The 2018 Review

Welcome, Postcardians, to another celebration of a year in La-La Land!  Have a metaphorical seat by the imaginary fireplace, and enjoy a virtual taste of my grandmother’s gingerbread mushrooms!


* Overview *

First, a big Thank You!!! to everyone who followed Postcards in 2018, and for all the likes and comments!

2018 has been a particularly important year for me, as I celebrated Lithuania’s 100th Independence anniversary by exploring the fairy tales, poetry, and music of the Baltic nation, and attending the week-long Song and Dance Festival in July.

I also spent the first half of the year praising an LGBT-friendly parody of the vice president’s children’s book, awwing at modern Meet Cutes, and vicariously attending beach-side mermaid shows.

The latter half of the year was a little tougher.  A depression flare-up prompted me to search for new comfort reads (Percy Jackson and A Discovery of Witches are on my 2019 TBR list, but I’ll share a few of the other comfort reads I’ve discovered on pg 2) and fun bookish podcasts to cheer me up.

I also kept my Fall spirits up by focusing this year’s Halloween Month on terrifyingly twisted fairy tales — from skeletal Cinderellas to horror-obsessed Hansels to bloodthirsty Little Mermaids.

And so!

It’s time for a look back at my favorite reads of 2018.  This year, I’ve divided my Year-End Review into a Nice List and a Naughty List, because I thought it would be fun to share not only the best books, but also my top DNFs (Books I Did Not Finish) of 2018.

On Dasher!  On Dancer!…

Next:  The Nice List, Part One


  1. I love your blog! You have a way of being so personable! I look forward to what 2019 brings for your blog! Also, your grandma looks like the sweetest woman in the world!

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