Out w/Old In w/ New ~ Recap of December 2014

Posted January 2, 2015 by Michelle in Out with the Old, In with the New / 9 Comments


Berls @ Fantasy is more fun and I are recapping 2014 and looking ahead to 2015 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 2015.

Out With The Old: December 2014

Some Quick Facts:

  • Books Read: 7 Books
  • Books Reviewed: 8 book reviews ~ 1 App review
  • Favorite Book Read: Revenant (Lords of Deliverance #6) by Larissa Ione
  • Favorite Post: Out w/Old In w/ New ~ Recap of November 2014 when I introduced Limabean Designs

Because reading has gone through a lot of changes this year from designs and features, to review styles and author spotlights. It’s been an excited year here and I have a lot more to give you in 2015. I love my blog and I do hope you like it too, 2015 I plan to do bigger and better things, I hope. πŸ™‚

Whats to Come in 2015

Because reading is getting a NEW look (most likely by the end of today). Because readings 2 year Anniversary is coming up in February need to plan an awesome giveaway. Lots will change next year but the fun and playfulness of this blog will never go away. I can’t wait for you to see the new look I have been working very hard on it πŸ™‚

Here a few other things that will be changing (if you missed one of the other posts and some that didn’t make the posts)

  1. The blog will show a lot more of my personality and will remain fun.
  2. I will be reviewing more romance/NA/Comtemp books on the blog which means things will get a little sexy in some posts. A warning will be placed about the review if it has adult content and will never be posts the same day as a Middle Grade read.
  3. I wont curse like a truck driver but you might get a cuss word every so often depending on the book I am review or what happens during the week πŸ™‚
  4. I still will NOT be reviewing Erotica. (sorry just not my thing)
  5. New Look/Design
  6. More discussion posts
  7. More Reviews of Books
  8. Less Author Spotlights
  9. More App Reviews
  10. A New Top Ten List (a per my son Ryan)
  11. The Same great Sunday Posts
  12. Fun Features during the holidays
  13. More Giveaways? Maybe
  14. My To-Be Read List meme, You can still help me pick my next read and I hope this year you will join me πŸ™‚
  15. Lots of Visiting and Commenting on Friends Blogs and of course replies from me on my blog.
  16. Limabean Designs will be open for business soon
  17. Lots of Challenges and Read-a-thons some might even be co-hosted by me since I can’t seem to help myself.
  18. Try to get in touch with Publishing companies, I want book mail too πŸ˜‰
  19. Get more familiar with HTML/CSS and Learning to create a blog with HTML.
  20. No More Requesting from Netgalley and EdelweissΒ  Just Kidding πŸ˜‰

I have so much more I would love to do this year but lets just work on all this stuff first πŸ™‚

Don’t forget to check out the 3 challenges I am co-hosting you still have plenty of time to join in.

Thanks for stopping by to Check out my recap of December and what’s to come in 2015

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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9 responses to “Out w/Old In w/ New ~ Recap of December 2014

  1. You have some great things on tap for this year, Michelle! And I can’t wait!!! πŸ™‚ I loved reading your list but laughed out loud when I got to your crossed out one about requesting from Netgalley. I’ve stayed away – of course, I need to get my rating up higher so I’ll be approved for more anyway. Anywho, I’m excited to see all the changes your bringing here! πŸ™‚

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  2. I love Book Mail! I don’t get nearly enough..I like how you said just kidding on the not grabbing from netgalley and edelweiss..cause I was like..yeah right..lol. Sounds like you have a great year a coming, so I am glad I will be around to see what is happening. πŸ™‚

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  3. How fun to see everything listed like this. I am looking forward to all the changes and new features coming to your blog this year. I am really curious about your new design!
    I also want to try and contact some publishing companies this year, I always thought I wouldn’t get any books because I live in the Netherlands, but it can never hurt to give it a try.

    • I just got the Tweak Me v2 theme but I am so scared I will mess things up that I need a full day to do the design, not sure if it will be today or this weekend. I can’t wait to show the new design, it’s the same Idea but more muted colors.

      Publishing Companies are intimidating, I never know who to contact and I can’t figure out how people get all those books, Not that I need more books but sometimes I would like a surprise in the mail πŸ™‚