January is nearly over, which means it’s time for the first ever monthly rewind post! So grab a cuppa, a snack and settle down as I rewind the past month for you all. What I got up to, how I’ve been, books I’ve read and more!
The Heartbreakers by Ali Novak
If There’s No Tomorrow by Jennifer L Armentrout
- reply & blog hop to those who leave comments on this months posts
- blog hop at least once a week
- outline a new WIP
- read at least 3 books
- test out GYST days
- social media free day
Out of the 4 planned GYST and social media free days, I managed to accomplish 3/4 social media free days. Along with 2/4 properly planned GYST days. So I’m calling them a win and I’ll be carrying these through to February.
I finally outlined a WIP, it’s a super rough outline but the important part, is that it’s there. Somehow I blog hopped nearly everyday, I know pretty insane I don’t know who I am either. I’ve mostly caught up to returning to comments from this month, although there are still a few I need to get round to.
Treasures From My Travels
Rain @ bookdragonism reviews The Bone Witch by Rin Chupeco!
Becky @ Uptown Oracle discusses a really important topic, whether the book community has a positivity problem
Cait @ Paper Fury has an awesome post on 2019 YA Trend and Genre Predictions (ft Opinions from the Book Community too!)
Tiffany @ Read By Tiffany reviews To Kill A Kingdom by Alexandra Christo!
We’ve all been saved thanks to Kal @ Reader Voracious who’s shared a quick guide on How To Take & Access Notes in Audible
Charvi @ Not Just Fiction shares a super important post, shining a light on How Bloggers are Legally Copying Content and Getting the Credit
This month has been…a drag. Honestly ever since the end of 2017 things have been less than stellar for me and my family, you know when you keep getting things popping up out of nowhere, slapping you in the face. Yeah…I’m sick of being slapped in the face by life at this point. That aside, I started the New Year with my parents both being ill with a virus, I then caught the virus (my parents it was also the flu) and since then we’ve all still been coughing.
My last week of the Christmas Holidays was spent feeling sorry for myself because I was ill, and writing blog posts mostly…then I went back to college and continued working on the assignment which was due in on the 25th. College is actually fun for me, mainly because it’s the only time I properly leave my village…cause wow transport issues. Anyhoo I’m enjoying college still and so far I’ve got Merits on all assignments done this year, a Merit equals a B at A Level. I’m hoping to get at least MMM at the end of this year but we’ll see.
My slump is still clinging to me as I write this, which is frustrating BUT the plus side to all of this is I started binge watching Meteor Garden 2018. The Chinese version though, I’m blaming Soph @ Bookwyrming Thoughts for my obsession though haha. Since she mentioned it and well…here we are. Speaking of Meteor Garden, thank you Sam @ Fictionally Sam and Soph for plopping the episodes onto Rabbit for me. Since I don’t have Netflix, they’ve been my saviors for my obsession hehe.
I would like to touch upon that last year was my first full year of blogging, and it was certainly a year. Lots of things happened, and more things are set to happen this year with Bookend Events as Sam and I do our best, to make it a great event for you all. I’d like to thank anyone who read, commented or liked one of my posts last year as you guys gave me over 12k views for my first year. Which honestly, I was not expecting, I rarely check my stats. The only reason I check them now, is to fill in my daily stats sheet on the spreadsheet.
Blogging wise I’m close to punching my graphics again for pixel-ating on larger screens, so please be patient with me. I know they won’t look nice if your computer screen size is large – but I don’t have the time to actually sit and figure out what’s going wrong at the moment.
Bookending Spring 2019
Bookending Spring 2019 is going to be happening in April! Yes, I said April BUT Sam and I are looking for Hosts to come up with prompts for the Spring event! If you’re not sure what Bookending Spring is, then you can go check the overview post on Bookend Events.
If you’re interested in being a host, then fill out this form for Sam and I and we’ll be in touch if we select you!
Did I Invade Soph?
For those of you who don’t know, I actually invaded Bookwyrming Thoughts last year, albeit it was for two posts. This year, you’ll be seeing more of me there, namely starting from Feb I’m posting bi-weekly on BWT.
If you miss my posts over there, I have linked them in the Rewind The Posts section, as well as in Find Me Elsewhere page for you. Also, just go shower Soph with all the love, because she deserves all the love as does Lupe who posts Fandom Fridays.
Rewind The Posts
Thank you so much for reading this Rewind post! I am still tidying up my blog, as I sorta flopped at getting everything ready for the New Year but it’s getting there. How’d you January go? Any good books read yet? Let me know in the comments!