Heartbeat Monthly (12): December 2018

Posted by Jessi (Geo) on January 6, 2019 | 1 Comment



December haul






Rep stuff

For promo/from publisher

Thank you so much to Storygram Tours, Team EpicReads, and Sourcebooks Fire for these pretties! <3

Gifted/pre-order promo

  • The Wayfarer Redemption by Sara Douglass, hardcover (THANK YOU ANNIE @sheofthedreaming!!!)
  • Howler themed cork bottle (THANK YOU KAITLYN @booktingles!!!)
  • Howler Christmas card signed by Pierce (for pre-ordering Dark Age)
  • Nyxia Unleashed Morning print, signed (for pre-ordering Nyxia Uprising)


December Wrap Up

Books I read

  • Skyward by Brandon Sanderson – ★★★★½
  • Sorcery of Thorns by Margaret Rogerson – ★★★★★
  • Steelheart by Brandon Sanderson – ★★★★
  • Fangirl by Rainbow Rowell – ★★★
  • Storm Crow by Kalyn Josephson – ★★½

Pages read: 2,607
Average rating: 3.8
Favorite book read in December: Sorcery of Thorns
Least favorite book read in December: Storm Crow

Books I DNFed

  • Rosemarked by Livia Blackburne
  • East by Edith Pattou
  • Slayer by Kiersten White

Books I reviewed

Other posts

What I’ve been up to this month

Scrambling, lol! The holidays are always crazy (and hella stressful) and I’m happy to leave them behind.

I did get to go on another vacation, though! I spent the week from Christmas to New Year’s down in Florida with my parents! It wouldn’t be Christmas without them. It was a super low-key vacation (unlike last time!) – I didn’t do much of anything and didn’t spend any money other than gas and lodging fees. I stayed in the tent for the week – it’s a reeeaaally nice tent that’s basically a small cabin, but it kind of sucked. It rained and the damn tent leaked (Coleman claims it was “weatherproof,” the weather test determined that was a lie), plus it was so humid everything in the tent was damp all week. Uggghhh. I was so happy to come home to my own bed!! I did stay in a hotel on the way down – I split the trip into two parts and stopped halfway. It was AMAZING!! I have never done that before, I’ve always just driven the full 12 hours straight through. I got spoiled! It was so wonderful to chill for a few hours and have some peace and quiet. I watched The Mummy and read for a bit. I stayed at Red Roof Inn and the room was super nice! Definitely want to do it again!

Movies: Life, Bird Box

Music: Skyrim soundtrack

Food: Protein energy bites – it’s made with oats, coconut, protein powder, flaxmeal, peanut and almond butters, raw honey, and mini chocolate chips. I am OBSESSED!

Games: Sudoku – screen time said I spent 50 hours on that damn game the week I was on vacation XD

January TBR

  • The Deceivers by Kristen Simmons
  • City of Brass by S.A. Chakraborty
  • Ruin of Kings by Jenn Lyons
  • The Girl King by Mimi Yu
  • Stain by A.G. Howard


What’s in your mailbox, loverlies? Link me up!

Jessi (Geo)

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One response to “Heartbeat Monthly (12): December 2018

  1. I LOOOOVE your bookish photos! I’ve never spent Christmas away from Ohio, but the weather sucked. It was rainy and gross and unseasonably warm. And I could totally play Sudoku for hours on end! When I was pregnant last year and I would wake up in the middle of the night for no damn reason, I would play on my sudoku app for like two hours lol!

    I’m sad to see you didn’t really like Storm Crow D:

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