I think I’ve reached that point where writing 2018 comes naturally to me now, but I’ve decided that 2018 starts in February. Why? Because I was sick for most of January along with the rest of my family. Thankfully, I dodged the worst of it and was hit with a chesty cough instead of the full flu so I was still on the go at work, which was very busy.
So, I’m still in a slump. I managed to read a total of one book in January, The Language of Thorns. I loved the book. I thought the tales were twisted, dark, and wonderful. The illustrations accompanying the stories further enhanced the reading experience and brought the tales to life. However, I’ve still not been in the mood to read, but I’m hoping I can break this slump soon.
With regards to the blog, I am still not as active as I use to be and that is in part to do with the slump and also down to the fact that January was such a busy month for me. Here’s a recap of my month.
The Language of Thorns: Midnight Tales and Dangerous Magic by Leigh Bardugo: 4/5 Stars
Favourite Posts From January
Kat @ Life and Other Disasters brought back her Currently Watching feature and basically convinced me to watch Dirk Gently. Admittedly I fell asleep in the first episode because I was so tired. However, if you’re looking for more TV recs I’d suggest heading over to her page.
Liam @ Liam’s Library provides some tips to help us read more.
Kelly @ Another Book in the Wall talks about the pros of digital and traditional reading formats.
Briana @ Pages Unbound predicts the trends we’ll see in book blogging this year.
Nick @ Nick and Nereyda’s Infinite Booklist tells us why she rates books so highly.
February is going to be an interesting month for me for many reasons. The main reason is that I’m starting a new job. I’ve already done two days and haven’t burnt down the building yet. There’s a lot of information to process, but as they say, practice makes perfect.
So, I have no real goal set for this month. I’d like to read more than one book, but doubt I will. I also want to start writing more discussion posts again. I have a few ideas, but it takes a while to turn my thoughts into coherent sentences.
In terms of what I’ve been watching, I’ve slowly been making my way through the first series of Grimm again. However, my highlight for February has got to be the Winter Olympics. I love winter sports so I will be in my element.
January was a trial month for me.
How did January treat you?
What was your book of the month?
What are your goals for February?