January Round-Up

January was a good month. Very busy but lots of fun. I got to spend time with friends and family and didn’t end up working too hard (unlike December, which was insane!). I read a lot.

imageBlogging wise, I made a new years resolution to be more structured in how / when I post and I did an o.k. job with that.Β It wasn’t perfect though and I want to get better at writing reviews as soon as I’ve read a book…I’m very envious of bloggers who seem able to hold down a job, raise a family, and blog consistently…one day. Here is a round up of what I did manage to write about:

Review: The Moonstone by Wilkie Collins
My life outside books: A day out at Kenilworth Castle
Review: Take Me Home by Daniela Sacerdoti
Review: The Peneopiad by Margaret Atwood
Review: The Martian by Andy Weir
Review: Rooms by Lauren Oliver
Review: A Bunch of Sweet Peas by Henry Donald
My life outside books: Coddled Eggs Recipe
Review: Police by Jo Nesbo
Review (for my poetry challenge): The Suppliant Maidens by Aeschylus

All in all, pretty busy for me and I feel fairly satisfied with what I’ve accomplished – one day I might feel like a real blogger πŸ™‚ As for February, weather permitting we will be out an about a bit thanks to half term and visits with family. I’m not sure what else is in store but hopefully most of it will be fun. Have a good month all!

Emma x

  1. I think we need to be proud of what we achieve and not keep comparing that to what others achieve. So well done on all you achieved in January.

    1. You are probably right. I am just genuinely amazed by what others achieve before I’ve even had my first cup of coffee!

      1. It’s perception πŸ™‚

  2. I began blogging when my youngest was in college. There’s no way I would have had the time or the focus to devote to a blog when the kids were young. You had a great January!

    1. I do find it hard to juggle but partly because I am a perfectionist. And yet not that organised!

  3. For what it’s worth, I think you already are a real blogger. πŸ™‚

    1. Thank you πŸ™‚

  4. I can’t do anything before my first . . Or even second cup of coffee Lol! It’s been a busy month for you. I’m trying to be more disciplined too and work on the technical aspects of my blog . . But I get easily distracted and frustrated! Hope February is a good month for you x

    1. Discipline is hard. I manage at work but beyond that, am not so good. Hope you have a good month too πŸ˜„

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