knew you were going to enjoy them again but still they're favourites of mine (I'm actually re-watching the Fantastic Beasts movie as I write this) so I love seeing positive things about them.
    I completely get the whole end of year stress though, but that's great news about the internship, congratulations.
    Thanks so much for featuring my posts in this recap, and I hope you have a brilliant 2019! 🙂 ❤


  5. Wow, that was a good reading month 🙂 thank you for sharing my post! Ooh, congrats on the internship! Ah, I can understand (and relate to) the social anxiety bit, but you know, usually after a while those situations make you more used to it and less stressed out. It might even decrease your social anxiety 🙂 at least, I certainly hope so.

    Have a wonderful 2019!


  6. You had such an amazing reading month! I really want to pick up Empress of All Seasons too. I’m sorry to hear about all the stress, but congratulations on getting an internship! That’s amazing, and it sounds really interesting 🎉 I can totally relate on the social anxiety part too, I’m always terrified about similar situations especially at first. Sending you lots of good vibes, you can do it! Also, thank you so much for featuring my most I really appreciate it 😊 Happy New Year Caro!


  7. Sorry to hear you had an eye infection and were feeling stressed at the end of the year! I hope 2019 is much more relaxing and calm for you ❤ Congrats on getting your placement sorted though, that's great! Thanks so much for featuring my post too, that's really sweet of you. 🙂 I spent Christmas in Germany with my family and it was such a lovely holiday that I didn't want to leave!

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  8. Oh wow, what a year Caro! Full of ups and downs (and I’m really glad you’re done with the downs!) So let’s celebrate the ups instead: I wish you all the best with your internship (CONGRATS ❤ <3) and hope you enjoy it loads 🙂
    I was expecting Bob to be your favourite – I mean, just look at that cover! It screams adorable cat story ready to steal your heart hahaha
    Thank you sooo much for sharing my post, hon! You're too lovely for words ❤ I'll be checking the other posts as well really soon ^^

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    1. Yes, it’s such a good idea to focus on the good things 😍 Thank you!! I hope the internship turns out to be a good experience ❤ Ohh I was actually very good, I LOVE cats and the Bob stories are always so heartwarming and adorable 😸💖
      Always happy to do so!! 😊❤ Yees! 😀

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