JANUARY WRAP-UP | 2017

Hello everyone! Today I’m here to share with you all of the books that I read in the month of January. Now, somehow I managed to read a total of 10 books this month which I think is the most I’ve ever read within one month in a very long time.

I read pretty wildly this month, from paperbacks to hardbacks, e-books and even an audiobook. I read some new-to-me books as well as an old favourite, some books that I absolutely loved and some that were just okay to me.

We Should All Be Feminists by Chimamanda Ngozi Adichie
4 out of 5 stars

The Hammer of Thor (Magnus Chase and the Gods of Asgard, #2) by Rick Riordan
3 out of 5 stars

Percy Jackson and the Singer of Apollo (Percy Jackson and the Olympians, #5.5) by Rick Riordan 3 out of 5 stars

Hogwarts: An Incomplete and Unreliable Guide (Pottermore Presents, #3) by J.K Rowling
4 out of 5 stars

Addicted To You (Addicted, #1) by Krista and Becca Ritchie
3.75 out of 5 stars

The Midnight Star (The Young Elites, #3) by Marie Lu
4.75 out of 5 stars

Am I Normal Yet? (The Spinster Club, #1) by Holly Bourne
4.5 out of 5 stars

You Know Me Well by Nina LaCour and David Levithan
4 out of 5 stars

City of Bones (The Mortal Instruments, #1) by Cassandra Clare
4.5 out of 5 stars

Saga (Saga, #1) by Brian K. Vaughn and Fiona Staples
4 out of 5 stars

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Let me know down below what books you managed to read in January, and which was your favourite. My favourites were definitely Am I Normal Yet? by Holly Bourne and The Midnight Star by Marie Lu. I’m so looking forward to reading the rest of the Spinster Club series next month, and I’m definitely satisfied with the conclusion of the Young Elites series.

Also let me know what you’re most looking forward to reading in the month of February!

emilyp0tter
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SERIES I STARTED, CONTINUED & FINISHED | 2016

Hello everyone! Today I’m here to share with you all the series that I started, continued and finished in the year 2016. Now, when you read these lists you may become a little bit confused but let me explain. There will be a lot of repeats between these lists. I started a lot of series in 2016, I continued a lot of series in 2016 and I also finished a lot of series in 2016. Some series I started and continued, some I started and finished entirely, some I continued as well as finished in 2016, and some I merely continued in 2016 and that’s it. So, there will be some repetition here but I hope that I’ve explained this well enough so that you won’t be confused

So, without any further explanation here are all of the series I started, continued and/or finished in 2016:

SERIES I STARTED:

The Witcher by Andrzej Sapkowski

Fever by Karen Marie Moning 

Harry Potter (Illustrated) by J.K Rowling (Illustrated by Jim Kay)

Tales From The Shadowhunter Academy by Cassandra Clare and Robin Wasserman

Never Never by Colleen Hoover and Tarryn Fisher

Star Wars Illustrated Novels

The Naturals by Jennifer Lynn Barnes

The Dark Artifices by Cassandra Clare

A Series of Unfortunate Events by Lemony Snicket

Me Before You by Jojo Moyes

Maybe Someday by Colleen Hoover

Civil War: A Marvel Comics Event by Mark Millar, Steven McNiven, Dexter Vines and Morry Hollowed

The Androma Saga by Sasha Alsberg and Lindsay Cummings

Magnus Chase and the Gods of Asgard by Rick Riordan

The Trials of Apollo by Rick Riordan

Deathnote by Tsugumi Ohba, Yuki Kowalski and Takeshi Obata

The Selection by Keira Cass

Pottermore Presents by J.K. Rowling

The Demon King by Cinda Williams Chima – DNF

The Nevernight Chronicles by Jay Kristoff – DNF

Addicted by Krista and Becca Ritchie – DNF (I finished this one in 2017)

SERIES I FINISHED:

