Monthly Wrap-Up: December 2014

December 2014 Wrap UpBooks I reviewed in December

December 2014 Wrap-Up

Our Lady of the Streets by Tom Pollock (5 stars)
Lies We Tell Ourselves by Robin Talley (4 stars)
Salvage by Keren David (3.5 stars)
Lobsters by Tom Ellen and Lucy Ivison (3.5 stars)
Half Bad by Sally Green (3 stars)

(Clicking on the links will take you to my reviews!)

This has been a month filled with pretty good books! The best was definitely Our Lady of the Streets by Tom Pollock, which was a touching and thrilling conclusion to a really amazing urban fantasy trilogy. I absolutely can’t wait to see what Tom Pollock does next. I will read anything this man writes, ever.

I also read two other books: Between Two Thorns by Emma Newman, and Ultraviolet by R. J. Anderson. I enjoyed both very much. The reviews for those are coming up soon!

Things that happened in December

I watched two movies at the cinema! The first was Big Hero 6, which I absolutely adored. I cried so much. I was an emotional mess throughout that movie. I loved Baymax so much. I WANT A BAYMAX.

baymaxEveryone should have a Baymax.

I also watched The Hobbit: The Battle of the Five Armies. I enjoyed this a lot! Very cool battle scenes. Lee Pace as Thranduil is hotter than ever. Some scenes towards the end made me pretty tearful. I’m sad there aren’t going to be any more of these movies now. ):

thranduil 2Sadly missing the impressive moose.

The Good Omens BBC radio play was released, so I started listening to that. (You can listen to it here. It’s available to listen online for the next 4 weeks.) I’m currently halfway through Episode 3. It’s good! I like it a lot. I read Good Omens only once, many years ago when I was about 13 or 14, and I really loved it. It’s nice experiencing the book again in another format. The jokes still crack me up.


I’m getting a real Kindle at last! This was a Christmas present from my mum, but she’s ordering it from Amazon to be delivered to my uni address so it’ll be there when I get back to uni on 11 January. This is super exciting. I no longer have to feel my eyes drooping my exhaustion after staring at ebooks on my glaringly bright iPhone screen for too long!

How was your December? i hope you all had a great 2014 in general, and i hope your 2015 is even more fabulous!

8 thoughts on “Monthly Wrap-Up: December 2014

  1. Zoe @ Stories on Stage 1 January 2015 / 3:03 am

    OMG! How cool to get a Kindle for Christmas! I hope you end up loving it!

    And I look forward to reading your reviews for Half Bad and Lies We Tell Ourselves. I rated them the same as you, so I look forward to fully comparing opinions soon! 🙂

    Thanks for sharing, and happy New Year!

    • Cynthia (Afterwritten) 1 January 2015 / 7:30 am

      I’m sure I will! 😀

      I’ve actually posted those reviews already! Sorry I didn’t make it clear enough in this post, haha, I’ve added a note saying now that clicking on the links will take you to the reviews. 🙂 Feel free to check my reviews out and let me know what you think!

      Happy new year to you too! Thanks for stopping by! ❤

  2. Cayce 1 January 2015 / 10:49 pm

    Now I can’t wait to see Big Hero 6 🙂 And yay for getting a proper e-reader, I actually like reading on my iPhone, but the Kindle is almost like a real book so of course I LOVE my Kindle as well.

    Happy New Year, Cynthia!! Hope this year will be a great one for you 🙂

    • Cynthia (Afterwritten) 4 January 2015 / 3:49 am

      Yay! Hope you enjoy Big Hero 6 as much as I did! SO AWESOME AND SO MANY EMOTIONS.

      I don’t mind reading on my iPhone, but it really does tire my eyes out a lot. I’m really hoping the Kindle will help me stop going blind at the age of like, 30.

      Happy New Year to you too, Cayce! 🙂

  3. vlangloisx3 3 January 2015 / 9:52 pm

    CONGRATS ON THE KINDLE. Honestly, it’s great. Except for the sometimes weird formatting from e-ARC books. BUT OH WELL THAT IS OKAY.

    First off I AM SO MAD I DID NOT GET TO SEE BIG HERO 6 no one would go with me because they thought it was very childish. I am sad. And now that I have people I can go with, it’s not showing in theaters anymore. I did see the Battle of the Five Armies, AND IT WAS AMAZING AS WELL. I love The Hobbit Trilogy. It was so good 🙂

    • Cynthia (Afterwritten) 4 January 2015 / 3:46 am

      Oh yeah I have experienced the weird formatting of some eARCs. 😐 I have been reading eARCs either on my phone or on my laptop. Why, weird formatting, whyyyy.

      Er, confession: I went and saw Big Hero 6 on my own. I AM A WEIRDO WHO LIKES TO GO TO THE CINEMA ON MY OWN. I only do this in Hong Kong though, because in HK we have cheap morning showings so if you go to see a showing that’s like, before 11am, it’s REALLY CHEAP. And the cinema is practically empty. So I love going then and having the cinema basically to myself so I can flail and cry over movies as much as I want. You should definitely watch it once it comes out on DVD! So many emotions. I love watching cartoons/animated films a lot, I don’t care if people say they’re childish. 😡

  4. Jo 8 January 2015 / 4:24 pm

    Currently reading Lies We Tell Ourselves, and I’m loving it! It’s so painful to read 😦 But in a good way. Need to face the cruelty in the world.

    I’m really intrigued by Big Hero 6, it looks so cute! DOn’t think I’ll get round to seeing it though, there’s a lot going on at home at the moment. But I’ll definitely check it on when it’s on TV.

    Hope you have a great January! 🙂

    • Cynthia (Afterwritten) 12 January 2015 / 3:05 pm

      YAY, glad to hear you’re loving Lies We Tell Ourselves!

      BIG HERO 6 IS THE BEST. It’s SO FREAKING ADORABLE, omg. I spent half the film just like, cackling because of how cute Baymax is. So big and fat and squishy. It’s really hilarious just watching him running around. I hope you’ll get to watch it at some point!

      You too! ❤

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