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So I thought I'd share what I've been reading this month. My reading-to-blogging ratio is pretty unbalanaced (I think I worked out I'll review 2 books for every 10 I read) and as you may have noticed, it's been a bit quiet around here. I promise I'm still reading! Here's a little wrap-up of what I read this month and what I'm planning for February.
Total books read: 10
Divergent – Veronica Roth
Legend – Marie Lu
Horns – Joe Hill
Black Painted Fingernails – Steven Herrick
Don’t Breathe a Word – Holly Cupola
The Future of Us – Jay Asher and Carolyn Mackler
Abandon – Meg Cabot
Speak – Laurie Halse Anderson
Wintergirls – Laurie Halse Anderson
The Purity Myth – Jessica Valenti
I had a pretty varied (and slow for me) month of reading. I have to tell you though - when reading Divergent, I was so enthralled that I ended up getting on the wrong train and not realising until I was on the other side of town! I enjoyed Horns a lot (but preferred Heart Shaped Box, which gave me full-on chills) and found Wintergirls to be really scary in another way.
Books I attempted (but didn't finish): 2
Skinny Bitch - Rory Freedman & Kim Barnouin (I actually wrote a seperate post about my feelings towards this book and then deleted it - just writing it was therapeutic enough and I decided I didn't really want to rant about it here).
A Game of Thrones - George R.R King - I really want to read this. I'm not much of a fantasy reader but I think I'll give it another attempt when I'm less distracted.
Books I'm currently reading: 2
The Fault in Our Stars - John Green - I know, I'm a bit slack. I raced out and got a copy the day it was released here and expected to devour it in a few hours. Instead I've decided to savour the experience and I'm only reading two chapters a night. It's actually really nice and I've found myself reflecting more on what I'm reading than just trying to get to the end.
Everything's Eventual - Stephen King.
Trying something new for 30 days
So in my last Mixed Bag post, I shared this video and I've been thinking about it a lot lately. I feel like I'm in a bit of a blogging rut lately (hence lack of action around here) and I've thinking about how a project like this could be beneficial in a number of ways (both in a blogging and personal sense). 30 days is a good amount of time to committ to breaking an old habit, or trying something different like Matt Cutts suggests in the video.
I'd like to try something new (for me) for the next 30 days. In February, I want to take a photo every day, and share them on here. Hopefully this will be a fun way to share a little glimpse of my day or my life with you all. If I can successfully stick to this, I'd like to try test-driving a new habit (or breaking an old one) and share my results on here.
What books did you read in January? What were your favourites?