Welcome to my wrap up for the month of January! At the beginning of the month I wrote a post about all the things I wanted to happen this month, In January I Will…, and now it is time to reflect back on all the things I wanted to achieve this month.
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This month, I’ve finished four books – three of which were from my second semester university reading list.
Bonfire by Krysten Ritter
I will be putting out a review for this book within the next couple of weeks so I don’t want to spoil any of my thoughts before that post goes live, but I loved Bonfire and it was a great book to kick off my reading in 2019.
Frankenstein by Mary Shelley
This was the first book I needed to read for university and it was quite different from what I was expecting. I might publish some mini-reviews or first impressions for my university reading so far, or I might wait until the end of semester to reflect back on them – I’m not sure yet!
The Island Of Doctor Moreau by H.G. Wells
I’ve never read H. G Wells before but I quite liked The Island Of Doctor Moreau. It was different from what I was expecting but not necessarily in a bad way and I’m looking forward to studying it in closer detail.
The Metamorphosis by Franz Kafka
This was another read for university that I was expecting to hate but ended up loving. It was absurd, and it was sad, but it was surprisingly fresh and unique.
I did meet the goal of writing a post about my writing projects! The post is a very brief explanation of the main projects I have floating around at the moment. I haven’t done much writing this month, but I’ve done a bit of plotting – at least in my head. I started a very rough outline for the first part of Dragon and I think I’m closer to a plot than I was at the beginning of the month. We’re all about counting the small victories, here.
Finally, I’ve sort of met my blogging goals. I’ve got some posts planned for February (apart from two that I need to finish and a possible 1-2 extras just in case). I’m proud of the content I’ve been publishing this month: it kicked off with A Manifesto For 2019 where I talked about my attitude to the new year, and I was involved in the Bookish Hello Tag where I reintroduced myself after restarting this blog. I posted my first tutorial-style post, How To Get More Blog Comments, which was super well recieved and this encouraged me to write The Introverts Guide To Recharging. Last but not least, I published my first review of 2019 – A Review of Neuromancer.
Did you meet your goals this month? Did you read as much as you wanted to? How is your 2019 going so far? Let me know in the comments!