Why 2016 Was Actually Fabulous

We all have an extensive laundry list of why 2016 totally sucked, myself included. But I don’t want to look back ten years from now and say “everything about that year was horrible.” I mean, I’ve got two small children. In 2016 my daughter turned 3 and my son learned how to walk and talk. Well… by talk I mean not just babble and grunt. But still. Good things happened in my life and I want to remember them. So without further ado, ten wonderful things that I lived through in 2016:

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24in48 updates

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  1. Where in the world are you reading from this weekend? The USA.
  2. Have you done the 24in48 readathon before? I have, once.
  3. Where did you hear about the readathon, if it is your first? (Twitter)
  4. What book are you most excited about reading this weekend? I’m starting my re-read of A Darker Shade of Magic today!
  5. Tell us something about yourself. My patronus is a stegosaurus.
  6. Remind us where to find you online this weekend. Here, on TwitterInstagram, and Litsy (@piratesandpixiedust)

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A Musical for the Bard

Hello, friends! This is an example post of my new meme Bookish Musicals and was originally a guest post over on Booked Up and Bossy.

A Darker Shade of Music

A Darker Shade of Magic was released in 2015, and so was the Demi Lovato song Stone Cold. Basically they were made for each other. I mean, let’s think about the final scene with Holland. Now imagine Holland singing in his head, directing every last word to Kell. Have you got that picture in your head? Good, good. Now listen to these lyrics:

Crooked Kingdom

I’ve done it, friends! It took me a eleven days and two sleepless nights, but I read my first book of 2017! Crooked Kingdom by Leigh Bardugo took me by surprise (in both a good and a bad way), but in the end it holds the place of “favorite book of the year.” (ha. ha. get it? it’s the only book I’ve read this year? ha)

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