My Goings-On in January:
Here are the things that stand out to me this month:
- My son’s Special Olympics snowshoeing competitions. Technically, the state competition took place during the first three days of February, but since I’m late writing this post (partially because of that 3-day competition), I’m including it here. Noah competed in January and qualified for state for both the 50m and 100m races. Then, at state, he got the gold medal overall for both races! He was incredibly excited and we were so impressed that he could run in snowshoes! (You can see a video in my last Sunday Post.) He also had several basketball games in January.
- Visit to Ball State University. My daughter Danielle has been accepted to several colleges, and now she has the task of deciding where she’s going to attend. We had already visited Purdue, and in January we visited Ball State. We really liked the college a lot, but she decided she’d be happier at Purdue. So, one decision made. (Woo hoo!)
- Other continued activities: We continued with dog agility with Digit and I went back to volunteering at Bernie’s Book Bank regularly. Oh, and we actually went to see two movies at the theater!
Features & Discussions:
JANUARY 2022 DISCUSSION CHALLENGE LINK-UP & GIVEAWAY
DECEMBER 2021 MONTHLY WRAP-UP & BEST OF THE BUNCH
JANUARY 2022 MONTHLY WRAP-UP ROUND-UP LINK-UP & GIVEAWAY
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My 2022 Reading Progress:
I read 10 books in January. I’ve also read 4 picture books, which I don’t include in my Goodreads count.
January 2022 Reviews
- Everywhere Blue by Joanne Rossmassler Fritz | Review
- Snow Birds by Kirsten Hall, illustrated by Jenni Desmond | Review
- You Don’t Have to Be Everything: Poems for Girls Becoming Themselves edited by Diana Whitney |Review
- Call Me Athena: Girl from Detroit by Colby Cedar Smith | Review
- In Every Generation by Kendare Blake | Review
- Recipe for Disaster by Aimee Lucido | Review
- What About Will by Ellen Hopkins | Review
- The Magical Imperfect by Chris Baron | Review
- My Magic Wand: Growing with the Seasons by Pat Mora, illustrated by Amber Alvarez | Review
- Delicious!: Poems Celebrating Street Food around the World by Julie Larios, illustrated by Julie Paschkis | Review
- Tiger Honor by Yoon Ha Lee | Review
- Across the Desert by Dusti Bowling | Review
- Our Violent Ends by Chloe Gong | Review
- Barefoot Dreams of Petra Luna by Alda P. Dobbs | Review
- How to Be Ace: A Memoir of Growing Up Asexual by Rebecca Burgess | Review
January Best of the Bunch:
(Best of the Bunch is hosted over at Cocoon of Books. We link up our favorite reads of the month!)
My YA Fave for January was In Every Generation by Kendare Blake (though I had a hard time deciding between that one and Call Me Athena–I landed on Generation because the nostalgia factor is just so darn high for me).
For my MG favorite, I went with Everywhere Blue by Joanne Rossmassler Fritz because of the gorgeous verse.
2022 Goals Progress:
The Discussion Challenge is my one and only goal for 2022. (And I lowered it this year.)
Progress: o/11-20 Discussions (Creative Conversationalist)
No discussions posted in January, but I did post my Blogoversary Giveaway, which includes stats and fun facts about my blog!
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So many great things in your roundup. One of my favorite people went to Purdue and her son started there this year.
I went searching my eLibraries after I saw your review for Everywhere Blue and they have the audio at Hoopla. I am excited to check it out. Wow. Two movies in the theatre. Glad your family was able to enjoy some time out and about.
Congrats to the kids on snowshoeing and choosing a school! I hope you’re having a good February.
Congrats to your son and his accomplishments with snowshoes!! How cool is that?! Happy February!
Congrats for Purdue, and for all the books read. I’m curious about the Snow Birds. I also read great books, one is a Japanese middle grade: https://wordsandpeace.com/2022/01/31/2022-january-wrap-up/
sounds like you had fun with your kids
Congratulations to your son and daughter! That’s all so amazing, I’m so happy for them! And I haven’t read anything by Kendare Blake yet, but I keep seeing her books everywhere. I’m hoping I get to pick up one soon!
Congratulations to your son and daughter! How exciting!
We haven’t been back to the theater since the pandemic started but there are some good ones coming out soon that are tempting me…