Friday, 1 February 2019

Month in Review: January

It's a new year, new school term, and a lot has changed. I really took control of my overbearing schedule this month, and, after a rough few weeks, I finally feel like I have some time to myself now. But, I did read a lot! Despite most of it being for school.

What I Read:

New Moon by: Stephenie Meyer: 5/5 stars
Eclipse by: Stephenie Meyer: 4/5 stars
Growing Up Stupid Under the Union Jack by: Austin Clarke: 3/5 stars
Breaking Dawn by: Stephenie Meyer: 3/5 stars
Wide Sargasso Sea by: Jean Rhys: 4/5 stars
The Hunger Games by: Suzanne Collins: 5/5 stars
Catching Fire by: Suzanne Collins: 5/5 stars

My favourite book was New Moon. As all of you know I was on a Twilight kick due to a university course, and this was my favourite of the series. Now I'm getting into The Hunger Games for the same course and I'm sure I will fly through that as well!

What I Blogged:

I only put up one blog post besides this one in January, that is my Review and Discussion of Twilight. I really liked the discussion I had with some of you and I'm hoping for more later on!

Favourite Blog Posts:

Lais talks about Books that Should be Required Reading 

Veronika shares Her Favourite Book Dedications 

Jillian discusses Pursuing Art in a Third-World Country 

Life Stuff:

School and work really took over my life, but like I said in the beginning of this post, I have reduced the hours I am at work and now I feel like I can get back on track. I'm also starting therapy soon which I am oddly excited for!

I also got really into podcasts this month. I never really used to listen to them before, but a friend at work recommended some to me when she heard that I love Greek Mythology and I have been hooked ever since! My favourite one is Let's Talk about Myth's Baby on Spotify.

That was my January! How was yours?

Emily @ Paperback Princess


  1. I really liked your Twilight discussion, looks like you did some good reading!!

  2. I'm glad a proper schedule is working out for you! And it's great you managed to read so many books. I need to check out your Twilight discussion!

    Happy February :)

  3. I think New Moon was probably Meyer's best writing in the series - even if it is technically the saddest of the books!

  4. Thanks for mentioning my postttt! It was one of my favorites I did; I'm glad you liked it too!
    I can't wait to read your Hunger Games discussion. This is the one series I feel like I changed my opinion the most on over the years. When I first read it, I think I was heavily influenced by the hype and I think I gave 5 stars to all the books. After a while, though, I changed my rating and Mockingjay was definitely the hardest drop - I rated it 2 stars. The more I think about this series, the more I realize how tropey it is, and the least I enjoy the writing style. I hope you have a better experience with it this time around than I did!
    Wishing you a great February, Emily!

    1. I’ve actually felt the opposite when it comes to The Hunger Games! When I first read it I thought it was boring and I really low rated it, but now I actually grew to love it! Glad you’re looking forward to my discussions, I hope I can go more into depth :)

  5. Never feel guilty for taking some time to reorganise and make things more manageable Em! I'm glad you seem to have things sorted now, don't panic if there are a few hiccups along the way! :) <3