Weekly Recap – Christmas and Blogoversary

Posted December 17, 2017 by Geybie in Weekly Recaps / 104 Comments

GBB Weekly Recap

Hi guys, we are back again with our weekly recap. I hope you all are doing awesome. I cannot believe it is only eight days before Christmas. Time does fly! December feels going too fast. While I love Christmas, I’m not a fan of the busyness that comes with it weeks before. Reading-wise, it’s been a great month. I manage to read two books a week but I’m planning on increasing the number next week. Let’s hope I can read three books a week if things going as planned.

This month is my one-year Blogoversary. Yay, my blog is one year old now. It’s surreal. I was planning to make a special post on December 12, but life got in the way. There will be a giveaway and special post next week, a collaboration with some of my fellow book blogging friends, so please, stay tuned.

Last week on the blog:

I read two books, Roomies and El Diablo. Roomies was great and El Diablo was AMAZING. I don’t remember the last time I was that addicted to a story. It was an awesome dark, suspense romance with a kind of slow-burn romance. It would be a perfect read if you are a fan of anti-heroes.

Roomies by Christina Lauren El Diablo by M Robinson Best Romance Books Of 2017 Recommend Me Books Rock Star Romance

‘Recommend Me Books’ feature:

I cannot believe this feature has survived almost five months. Thank you so much for those who have participated. I cannot thank you all enough for your love and support. This has made blogging become more enjoyable even in the moments when things were challenging. Please check out the previous posts if you haven’t yet for great recommendations and recommend me your favorites as well. I’m always looking forward to your recommendations.

Our new topic is FORBIDDEN LOVE ROMANCE and the post has been posted. Are you a fan of that trope? Please check out my favorites and share yours by clicking the image below. I’m looking forward to your recommendations.

Recommend Me Books Forbidden Romance

Books I received, bought, and currently reading:

I bought one book, Hopeful Whispers by Bink Cummings, a few days ago and currently reading it. I’m looking forward to The Hookup by Kristen Ashley as well (will be published in two days!). It will be my next read this week.

The Hookup by Kristen Ashley Hopeful Whispers by Bink Cummings

The Link-Up:

I’m linking up to The Sunday Post at Caffeinated Book Reviewer, Stacking The Shelves by Team Tynga’s Reviews, Mailbox Monday, and Book Date.

I’m a fulltime reader who can’t live without books especially romance novels. In addition to books, I love animals, music, and dance shows. I hope you find your next read through my reviews and lists of recommendations. You can recommend me your favorites as well by leaving a comment on my ‘Recommend Me Books’ posts or check them out for awesome recommendations.

104 responses to “Weekly Recap – Christmas and Blogoversary

  1. Happy (belated) Blogiversay, Friend! You have so much to be proud of 🙂 I hope you find time for three books next week (especially the new Kristen Ashley!). I always find myself running out of reading-steam this time of year. Just too much business before the holidays!!! <3

    • Thank you. I don’t have much to do this week other than some shopping, so I think I’ll get to read more. I hope you get to read a little bit, too. ❤️😁

  2. Congrats on your one year anniversary! It is hard to believe, since your blog is so professional. I cringe when I think of my one year old blog back in the beginning, in 2008 (which no longer exists and has been merged into later sites).

    Enjoy the holidays…and your reading. Roomies looks good.

    Thanks for sharing, and for visiting my blog.

    • Oh thank you so much, Laurel. I’m still learning about blogging stuff. Love all your blogs, too, my friend. You’ve inspired me to be consistent. I hope you have a wonderful week. ❤️😁

  3. Greg Hill

    Happy blogoversary!!! Yay for a year! And 8 days??? Wow that seems so wrong. 🙂

    Glad you’re getting lots of books read. My reading has been down a bit but it’ll spring back. Hopefully. 🙂

    • Thank you, Greg. Yeah, it’s hard to believe I’ve been blogging for a year. Hehe.. thanks for the support and love throughout this year, my friend. ❤️😁

  4. Happy blogoversary! Eeep Christmas is SO SOON! I am not ready (although I am very, very glad that I’ve done all my shopping!)

