January 2017 Wrap-Up

JanuaryWU

What a surprise, I didn’t exactly stick to my TBR. But what can you do? As a chronic mood reader, that is what dictates my book choices and not really the TBR I set for myself. Anyway, here is what I read:

What wasn’t on the list:

  • All American Boys by Jason Reynolds/Brendan Kiely (5 stars)
  • We Should All Be Feminists by Chimamanda Ngozi Adichie (5 stars)
    What’s there to say? I just love when real life examples show how ridiculous some situations are, but how they are regarded as “normal” by society nonetheless. It is frustratingly short, because I would have read stories like that for hours more, but I still loved it.
  • The One Memory of Flora Banks by Emily Barr (2.5 stars)
  • Zodiac Starforce by Kevin Panetta/Paulina Ganucheau (5 stars)
    Yeah, so sometimes I go and buy a couple comic books. This was so much fun to read! It had badass girls, an LGBT+ aspect, bright colours and a drawing style I really liked – what else could I possibly ask for?
  • Spider-Man: Miles Morales Vol. I by Brian Michael Bendis/Sara Pichelli (4 stars)
    Could the story have been better? Definitely! But I like Miles, I like the countless references and I definitely LOVE his crush on Ms Marvel. So, it was entertaining, isn’t that the way it’s supposed to be?

Blood for Blood (Wolf By Wolf #2)   Sleeping Giants (Themis Files, #1)   All American Boys   We Should All Be Feminists   The One Memory of Flora Banks   Zodiac Starforce: By the Power of Astra   Spider-Man: Miles Morales, Vol. 1

Click on the titles to get redirected to the reviews and on the covers to get to the respective Goodreads pages! I am not reviewing all my books anymore, so if I haven’t posted a review on the blog, you can find a couple sentences below the title to hear my thoughts!

InOtherNews

I am officially off work! I don’t know if that is a good thing or not, but for now I am embracing it and trying to figure out a couple of things, such as what to do next, where to go with the blog (fun changes to come!), developing Arcadia and making my travelling plans a little more concrete. I was happy to have been able to be more active on the blog and your blogs again. I was really craving that!

This month I hosted a giveaway! It’s a 1000 follower kind of thank you, but by now we are like two people away from reaching 1100 and it just blows my mind. There aren’t enough words to tell you how much I appreciate you all. Remember that today is the last day to enter(which you can do here) if you want that surprise package!!! I will choose the winners tomorrow and swiftly send them mails or DMs via Twitter, so keep an eye out for that!

Lastly, I also introduced a new feature #CurrentlyWatching! Which is really near and dear to my heart. I know that there have only been two posts so far, but you can bet on it being there every Friday from now on. I would really like to hear your thoughts on it, so, drop me a comment about that below!

TOP 5 WEDNESDAY

#CURRENTLY WATCHING

TRAILERS YOU MIGHT HAVE MISSED

OTHER TAGS AND POSTS

REVIEWS FROM PREVIOUSLY READ BOOKS

How was your month? Mine was really good in terms of reading! Fingers crossed it will stay that way …

20 thoughts on “January 2017 Wrap-Up

  1. You had an AMAZING reading month, Kat! I hope next month will be just as great 🙂 I am so eager to see what’s coming on your blog for the next month, I’m more and more excited about your currently watching feature, because even if I have like NO time to watch all the shows, well…I love discovering new shows haha 🙂

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  2. Dang girl, you had a busy month!! I envy how much you were able to read 😀 I’m super excited about your #currentlywatching posts, I am no bueno at keeping up with shows and things so it’s fun to get someone else’s viewpoint and synopsis on it all 😀 Keep up the great work!!

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    • Thaaank you! The comic books were easy because they were so short, but this was a good reading month for sure. And I am so happy to hear that you like #currentlywatching. I SO want that to become a thing. My love for TV is a fierce contender next to my love for books.

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  3. I hope I like The One Memory of Flora Banks more than you did, but I might read your review to see what I might need to look out for! Apart from that, it sounds like you had an excellent reading month!

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  4. ahh that’s a shame about fantastic beasts- but I get that- if I read a book after watching the film I often can’t get into it either. ah it’s always a great thing to be off work- it’s a great opportunity to reassess and do the things that are important to you (speaking from experience here 😉 )- and hope you have an amazing time with your travels- where are you looking to go? I’m really looking forward to your #CurrentlyWatching feature! Great post!

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    • Yeah, I think it was worse with Fantastic Beasts because it was also a script and not like an actual novel. But I still love my edition and the little niffler on it!
      I am most likely going to go to Canada for a couple months, travel from coast to coast by train. But shhh, it’s not yet sure.
      And yay! I really put an effort in the #CurrentlyWatching posts! Are you going back my timeline right now? Because you’ll soon find them then hahaha

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