Wednesday, January 31, 2018

Goodbye January - Hello February

Goodbye January 
Hello February

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My goal for this year is going to be staying on top of my blogging with reading and writing my reviews right away.   I eventually want to update my blog a little bit, but I need to get out of the backlog of reviews first.   I have been struggling to write my reviews recently so I am making that a goal for this year to write them after I finish a book.  I also will be taking less reviews and book tours so that I can get some of my backlog books read and reviewed.  I have finally made it through all of my emails so now I am prioritizing review requests and getting them done as fast as possible. 

In my life it has been a busy January.  In January we celebrated my husband's birthday with several dinner trips with family and friends.  I went to the Devil's game with my friend and we had amazing seats.  The weather has gotten a little better, it started with a very cold January.  Work has been quiet so I am able to get slightly caught up with my blogging. February I am going to be traveling again for work so hopefully I will get some reading done on my flights.
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My top clicked on post for January was: Girl in Pieces - Kathleen Glasgow (Review)

My favorite book I read in January was:  The Bastard's Bargain - Katee Robert (Completed 1/22/18) - My review is part of a Blog Tour that I will post on 2/8/18


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 How was your January?  What do you have planned for February?

22 comments:

  1. I am all about keeping on top of reviews this year too. So far, so good. We will have to remind each other to keep at it. ;) I am starting I Stop Somewhere either today or tomorrow. I am hearing so many good things. I can't wait to read it.

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    1. Reminders are key!! I just got I Stop Somewhere in the mail I am hoping to start it Friday/Saturday. I can't wait to read it either! I hope you enjoy it! Thank you for stopping by!

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    2. I just finished I Stop Somewhere, and wow! I am so emotional just thinking about it, which is good because I am going to write my review now.

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    3. That is good to know! It is my book for the weekend! I can't wait!

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  2. I am also trying to stay on top of reviews this year and so far so good. Sounds like you had a fun January and yay for better weather. Have a great February!

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    1. Staying on top of reviews is key. Finally better weather! Have a great February too!! Thank you for stopping by!

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  3. Same thing with reviews! I find it SO hard to write them ~immediately. I usually need at least a week to digest the book before coming up with solid thoughts about it. D: But I will definitely try harder this year! And belated happy birthday to your husband! <3

    - Aimee @ Aimee, Always

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    1. I agree sometimes I need longer to digest a book before writing a review. Thank you for stopping by!

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  4. great month, and so many audiobooks! when do you listen to them? are you commuting?

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    1. We have been a little slow at work so I am able to listen to them through out libraries app on my phone to keep the day moving!

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  5. Wow you read so many books this month :-) That was really impressive. I love the idea of audiobooks, but I find it so hard to stay connected to them!
    xoxo
    http://gingersnaphattie.blogspot.co.uk

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    1. Thank you!! It is easy when I am at work stuck with my computer in front of me it gives me something to focus on when there isn't to much distraction. thank you for stopping by!

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  6. I've been trying to write my reviews right after finishing too, it seems to work better than if I wait and a week or two later I'm fuzzy on the details! And good luck with the reading! Wintersong looks great.

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    1. I totally agree the time gap doesn't help me write the reviews! Thank you for stopping by!

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  7. I honestly can't believe it is February already. January felt like such a long month and yet I can't believe it is already February. OMG. That's so great that you loved The Bastard's Bargain! I need to read it ASAP for the blog tour. I hope February treats you well!

    Have a wonderful weekend, Kristyn. =)

    Alyssa @ The Eater of Books!

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    1. I know time is flying!! I hope you enjoy The Bastard's Bargain! Thank you for stopping by! Have a great February!

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  8. I loved Small Great Things, Most Wanted, One Perfect Lie, and Talking As Fast As I Can.

    I write my reviews right after I finish the book, but close to the review dates on those books, which means I don't read the books I'm eager to read...until almost release date!

    Good luck with your reviews...I had to cut back on review books, too, and now only take the occasional author I know...and NetGalley.

    Enjoy!

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    1. I loved Small Great Things it was everything I could have hoped for. I need to get better at writing them right after I read the book! Thank you for stopping by!

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  9. How is Wintersong? I've been meaning to read it forever!

    It looks like you were able to read quite a few books in January. Nice!

    Do You Dog-ear?

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    1. I enjoyed Wintersong I just finished it a few days ago and need to get my review up! Thank you for stopping by!

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  10. Great wrap up! Starting out the year productive huh? How do you like Wintersong? I start to read on it last year but I gave up after 20 or 30%. Good luck to your February!

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    1. Trying to be productive we will see how it goes. I enjoyed Wintersong I have to get my review up! Have a great February too!

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