    Good luck reading more this week 🙂 I hope you have a great Christmas and week ahead!

    • Thank you, Wattle. I have some shopping to do but this week is pretty quite. I hope I’ll get to read more. Have a wonderful week, my friend. 😁❤️

  5. Happy blogoversary! Looks like a nice haul of books for you, I love the cover for The Hookup. And one of these days I’m going to find/have some time to check out all the recommend me books posts (although that might be a dangerous thing for me to do!)

    Have a wonderful week and merry Christmas.

    • Thank you, Katie. Yeah, the Hookup’s cover is simple but gorgeous. Unique in my opinion. I hope you’ll check them out someday. Please share your favorites as well. I hope you enjoy your new books and have a wonderful week. ❤️😁

  6. Beware Of The Reader

    Happy blogoversary Geybie!!! I had mine this week too and I’m happy we’ll have our hop giveaway at the end of the month to celebrate!

    • I can’t believe it’s one year. You were one of my first blogging friends. I discovered your blog after Corina’s. Here we are, one year later. Haha.. ❤️😁

  7. Oh, forbidden romance is truly a good topic, even for me while I’m not a romance lover at all 🙂 but I can’t think of any recommendations! Anyway, congratulations with the blogiversary, I can’t believe your blog is younger than mine! You have so many followers and it’s so pretty 🙂 I’m really happy for you!
    Have a great week, Geybie! 🙂

    • Thank you so much, Evelina. Yay, it feels surreal I’ve been here with you guys for a year. Here is for another awesome year of blogging. Hopefully 2018 will be great. 😁❤️
      Have a wonderful week, my friend.

  8. Happy Blog-Birthday! I am so excited that Christmas is almost hear. This last week is my favorite all the running around and getting prepared. (I am totally being serious!) You remind me that I plan to do something at the end of Jan for my 5 year blog-birthday. I need to figure out what I want to do 🙂

    I hope you have a great week, Geybie! Happy Reading! 🙂

  9. Happy blogoversary Geybie! I’m so glad you started blogging so we could ‘meet’! <3

    I'm so happy you enjoyed Roomies, I'll click over to read your review next. I kind of felt responsible for you getting it 😉

    Have a wonderful week ahead and happy reading.

    • Thank you, hon. Yay, I’m so happy joining this awesome community and got to meet you. You’ve been one of my best friends here that always support me. I didn’t think I would last this long honestly. Thank YOU. 😁❤️😘😘

      I enjoyed Roomies. 😁❤️

  10. Congratulations on your one year anniversay! My word – haven’t you done well?? You must be thrilled at the way it is going. I know what you mean about the speed at which December is flying by – and I hope you get a chance to slow down and savour the seasonal cheer before getting swamped with all the chores:).

  11. Congrats on the blogiversary! Thats totally awesome! And I’m glad you loved El Diablo. I have been eyeing that book for a while now. It sounds fantastic! Hope you have a great week!

  12. I’m with you – December has been one long hectic day – at least that’s how it feels like. Never ending.

    I hope I can read a few more books this upcoming holiday break, sitting down for a few days and doing nothing else than reading sounds pretty good to me right now. I’ll be reporting how it went. 😀

    I can’t wait to read The Hookup – we’ll have to chat about it in the upcoming weeks.

    Happy reading!!!

    • Thank you, Grace. I hope everything is going great in your life this week. I know it’s a very busy week. Wow, Christmas is only days away. I can’t believe it. ❤️😁

  13. Congratulations on your 1 year anniversary! It’s hard to believe you haven’t been around for years, you sure do have the formula for a great blog down pat. Looking forward to many more. Have a great week!

    • Oh thank you, Karen. You’re so sweet. Thank you, my friend. I don’t have any secret. I made lots of mistakes and am still learning. Blogging is very challenging. I’m feeling like I only know 5% but I’m glad that I can last a year. 😁
      Have a wonderful week. ❤️

  14. Yvonne

    Happy Blogoversary! Time goes fast, doesn’t it? Roomies looks so good. I hope you have a great week!

