January in Retrospect

The first month of 2015, gone already. And because of the insane amount of stuff I’ve been trying to do during it, it’s passed both very slowly and very quickly, all at once. Funny how time does that.

In non-bloggy things, I, erm, don’t have a job at the moment. Long story, but ultimately what it’s done is pushed ahead my moving plans so that instead of my roommate moving to PEI now and me following in a few months, I’m following in a couple of weeks. Which is why parts of January have been crazy. We’ve been trying to pack as much as possible to just get it over there, and then anything left here will be stuff to either throw out or donate. We have this place until the end of February, so I’ll be staying behind for a bit and cleaning and getting the last bits done, and then in the middle of February, I’ll be hauling the remainders over to the Island and settling into the new house.

What will  do for work after that? Look for it. The roommate will be pulling in more than enough money to get us by, and we’ve already discussed how this is going to go, so work for me isn’t an immediate high priority. So I’ll have my focus on domestic stuff, mostly, until I find a new job. I’m not complaining in the slightest.

Anyway, on to more bloggish talk!

Reviews

Larque on the Wing, by Nancy Springer
Owl and the Japanese Circus, by Kristi Charish
The Just City, by Jo Walton
Three Parts Dead, by Max Gladstone
Libriomancer, by Jim C Hines
The First Fifteen Lives of Harry August, by Claire North
We Are All Completely Fine, by Daryl Gregory
Atlanta Burns, by Chuck Wendig

MOVIE REVIEW: Beautiful Creatures

8 books reviewed, and 8 books read! I’d say I’m off to a decent start for the year, wouldn’t you?

Other stuff

I celebrated 5 years of bookblogging with a contest (which is now closed and the winners have been chosen, just in case anyone thinks to try sneaking in some very belated chance).

I got to be part of the unveiling of the cover art for Danielle Jensen’s upcoming Hidden Huntress, which I can’t wait to read!

Upcoming

I admit it, February’s going to be a slow month, since I’ll likely be taking the first 2 weeks off blogging so that I can help set up stuff in the new house and then come back to the old apartment to finish up every last little thing that needs finishing. So for the first little while, it’ll be pretty quiet around here.

I guess the upside to that is that I still plan to get some reading done during that time, when it’s took late at night to work without disturbing neighbours or when I’m riding the bus to and from places, so I’ll end up with an okay backlog of reviews to keep everyone happy once I’ve returned. I wish I would’ve thought ahead to see if anyone wanted to do a guest post or two to keep things going while I’m gone, but eh, things were crazy enough as they were without me having to remember that too!

Since it’s a short month, I’m going to aim for 7 books read instead of the usual 8, and 5 reviews once I’ve returned from my hiatus. So a rather slow and quiet February, but one that will allow me to come back full steam in March.

So, how was everyone else’s January! Read any good books you want to recommend to me?

5 comments on “January in Retrospect

  1. Wow, you read some great books this month! I just put my review of Atlanta Burns up today. Good luck with all the moving! It’s not the funnest thing to do but it can be exciting:-D

  2. We’ll all be here waiting for you when things settle down, no worries ;-). Hehe, you can be a stay-at-home-roommate for a while :D. But I’m right there with you on the crazy time stretching that was January, I’m still not really sure that I approved the month changing over….

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