January 2018 recap // Wrap Ups

Hey hey!

I feel that I’m starting every post this year like this but here we go again. Yes, I know it’s late but I still want to wrap up my month of January 2018. I was thinking about just smushing all my monthly wrap up posts into one, but I still wanted to talk about my bookish happenings each month, so they going to be abridged, separate posts. Hopefully they’re still enjoyable!

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Reading challenge


I read 5 books (5%) out of my goal of 100 books for 2018. Yep, I’m going for that 100. It’s a little intimidating, but I think I can do it.

Books


January wasn’t the best month in terms of reading good books. I read a lot of books that just didn’t match my expectations, but they had such great concepts!

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Books borrowed


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LIFE UPDATE

I borrowed a ton of books from the library. I got strange looks attempting to check them out and lugging that pile around. I can explain – it wasn’t an impulsive decision I promise. My main library was going to close for renovations in February so I made the most of my time there.

I kind of fell into a reading slump. I was so determined to keep up with my reading challenged at the start of the year, but I think the consistent mediocre reads definitely contributed to my lack of motivation.

I decided to keep on going with my bullet journal as my organisation system but I think that I could be getting more out of it. I generally just use it for to-do lists, monthly planning and tracking some school stuff. Any suggestions or spread ideas would be much appreciated.

I fell into a musical spiral in January, specifically a The Phantom of the Opera spiral. I watched the special 25th anniversary performance at the Royal Albert Hall on film, and I was obsessed. I ended up finding myself rewatching this production MULTIPLE times.

Lastly, we’re going to end this post with my favourite quote from a book I read in January. There were so many good quotes in this novel, so this was ONE of my favourites…

“You never really understand a person until you consider things from his point of view… Until you climb inside of his skin and walk around in it.”

– To Kill a Mockingbird, Harper Lee (Atticus Finch)

(Well, that ended up being a longer post than I intended.)

Emily x

LET’S CHAT

It’s a bit late, but how was your start of 2018? Was it a good reading month? Comment below!

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