JANUARY WAS SO SLOW I don’t understand why??? Last year, the months flew by so quickly 2017 was suddenly over and I looked back not knowing what the heck happened.
But now January is over and now it’s February and then it’ll be March, then April, May, June, July and then I’ll be 18 and – *heavy breathing*. 2018 is going to be a big year. It already has been a big year, with moving and all mid-December.
I keep feeling like there was a big weight lifted off of my shoulders when we moved but now there are new weights slowly weighing me down but I don’t know what those weights are!
Besides that little moment of existential crisis-ness, January was a good month overall. I got a lot of school done (I am so close to finishing it, I can feel it in my gut), I listened to a lot of K-Pop, I finished a lot of K-Dramas, I got to explore a new area – overall I think it was a good month. So now it’s time to wrap it up with a bow and throw it off a cliff 😀
- Prodigy Prince by Natasha Sapienza // 4 Stars. Fun fantasy adventure, great unique characters.
- Blind Acceptance by Sandra Pimental // 5 Stars. Amazing recollection of a woman’s fulfilling life.
- The Epic Crush of Genie Lo by F.C. Yee // 4 Stars. Very fun and made me laugh a lot. Can’t wait to see what the sequel brings.
- Class of ’59 by John A. Heldt // 4.5 Stars. Interesting time-travelling adventure romance.
I read a good amount this month, I think! Of course not the ideal number but it’s much better than last month!
This seems ambitious for me but I need to catch up on books that have been sent to me for review and reading all of these would put me in a more comfortable spot. Two of the books are physical books (thank god!) and the rest are ebooks but I made sure to pick short books haha! Intellectual right here.
I already listed most of the books I reviewed this month above, so here’s the last one that I finished in December but reviewed early January.
TV Shows Reviewed:
Most Popular Post:
Well my post from last month – The Expectations of a Book Blogger – hit a record-breaking 81 likes and I’m still dumbfounded because this post didn’t seem special at all when I wrote it but so many people ended up loving it. I’m still getting comments and shares on it. Thank you so much for loving this post ❤
For this month, the most popular post was Favorite Reads of 2017 & Predictions for Favorites of 2018. This is now the fourth most popular post on my blog of all time!
I usually don’t have this section in my wrap-ups but I wanted to thank you for all supporting my blog this month. I could never imagine a better way to start of 2018 than the way you were able to swallow me with love and support. My views reached the second highest ever, I received way more comments than I usually do, and my blog has gained close to 100 followers in only a month.
Followers and views might seem like superficial things but I get an email every single time somebody clicks the ‘follow’ button and every time it brings a smile to my face. Knowing that seeing something on my blog whether it be a post I wrote, or simply the design made somebody think “oh, i might be interested in reading more of what this person is writing” means the world to me.
I’ve also made more of an effort to comment on people’s blogs and read the blogs that I’ve been following for a few months but never really clicked on their posts until now. I have felt a lot more connected to this community this month due to your comments and the comments I’ve made on other blogs. I hope to keep this up in the future.
I also added a new page to my blog called Favorite Blogs. This is where I will be putting my favorite blogs that I read. It’ll constantly be changing so if you’re ever on the lookout for a new blog to follow, check out that page!
As y’all know, I moved last month. It was a big move and the first move my family has made in years. I’m a bit more settled now and we’ve explored the local area some more. I went to one independent bookstore and a used bookstore and purchased three books (The Secret Life of Bees, The Orphan Master’s Son, and Moxie). I also bought Gunslinger Girl at Wal-Mart.
My mom and I drove up to Tampa one day to look at a house but we decided that we don’t like Tampa much. But I had some good sushi – that’s basically the only good thing that came from that trip haha!
I also tried Jamaican food for the first time. There were plantains and lots of Jerk seasoning haha. We ate outside and a squirrel was on the roof hovering over these two dudes ready to pounce. Nobody got attacked by any squirrels but they roamed around the tables a lot 😀
My mom and I also started taking our four dogs out for walks once a week. They do surprisingly good and they’re absolutely exhausted afterwards, which is exactly what we want so they don’t cause chaos during the day.
Lastly, I’m getting very close to finishing 11th grade. I have three classes – all of which I’m very close to finishing – and then German and the rest of Algebra (I started it but was too lazy to finish it so I have a little over a semester left) and I’m done! I guess the weight on my shoulders now is finishing 12th grade as fast as I can and simultaneously applying to colleges ahhhhh I can’t believe that the time is so quickly approaching. Adulthood is neigh.
What I Watched:
I watched much more TV this month than last month. My mom and I watched One Day At a Time on Netflix (OMG WATCH IT!!!) We were lucky because only a week after we finished the first season, the second season got released. Now we’re going to have to wait another year for season three *sigh* I have a low tolerance for sitcoms so when I say this is good, you better believe me.
On my own I finished two dramas that I had already started: Descendants of the Sun and Strong Girl Bong-Soon.
The dramas I finished are Dream Knight, Part-Time Idol, and Dramaworld. I also started Playful Kiss but haven’t finished it yet.
What I Listened To:
I didn’t listen to anything in particular but I have started putting together music playlists for different occasions – most notably for working out. I love my workout playlist because it motivates me to go and run so that I have an excuse to listen to it haha.
**i have also been working on playlists for a few books that will be included in a future blog post
I hope that you all had a great January! Did you do, read, watch, listen to anything interesting?