Usually here is where I say, “Wow!! Is it the end of January already!?? Time flies!!” However January actually did not fly by for me. It’s been pretty crazy :’)
Crazy how? Here is what I’ve been up to this month:
- Read 6 books (including a graphic novel!)
- Installed a pole in my living room!
- Hosted a moving sale and a clothing swap! Donated my furniture! Packed remaining belongings into two suitcases! Flew across the country with my dog!
- Started a new job!
- Figured out recycling and composting! Trying to not use plastic bags (it’s hard…)
And wrote…………. absolutely nothing! However I forgive myself given the circumstances :’)
My Lady Jane was the first historical fiction book that I read in a long, long time. Although I wasn’t fond of the character development or the slow pacing, it was a fun and entertaining read. ★★★/5 (Check out my review here!)
Strange the Dreamer didn’t disappoint! Amazing world building and characters, which was as expected of a Laini Taylor novel!! ★★★★/5 (Check out my review here!)
I absolutely LOVED this series!! To All the Boys I’ve Loved Before got me hooked right away. Such lovable characters! Loved the adorable and humorous scenes and the witty dialogue! ★★★★/5
P.S. I Still Love You was a good segue to the final book, although there was a bit of the second-book syndrome going on I think. ★★★/5
And I LOVED Always and Forever, Lara Jean, which I think was the PERFECT ending to this series. This is one of those series that I enjoyed so much that I was sad to finish reading. ★★★★★/5
(Series review coming up!)
This was my second time reading Clover, a manga (Japanese graphic novel) by an artist group named CLAMP who I used to fangirl night and day (ten years ago!) This time around, I was not too impressed by the dialogue or the characters, however, I still ADORED the artwork very much 🙂 ★★★/5
(Not too sure if I should review this one. Are you guys interested in manga / graphic novel reviews!?)
Marie @ Drizzle and Hurricane Books talks about how to blog hop! My favourite take-away point from this post is to set aside some time each day/week to blog hop. Thank you Marie for this wonderful advice!
The Orangutan Librarian raises an interesting question about politics in fiction. Do they add value to the book, or does it get annoying from time to time!?
If you are interested in a bit of political humor: Phil @ The Phil Factor highlights some of Donald Trump’s tweets (which are hilarious).
Melanie @ MN Bernard Books talks about professional appearance in the work place. How strict should the dress code be when it comes to hair dye and tattoos?
Pia @ Joie de Vivre and Cupcakes shares some insights about positive body image in the age of perfection (and some amazing pole dancing photos!)