Hello you lovely people!
So, the quest is off to a promising start, and I’m not too disappointed with my January turnout. I created a reading list for the first time in ages to give myself a little more structure, and it worked surprisingly well for the first half of the month. Due to some personal events and a very unhealthy obsession with several TV shows I was thrown off my path for the last two weeks, but I will just accept that and get right back on track.
In total, I finished six books, watched about ten seasons of TV shows (please don’t judge me) and listened to one audio-book. Here is the overview:
BOOKS I READ
|Der Weihnachtosaurus||Tom Fletcher||368 pages||☕☕☕☕|
|The Princess Diarist||Carrie Fisher||257 pages||☕☕☕☕½|
|Six of Crows||Leigh Bardugo||462 pages||☕☕☕☕☕|
|Crooked Kingdom||Leigh Bardugo||536 pages||☕☕☕☕☕⭐|
|Winnie The Pooh||A. A. Milne||148 pages||☕☕☕☕☕|
|Why Didn’t They Ask Evans?||Agatha Christie||215 pages||☕☕☕☕½|
The biggest surprise of the month however goes to my first Agatha Christie book, which I admittedly mostly bought because of the great title Why Didn’t They Ask Evans? I was a little sceptical at first but let me tell you, that purchase was absolutely worth it. I really should get going with those reviews, huh?
My only audio-book on the other hand was unfortunately disappointing. The German translation of the fourth instalment of the Magisterium series by Holly Black and Cassandra Clare came out, and as I’m following the series in this version (German and audio), I was thrilled to see how Cal and his friends were doing. I don’t have high expectations for these books, but even as a light read it didn’t qualify as a favourite. Cliches, predictability and unnecessary plot developments had me listening without much enjoyment and only for the sake of finding out where the story was going. Insert a shrug emoji here.
Now, before we go on you have to understand that I’m currently in a transitional phase of my life, emotionally unstable, vulnerable and desperate to escape reality. In short, my self-control has flung itself out of the window. Throw in the pressure using your trial month for Netflix to the full extent and you get: all four and a half seasons of Brooklyn Nine-Nine, the two seasons of The Crown (plus several documentaries on the Royal Family), three seasons of Gilmore Girls and the occasional season of Friends or Scrubs. I don’t even want to count how many episodes this makes. Let’s just say, I’m not even pretending to wonder where my reading time has gone and it’s probably a good thing that these trials expire after four weeks. No regrets though.
So, considering that I owe you several reviews, a Bullet Journal Flip Through and a few other posts that sit around in my drafts, I’m going to wrap it up here and get writing. I came up with a little blogging schedule: one review will be posted during the week and one general post on the weekends, and you may hold me accountable for that because I really want to do better next month. But now, who am I kidding, Season Four of Gilmore Girls is calling me on these final days of my free trial!
Thank you so much for reading, and here’s to a fabulous February ❤