The first month of 2021 is in the books! And honestly... it was ok. I am enjoying my online courses right now and it's nice that I'm being kept busy. I'm also all done with my master's applications, so now it's just a matter of waiting to see if I get in or not. It's an exciting time for sure. A lot of changes are happening. But I think change is good especially in our current time period. Here's what went down in January!
What I Read:
The Answer Is by: Alex Trebek: 5/5 stars
A Song Below Water by: Bethany C. Morrow: 3/5 stars
Even if We Break by: Marieke Nijkamp: 3/5 stars
The Mermaid, the Witch, and the Sea by: Maggie Tokuda-Hall: 4/5 stars
Cherry Crush by: Cathy Cassidy: 5/5 stars
One of Us is Next by: Karen M. McManus: 4/5 stars
Hood Feminism by: Mikki Kendall: 4.5/5 stars
The Ship of the Dead by: Rick Riordan: 5/5 stars
These Violent Delights by: Chloe Gong: 5/5 stars
Moonrise by: Sarah Crossan: 5/5 stars
The Extraordinaries by: T.J. Klune: 4/5 stars
It was a great month for reading!! My favourite book I read this month was Ship of the Dead by: Rick Riordan. It's the last book in the Magnus Chase trilogy and I am so sad to see this series go. I am slowly working through the last of Riordan's books that I have to read, and idk how I'm going to be able to handle it. But, this was a fabulous conclusion.
What I Blogged:
I am so behind on reviews. I read a lot more often than I review, so I tried to get out a bit more reviews this month, but I am still never going to catch up. Oh well! Anyways, my favourite blog post of the month was my discussion on What Makes A Good Non-Fiction Book. It was nice to hear everybody's thoughts on non-fiction, especially since I run a predominately fiction-based blog.
Favourite Blog Posts:
Veronika discusses Comfort Characters
Nyx shares why she Doesn't Do the Goodreads Challenge
Roberta asks about what Your Dream Bookish Job Would Be
Like I said, January wasn't terrible! I didn't have too many panic attacks, and there are now vaccines circling around the world, woohoo! Let's hope that 2021 continues to look up.
I am taking a bunch of courses that I am really interested in this semester. I was able to fit into my schedule two ancient history courses, one of which focuses mainly on Greek mythology, which of course I am loving so far! Even my writing courses have been really fun so far. I'm hoping that my last term of undergrad continues to look up.
I'm also attending a virtual concert this Sunday! My favourite broadway actor, Jeremy Jordan, is hosting a virtual concert this weekend and I am super excited about it. It's definitely going to be different than being there in person, but supporting artists during this pandemic is important nonetheless. This will be my first concert of his I will be attending, and even though it'll be over a screen, I cannot wait.
So, that was my January! How was yours?
Emily @ Paperback Princess