2021 Recap

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Merry Christmas! 2021 went by so fast that I completely neglected this blog for half the year, haha. Here’s some stuff I did this past year (aside from school, which took up like 150% of my time)!


My Reading Challenge on Goodreads was to read 30 books. I’ve met that goal (almost – I’m on my last book right now), although I included short stories and smaller booklets in that challenge. A list of full-length books I read this year, excluding short stories/booklets:

  1. Trading in Danger by Elizabeth Moon
  2. Life on Mars by Tracy K. Smith
  3. Marque and Reprisal by Elizabeth Moon
  4. Call Down the Hawk by Maggie Stiefvater
  5. The Raven Boys by Maggie Stiefvater (reread)
  6. Klara and the Sun by Kazuo Ishiguro
  7. A Brief History of Time by Stephen Hawking
  8. These Violent Delights by Chloe Gong
  9. Atomic Habits by James Clear
  10. The Hobbit by J.R.R. Tolkien
  11. Winter Hours by Mary Oliver
  12. The Swan by Mary Oliver
  13. The Fellowship of the Ring by J.R.R. Tolkien
  14. Upstream by Mary Oliver
  15. How to Be More Tree by Liz Marvin
  16. An American Sunrise by Joy Harjo
  17. The Two Towers by J.R.R. Tolkien
  18. Drinking Coffee Elsewhere by ZZ Packer
  19. Howl’s Moving Castle by Diana Wynne Jones
  20. Fences by August Wilson
  21. The Return of the King by J.R.R. Tolkien
  22. Red Bird by Mary Oliver
  23. An American Marriage by Tayari Jones
  24. Legendborn by Tracy Deonn
  25. Owls and Other Fantasies by Mary Oliver
  26. Our Violent Ends by Chloe Gong (currently reading)
  27. NANA vol. 1 by Ai Yazawa (currently reading)


  • Notion School Dashboard Template
  • Bin Tags, an order tracking system I wrote for my CS Honors Project.
  • DIY Light/Humidity sensor using Adafruit boards, for my plants, still a work-in-progress :P (I worked on this a lot during break before starting Summer classes).

Other Random Stats

  • Birds identified: 45
  • Number of minutes listening to music on Spotify: 27,247
  • Number of minutes learning languages on Duolingo: 1,356