Brigid Downey

January 23, 2019

Ringing in the New Year Tag!

Hi Dreamers!

So you may have noticed something new… yeah I’M SELF HOSTED NOW! So this is a brand new site and I’m still moving things over and updating links and social media and everything, but I think I’ve found my permanent home! I’m so excited to tidy and update all these graphics, but I wanted to get a little post out for you today. I wanted to do a New Year tag because I feel like I haven’t done many bookish things this year yet, so I thought this would be a lot of fun!


Best book and/or series that you’ve read in 2018?

I didn’t read any books that really blew me away this year (is that sad?) I guess I’ve just been into indie romances that I can read in one sitting, and they were fun reads, but nothing I would call “the best.” Hmmmm… Maybe As Old As Time because I’m a sucker for my Disney adaptations!

Authors that you’ve recently found and would like to read more of in the new year?

So I beta read Spells and Necromancy for Cassandra Wondrak which is the first in her Unfortunate Magic series. (Book 2 is also already out!) She’s a very talented indie author and such a sweetheart and I can’t wait to read more of her stuff this year!

Most anticipated book turned movie/tv show?

I don’t think I had any this year… I’m excited for Descendants 3 coming out this summer, but that’s not really an adaptation as much as a continuation of a book.

Name a character that you wouldn’t mind sharing a kiss with at midnight (if there is one)?

This isn’t a book I read this year, but Daine from Wild Magic by Tamora Pierce. I’ve had a crush on her since I was like 13! (Also, my own protagonist for my work in progress, but I’m not sure that counts.)

How many books do you hope to read in 2019?

I put down 50, which is low for me, but this year looks like it might be hectic!

Will you participate in the Goodreads Reading Challenge or any others?

Yes! And I will be attempting both Camp NaNoWriMos and the official NaNoWriMo once again. It’s the year of reading and writing!

Any New Year’s Resolutions?


  • Self host my blog: I already did this one! It’s been a goal for quite a while and I’m so proud to finally share it with you guys!
  • Be kinder to myself: My big mottos for this year are to be kind to myself and to not worry about things I can’t control. Those are the mental health goals this year.
  • Get into my Master’s program: I’m applying for my masters in December and I’m so nervous! Fingers crossed!
  • Finish this dang book!: I really want to finish the first draft of my novel this year. But I say that every year!

Tagging: anyone who wants to do this!

12 Comments on “Ringing in the New Year Tag!

January 23, 2019 at 10:32 pm

Oh congrats for getting self-hosted!!
And goodluck for all your challenges & resolutions, of course! Xx
I had been tagged to do this too, mmmh, thinking of what I could answer ?

January 23, 2019 at 10:36 pm

Thank you! You should do it I can’t wait to read your answers!

January 23, 2019 at 10:56 pm

Congrats on being self-hosted! ? Funny enough, I’m also working on getting into my Master’s program for the fall… Here’s to hoping we both get in!

January 23, 2019 at 10:59 pm

Ohhh thank you and good luck! The 9ne I want only accepts 6 students so I’m actually freaking out lol

January 25, 2019 at 9:06 pm

Oof, I can feel that. I think mine accepts nine? So we’re in the same boat, lol.

January 25, 2019 at 9:59 pm

Good luck to you then!

Isabelle @ BookwyrmBites
January 24, 2019 at 10:52 am

woohoo congrats on going self-hosted! and good luck on your remaining goals ?

Daine’s not my favorite Tortall heroine, but it’s a fierce competition and she’s still awesome ? I’ve been meaning to get back into NaNo, though it’s been literal years so I should probably start a little smaller before they roll around ?

January 24, 2019 at 10:58 am

Thank you!Tortall is one of my favorite universes ever so tiny teen lesbian me fell in love with all the heroines lol Camp Nano in April and July is good for small goals because you can set your own word count!5+34

Isabelle @ BookwyrmBites
January 24, 2019 at 1:55 pm

that’s definitely true! though I’ve done Camp and regular several times each, and only won once in November ? it might be a timing thing, because April gets pre-finals busy … not sure what my excuse is for July, haha.

January 24, 2019 at 4:21 pm

I feel thst lol

Lili Star Reads
January 25, 2019 at 7:53 am

Congrats on self-hosting! I hope you get into your masters!
I’m going to check out Spells and Necromancy, I hope I like it as much as you did.

January 25, 2019 at 8:36 am

Thank you! Spells and Necromancy does get a little steamy so if you’re not into that then fair warning, but otherwise Candace has a really innovative plot and really great characters!


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