Random: Website News, Christmas Season

Posted 8 December, 2011 by Lianne in Website / 2 Comments

So here we are, it’s December! Amazing how fast time has been going, eh? I’ve been updating this blog quite a bit lately so here’s the breakdown of what’s been going on since…well, the last time I did one of these, lol.

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01. NaNoWriMo finished last week and what a month it was! I surpassed the 50 000 word count sometime around the 22nd, which was pretty exhilirating, especially considering that it was my first time doing it! I’m not going to be touching it for a while because I have a couple of story ideas floating around my head that I want to jot down. The NaNoWriMo website actually listed a number of other similar programs going on in between now and the next NaNoWriMo so I might be trying one of them out over the course of next year. We’ll see ^_~

02. I finally uploaded my photos from my vacation to Italy last October! Took me long enough, eh? I broke them down to a number of posts because I had quite a number of photos (despite having narrowed them down already from the number of folders I accumulated during the course of that week):

I hope to update my photoblog in a few days as there were a few photos I came across during the upload process that I think it worth particular mention, hehehe.

03. I also filled out the Best of 2011 in Books meme. It was quite a year for me reading-wise (despite the madness of my thesis-writing) so it was nice to reflect on what I read and what stood out for me.

04. Speaking of books, I am planning on doing a bit of a major re-read in the new year. I’ve accumulated quite a number of books over the years and in an effort of dwindling down my ever-expanding to-read pile (which I’ve been failing miserably at; I finished three books in the past few days, only to buy a few more today—I’m never going to break this cycle! lol) and getting back to some favourites, I’ve decided to re-read more next year (it’ll be my resolution in the new year, lol). Does anyone know if anyone is hosting a re-read challenge for 2012? I could host one myself, I don’t know.

And that’s about it for me for now! xD Christmas is a few weeks away and I hope to re-read some Christmas-themed books between now and then…we’ll see. I’m also busy in my Christmas seasonal job (at a bookstore, so you can imagine how much damage my to-read list is getting, haha) and until today have been attending Italian language classes, hence why I haven’t been participating in any of the weekly memes such as Teaser Tuesdays and Booking Until Thursdays lately. But yeah, we’ll see how the next few weeks turn out…until next time! =)

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2 Responses to “Random: Website News, Christmas Season”

  1. Thanks for sharing your vacation photos! They were lovely and there were quite a few I wanted to comment on!

    Anyway, here’s a blog that collects a lot of reading challenges. I didn’t see a challenge for re-reads when I was browsing through the blog, so maybe you can go ahead with making your own 🙂 http://novelchallenges.blogspot.com/

    Oh and congrats again on completing NaNoWriMo!

    • Li

      You’re welcome! I tried to post some different photos from the ones I posted on FB but I was just so pressed for time *blushes*

      Thanks for the link re: the novel challenges; there seems to be a lot of different and interesting challenges going on next year. Dunno if I’ll make my own challenge though, haha. I feel so lazy to put one together, lol.

      And thanks again! xD

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