The Infernal Devices (Manga) by Cassandra Clare and Hye-Kyung Baek

Never Never by Colleen Hoover and Tarryn Fisher

Tales From The Shadowhunter Academy by Cassandra Clare and Robin Wasserman

The Lux by Jennifer L. Armentrout

The Winner’s trilogy by Marie Rutkoski

Maybe Someday by Colleen Hoover

The Heroes of Olympus by Rick Riordan

The Selection by Keira Cass

SERIES I CONTINUED:

Fever by Karen Marie Moning 

The Infernal Devices (Manga) by Cassandra Clare and Hye-Kyung Baek

The Naturals by Jennifer Lynn Barnes

The Young Elites by Marie Lue

Harry Potter by J.K. Rowling

The Lux by Jennifer L. Armentrout

The Maze Runner by James Dashner

A Court of Thorns and Roses by Sarah J Maas

Throne of Glass by Sarah J Maas

The Heroes of Olympus by Rick Riordan

Magnus Chase and the Gods of Asgard by Rick Riordan

The Illuminae Files by Amie Kaufman and Jay Kristoff

Pottermore Presents by J.K. Rowling

Red Queen by Victoria Aveyard – DNF

Magnus Chase and the Gods of Asgard by Rick Riordan – DNF (I finished this one in 2017)

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So there we have it! Let me know the series that you started, continued and/or finished in 2016, and which you loved or didn’t love. I’d love to know 🙂

emilyp0tter
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STAND-ALONES I READ & ‘DID NOT FINISH IN 2016

Hello everyone! Today I’m here to share with you all the stand-alone novels that I read in 2016, as well as the stand-alone novels that I did not finish (i.e. ‘DNF’d’) in 2016. I didn’t read as many stand-alone novels as I would have liked to last year, so I’m hoping that in 2017 I can get the number up a little bit higher. Nevertheless, some of those that I read were absolute stand-outs, and I can’t wait to share them with you all.

STAND-ALONES I READ:

Amy and Roger’s Epic Detour by Morgan Matson

Star Wars: Dark Disciple by Christie Golden

Star Wars: Lost Stars by Claudia Gray

What We Saw by Aaron Hartzler

Too Late by Colleen Hoover

Ugly Love by Colleen Hoover

Attachments by Rainbow Rowell

Landline by Rainbow Rowell

Harry Potter and the Cursed Child by Jack Thorne, John Tiffany and J.K. Rowling

Oh The Places You’ll Go by Dr. Seuss

November Nine by Colleen Hoover

Vicious by V.E. Schwab

Simon vs The Homosapiens Agenda by Becky Albertalli

Fantastic Beasts and Where to Find Them (The Original Screenplay) by J.K. Rowling

STAND-ALONES I DNF-‘D:

Saint Anything by Sarah Dessen

SHORT STORIES I READ:

The Staff of Serapis by Rick Riordan

Kindred Spirits by Rainbow Rowell

Maybe Not by Colleen Hoover

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So there they are! The stand-alone novels that I read (and did not finish) in 2016. Let me know which you finished last year, and if any of them are the same as mine.

emilyp0tter
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Most Anticipated Movie Releases | 2017

Hello everyone! Today I’m here to share with you all some of my most anticipated movie releases of 2017! There are 15 on the list today, but trust me there are so many more that I’m eager to see, some of which I’ve actually already seen in theatres (so don’t panic if a favourite of yours i.e. La La Land isn’t on here, I’ve already seen it and loved it). I’ve included the Australian release date for all of these movies, as well as the director and some featured actors and actresses.

