I honestly can’t wait for February. Sure, the temperatures are usually ridiculously cold (love those Canadian winters), but it’s also my birthday month. The prospect of turning 26 is slightly terrifying, but I can’t wait to celebrate!
January was my first full month at my new job, and I’m so excited that I can finally say that I work in publishing! I started as a Social Media Marketing Coordinator for Harlequin just before Christmas, and I absolutely love it so far!
I also received my final grades this month – I finished my post-graduate studies in Digital Media Marketing with Honours and my convocation will be in June! I can’t believe how quickly my program flew by, but I’m so glad that I decided to go back to school. 🙂
Thanks to my 40 minute commute to work each day, I had a lot of uninterrupted reading time. I was able to finish 6 books, which puts me 2 books ahead of my Goodreads Reading Challenge goal! 4 of these books were backlist titles, 1 was contemporary romance, and all 6 were borrowed from the library.
The Lover’s Dictionary | 4 stars | A wonderfully creative read filled with poignant observations about all phases of a relationship
The Cruel Prince | 4 stars | I didn’t know how much I wanted a dark faery book filled with treachery and schemes until now
The Bride Test | 3 stars | I didn’t love the romance as much as The Hating Game, but I did like the secondary story about Esme immigrating to America
- I started posting more on my Bookstagram
- I wrote down my 2020 bookish resolutions to keep myself more accountable to my reading and blogging goals
- I joined the Contemporary Romance Reading Challenge and challenged myself to read more backlist titles
- I looked at why book reviews were less popular in the book blogging community
FAVOURITES FROM AROUND THE BLOGOSPHERE
- Jen shared her list of 100 most-anticipated YA novels for the first half of 2020 – I wish I was half this organized!
- Tiffany introduced the Subtle Asian Book Club, which is centered around reading books by Asian authors
- Kirkus Reviews gave an inside look at the process of making a Harlequin book cover
What were some of your favourite books/posts/moments from January? And what do you have planned for February? Let me know in the comments below.