    • Thank you, Karen. Oh I’m looking forward to your blogoversary post! 8 years is BEYOND awesome. 😁❤️👍🏻👍🏻👍🏻👍🏻

  15. I certainly agree that December is flying by. And, like you, I enjoy the holidays, but not the busyness and stress of it. Sometimes it seems like December is just one long to-do list. I haven’t even found time for reading but I hope that will change very soon. Happy blogoversary! That’s so exciting. My 2nd blogoversary was back in March and I was so busy I never even did anything to celebrate it. Better luck with my 3rd blogoversary in a few months. LOL
    Tanya @ Girl Plus Books

    • Yeah, you’re right, Tanya. It feels like this month has been full of to-do list. I haven’t even done with shopping Christmas gifts yet so this week will be super crazy. I hope you have a great week despite your busy schedules, Tanya. Have a wonderful week and happy reading. 😁❤️

  16. A very happy blogiversary! I hope you will keep on blogging and loving it 🙂 I’m happy to hear you overall had a great reading month, here’s to hoping the next weeks will be just as great xx

  17. Geybie….CONGRATULATIONS, I am so happy for you on your Blogoversary!! Its crazy how fast time flies right? Its been so wondering talking books with you. And yeah crazy how close its getting to Christmas and that the year is almost over. So sad but also looking forward to a new year.

    I just started reading El Diablo and really loving it. Glad I one clicked it after reading your review!! 🙂 We definitely have similar taste in reading Dark Romance. Hope you enjoy the last week before Christmas. 🙂

    • Thank you, honey. You’ve been one of my best friends here in this community. Thank you for your support and love. It’s made blogging way fun. I can’t believe I’ve survived a year and am still loving every second of it.

      Yay, so happy you’re loving it so far. It’s awesome. I knew you’d love it because we have the same taste in books. 😁❤️❤️❤️❤️

  18. Jenea

    Happy Blogoversary!!! Time goes by so fast doesn’t it?!?! and now it’s only 8 days till Christmas too. Enjoy the new books you picked and the week ahead. 😄

  19. Congrats on your one year blogiversary – that’s a big accomplishment. I hope you find the second year filled with wonderful reading and good experiences.

  20. Congratulations on the blogoversary. I get the impression you like tattoos. 🙂 Hope you have a great week as Christmas nears. Happy Reading!

  21. Happy Anniversary! I am so happy you found blogging. I also agree that it doesn’t feel like it should be Christmas right now.
    I have Roomies on my Kindle–have been looking forward to reading it. Cannot wait to hear your thoughts.

    • I enjoyed Roomies. I hope you’ll love it, too. 😁❤️
      Oh thank you so much. Blogging has been great because of the community. One of the best decisions I’ve ever done! 😁

  22. Happy blogoversary! It’s amazing how quickly time goes. I’m still in shock with how close we are to the end of December. I didn’t feel like 2017 was going all that fast and then wham we’ve only got 2 weeks left and only one week till Christmas. I’m not ready!! Enjoy your reading and have a great week!

    • Same here, Katherine. I’m not ready as well. But I’m excited that Christmas is coming. I hope you have a wonderful Christmas 😁❤️

  23. HAPPY BLOGIVERSARY Geybie 🎊 🎉 🍾 I am so happy that I have a blogger friend like you 😀 💕 Many more blogiversaries to come 😀 As for December I love the holiday season but I do hate how hectic it gets. Since I still didn’t get a chance to buy any presents this weekend will be crazy for me…

    • Thank you, honey. You one of my first blogging friends. I remember when we were still newbies. Hehe.. we still are. But, gosh, it’s been a year. Can you believe it? I hope we will have lots of blogoversaries together. 😁❤️😘

      Have a wonderful Christmas, my friend.

      • You are one of my first blogging friends too 😁 Time really flies I don’t even know how 2017 passed. We are still new but at least we have an inkling about blogging now lol.
        Merry Christmas to you too. I hope you will have a great one 🎄 🎁😘

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