So here’s my list:

Lion
Release Date (AUS): January 19
Directed By: Garth Davis
Starring: Dev Patel, Nicole Kidman, Rooney Mara
Run Time: 118 minutes

Patriot’s Day
Release Date (AUS): February 2
Directed By: Peter Berg
Starring: Mark Wahlberg, Michelle Monaghan, J.K. Simmons
Run Time: 133 minutes

YU-GI-OH!: The Dark Side of Dimensions
Release Date (AUS): February 2
Directed By: Satoshi Kuwabara
Starring: Shunsuke Kazaa, Kenjiro Tsuda, Runa Endo
Run Time: 130 minutes

Hidden Figures
Release Date (AUS): February 16
Directed By: Theodore Melfi
Starring: Octavia Spencer, Janelle Monae, Taraji P. Henson
Run Time: 127 minutes

Jasper Jones
Release Date (AUS): March 2
Directed By: Rachel Perkins
Starring: Hugo Weaving, Toni Collette, Angourie Rice
Run Time: TBA

A Monster Calls
Release Date (AUS): March 9
Directed By: J.A. Bayona
Starring: Lewis MacDougall, Sigourney Weaver, Felicity Jones
Run Time: 108 minutes

Beauty and the Beast
Release Date (AUS): March 23
Directed By: Bill Condon
Starring: Emma Watson, Ewan McGregor, Dan Stevens
Run Time: TBA

A Dog’s Purpose
Release Date (AUS): April 6
Directed By: Lasse Hallstrom
Starring: Britt Robertson, Josh Gad, Dennis Quaid
Run Time: 120 minutes

Before I Fall
Release Date (AUS): April 13
Directed By: Ry Russo-Young
Starring: Zoey Deutch, Jennifer Beals, Elena Kampouris
Run Time: 99 minutes

Gifted
Release Date (AUS): April 27
Directed By: Marc Webb
Starring: Jenny Slate, Chris Evans, Octavia Spencer
Run Time: TBA

Wonder Woman
Release Date (AUS): June 1
Directed By: Patty Jenkins
Starring: Gal Gadot, Robin Wright, Chris Pine
Run Time: TBA

Spiderman: Homecoming
Release Date (AUS): July 6
Directed By: Jon Watts
Starring: Tom Holland, Donald Glover, Roberty Downey Jr.
Run Time: TBA

Dunkirk
Release Date (AUS): July 20
Directed By: Christopher Nolan
Starring: Tom Hardy, Cillian Murphy, Harry Styles
Run Time: TBA

Thor: Ragnarok
Release Date (AUS): November 3
Directed By: Taika Waititi
Starring: Chris Hemsworth, Tom Hiddleston, Benedict Cumberbatch
Run Time: TBA

Star Wars: Episode VIII
Release Date (AUS): December 14
Directed By: Rian Johnson
Starring: Carrie Fisher, Tom Hardy, Daisy Ridley
Run Time: TBA

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What movies are you most anticipating this year? I’d loved to know 🙂

emilyp0tter
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2016 READING STATISTICS

Hello everyone! Today I’m here to share with you all my 2016 reading statistics! At the end of each year, Goodreads compiles all of the books marked as ‘read’ (in that same year) and comes up with a neat list of reading statistics. I think this is a really neat and fun way to reflect and look back on your year of reading, and to see which book(s) stood out the most.

A lot of people I know manage their own reading statistics and have a much more varied spreadsheet at the end of each year, but for me personally I’m happy enough to stick with what Goodreads gives me. So, here are my 2016 reading statistics:

Books Read (Total): 64

Pages Read (Total): 19, 488

Shortest Book: Pale Kings and Princes (Tales From The Shadowhunter Academy, #6) by Cassandra Clare, Sarah Rees Brennan, Maureen Johnson and Robin Wasserman

Longest Book: Harry Potter and the Order of the Phoenix (Harry Potter, #5) by J.K. Rowling

Average Length: 309 pages

Most Popular: Harry Potter and the Order of the Phoenix (Harry Potter, #5) by J.K. Rowling

Least Popular: A New Hope – The Princess, The Scoundrel and the Farm Boy (Star Wars Illustrated Novels, #1) by Alexandra Bracken

