2018 | A Reading Year in Review | Summary and Q&A

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December 31, 2018
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Ariel Bissett
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2018 | A Reading Year in Review

TL;DR

The video features the creator's favorite books of the year, bookish highlights, and a challenge to read 100 books in 2019.

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Key Insights

  • 🙊 Visiting bookshops and speaking at bookish events were highlights for the creator in 2018.
  • 🙊 They were inspired by Sheila Heti's book "Motherhood" and attended one of her speaking events.
  • 📔 The creator's favorite book cover of the year was a graphic novel about Frida Kahlo.
  • 🫠 They plan to read 100 books in 2019 and make reading a habit again.
  • 🌱 The creator has a podcast where they discuss books and plan to do an episode on "An Absolutely Remarkable Thing."
  • 🫠 They had a challenging reading year due to their masters but still managed to read 22 books.
  • 😑 The creator expresses gratitude for their patrons' support and is excited for the projects they have planned for 2019.

Transcript

hello everybody and welcome to my 2018 reading wrap-up this is a video in which I'm going to tell you my favorite books of the year and I also tell you my prettiest book of the year and my favorite author of the year and my favorite genre of the year oh wait no I'm not gonna do a favorite genre have one this year I traditionally do my most disappoi... Read More

Questions & Answers

Q: What were some of the bookish highlights for the creator in 2018?

Some of the bookish highlights for the creator in 2018 include visiting famous bookshops, speaking at bookish events like BookCon, and screening their documentary about poetry at Buffer Festival.

Q: What was the creator's favorite book cover of the year?

The creator's favorite book cover of the year was a graphic novel about Frida Kahlo, beautifully designed by their friend Pip. They found cover design to be important and loved interacting with art through book covers.

Q: Who was the creator's favorite author of the year?

The creator's favorite author of the year was Sheila Heti, whose book "Motherhood" inspired their own writing. They found her writing powerful and attended one of her speaking events, where they were blown away.

Q: What were the creator's top three favorite books of the year?

The creator's top three favorite books of the year were "A Connecticut Yankee in King Arthur's Court" by Mark Twain, "Motherhood" by Sheila Heti, and "An Absolutely Remarkable Thing" by Hank Green.

Summary & Key Takeaways

  • The creator shares highlights of their year, which includes visiting famous bookshops, speaking at events, and finishing their master's degree in English literature.

  • They talk about their favorite book cover of the year, a graphic novel about Frida Kahlo, and their favorite author of the year, Sheila Heti, whose book "Motherhood" inspired their own writing.

  • They reveal their top three favorite books of the year, including Mark Twain's "A Connecticut Yankee in King Arthur's Court" and Hank Green's "An Absolutely Remarkable Thing."

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