The Monthly Recap: December 2018

Posted January 8, 2019 by Rowena in Features | 8 Comments

What I Did

December was for Christmas and then New Year’s Eve. This year, Bren, my Dad and I were on our own for Christmas so we really just lazed around and enjoyed having the house to ourselves. No cleaning up after a million people. No waiting around for everyone to leave so that you can crash. Just the three of us arguing over what we’re going to eat and binge-watching Hart of Dixie and golf.

On the Sunday before Christmas, my sister Delene and I, along with our kids went to Church to watch my Dad sing in the Ward Choir and…

The choir is sitting up on stage, facing the congregation so if you’re sitting up there, the congregation can see everything you’re doing. My Dad and my friend’s Dad are probably worse than little Primary kids. They were messing around all throughout Sacrament, laughing it up, making faces and all I could do was shake my head. That freaking old man. They were making faces at the back of the speakers back and heavy sighing during the prayers and just making everyone laugh. After Sacrament, I tell him that he needs to be more reverent during Sacrament and he told me to shut up. LOL.

Caiden came down for another visit to his California home and it was nice to have him around for a little bit. He only stayed for almost a week but hey, I’ll take what I can get. It’ll probably be April before we see him again and we’ll be in Utah instead of him coming to California and I am A-Okay with that.

For New Year’s Eve, I stayed in and binge watched the heck out of Game of Thrones. I’m going to re-watch the entire series before it comes back on with new episodes in April. I’m back to hating Joffrey but surprisingly, I don’t hate Sansa with this viewing. I’ve hated her throughout all of my other viewings but not this one. I still don’t want her to Jon though.

Monthly Book Stats

Books Read: 6 | Books DNF’d: 0
Books I Purchased: 3 | Books I Got for Review: 1 | Books Reviewed: 10
Highest Grade: 4 out of 5 | Lowest Grade: 1 out of 5

What I Read

1. Once and for All by Sarah Dessen (eBook) | 4 out of 5
2. Mystery Man (Dream Man #1) by Kristen Ashley (eBook) | 1 out of 5
3. The One You Fight For (The Ones that Got Away #3) by Roni Loren (eARC) | 4 out of 5
4. Famous in a Small Town by Emma Mills (eARC) | 4 out of 5
5. Illegally Yours (Laws of Attraction #2) by Kate Meader (eARC) | 4 out of 5

Book Boyfriends

Benito Rossi from Fireworks by Sarina Bowen
Reid Campbell from My Favorite Half Night Stand by Christina Lauren
Dallas Walker from Wait for It by Mariana Zapata

What I Reviewed

Dead Heat by Patricia Briggs | 5 out of 5
Ache for You by J.T. Geissinger | 1 out of 5
Fall by Kristen Callihan | 4.25 out of 5
Mornings on Main by Jodi Thomas | 3 out of 5
Bone Crossed by Patricia Briggs | 4 out of 5
My Favorite Half Night Stand by Christina Lauren | 4 out of 5
Silver Borne by Patricia Briggs | 4.25 out of 5
Save the Date by Carrie Aarons | 2 out of 5
My Best Friend’s Ex by Hazel Kelly | 3 out of 5
Friends with Benefits by Hazel Kelly | 4 out of 5

What I Got

Luna and the Lie by Mariana Zapata
Jock Rule by Sara Ney
Hoops Holiday by Kennedy Ryan
Merrily Ever After by Jenny Holiday
It Takes Two by Jenny Holiday
One and Only by Jenny Holiday

What I Got for Review

Three Little Words by Jenny Holiday

So how was your December? Did you get all of your end of the year reading done? Did you get anything I should add to my wishlist? Share your month in books and real life with me in the comments!

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8 responses to “The Monthly Recap: December 2018

  1. Too funny about your dad. 🙂 I’m excited for the return of Game of Thrones. I was so surprised that I got into it because I’m not a TV watcher at all and I dodn’t usually go for fantasy, but it my husband was watching it and it sucked me right in. I just love Sarina Bowen’s True North series! I still need to read Speakeasy before I start Fireworks. Looks like it was a great reading month for you!

    • Yes, I love Game of Thrones so much and am on pins and needles waiting for the new season to start. By the time April comes around, I’ll be ready!

      Sarina Bowen is such a great writer and I am loving every single one of her True North books so I’m glad I’m all caught up!

  2. oh boy….I swear that parents can act more like children than their own children hehe but glad it was a fun Christmas and New Years for you darling. I do love Kristen Callihan so I am looking forward to that one.

    • Yeah, my Dad is a crackhead but he makes me laugh so I don’t mind too much. I hope I’m as silly as he is when I get to be his age.

      I hope you get to read the Kristen Callihan books. They’re so good!

    • April 14th can’t get here soon enough to suit me. I’m so anxious and this last re-watch has made me more thirsty for more episodes from this show than ever. I am looking forward to so many storylines and characters and seeing how it all ends. Gah. I can’t wait!

  3. I think as folks get older they totally become more immature, there is many a time I’ve accused my mom of needing to act like a grown up. It makes it fun, though. It’s good to know I don’t need to get boring just because I”m gonna get older. I got the latest release from Zapata too, I don’t know why I’ve not started it yet. I still need to get to Wait For It too. I’m thinking when I have my long weekend from work next month I may just curl up in a blanket for a couple of days and read then.

    • That’s definitely my Dad. He’s really immature and he really doesn’t give a shit either. He does what he wants, when he wants and makes no apologies for any of it. I love that guy!

      I haven’t touched the Zapata though I have plans to…soon. Hopefully.

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