My Average Rating: 4.2 stars

Highest Rated on Goodreads: Harry Potter and the Sorcerer’s Stone (Harry Potter, #1) by J.K. Rowling (Illustrated by Jim Kay) (4.89 average)

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So those are my 2016 reading statistics! If you have a Goodreads account please feel free to leave a link to it down below, I’d love to check it out! How was your 2016 reading year?

emilyp0tter
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GOLDEN GLOBES 2017 | BEST DRESSED

Hello everyone! Today I’m here to share with you all some of my favourite looks from this year’s Golden Globe Awards. Now I know that the Golden Globes was more than a week ago, but to be honest I’m still reeling from such an eventful and exciting night. So many of my favourite actors and actresses were honoured and awarded for their work, and it was so nice to see all of them in the same room together. It was a night of celebration and of fashion of course, so here are some of my favourite dresses from the famous Golden Globes red carpet.

Lily Collins

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Mandy Moore

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Anna Kendrick

Sofia Vergara at The 74th Annual Golden Globe Awards in LA

Jessica Biel

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Sarah Hyland

The 2017 InStyle And Warner Bros. 73rd Annual Golden Globe Awards Post-Party - Red Carpet

Emma Stone

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Sophie Turner

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Maisie Williams

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Blake Lively

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Hailee Steinfeld

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Let me know down below in the comments who you think was immaculately dressed at this year’s Golden Globe Awards. There were so many lovely dresses as well as pant suits and tuxedos, but these 10 are definitely my ‘stand out’ looks of 2017.

emilyp0tter
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TOP 5 WEDNESDAY | 2017 DEBUTS [JANUARY 11]

Hello everyone! I’m here today to share another ‘Top 5 Wednesday’. This week’s Top 5 Wednesday topic is ‘2017 Debuts You Are Excited For’, which I’m actually super excited about. It’s no secret- and be honest- that a lot of them, we can fall into the trap of sticking to the same routine authors that we already know and love, and so we ignore new and upcoming authors and their work. Especially in YA, where there seems to be an endless number of trilogies and series (especially in the genre of Fantasy), this happens to me a lot, and in 2017 I’d really like to give some new authors a chance. The authors that I’ve chosen for this topic are in no particular order, as I obviously haven’t read from any of them before and so I feel it would be wrong to order them in any sort of way.

This topic is so important, and it gives us all the opportunity to discuss some upcoming authors and to also showcase their work. I’m an avid watcher of book-related videos on Youtube, and so I’ve heard about many 2017 debut authors, and the ones that I’ve chosen for this topic are only a small look into just how many there are.

I’ll leave a link to a Goodreads page down below where you can check out some more 2017 debut authors. There may be some hidden gems in there just waiting to be read! I’ll also have the link to the Top 5 Wednesday Goodreads group down below, and thank you again to the creators and managers of Top 5 Wednesday.

Caraval (Caraval, #1) – Stephanie Garber
Publication Date: January 31, 2017
Publisher: Flatiron Books
Page No.: 416
Goodreads: https://www.goodreads.com/book/show/27883214-caraval

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From what I’ve heard about this book from trusted reviewers, Caraval has been advertised as The Night Circus meets Laini Taylor, and while I haven’t read The Night Circus or any of Laini Taylor’s work, the concept intrigues me so much. Essentially, Caraval follows the story of sisters Scarlett and Tella, who for their entire lives have dreamed of attending Caraval, the far-away, once-a-year performance that engages its audience and leaves its audience awestruck. However, when Scarlett’s long-dreamt invitation to Caraval finally arrives, she soon starts to question if the show is what she thought it would be. When the organiser of Caraval kidnaps Tella and announces that whoever finds her is the winner of the show, Scarlett truly begins to wonder whether everything about Caraval is really just a performance.

