My Goings On in January:
The new year has officially come, and it feels like it’s started with a bang!
- We started up our homeschool co-op classes again, and my musical theater class is doing the play that I wrote. This has been a blessing and a challenge, and I’m really excited to see the finished product (in April)!
- I did a proofread of The Rathemaker Magician by KL Horvath, which is being published by Booktrope.
- I went to the Truthwitch and Passenger tour at Anderson’s Bookshop. Loved meeting these authors! One of these days, I’ll get around to writing a recap. Sigh.
- I got a new couch and loveseat! Woo hoo! The old ones were looking pretty shabby. These are electric reclining couches, so we can now be even lazier than ever!
- I’m up to season 4 of Once Upon a Time, which is my current work-out show (I watch it while doing the elliptical). Progress on the show has been slowed by the fact that I’m also enjoying watching my son play Splatoon on the WiiU while working out – a fact that he loves because he manages to get more game time in sometimes now. 🙂
- I’ve been working on the (volunteer) job from hell – hospitality for my daughter’s gymnastics meet. If this one goes badly, you’ll find me crying in a corner somewhere next week. Heck, if it goes well, you’ll probably still find me crying in a corner. (It’s stressful, no matter what.)
Most Popular Posts:
The January Discussion Challenge Link-Up and Giveaway – This is no surprise. We had 122 posts linked up in January! If you haven’t checked all of the awesome discussions out yet, please do!
Other Features & Discussions:
2015 End of Year Book Survey – A recap of what went on here in 2015
January Wrap-Up Round-Up Link-Up – Still time to link up your January recap posts! Watch for the giveaway, which will be posted here next week!
The Crown’s Game by Evelyn Skye – Bookish Backdrop, Review Preview & Giveaway – Check out my design for a room based on this Russian fantasy, which will be released in May!
My 2016 Reading Progress:
A new year means a new, nearly empty chart! It’s been a good reading year so far – nothing less than 3.5 stars!
January 2016 Reviews
Here are the reviews I posted this month:
- The Impostor Queen by Sarah Fine | Review | Rating: 4.5/5
- The Lies of Locke Lamora by Scott Lynch | Review | Rating: 4/5
- Firsts by Laurie Elizabeth Flynn| Review | Rating: 4/5
- Bookishly Ever After by Isabel Bandeira | Review | Rating: 3.5/5
- Identity Crisis by Melissa Schorr | Review | Rating: 4/5
- The Heir and the Spare by Emily Albright | Review | Rating: 3.5/5
- Unhinge by Calia Read | Review | Rating: 3.5/5
- Unravel by Calia Read | Review | Rating: 4/5
- The Map to Everywhere by Carrie Ryan | Review | Rating: 4.5/5
- City of Thirst by Carrie Ryan | Review | Rating: 4.5/5
- The Year We Fell Apart by Emily Martin | Review | Rating: 4/5
- World After by Susan Ee | Review | Rating: 4/5
- End of Days by Susan Ee | Review | Rating: 5/5
- Pull by Anne Riley | Review | Rating: 4/5
My Favorite January Read:
End of Days was just a plain fantabulous end to the Penryn series, but The Impostor Queen comes in a close second for me!
Don’t forget to link your January wrap-up posts up to the Monthly Wrap-Up Round-Up! And watch for the giveaway, which will be posted here on February 8th!