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Happy Friday and welcome February, Wormies! It’s been pretty meh in January because I actually got the trifecta of slumps – blogging, reading, and bookstagramming! Gasp! I know! While I have posted consistently on this blog, the posts had already been scheduled and now, I’m at the point where I won’t have posts to schedule now! Anyway, I am slowly getting out of this rut and I have a few ideas set for next month.
January was also the month of achievements! In January, I already met my 2019 Reading Goal of 10 BOOKS! I know, I know. I knew I was going to meet this goal in the first 2 months of the year but this is one of my promises to relax and read at my pace. So, yay for me!
I also reached 1000 followers on Instagram for about 2 seconds yesterday! It’s not as amazing as I thought, but I knew that I was going to lose followers within a few hours or so. Anyway, if you want to help me reach 1K on Instagram, please give me a follow! I’m @zerisse on Instagram, btw.
I feel like January doesn’t really show my crazy slump, though. But 10 books is pretty good for someone in a slump!
For now, Playing for Keeps by Jill Shalvis is the longest book, but I also want to point out that The City of Brass was an 18-hour listen!
I had to pick two books for the best reads of the month for totally different reasons! The City of Brass by S.A. Chakraborty is an AMAZING adult fantasy with well fleshed out characters and world building! More than Words by Mia Sheridan, on the other hand, was an angsty, emotional, ugly cry read for me. I HIGHLY RECOMMEND reading both!
- [3 Jan] Wicked Knight by Sawyer Bennett
- [4 Jan] Playing with Fire by Rebecca Hunter
- [12 Jan] More Than Words by Mia Sheridan
- [17 Jan] Scoring Wilder by R.S. Grey
- [24 Jan] Playing for Keeps by Jill Shalvis
- [25 Jan] Only a Breath Apart by Katie McGarry
- [31 Jan] Repeat by Kylie Scott
- [1 Jan] 2018 End of the Year Stats
- [5 Jan] It was an Amazing December! | December 2018 Monthly Wraps
- [7 Jan] Get to Know Me All Over Again OR NOT!
- [14 Jan] How Long Should Your Book Review Be?
- [15 Jan] Previously Published Books I Want to Read this Year
- [20 Jan] Currently Reading 2019 Weeks 1-2: New Year, New Me?
- [21 Jan] Should Authors Respond to Reviews of their Books?
- [28 Jan] I’m not As Well Read as You Think
I’m hardly excited about new releases now because I usually don’t check what coming out or when things are published (for the most part). But this month is different! Devil’s Daughter is one of my most anticipated books since LAST YEAR! PEOPLE! This is one book that I will drop everything to read!
The Risk has also got me excited after I read that teaser and then, of course, the blurb! This Off-Campus spin-off Briar U is really looking to become another favorite New Adult series!
Pierre and I didn’t see a lot of movies in January. In fact, we didn’t go to the theater at all! But I admit that the TWO documentaries that came out about the Fyre Festival was riveting and both docs hooked me so much! OMG! If you haven’t seen both, I highly recommend it. Especially since there is also scandal surrounding the two documentaries.
Another reality show that I watched is The Masked Singer on Fox (well, I just stream it on Hulu). I mean, this show is just ridonculous and I can’t stop myself from watching it!
Also, there is a new season of American Greed so I binge-watched that baby while bookstagramming or blogging – basically background noise. Yeah, I’m weird. This is one of my favorite shows, actually.
How was your January?
Have you read any of the books that I read? Have you read my two 5-star reads?
Have you watched the two Fyre Festival documentaries? Any new shows that you watch?