Wednesday 2 February 2022

Month in Review: January


Now that I've returned to blogging after a hiatus, it is also now time to return to monthly wrap-ups! I really missed these posts, so here's what I got up to in January, and how my 2022 is shaping up to be: 

What I Read: 

I've set my Goodreads goal for 100 books, which I'm fairly confident I'll make judging by my reading list for school and the types of books I'll be reading. I'm already on track, and some of the books I read in January include: 

Monstress: Volume 1 by: Marjorie Liu and Sana Takeda: 2/5 stars 

Moon-Girl and Devil Dinosaur by: Amy Reeder, Brandon Montclare and Natacha Bustos: 5/5 stars 

Our Violent Ends by: Chloe Gong: 5/5 stars 

Cyclopedia Exotica by: Arminder Dhaliwal: 4/5 stars 

Squad by: Maggie Tokuda-Hall and Lisa Sterle: 5/5 stars 

Fall On Your Knees by: Ann-Marie MacDonald: 3/5 stars 

Favourite Book of the Month: You may be able to tell that I read a heavy assortment of graphic novels this month. This is partly why I'm able to keep on track of my goal. Graphic novels are faster for me to get through and I've been absolutely loving them. Some of these books I had to read for a superhero course I'm in, and some were just for fun. But my favourite has to be Moon-Girl and Devil Dinosaur. I got it as a Christmas present and it is such a fun series. It's diverse, heart-warming, and has some great cameos from other Marvel superheroes. 

What I Blogged: 

Like I said, I've returned to blogging weekly and my new routine is shaping up very well. I'm hoping that I won't have to stop any time soon because I really did miss it. My favourite post of the month would have to be when I wrote about Buffy the Vampire Slayer, Angel, and Abuses of Power. There are content warnings attached to this post, but it felt great to get out my frustrations towards the creator of one of my favourite tv shows. 

Some of My Favourite Blog Posts of the Month: 

Cee talks about censorship in Of Monsters, Mice and Men 

Roberta shares Her Most Fulfilling Author/Blogger Interactions 

Claire says that 2022 is Ours 

Sabrina is Reading Outside Her Comfort Zone 

Life Stuff: 

It's a new term, and I've got an easier course load than last term, which is good. As I mentioned before, I'm taking a superhero course, which has definitely fueled my graphic novel collection. I'm hopeful that this term will bring about some new reading favourites, but of course, I also expect things to get busy as we near the end. 

Other than school stuff, I'm really looking forward to the Olympics this month! Today is the opening ceremony, and I've been waiting so patiently for things to kick off. My family are very much into the Olympics, and I am extremely passionate about snowboarding in particular. I'll be cheering on Canada and hoping that everyone has a safe and successful time in Beijing! 

That was my January. How was yours? 

Emily @ Paperback Princess


  1. Thanks so much for the link!!!! XD <3 <3 <3

    Can't believe you gave Monstress 2/5! Surely on the artwork alone it deserves more?! Meh, you know I don't mind - if you didn't like it, you didn't like it. (I love that book though! Lol)

    1. I had extremely high hopes for Monstress, everyone I know had loved it! I had to read it for my school course, and me and my peers just kinda agreed that it wasn't our cup of tea. I think I prefer lighter comics, and the darkness of both the content and artwork just wasn't for me. But I'm glad that other people love it because I do think it's a powerful series!

  2. I love the Olympics! I haven't watched much yet but I look forward to hunkering down with a nice beverage and watching

    1. I'm watching snowboarding right now. These time differences are rough but I'm powering through haha!

  3. "Like I said, I've returned to blogging weekly and my new routine is shaping up very well. I'm hoping that I won't have to stop any time soon because I really did miss it."
    So glad you were able to find a rhythm and are blogging again! It doesn't hurt that you're having the chance of mixing duty and pleasure by reading graphic novels (even if you didn't love all of them).

    Thank you for the shout-out! 💚

    1. I would definitely prefer reading graphic novels over classics, so I am a bit spoiled nowadays in terms of school reading.

      No problem, Roberta! I hope this month brings better things for you.

  4. I remember reading monstress a couple years ago and hoping I would love it because of the artwork but it kind of fell off my radar and I completely forgot I had read it until reading your wrap up! 🤣 so glad you're back and blogging and I can't wait to see what the next month will bring! good luck with all your coursework too!

    riv @ dearrivarie

    1. Thanks Riv! It honestly did disappoint me. Perhaps it was because I had such high hopes for it, and the plot really let me down.

  5. Hope the Olympics watching has been living up to your hopes. I've really been enjoying it!

    Nicole @ Feed Your Fiction Addiction

    1. I kinda wish Canada was doing better than they are right now, but of course, it's been great watching the talent to come out of this competition.