2018 Goals & 2017 Books in Review

I was considering making another infographic about my reading habits but decided I would rather reflect on my experience on doing the challenge and also talk about what goals I’d like to set myself for the new year. One of the things I realized while doing the reading challenge is that I buy a lot of my books. Which is ironic because I’m studying to become a librarian. I love going to a library and I love how helpful librarians always are but I love the feeling of owning a good book. I love re-reading my books and re-reading becomes a lot easier, when you own it.

I know this isn’t entirely practical but even though I read off of my e-reader a lot, and despite how convenient my Nook is–nothing can really beat how it feels to turn a page and an e-reader doesn’t smell quite the same as a new book. And you can really tell which publishers really put their all into creating a book. Oathbringer by Brandon Sanderson is a great example. If you happen to see the US edition in a bookstore, try opening it and the end pages are amazing. They hired an artist to do it and each depicts a god from one of the religions in the story. The Illustrated Edition of Harry Potter is another example. The size of the book and the artwork done by Jim Kay isn’t quite the same if you were to buy a digital edition.

But I’m not trying to say an e-reader is worse because I own one and I read off of it every day. They both have their different merits!

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My 2017 Year

This is going to be a fairly long post because I decided to combine different posts, that I would normally do separate–only because it’s the end of the year. It’s interesting to think that another year has already passed by. Time passes by amazingly fast and I can’t believe I’m already in my 3rd year at grad school.

The past month has been really busy for me, school wise, and I’ve been having a hard time balancing my school life with everything else. I haven’t even had time to read leisurely. I’m going to be doing a separate post for my 100 Books for 2017 challenge but I can say that I didn’t reach my goal but I have read a lot of new books this year–which is why I wanted to do the challenge in the first place.

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Life Diary: Episode 10

Wow, almost a month has passed by since I last posted. At first I was really worried about not posting regularly, but I decided to just post when I want to post instead of stressing out over it. I do want to get better at commenting though but since this is my last year at graduate school, I’ve been a little busier (on top of my internship) and am having a little troubling balancing everything.

Anyways! I finally developed my roll of film. This has pictures from up to summer, so one roll lasted a really long time! Only because I never go anywhere… haha

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