Frostblood (Frostblood Saga, #1) – Elly Blake
Publication Date: January 10, 2017
Publisher: Little Brown
Page No.: 384
Goodreads: https://www.goodreads.com/book/show/27827203-frostblood

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I’ve been craving a Fantasy novel like Frostblood for a while now, and I’m so highly anticipated its release. Frostblood follows the life of 17-year-old Ruby, a fireblood who must hide her abilities from the ruling and cruel frostbloods, that threaten to destroy all that is left of the firebloods. However, when Ruby’s mother is killed, she agrees to help a rag-tag group of rebellious firebloods to kill the rampaging frostblood King. Frostblood tells the story of Ruby as she tries to understand and control her abilities as she becomes a more important player in the game to kill the King- a position that Ruby feels exceed her desire to avenger her mother’s murder. But these plans are quickly soiled when Ruby is instead captured by the King himself, and forced to compete in the King’s tournament that pits fireblood prisoners against well-trained and blood-thirsty frostblood champions.

The Hate U Give – Angie Thomas
Publication Date: February 28, 2017
Publisher: Balzer + Bray
Page No.: 464
Goodreads: https://www.goodreads.com/book/show/32075671-the-hate-u-give

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The Hate U Give is one of the most important and relevant books I think I’ve ever heard of, and it hasn’t even been released yet. Inspired by the Black Lives Matter movement, The Hate U Give follows the story of 16-year-old Starr who lives caught between two worlds: the poor neighbourhood in which she was born and raised, and the lavish high school that she attends in the suburbs. However, when Starr becomes the one and only witness to the fatal shooting of her best friend Khalil by a police officer, whatever Starr says (or chooses not to say) could destroy one or both of her worlds. This book has already been optioned for film, with the rights for it sold to Fox Studios, and is set to star Amanda Sternberg (most renowned for her role as Rue in the Hunger Games franchise).

The Edge of Everything – Jeff Giles
Publication Date: January 31, 2017
Publisher: Bloomsbury
Page No.: 368
Goodreads: https://www.goodreads.com/book/show/22296822-the-edge-of-everything

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Of all of the books I’ve listed here, this is the one I probably know the least about. However, I’ve heard wonderful things about this book and once I heard the premise of it I knew I had to read it. The Edge of Everything follows 17-year-old Zoe and X, a bounty hunter sent from a hell called the Lowlands to claim souls. When Zoe’s father suddenly dies in a caving accident, and her neighbours mysteriously disappear, her and her brother are attacked in the woods, and saved by none other than X, who’s forbidden to reveal who and what he is to anyone but his victims. However, X wants to cast this rule aside for Zoe, but the differences between them threaten to tear them apart.

A List of Cages – Robin Roe
Publication Date: January 10, 2017
Publisher: Disney-Hyperion
Page No.: 320
Goodreads: https://www.goodreads.com/book/show/25613472-a-list-of-cages

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I’ve seen countless reviews about A List of Cages on YouTube and 100% of them have been incredibly positive, so much so that I’m forcing my brother to buy this book for me and bring it back to Australia when he travels to the US later this month. A List of Cages has been compared to and recommended for fans of The Perks of Being a Wallflower by Stephen Chbosky, and I absolutely adored that book and so this is definitely high on my radar. A List of Cages follows two lead male perspectives, Adam and Julian, who were once foster brothers but who haven’t seen each other in over five years. However, when Adam takes up an elective in his senior year of high school to serve as an aide to the school psychologist, he’s reunited with Julian and learns that his once foster brother has new secrets, and Adam becomes more determined than ever to help him- even if it might cost both of them their lives.

