Saturday, February 4, 2017

January Wrap-Up

So January's over? It's certainly been an interesting few weeks of 2017.

In the midst of the crazy, there has certainly been some good, though. Snuggles from adorable three year olds. Big conversations with a certain nine year old. Laughing and weeping through a Broadway show. Having all of my sisters in the same place. Seeing my best friend and BG's namesake.

What I Read/Reviewed:
I'm off to a good start book-wise. As of today, I've read 13 books this year. I reviewed five books during January. Three were for review and two were from the library. I am still reading my own books, but I just don't feel as much impetus to review them if I don't desperately need to write about them! I'm going with Michael Chabon's Moonglow for favorite January book and, quite possibly, a favorite for the year.


Favorite Kid Books:
D is flying through the Pegasus and Wings of Fire series, while BG is insisting we never return the Missy's Super Duper Royal Deluxe books to the library.
  Picture Day (Missy's Super Duper Royal Deluxe, #1)  The Flame of Olympus  (Pegasus, #1)

Favorite posts:
I wrote about my favorite 2016 books, which you can read here. Like many book bloggers, I find that blogging is sometimes not getting much time and that's ok (go do your important stuff, people!). But I also want to keep blogging because I think reading books and talking about them are important things, right now and always.

What I've Been Watching:
Jane the Virgin. This Is Us. Sherlock. The Good Place. Most importantly, the glorious Miss Phryne Fisher. Miss Fisher's Murder Mysteries is on Netflix and it will do your heart good.


What I'm Into:
1. Pretzel Rolls
Trust me, this is what your sandwich has been missing. A pretzel roll makes everything taste better, including buffalo chicken burgers and yes, I know this from personal experience.

2. Duolingo
My dad is Romanian, but we only spoke English in our house growing up. Duolingo just added Romanian and it's a great way to easily learn a language.  You only need a few moments each day and you can work right from your phone or  computer. If you are thinking about learning a language, this is a great way to do it!

What were you into during the month of January?

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  1. Thanks for a great post! I always feel good reading your blog because you never dwell on the negative, you have such a positive outlook on books and life. Thank you. I now want to check out Moonglow and Miss Fisher on tv. Glad you don't only read the popular genre books, so I get a peek into other territory.

    Nice photos-- I remember when BG was a baby on your blog; she's grown up so quickly and the big boy's glasses give him a cute look! Enjoy your month, and please keep blogging. Many of my fave bloggers have stopped, and I almost stopped, until I decided to give up formal reviewing and only post once a week :)

  2. I'm using Duolingo to learn Italian - just because I love Italy and want to know a bit of the language if I ever get a chance to return to it. It's really fun!

    What cute pictures! (More importantly, what cute kids!)