The time it was a monthly recap {30}

Posted February 1, 2018 by Stacee in Monthly Recap | 6 Comments

You guys. Okay, so it’s February and here we are again…I didn’t realize that I never did a recap for December until I started this one, so there’s that.  Looking at my calendar, there wasn’t too much going on and I’m still lacking the ambition, so that explains a lot.

Anyhoo, I’ll do a double recap of sorts. Settle in.

December: 12 books

I was able to finish 2017 with a total of 283 books, which I’m pretty pleased with. Not too bad for no challenge. I have set the 2018 challenge for 250 books and I’m already feeling the stress for being behind. Sigh.

January: 17 books

I need to come up with a different way to share the books I’ve read for the month, so I’m trying this listing way. The link will take you to my review on Goodreads. Adding the covers was a huge pain in the ass and even though it’s aesthetically pleasing to me, it’s also taking up a lot of my storage. So yeah.  We’ll see how this goes. If anyone has a better way, please let me know.

  • Simon Pulse sent me a bound MS of From Twinkle, with Love and I screamed at the post office
  • Penguin Teen sent me a finished copy of Immortal Reign and I screamed on my front porch
  • Sourcebooks Fire sent me an arc of Furyborn with the pretty cover and I screamed at the gorgeousness of it

I also got a super cute mailing of The Wedding Date from Berkley, a finished copy of Wires and Nerve 2: Gone Rogue and a box of lovelies from Fierce Reads, and an arc of Between the Blade and the Heart from Wednesday Books.

Fangirled over:


Special stuff:

  • Mysterious Galaxy had their holiday party.  Michelle and I pre-gamed as always before spending some time at the bookstore and flailing over Christina Lauren.
  • I may have had a few mimosas with my favorites before the event started.

  • The day after the holiday party, Leigh Bardugo {aka The Queen} was at the store.  It was fairly informal, but ticketed.  We got to spend a few minutes chatting with her and I was able to collect the rest of the SoC cards I needed to complete the set.
  • I didn’t recap either of these events as there wasn’t any sort of presentation slash Q&A and I doubt anyone wants to hear the random conversations we tend to have.
  • Fangirling over: Holly Black, Susan Dennard, and maybe Melissa Albert and Neal Shusterman
  • Interviewing: Dhonielle Clayton, Mary Pearson
  • Reading Rewind: YES. Seriously, I need to do this.
  • Discussion post: Perhaps.
  • Special Stuff: blog tours for Hero at the Fall and A Wrinkle in Time.
  • Extra Misc: in January, I co-hosted my first Instagram photo challenge with Cait and Brittney and it was so much fun. We’ll be doing another one for February! If you’re interested in joining us for the month {or like me for a couple of prompts}, check out #febbookstagram18. You can also find the prompts on the highlights of my IG profile.

Obviously I haven’t been as active as I was expecting to be.  I’m still behind on replying to comments and visiting blogs.  I can’t even keep up with my own features.  I’m really hoping to get back into the swing of things soon.  Please stay with me.

In the meantime: How was your January? What was your favorite read for the month?



6 responses to “The time it was a monthly recap {30}

  1. Glad you loved The Wish Granter! I’ve been curious about it. I have been trying to keep myself from wanting a hardcover of Furyborn before I read it. Ha ha. Your IG photo hit me in the heart. The book and photo were gorgeous.

    Reading Rewind! Yes, seriously, I need to get off my duff and do it, too. I might re-read Masque of the Red Death before I read Dance of the Red Death. Have a wonderful February.

    • Stacee

      I’m actually drafting my RR post now!! It’s only taken me months and months and months to get back to it. I loved The Wish Granter, but I’ve loved all of CJ’s books, so it was sort of a sure thing. I’m so excited to read Furyborn. I hope the hype doesn’t ruin it for me.

      Thanks for reading and commenting!

  2. I love your recaps and am so jealous of all the book events you get to go to. Not much comes to New Orleans. :( I totally feel your reading slump. I have the same problem it seems every year. I’m so behind on books I need to review but it’s fine. I love that you’re rereading favorites. I do that too. I read Kushiel’s Dart for the first time in 2016 and then reread it last year. Almost time to read it again. :)

    • Stacee

      Yay! I”m happy to hear that you enjoy the recaps. I am quite lucky to live somewhere that everyone eventually shows up…it might take a while, but I’ve been able to meet almost everyone I want to.

      Thanks for reading and commenting!

  3. Eee, lovely recap Stacee :D I always love seeing what you are doing. <3 Hugs. YAY for having read so many books in 2017 :D Ahh. You are awesome :D And yay for reading a lot in January too. <3 Eee, I loved The Wish Granter so so much too :D I hope February is going well for you lovely. <3 And aw, I love the new way you have of sharing the books you have read :D So awesome. <3

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