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2017 Debuts (YA): https://www.goodreads.com/list/show/88440.YA_Debuts_2017

T5W: https://www.goodreads.com/group/show/118368-top-5-wednesday

emilyp0tter
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resolutions | 2017

Hello everyone! Today I thought I would share with you all some of my 2017 resolutions and goals. Now, unlike most people that I know 2016 actually wasn’t that much of a disaster for me personally. The world lost a lot of great people and a lot of other bad things happened environmentally, socially, politically etc., but I think I accomplished a lot of incredible things in 2016. However, that being said, from December last year I’ve had this weird feeling in my stomach that 2017 is going to be my year (excuse how disgustingly cliche that sounds). The end of last year bought with it the end of a lot of things in my life, most importantly the end of my undergraduate university degree, so 2017 will serve as the starting line for a lot of exciting and new things. I have a lot that I want to do in 2017, both academically and personally, so I thought I would share 5 of my resolutions and goals for this upcoming year. I hope that it’s a great one for all of us.

1. P O S T G R A D U A T E  S T U D Y

For those of you who don’t know, I graduated from university on 14 December 2016 with a Bachelor of Psychology and Criminology from RMIT University. Without a doubt that was one of the greatest and most satisfying accomplishments of my entire life. I graduated with distinction (or ‘honours’, depending on where you’re from), and that propelled me forward into being accepted into post-graduate study for 2017. I’ll be starting my post-graduate diploma in Psychology in March of 2017, and I know that the workload will be a lot more intense and research-focused than the entirety of my undergraduate degree, but I feel extremely ready and capable to tackle this challenge. I’ll be completing my studies at a different university than RMIT, and surprisingly this doesn’t scare me at all. If you’d asked 17-year-old Emily who was just about to enter into university for the first time, she’d be mortified at the idea of having to drive to a university that’s almost 40 minutes out of town, but almost 21-year-old Emily is ready for a change in scenery.

I know that I’ll get a lot out of this one year of an intense workload, and although I’m a little nervous about having completely new classmates, classes, tutors, lecturers, professors etc., I know that I need to put myself out there in order to get the most out of my time. I made so many wonderful friends throughout my undergraduate degree, and I know that I’ll be able to find some really great new friends this year too. Where my undergraduate degree consisted of more than 200 people, my post-graduate diploma has less than 100, and so being surrounded by a close-knit community of like-minded and motivated classmates will really help me both in my academic life, but also in my social life. 

2. I N T E R N S H I P

The day after I graduated from university I had an interview for one of the most exciting internship positions that I’ve come across. On 5 January 2017 I was officially offered a position with Headspace as a part of their Youth Mental Health Advocacy Group, which I will be starting in less than two weeks time. This position lasts the entire year, and I’m so excited to be starting this journey while also continuing on with my studies in psychology. The Youth Advocacy Group proposes, organises, manages and carries out a whole range of activities for the young people who attend Headspace, as well other side projects. Although I haven’t yet met the other members of the YAG, I know that they must be just as passionate and just as motivated about psychology and mental health as I am, and I can’t wait to see what we accomplish together throughout 2017.

I’ve never been the best at time management, and so completing an internship alongside an intense post-graduate and research workload won’t be easy, but I’m going to have to teach myself how to manage my time more efficiently this year. I’m equally excited about my internship as I am for going back to university, and so I have to find that balance between the two of them to get the most out of both. I’ve never had an internship before and so I want to dedicate so much of myself to it this year. I’m so ready and willing to jump right into anything that the YAG proposes, and to hone the skills I’ve developed throughout my undergraduate degree. This field is one that I care so much about and have been affected by personally, and so my passion for mental health- particularly among young people- is so important to me, and a subject that I think deserves a lot more recognition and awareness. That’s what I hope to accomplish foremost at Headspace in 2017.

3. W R I T I N G

It’s no secret at all that I almost completely abandoned Little Talks in 2016 (and 2015 as well, let’s be honest here), and that makes me so sad. I’ve loved writing since I was 11 years old, and the fact that I have such a wonderful platform to express my opinions and display my writing and I’m not utilising it as much as I could be? That makes me even more sad. I’ve said it before and I’ll say it again, I want to make this year the year that I really make the most of Little Talks. I want to review more books and more movies, show you what I’ve been loving and hating in recent months, what TV shows I’m currently obsessed with and which authors I’ve recently discovered. I want to use this platform for so much more, and to just use it so much more overall, and that’s not going to happen unless I knuckle down and just do it.

