Out with the Old, In with the New ~ January 2016 Recap

Posted December 20, 2016 by Michelle in Out with the Old, In with the New, Uncategorized / 8 Comments


Berls @ Fantasy is more fun and I are recapping 2016
and looking ahead to 2017, for the next 12 days.
Feel free to join us!
I’ll be sharing highlights month-by-month and giving you a peak at what’s ahead in 2017.


out with the OLD: 2016

Do you remember this month…UGH! This was the month of the explosion…Yup…this was when my blog blew up and a lot of other peoples blogs as well.  My host company had a DDOS Attack and it pretty much knocked all blogs down on their servers for 3 weeks. This was the beginning of the most horrible slump I hope I will ever be in. This month was also the month that things got so messed up in my real life with my son again. So him having issues and my blog blowing up for 3 weeks. I was hoping this wasn’t what my 2016 was going to look like…I was so wrong.

in with the NEW: 2017

Lets hope in 2017 this wont happen again..I would cry. However I made a promise to myself and it’s something I plan to do for 2017. I wont let a minor set back affect me like I let it this year. I really dropped the ball, I know most of it wasn’t my fault but I know I am stronger than that. So my promise for 2017 is to keep going no matter what…on the blog and real life. Shit happens, it is what it is. I am hoping 2017 will be the year of great ideas and major comebacks. Because of the slump, I was a shitty blogger/blogger friend. I hope to be better this year. One step at a time. This year I am 100% about blogging, books and my amazing blogging friend! Love you all. 🙂

Posts in January ~ 27 Posts this month

Books I read this month ~ 5 books read

Wanna read the synopsis for some of these? click HERE to see my Jan Shelf on Goodreads.

Books I reviewed this month ~ 6 books reviewed

My Favorite Book this month:

This book was amazing, it was the kitchen sink of YA books, it had EVERYTHING in it. I can’t love this book enough and it set the bar for 2016 very high. This book became one of my all time favorites.


What are you looking forward to in 2017?

Thanks for stopping by to Check out my recap of 2016 and what’s to come in 2017

Have a great day and Happy Reading!


About Michelle

I am a mom to two pretty amazing kids, four pretty cute fluffy children and a wife to one adorable husband. I am a gamer, reader and a graphic designer with 20 years experience. I recently started my own business "Limabean Designs" to help other bloggers, authors and anyone else create amazing things that they would be proud to show off. I have been reading since forever and started blogging because I love sharing all the awesome books this world has to offer. I am also the co-host for the COYER Challenge, Reading Assignment Challenge and the Bookish Resolutions Challenge. I try to create a warm welcoming environment on my blog where authors, readers, and bloggers will have a great time. Let’s chat books, games, blogging, recipes, design, or family over a cup of coffee and a glass of wine!



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8 responses to “Out with the Old, In with the New ~ January 2016 Recap

  1. I must have completely missed the blog blow-ups….which also means I was a bad blogging friend. Here’s to being better in 2017!

    • Revenge and the wild was soooo good! It was the kitchen sink of YA. It has everything in it. The blog blowing up was my least favorite thing lol