January is a strange month. A new year, new you, they say, but I find that January is more like limbo. You’re still recovering from the festivities but forced back into a daily routine when all you want is to continue indulging and searching for adventures. January is limbo.
I hope that didn’t sound too gloomy, so let’s talk good news. I finished Beartown. I laughed, I cried, I raged, and I both love and hated the occupants of Beartown. There is a lot to say about this gorgeous book, so watch out for my review.
January was also the month I decided to catch up on my movies. After the disappointment that was Rise of Skywalker, I found myself going through Adam Driver’s catalogue of films, and let me tell you, that man is one of the most compelling actors I’ve ever come across. There’s subtle complexity in every performance that’s captivating.
On the blogging front, we had more of the usual mix of books, TV, and film talk. Here’s what I got up to.
Top Ten Tuesday
7th: Most Anticipated Books From the First Half of 2020
21st: Most Recent Addition to my Bookshelf
12: Best of 2019 – Books, TV, and Film
Favourite Posts From January
Krysta @ Pages Unbound asks if Librarians Neet to Be Readers.
Briana @ Pages Unbound predicts the trends we’ll see in book blogging this year.
Margaret @ Weird Zeal explains why she doesn’t buy books from Amazon.
Kate @ Reading Through Infinity spotlights her worst books read in 2019.
The 24hryabookblog spotlights YA books by authors of colour you may have missed.
Marie @ Drizzle and Hurricane Books provides 14 Young Adult book recommendations for winter.
Lashaan @ Bookidote discusses whether we should focus on Quality, Quantity, or Something Else when blogging.
Caz @ Let’s Go To The Movies spotlights her top 25 Male Performances in 2019.
Kat @ Life and Other Disasters spotlights her top 10 New TV Shows of 2019.
Keep reading. It may have taken me a month and a half to finish Beartown, but the book also reminded me how much I love reading. Therefore, I want to keep the momentum going without putting too much pressure on myself to keep at it. So, I’ve made a start on Muse of Nightmares aka another one of my unfinished series, and we’re off to a promising start.
February is also a busy month for birthdays so there will be some celebrations and a reunion with a university friend to look forward to.
Besides that, just keep on smiling and stay motivated.
What was your highlight of the month?
Any February plans?