4. L E A R N  G R E E K

When I started kindergarten at the tender age of 3 I couldn’t speak English particularly well. My entire family is Greek- both of my parents, all four of my grandparents etc.- and so I was literally raised to speak Greek, but over the years (i.e. since I was 3 and now that I’m almost 21) I’ve retained next to nothing of the language. I can say the alphabet, can mostly understand my parents and grandparents when they speak Greek and can use the most basic phrases such as ‘yes’, ’no’, ‘please’, ‘thank you’ and ‘you’re welcome’, but other than that my knowledge of the language is dismal at best. So naturally I really want to start re-learning the language again in 2017, not just because it’s cool to speak more than one language and because it looks good on your CV, but because without it, I won’t be able to communicate with my grandparents as well as I’d like to. Of my four grandparents, only one can speak English to a decent extent, so I think it would be a lot easier for me to learn Greek rather than force them to speak English on my account.

I’d also love to travel to Greece at some point in my life, and although English is now widely spoken throughout Greece by most people, I’d still love to be able to travel over there and be able to communicate properly and in the traditional language. I have a lot of family that live in Greece, and it kind of scares me to think that if I ever see them while I’m over there, our time together would become awkward and full of basic hand gestures. So, I’m enlisting the help all of my relatives for this resolution in 2017.

5. M O R E  R E S P O N S I B I L I T Y

I want 2017 to be the year that I become a lot more responsible, financially, socially, around the house, and in every other way you can think. I like to think that I’m a pretty responsible person already, but there are a lot of adult purchases that I want to make during this upcoming year, and a few other adult things I’d like to save up for, including a holiday that I’d like to go on in 2018. In 2017 I’m going to have to be a lot more responsible with my time anyway, what with managing school, a social life, my internship, family time, reading, writing, exercising etc., so I think I should be able to fit in some other responsibilities too. In particular, I’d love to help my parents out some more around the house and my mum on days that she decides to work from home, and I’d also like to help my cousin out some more by babysitting her children. I think it would be nice to give her some time alone with her husband, or for her to have a day to herself even, so I’d definitely like to be around some more for my family in 2017.

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So, there they are, my five (main) resolutions for 2017. I really hope that this year I’m able to really focus on all of these resolutions, and that at the end of the year I’m able to say that I accomplished each and every one of them.

Let me know what your 2017 resolutions are down below, and until next time …

emilyp0tter
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TOP 15 TO READ IN 2017

Hello everyone! Today I’m here to share with you all my ‘Top 15 To Read in 2017’ list, which is basically all of the books that I want (i.e. need) to get to in 2017. There are two books on this list that will be re-reads for me- because I’m in desperate need for some Harry Potter and The Mortal Instruments nostalgia- but all of the others will be new-to-me books.

A Darker Shade of Magic (Shades of Magic, #1) – V.E. Schwab

Goodreads: https://www.goodreads.com/book/show/22055262-a-darker-shade-of-magic?from_search=true

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City of Bones (The Mortal Instruments, #1) – Cassandra Clare (re-read)

Goodreads: https://www.goodreads.com/book/show/256683.City_of_Bones?from_search=true

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Harry Potter and the Chamber of Secrets (Illustrated by Jim Kay) – J.K Rowling (re-read)

Goodreads: https://www.goodreads.com/book/show/33540650-harry-potter-the-chamber-of-secrets?ac=1&from_search=true

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Hopeless (Hopeless, #1) – Colleen Hoover

Goodreads: https://www.goodreads.com/book/show/17334411-hopeless

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The Cuckoo’s Calling (Cormoran Strike, #1) – Robert Galbraith (aka J.K. Rowling)

Goodreads: https://www.goodreads.com/book/show/18192717-the-cuckoo-s-calling

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Ten Thousand Skies Above You (Firebird, #2) – Claudia Gray

