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Thursday, December 18, 2014

What I'll Be Doing During The Holidays

Hii everyone!
I am happy to announce that my winter break has officially started.
I haven't been very active in the blogging world lately but I'll be using this time to catch up on a lot of stuff, blog-related things included! Thought I'd make this random post to share with you what I have planned for this winter break :D

1. Catch up on book reviews
Upcoming reviews on the blog:
Now that I look at it, I don't have much to catch up here haha. 
But I always seems to take forever figuring out what to say in a review *sigh*
I also read the first book of a novella series but I think I'll do a series review rather than individual ones.

2. Make a [tiny] dent in my tbr list
It was incredibly hard to decided which books on my tbr to dive into during the winter break.
Here are four that I will for sure read (in this exact order too):
And if I have the time...
Ugly Love by Colleen Hoover
Beautiful Disaster by Jamie McGuire
Finding Dandelion by Lex Martin

3. Catch up on tv shows
I have A LOT of catching up to do when it comes to tv shows. But there's always that dilemma of having to choose between watching my shows or reading books, and reading has trumped watching tv more often than not.
Here are the shows I'm actively working on getting caught up with:
I'm also thinking of starting/trying...

4. Work on some graphic edits
I have no doubt that I'll be making Amour Amour edits after I finish but here are sneaks at what 
I'm working on (both are Addicted series related):
I'm looking to start my Character Spotlights again (so much for doing two a month lol)!
I just need to figure out who and make the quote graphics :)

5. Do a little holiday baking
DON'T THESE LOOK DELICIOUS? (Click the image for the recipe)
My dad is allergic to cocoa so we'll probably switch out the chocolate for graham crackers in the cheesecake dessert,
 or make him something else entirely (he's not much of a sweets guy though).

6. Catch up on anime shows
I really need to try and catch up on these anime shows because the winter season is starting soon. 
I'm so behind on these *cries*:
I'll focus more energy with Shigatsu wa Kimi no Uso (2nd image) since that one centers around musicians and I loveee. 
Also, I only JUST started season one of Kuroko no Basket (1st image)
There's no hope in catching up any time soon since I think season three starts this season.

7. Get a head start in next term's classes
I am determined to start the new year with my a-game on!
Here are the courses I have for the next school term:
Human Physiology
Environmental Plant Physiology
Cell Biology Seminar
Psychology: The Maladjusted Mind
Psychology: Child Development
The Roman Emperors: The Good, the Bad, and the Ugly
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You'll be seeing this "On Repeat" business here and there in my future Jae Talk (aka randomness) posts! It's just so I can post the latest YouTube video that I can't stop watching hehe. Most of the time, it will be music-related :)

If you're not familiar with Us: The Duo, THEY ARE AMAZING
The fact that they're married and all heart eyes at each other makes my heart warm.
I'm so in love with them.


  1. You love Criminal Minds!!! Aaaaaaaaaaaaaaaaaaaaaaaaaaaaaaaaaaaa that's so amazing. It's one of my fave TV shows and I need to catch up too :) I really hope you'll enjoy it. Also I'm so so so so happy that you're going to read Cinder! :) It's all shades of amazing. Great post, Jae :)

    1. Omg Tanja!!!! IT'S SO GOOD. It's mine too! I'm on the latest season now, so that's progress hehe. I'm so excited for Cinder. I've been craving a fairytale retelling for the past month!

  2. I have like 12 or so full reviews to write an publish and i'm just not really motivated to write them =/ i'm thinking i'm going to write mini reviews and just publish a bunch of them together on my blog. Eh. We'll see. I can't wait for your Fangirl and TTEN review. CINDER TRB BROOKE I CRYYYYYYYYYYYY. BD--I loved that when I first discovered NA when the boom started and the book came out, but now I see how much I really don't like that book, especially after WD which I hated. With passion. AWWWWOOOOORRRR AND REVENGE AND THE 100!! I love the flash and I love scandal (you should start it--it's so addicting and really twisty, like reallly, reallllllly twisty and good characters (except for Olivia in s3 and 4 and Fitz whom I hate). I NEED THOSE ADDICTED THINGS LOVE! Your courses sound interesting! I'd love to take more psychology classes :) I hope you manage these well! x

    1. Omgosh 12?! But how do you remember everything? Teach me your ways. I may hold off on Cinder until I get some reviews partly written haha. I've heard both good and bad things about BD. We'll see how I fare! My cousin continues to push Scandal on me and at first I thought it was just about politics but then she described an episode to me and I was like wah? That happens?! I've finished the lesson learned edit so far. Working on a Christmas and New Years edit for the fb group now :D Thank you!! It's all theory next term so that means more reading textbooks but at least the topics are interesting. :)