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Hi, y’all, I’m posting again but let me look back on what happened at Aeropapers this year. Lots of first had happened for me this year, both personal and book blogging wise.  Some were awesome; others are too painful to still talk about. So I’ll spare myself from reminiscing that part of my life. Anyhoo, here is Aeropaper’s Awesome Moments in 2013: A Throwback!

Bookish Events

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Book Signing:  It’s my first time to attend a book signing and with none other than my favorite author, Ms. Tahereh Mafi. I’m so, so happy to meet her. She was so pretty, nice and funny. I thought I couldn’t come because of my work, but thanks for small miracles that we (I’m with my sister) made it there. Although I have to wait like more than 2 hours, the wait is definitely worth it! (full post here)

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MIBF 2013: (Manila International Book Fair) My first time to attend, too, though you can say it wasn’t entirely a fruitful one with me being a little under the weather and there was uncomfortability (is this even a word?) with the crowd. The experience was ok and I did enjoy it to say the least. (full post here)

(I was also invited to Reader’s Con as part of their blogger’s forum. I couldn’t come but now that I think about it, I regret having been unable to attend the event. Such a shame. :( )

Blogger Activities

Book Promos: My first time to participate on book promos such as blitzes, cover reveal and blog tours. It was fun until I realized that I couldn’t do the whole schedule thing due to my impulsiveness and my unawareness of time. Maybe this is just temporary, like I said it was fun so I might be doing it again!

Book Discussion: Oh gosh, writing outside my comfort zone (which is reviews) is nice. It’s fun to write my opinion on certain topics and to also read what other people think of it as well. I will definitely stick on it.

Special Feature: I’m starting to warm up on special post, you know the out-of-the-blue kind of post. I did a couple of those this month and I enjoyed writing them. Plus, GIFs!! I’m starting to see the usefulness of gifs. Oh yeah, and I love Adventure Time!

Bookish Folks

Book Bloggers: Before Aeropapers used to be my private solace for everything I read. Then when I decided to dip my foot a little in book blogosphere, I didn’t anticipate the hospitality of other bloggers, particularly those who I look up to (like Mel from Daily Prophecy & Emily from Constellation Chronicles). They are awesome and I’m humbled by their awesomeness!

Books Starters & Enders

My Top Five Interesting Book Starters:


My Top Five Memorable Book Enders:


RL Stuff

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Vacation: Another first, my very first time to fly outside Philippines. I’ve seen three airports (aside from NAIA), haha. I went for vacation for two months in Australia. And it was fun. The weather was so strange there, it was one time too cold then a bit warm (well, it was still a tad cold to my standard) the next. And the books? Wow, they were made of gold there; it was really expensive so I didn’t buy a lot (just 3 books in total). (full post here)

So that’s it. That’s my 2013 in a nutshell. I pray that 2014 will be good to me and my family, and to everyone, too. :chup:

For I know the plans I have for you, declares the Lord, plans for welfare and not for evil, to give you a future and a hope.  – Jeremiah 29:11 ESV

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How about you what’s your 2013 like? Care to share it to me, promise I don’t bite. :D :YAY: :/

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14 Responses to 2013 Throwback!

  1. Awwwwh, you seriously make me blush :D A vacation in Australia for 2 months, that is just too awesome! I really like reading your discussion posts! I look forward to see what 2014 is going to bring!

    • Mitchii G. says:

      It was, massive culture shock, haha, but it was loads of fun. It was so nice to have you here (and me on your blog). You are one of those bloggers that admire so I’m really happy. :)

  2. Shannelle C. says:

    Well, 2013 was like my nerdy haven. Book blogging, getting interested in HTML, and American TV shows. And The Big Bang theory! *woot woot* Anyway, here’s to another hopefully great year! For me, hopefully it’s the year that I figure out what I want to be,

    • Mitchii G. says:

      I love Big Bang Theory although I’m really, really far behind. HTML and I have still have a bit of animosity towards each other. It always pisses me off when I couldn’t code the design I want, haha. Thankfully there’s google, I just search whenever I’m in a pickle. ;)

      Hear! Hear! I hope you’ll figure it out. :)

  3. Aw, Mitchii. <33 I really look up to you as a blogger as well, and I'm so grateful to have a wonderful person like you! :) It's awesome you got to see Tahereh Mafi this year, being such a huge fan of the Shatter Me series!! xD And isn't Australia awesome?? I love it so much!! Especially all the farm stays :D
    Have a wonderful 2014 Mitchii! <33

    • Mitchii G. says:

      You’re awesome, you know that, right? You’re so incredible and I’m very happy to have you as friend as well. Yeah, I’m so happy to meet Ms. Mafi she was so cool and funny! Yeah, Australia is so nice, I love the smell of fresh air. I loved how they preserved their wildlife there.

      Have great year ahead of you, too, Emily. <3

  4. Elizabeth says:

    Holy cow! I didn’t know you spent 2 months in Australia, that’s AWESOME! I’m crazy jealous haha.

    I’m with you on branching and and talking to other bloggers – when I first started blogging a few years ago I didn’t do it (and then I stopped blogging anyway), but it’s been so fun since I’ve met people who love the same things I do (even if I do meet weirdos who like Yuji more than Teo in the process :-p)

    And I’ve really enjoyed all your new projects on the blog! I especially love your manga posts, but that’s because I don’t really follow any other blogs that have manga AND young adult so it’s nice having someone to talk to about the mangas I love (*cough cough* and by that I mean 90% Skip Beat hahaha)

    • Mitchii G. says:

      I did, I spent my entire summer vacation there.

      Me too, I’m terrified approaching bloggers like will they like me, what if they don’t. Plus I don’t know where to start, like should I tweet or not. Leave a comment or not, those superficial dilemmas. LOL Heeeeeeeeeeeeeeey!!!!!! I loved Yuji, I’m all for the Japanese mafioso! LOL

      I’ve been slacking the manga post. No kididng, the book blogsphere should also read manga! Since I’m a weirdo, I love Sho than Ren! *runs* :P

    • Elizabeth says:

      I figure I can forgive you for loving weird characters since we end up loving the same books/mangas and I can’t say that about a lot of people hahaha (I realized after everyone’s 2013 recaps that I seem to primarily follow people who read a lot of contemporary YA…which is weird since it’s not what I mostly read)

      Ren/Kyoko forever!!!! Did you ever watch/read Goong? And if so who did you ship? I’ve heard the manga is better, but I’ve only seen the drama and I wasn’t the biggest fan. I’m not sure I finished it? But that was more because I was busy than that I chose not to

    • Mitchii G. says:

      Why thank you, my weirdness is part of the deal, haha. Maybe subtle sign that you need to read YA Contemporary.

      I know, I know, I ship them, too. But I really I liked Sho. He and Kyoko look funny together, have you read the Valentine arc? Oh my gosh, that was one hell of a ride. I loved that part.

      Yep, watched and read a couple of chapters but that’s like 2 years ago. Is it finish? Haven’t heard anything after the K-drama ended.

    • Elizabeth says:

      Yep! I think it wrapped up last year or the year before? I’m thinking about reading it because Christina @ Reader of Fictions said the manhwa Shin wasn’t such a jerk as Kdrama Shin. He was too much of a jerk for me to ship, I LOVED his cousin :(

    • Mitchii G. says:

      Same, I loved his cousin (finally we have something in common!). Same, he wasn’t that snob/jerk in the manwha (it was funnier than the drama series). The art was really pretty too, love the dresses. <3

    • Elizabeth says:

      Ok I’ll definitely go check it out then I’m convinced! And yay we finally shipped the same thing!

    • Mitchii G. says:

      Finally! *high five*

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