Goodreads: https://www.goodreads.com/book/show/17234659-ten-thousand-skies-above-you?from_search=true

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An Ember in the Ashes (An Ember in the Ashes, #1) – Sabaa Tahir

Goodreads: https://www.goodreads.com/book/show/23569524-an-ember-in-the-ashes

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The Marvels – Brian Selznick

Goodreads: https://www.goodreads.com/book/show/23566909-the-marvels?from_search=true

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Six of Crows (Six of Crows, #1) – Leigh Bardugo

Goodreads: https://www.goodreads.com/book/show/23437156-six-of-crows?from_search=true

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Blue Lily Lily Blue + The Raven King (The Raven Cycle, #3 and #4) – Maggie Steifvater

Goodreads (Blue Lily, Lily Blue): https://www.goodreads.com/book/show/17378508-blue-lily-lily-blue?from_search=true

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Goodreads (The Raven King): https://www.goodreads.com/book/show/17378527-the-raven-king?from_search=true

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The Midnight Star (The Young Elites, #3) – Marie Lu

Goodreads: https://www.goodreads.com/book/show/28588345-the-midnight-star?from_search=true

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This Savage Song (Monsters of Verity, #1) – Victoria Schwab

Goodreads: https://www.goodreads.com/book/show/28696452-this-savage-song

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Saint Anything – Sarah Dessen

Goodreads: https://www.goodreads.com/book/show/23009402-saint-anything?from_search=true

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Small Great Things – Jodi Picoult

Goodreads: https://www.goodreads.com/book/show/29955414-small-great-things

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Heartless – Marissa Meyer

Goodreads: https://www.goodreads.com/book/show/18584855-heartless?from_search=true

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So that’s my list! Let me know down in the comments below, what books you’re hoping to get to in 2017, and if any of them are on my list too.

emilyp0tter
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MOST ANTICIPATED RELEASES | 2017

Hello everyone, and Happy New Year! I hope that you all had a wonderful and safe New Year, and that your 2017 is already off to a great start.

Today I thought that I’d share with you all my most anticipated book releases of this year. Now, there are a lot more that I’m eager to get my hands on this year, but I had to do some serious culling to give you my top ten most anticipated. These are in chronological order of release, but those that don’t have an exact release date (as of the time I post this) will be listed toward the bottom under ‘TBA’.

So, here are most top ten most anticipated book releases of 2017:

January 17
Carve the Mark (Carve the Mark, #1) – Veronica Roth

January 25
Dawn Study (Soulfinders, #3) – Maria V Snyder

April 11
The Upside of Unrequited – Becky Albertalli

May 2nd
A Court of Wings and Ruin (A Court of Thorns and Roses, #3) – Sarah J. Maas

May 2nd
The Dark Prophecy (The Trials of Apollo, #2) – Rick Riordan

May 23rd
Lord of Shadows (The Dark Artifices, #2) – Cassandra Clare

June 27th
Now I Rise (The Conquerer’s Saga, #2) – Kiersten White

July 11
Because You Love To Hate Me: 13 Tales of Villainy – Ameriie 

October 3rd
The Ship of the Dead (Magnus Chase and the Gods of Asgard, #3) – Rick Riordan

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The Lost Book of the White (The Eldest Curses, #1) – Cassandra Clare and Wesley Chu

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TBA (Throne of Glass, #6) – Sarah J Maas

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Batman – Marie Lu / Wonder Woman – Leigh Bardugo / Catwoman – Sarah J Maas

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Warcross (Warcross, #1) –  Marie Lu

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TBA (Illuminae, #3) – Amie Kaufman and Jay Kristoff

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Unearthed (Unearthed, #1)- Amie Kaufman and Meagan Spooner

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So there we have it, the books that I’m most anticipating for 2017. Let me know some of the books that you’re looking most forward to this year, and if any of them are on my list too!

emilyp0tter
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