January is over. And I guess I am kind of sad…I really like January. ^.^ Good thing I like February too. I’ll start crying or panicking when the end of March rolls by….and my precious Winter slips away….
So! How was your January everyone? Did the first month of the new year start out well for you? I hope so. :)
The month found us slowly trying to slip back into a semblance of a routine. As life quiets down some, it takes a little bit of time to really adjust to a routine, but I’m happy we’re finally finding it. I’m not a fan of chaos. :) I know sometimes we can’t avoid it, and we must find God through the chaos, but I’d be lying if I said I wasn’t thankful for a quiet routine.
Some highlights of the month….well, I adopted a new cat into the house. Yes, yes I did.
(This is probably true…)
Why would I do that, you might ask if you knew our current tally of indoor cats? Well, dearest darling Pirate Kitty (yes, you read that absolutely correctly. I mean, I assume you did. I’m not actually hearing your pronounce it because of the internet and all that, but we’ll go with it) is a blind kitty. She was an outside cat, whom I loved. But her eyesite kept getting worse (it started out with her just not seeing out of one eye. Hence her name), and she could barely see her food bowl and therefore wasn’t eating much. So after prayer and consideration, I decided to use my saved up money and brought her in to the vet, and now she’s inside. She’s a bit….umm…wild. But adorable. And terrified of life and our other cats. Because frankly, two of our other cats are mean to her, poor dear. So our month has been filled with a lot of kitty-issues….but I’m so glad she is inside where it’s warm and she can have food whenever she wants. :)
I had a bit of a slow reading month. Only four books. I was really hoping to squeeze more in there, as I’m woefully behind on my review-book-pile, but I’m also learning to give myself grace especially in this aspect. The books will all get read. All reviewed. It just might take a bit of time.
These are the books I enjoyed:
Clicking on their covers will bring you to their reviews, if applicable. The first three have been reviewed/posted, but I am still working on finishing the review of the last one. :)
As for books I added to my collection….
The three standing up on the left are books I got in a couple swaps, the five lying flat are review books, the three standing on top of those and the one on the right are books from our library-book-sale, except for “Hearts Entwined” which I won in a giveaway. :)
I want to read allllll of them. I just need more time to fit them all in. XD
And I realized I never posted the pictures I took of the books I got LAST month…so I guess I’ll include them here, because I love pictures of books. ^.^
Bottom four were book trades, Jen Turano was a giveaway win, I purchased the next 4 Indie books, Jane Eyre thrift store, and the next three are review books, and the top two: one was a give-away win, the other I purchased on CBD. :)
Got these through CBD’s 99cent sale!
Book I received for Jolabokaflod in Mesu Andrews’ BFF team group. :)
So, there we have it. Books, books, books. Plenty of reading to last me till I’m 50! ;)
ALSO! Before I leave off… you might remember this post from a few days ago:
In that post, I mentioned upcoming posts, and I want to announce that I’ve devised a posting schedule which is quite new for this blog! God-willing, I shall post every Monday. These posts will be varied, and most likely not reviews. My review posts will go live during the week as I have them ready to post.
And this coming Monday, February 5th, we start off the new schedule with something very, very exciting!!! An… Author Interview!! Yessiree. So stick around for that, because it’s a good one. :D
This is what you can look forward to from my new posting schedule:
First Monday: Author Interview
Second Monday: Character Post
Third Monday: Devotional
Fourth Monday: Open-catagory – this is the day where I will post whatever random thing is on my mind. ;)
So, February is my trial-run for this schedule, but I do hope to make it a permanant thing. I’m pretty excited about it, and I hope you are too! :)
Comment and tell me about your January!