I may be professionally anti-annual performance review, but I do one, or more a recap on myself. It's the end of 2018.
Have I been bookish naughty or nice in 2018? Let's find out.
Have you visited Seattle's Gingerbread Village? This year's theme is The Grinch Who Stole Christmas.
Woohoo, the Strange the Dreamer sequel, Muse of Nightmares has been released. Laini Taylor's second book in the fantasy series is just as amazing.
Uncertainty by Jonathan Fields looks at why uncertainty is scary, how it needs to be conquered to launch a business, and how to look after yourself during uncertainty.
I visited the Lake View Cemetery in Seattle to see the graves and discover the stories contained within.
We're started the Seattle bucket list of things I need to do before I leave. Have we missed any must-do activities?
My most memorable childhood story is The Little Sugar Mouse by Enid Blyton. It's a story of what the toys do after you go to sleep.
How to Fracture a Fairy Tale by Jane Yolen is a retelling and modern update of 28 stories.
The graphic novel of Deogratias by Jean-Philippe Stassen is released and tells the story of a teen boy in the Rwandan genocide.
Yes, it's official. I'm moving back to Melbourne for university. I have some urgent questions I need answered before I fly back.
Hank Green's debut YA novel, An Absolutely Remarkable Thing is released. There are a few randomly funny things. Not really a book review, but kind of a book review.
Yes, it is possible to read a lot of books this year and not break the bank. Here are the places I get free books.
Broadway's Dear Evan Hansen has been converted to a beautifully written novel by Val Emmich. It's deep, and dark: everything a musical isn't.
Carly's unborn daughter has an incurable heart defect. Well, incurable in 1970. Diane Chamberlain's The Dream Daughter is time travel and love.
It's Banned Book Week so I'm reading Eleanor & Park by Rainbow Rowell: a story of laughter, tears, awkwardness, and young love, and loss.
It's Banned Books Week - my favorite! I love reading and experiencing stories from lives and places to teach and help me understand different.
The poor girl from an abusive home switches with the princess struggling to understand her role in Katie Ward's The Pretender.
Who can Lena trust in 1980s Berlin, when she's a cleaner for the Stasi and her uncle is missing? The House of a Thousand Eyes is a new novel by Michelle Barker.
We hit the Whatcom County Farm Tour and went to visit the farms with flowers, and pigs, and cute baby cows.