So this is probably one of the most egocentric and narcissistic post titles in the history of EVER. But you know how blog posts always seem to disappear into oblivion once they’re a couple weeks old? It seems a shame that something you worked so hard on just… poof, vanishes. So I’d like to take this time to look back on 2016 in terms of blogging, and I invite you all to do the same! This year was really eventful for Aly and I, because:
- Karolina and Angie decided to quit blogging
- Bookshelf Reflections ceased to exist
- Of Wonderland was created out of the phoenix’ ashes
- Anissa and Ella joined the gang as full-time co-bloggers
- Jenn, Wren, and Jane became our lovely guest posters
So for me, it’s interesting to see what this year has brought us. Here are some of my favourite posts from 2016!
This was a really special post to me. I wrote a review about The Things We Keep by Sally Hepworth, in which I talked about how much I admired my grandparents’ relationship. I was then contacted by the publisher, St Martin’s Press, who asked me to record my review into a video!
I’m really glad for Fantastic Beasts. I haven’t seen it yet, but the character of Newt Scamander (and Eddie Redmayne’s public service announcement, I thank you) really inspires a new age of Hufflepuff. THE ERA OF HUFFLEPUFF IS FINALLY HERE. And at the beginning of the year, I wrote a blog post about my own ‘puff pride.
In which Aly lists some of her writerly inspirations, and honestly, I can only encourage her. I’ve read most of Aly’s work and it is AMAZING. Once she actually finishes a story and finds herself an agent, you guys are in for a treat.
This post was a response to an author’s rant about bloggers being completely useless. I still like it because I managed to turn it into something positive, an “ode to bloggers”, if you will. There are so many reasons why book bloggers are beautiful people.
Ahhh, this was so much fun to write! I think this was the first blog post that Aly and I really wrote together, and it’s basically just us fawning over the beauty that is the Off-Campus series by Elle Kennedy. We share our favourite quotes from The Score and fangirl together.
I will always be an advocate for happiness, positivity, and all things feelgood, even if those things don’t come naturally to me. This is a list of some of my favourite movies; these will definitely put a smile on your face.
It’s totally not one of my favourite posts because the final paragraph lists all good things about me. *ahem* I just really love these kinds of posts, the ones that spread positivity and love among the blogosphere. Aly did a great job with this. Many egos were stroked.
A very hot potato among the book blogosphere this year — I can’t believe the number of times I logged onto Twitter and see it being set on fire by the drama llamas. I think Aly summed it up pretty well. A really good read.
I tried to just pick one post, but really, I’m damn proud of this project in its entirety. I’m proud of everyone who shared their stories, I’m proud of everything I’ve written myself, and… this is just a really good project.
I mean, I think we can all relate to this.
This is one of my more “fangirly” posts, in which I use a ton of gifs. This was so much fun to write, so I hope it was fun to read as well!
Okay, so I’m sensing a theme here – I love it whenever Aly writes discussion posts. And honestly, it’s just fun to watch her flail over things.
So these were some of my favourite posts! I’m really proud of how far we’ve come, and I’m sure it’ll only get better with our brand new team members. ♥
What are some posts you’re really proud of? Do you find that the ones you worked the hardest on are also the most popular? Tell me!