The year is over, as of tomorrow. We survived the year of our lord 2017, y’all. Holy shit. There have been so many days that I thought we weren’t gonna make it, but we’re still here.
I picked up, and then put down, a lot of books this month. I’ve just been struggling to actually focus on the words on my screen, so most of what I read was on audiobook.
I’ve taken a lot of small steps, and some bigger ones. For example, you can now become a patron and help me make this blog
even more awesome.
I’m working on a year’s wrap up, but I’m proud of all the things I accomplished, and some of the things I failed at this year. Here’s some of what I accomplished this month.
Books I Read:
Strange the Dreamer by Laini Taylor | Girl Reporter by Tansy Rayner Roberts | Chainbreaker by Tara Sim | The Serpent King by Jeff Zentner* | The Lost Plot by Genevieve Cogman | Jade City by Fonda Lee* |
Blog Posts I Wrote:
Coffee Shop Talk: Audiobooks | Creators Corner: Fandom Fiber Company | Author Interview:: Erica Cameron | Review:: Girl Reporter by Tansy Rayner Roberts | Monday Mini-Reviews 12/18/17 | Coffee Shop Talk: Blogging And Money | Review:: Meet Cute Anthology |
Culturess Articles I Wrote:
Rowling Library finds some false facts in latest edition of Harry Potter | Autistic readers boycott To Siri, With Love, autism mom’s ‘love letter’ to her son | 10 books to buy for the young reader in your life | Lin-Manuel Miranda to ‘Hamildrop’ 13 new songs in 2018 | Four wines for the Elven Kings of The Lord of the Rings and you! | Fionavar Tapestry optioned for television | 30 books to watch for in the first half of 2018 |
Journalism I Wrote:
Company making limited edition rifles to celebrate county’s 250th anniversary | Art by Hargrave cadets on display at local gallery | Teen found guilty in death of mother, arson | In surprise testimony, teen confesses to stabbing mother; jury finds him guilty of first-degree murder | Danville Area Humane Society gets $250,000 grant for renovations | Former Armet CEO requests jury verdict be set aside | Aging Pittsylvania County landfill in need of costly fixes | Pittsylvania County seeks interest for vacant National Guard Armory | Judge to decide if new federal fraud trial warranted | With help from video, Facebook, police make arrest after packages stolen from front porch | Recount settles it: Keeping 14-vote margin, Ben Farmer elected to Pittsylvania County Board of Supervisors | With OK of commission, renaming Danville library after Ruby Archie closer to reality | Pittsylvania County launches social media accounts | Inland port plans progress in Hurt | Board members against re-establishing solid waste fee | Institute to host Industrial Hemp Summit in February | Festive holidays also most dangerous for home fires | Gould won’t seek re-election to Danville School Board | With wave of support from community, 3-year-old girl with cancer keeps smiling | Rescue truck back in service in Pittsylvania County | In frigid forecast, bitter cold temperatures may stick around for a while |
Links I Liked:
you can’t catch me and make me a man: Peter Pan as a trans metaphor | How Dollar General Became Rural America’s Store Of Choice | #72: What Is Revision? | “I Thought It Would Be Better for You”: A Mother, A Daughter, and Racism in America in 2017 | On Quitting Your Day Job | Her job at the mill bought her a new, better life | The Little Things | Why I Love Being the Stranger at the Party | When A Best Friendship Fails You, Why Is It So Hard To Break Up? | 13 recommended reads to diversify your kids’ bookshelves. | Moms Are Main Characters, Too | Who Gets To Be The “Good Schizophrenic”? | Flame by Julie C. Dao | Dame Judi Dench: My life now is just trees. Trees and champagne | Writing the Distant Future of Global Politics | A Hillbilly Syllabus | As a child, she tried to make Moravian sugar cookies at home. That didn’t go so well. | Black Farmers Are Sowing The Seeds Of Health And Empowerment | Perceptions of Sapphic Media by Young and New Adults || by M. Hollis
One thought on “December Wrap Up”
We made it through 2017! I’m so proud of everyone who has created things and made phone calls and kept on damn fighting this whole awful year. And I hope and hope that 2018 is better for all of us. <3