Recapping January: What This Month Had To Offer
January has been a pretty solid month for me, especially reading-wise (as you can see from all of the five * reviews this month!). I'm also really inspired to do more discussion posts and personalise my blog a bit more - less focus on being simply a review blog and more focus on engaging my followers and having some good discussions!
In my personal life, January has been a month of revelations. I realise I want more from my career and don't want to be somewhere I'm not progressing, so I'm applying for editorial positions at a few publishing companies, since this has been my dream for as long as I can remember.
I've also jumped back on the dating wagon, after being single for ages (seriously, ages). So here's hoping February can bring me some romance! Otherwise I'm going to have to go all Weird Science and bring one of my book boyfriends to life.
January also saw the release of the TFiOS trailer. If you haven't seen it, get out from under that rock and grab some tissues:
The Body Finder by Kimerly Derting - 2 out of 5 birdies
The Darkest Minds by Alexandra Bracken - 5 out of 5 birdies
Cinder by Marissa Meyer - 5 out of 5 birdies
The Raven Boys by Maggie Stiefvater - 5 out of 5 birdies
Top Ten Tuesday's World's I'd Run From
From My Camera To You - The Birdie Weekly
Snapshots of My Week - The Birdie Weekly
Super Six Sunday's 2014 Gets Cover Happy
New Year Goals Make For A Better Birdie
What other blogs had to say:
Lauren @ Love Is Not A Triangle discussed how to define a love triangle
Jenni @ Live to Read Love to Read discussed blogging taking time away from reading
Nikki @ The Paper Sea talked giving authors a second chance
Jen @ Ya Romantics looked at cover trends in dystopia
Bec @ Readers in Wonderland talked about DNFing
Daniela @ The Cozy Armchair discussed whether novellas were cheat reads
Book of the Month:
Show of the Month:
My parents are the most adorable people and they got me this cool Cath Kidston-inspired lunch bag for work. It's amazing and I'm kind of obsessed with it at the moment. It keeps my lunch nice and cold until I have time to put it in the fridge at work. Plus, guys, LOOK HOW CUTE IT IS. I rock up to work in style now haha.
Literally is is currently in beta mode and I know a mobile app is in the works soon, but even though it's just taking its first steps, I really see this site being huge. It gives you deals about books on your TBR, personalised statistics, and allows you to battle books against each other so you can choose what book will be your next read! It's basically Goodreads, but x 1000.
If anyone is interested in trying it out, I have three invite codes. So just DM me on Twitter and I'll give you the info you need.
How did January treat you? Was it a good start to 2014?
Allie is a Pimm's-obsessed reader, who dreams of road tripping over America, learning to surf & becoming fluent in all the languages of her heritage (which, sadly, does not include Elvish). If she's not reading or blogging, you can find her catching up on Teen Wolf, or reigning supreme with Scrabble/Mario Kart. Stalk her on twitter, instagram or goodreads.