It's the last day of 2017 and I thought I'd do a little summary of my reading year, and share with you some of my goals and dreams for the next year.
But first, I want to give shoutout to author Robert Eggleton, and his book, Rarity from the Hollow. It's a science fiction story about a girl who lives in an abusive home, and who has to save the Universe from an economic crisis. It's one of the strangest books I have read, and it deals with really heavy issues like child abuse, depression, and alcoholism. The author is a former mental health psychotherapist, who worked with victims of child abuse, and this book cuts deep into that subject matter. Moreover, the author proceeds from the book go to Chrildren's Home Society of West Virginia which is a nonprofit organisation.
Now, I haven't read as many books as I wanted this year but I did meet my goal of thirty one books. I have tried to keep my goals simple and realistic, by only reading one book at a time, and not bringing home piles of library books that I know I won't have time to finish.
Most of the book I read I ended up loving and luckily there weren't any books that I found offensively bad. Some of them were just disappointing, like American Gods by Neil Gaiman (I will post that review on my Instagram). As far as my movie year goes, my favourite new movie was probably Guardians of the Galaxy Vol. 2, while Blade Runner 2049 was the most disappointing movie I have seen (ever).
I want to do things differently next year. I'm not saying I want to read less books, I just want my reading to be more goal-oriented, and... smarter? This year, I requested a bunch of titles on Netgalley out of sheer curiosity, and then ended up not finishing them (which totally ruined my score, by the way). Now, I want to read books that I'm actually interested in. I want to read more nonfiction, and more classic sci fi.
As far as my writing goals go, I want to start writing every day, even if it's just going to be a few hundred words a day. I also want to start writing more essays and analytical posts. And finally, I want to share my writing more with others. This is pretty ironic coming from someone ho has made their hobby critiquing other people's writing but I am very self-conscious when it comes to my own writing, and aside from a few fanfics I wrote way back when, I haven't actually publsihed anything yet.
Well, that's it for me for now. Happy new year, and I will see you in 2018!
Last links of 2017
My Top Ten Books of 2017
Top Ten Books on My Winter TBR
Rarity Hollow on Amazon:
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