January Wrap-Up Post

January 31, 2016 Uncategorized 18

January 2016

I know this is a very belated monthly wrap-up, but I’m hoping once I’ve started to establish a format, I’ll be able to do them on time. Plus, this week I’ve been using all my creativity to make a photobook for my wedding. 

Books Read

Wow, I made it through 13 books this month! Part of that is the four romance books I read. While some of my stereotypes about the genre have turned out to be untrue and I’m enjoying the genre far more than I expected, they are really fast reads. I’ve also gotten a great start on my reading challenges, although translated fiction and diverse reads are places I’ll need to step it up after I get through my ALA ARCs.

Top Post

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Perhaps unsurprisingly, my top post this month was my Bloggiesta post about planning your posts in advance.

February Preview

TheReluctantRomanticThe biggest things I have going on this February are my Reluctant Romantic event – an event all about getting to know a new genre – and my February Nonfiction Read-Along of Headstrong.
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This month, just keeping up with my own events and reading challenges has kept me busy, but hopefully in March I’ll be looking to join in on some events hosted by other bloggers too 🙂 Here’s to a good February!

18 Responses to “January Wrap-Up Post”

  1. Debbie Rodgers @Exurbanis

    What did you think of A Year of Magical Thinking? I don’t know that I would have rated it extremely high at the time I read it, but it has stayed with me for years. In retrospect, Didion is a masterful writer.

    • DoingDewey

      Oh, I loved it! I thought her writing was beautiful and it made me feel very emotional, which I thought was very impressive. I think it will stick with me too 🙂

  2. Masanobu

    Congratulations on your wedding! That definitely takes time from blogging, but I’d say it’s worth it! And yet you managed to finish 13 books and host two events. Not too shabby!

    I’m not being so lucky with my first choice for the Reluctant Romantic Challenge. It’s taking me forever. I’m halfway through and it’s only starting to pick up some pace.

    • DoingDewey

      Thank you! The wedding and now the photobook have definitely been worth the time 🙂 I hope your current read gets better and that you do find some books you like with the challenge the month.

  3. Andi

    Wedding photobooks! Yayyyy! You really did have a great month. I read something like 10 books in January which was a super fantastic, over the top great thing for me. I hope we continue like this!

    • DoingDewey

      I hope so too! So far, I’m reading more slowly this month, but I’m about to fly out to California to visit my husband and that means lots of airplane reading time, so maybe I’ll get caught up 🙂

  4. Geoff W

    I’m always amazed at how fast romances and mysteries go for me. I don’t read them often, but when I do I’m surprised at how quickly I get through them!

    • DoingDewey

      It’s definitely more than I’ve been making it through lately! I did some reading while travelling and the romances really did go by quickly, so both of those things helped.

  5. Kelly

    Wow, 13 books! You go girl! All the chatter I’ve heard so far sounds like people are loving Headstrong this month. Hoping to jump back into the NF book club in March!

    • DoingDewey

      Thanks Kelly! I’m glad to hear that people have been enjoying Headstrong – I know I have! – and I’d love to have you join in next month 🙂

  6. Katie McD @ Bookish Tendencies

    You killed it with the reading this month! Glad the whole romance thing is treating you better than you originally thought. I guess you’re proving your own point that stepping outside your comfort zone and exploring something new can be a very good thing once and awhile 🙂

    • DoingDewey

      Thanks Katie! I’ve really enjoyed reading romances so far and it’s made me want to do even more reading outside of my comfort zone 🙂

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