December 2015 Rewind

18:36 Cilla P 4 Comments

(That picture above is totally not representative of my tropical December, but a girl can dream.)

Happy New Year, everyone! I hope you have had a relaxing and joyful holiday, and do not dread going back to real life too much next week. I'm excited to settle back into my writing and reading routines, if nothing else, and I look forward to share more bookish things with you guys. :)

First, here's a look back on the happenings of last month:


I failed and only wrote one review in December, which was basically me gushing about Winter by Marissa Meyer. I read several more books toward the end of the month though, and reviews for those shall be up soon :D

Around the Blog

  • I made a bookstagram! I'm very much an amateur at it and there's no particular aesthetics to the pictures yet, but I'm enjoying it. Let me know if you have one and I shall check it out! You can also follow me at pavedwithbookss. 
  • Recap the Blogger Positivity Campaign with me! 
  • I filled in Jamie @ The Perpetual Page Turner's End of the Year Survey (and probably talked too much about my love for The Lunar Chronicles).
  • I made some reading and blog resolutions for 2016. Feel free to share yours if you made some too!

In Life

  • Apart from the holiday season, there is a very good reason why I have fallen pretty quiet around the blog lately. I interviewed for and was offered a place in graduate school for next year! There were a couple of difficult decisions and paperwork to deal with following that offer, as I would be moving internationally for the course, but of course there was also plenty of excitement on my end. :D 

Challenges Progress

Here is a look back at the challenges I joined in 2015. I apparently didn't fail too badly at most of them!

In Store for Next Month

January will be something of a transition phase for me as I wrap up things at work and prepare for going back to uni, so I may be a little scattered at times. However, I've got myself a planner and am hoping to develop and stick a schedule, so hopefully things should stay on track, including for this blog! Next month, you can expect:
  • Review: The Book of Lost Things by John Connolly
  • Review: Puppy Love by Frauke Schenemann
  • Discussion posts. I swear I will at least finally finish the draft that has been sitting in my folder for the last month.
How was your December?


  1. Cilla, CONGRATULATIONS on graduate school!! That is incredible, I hope you are SO proud - because you should be! :) You rock. - Alyson

    1. Thank you Alyson!! I'm very happy and excited about it :D

  2. "(That picture above is totally not representative of my tropical December, but a girl can dream.)" I totally feel you. I'm from the Philippines, where there's pretty much only two seasons: hot and hotter.

    Anyway. I'm really hoping you'd still give some challenges a try this year. But it looks like you're pretty busy as well, so no pressure. HAHA. Have a wonderful year ahead!

    Shealea @ that bookshelf bitch

    1. Yessss. What I wouldn't give for some cooler weather sometimes. I am going to give a couple of challenges a shot, so we shall see how it goes :D Thanks Shealea!


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