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Tuesday, February 4, 2014

January Recap

Another month come and gone... and thankfully a much happier month for me than the previous. After dealing with some losses in December, January was like a breath of fresh air. I attended the wedding of friends, had a reunion with the Edmonton Book Bloggers, welcomed my bf's nephew into the world, celebrated my three year anniversary with my boyfriend, and was reunited with my ferrets. Oh, and I read 12 books! That is a really impressive monthly book count for me! Life is good.

I also binge watched Breaking Bad this month:
Now I am not yet done with all 5 seasons, but I think it is safe to say that Breaking Bad is definitely a new favourite of mine. It is most excellent. The acting is superb and the story is just absorbing. It's a show that makes me think, and I love that. I can't wait to see where it goes from here!


Blog Posts in January:

A Very Belated December 2013 Recap
A Very Belated 2013 End of Year Book Survey
Top Five Worlds I'd NEVER Want To Live In / Top Five Characters I'd NEVER Want To Trade Places With
Waiting On Wednesday: HarperCollins Spring 2014 Catalog
Review: Scarlet (Lunar Chronicles #2) by Marissa Meyer - 5 Stars


Best Book Read in January:
I FINALLY found the time to read Scarlet, the sequel to Cinder, one of my favourite reads of last year. Marissa Meyer is a MASTER of compelling storylines and loveable characters. And Cress is officially out! Which means I should be able to read it very soon and meet Cress, herself (as well as reunite with my favourites Thorne and Iko!!). Can't wait!

26 comments :

  1. OMG I'm like on the second last ep of Breaking Bad right now and ARGHHH if only I could finish it tonight (this is like my sixth one tonight). TOO INTENSE. But the best kind of intense!

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  2. I am SO glad to hear that you had a better month! And lots of cool things happened. Congrats on three years with the bf. Baby nephews are awesome. Because you can play with them all your want and then return them to their parents at the end of the day.

    I am somehow stuck on Breaking Bad, I am on season three I think. But Jesse and Mr.White are not getting along, and I don't like that. I like their chemistry (no pun intended). I'll get back to it when my obsession with British television subsides. Twelve books that epic. It would seem that your reading slump has come to an end.

    I am glad to see that things are looking up for you! I hope you enjoy February!

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  3. Yes, I'm happy you finally got to read Scarlet :D Cress is just as good! I really liked Breaking Bad, the last season is a punch in the stomach. Very powerful conclusion.

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  4. I think I need to try Breaking Bad ... hubs tried 2 episodes and didn't like it, but I tend to like the shows he doesn't like. Will have to try! I also really need to get into those Marissa Meyer books ... I have the first two so I don't know what's stopping me!

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  5. I've heard so much of Breaking Bad but I've never seen an episode. A lot of my coworkers talk about it so I guess I better try an episode or two to figure out all the hoopla. Glad your reading slump came to an end! That always makes me happy.

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  6. I'm glad you had a much better month. I want to read Breaking Bad, but I never have enough time to watch TV and I'm still in the midst of watching Doctor Who. LOL One of these days I'll get to everything I want to see!!!

    I haven't read Cinder or any of the others, but I really want too! I'm glad to hear you're loving the books.

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  7. OMG I loooove Breaking Bad so hard - me and the rest of the world I guess haha. But seriously I binge watched it too just this autumn and it was so addicting! And yay fro Scarlet! I really liked it too but Cress is now my favorite I hope you can get to it soon! :)

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  8. Oh yay! I love hearing you more happy.

    *hugs*

    Side note: Have I told you I love these little personal post updates you do?

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  9. I really need to watch Breaking Bad - I feel like the only person who hasn;t seen it. And happy belated anniversary!

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  10. I'm glad you liked Cinder! and that you're liking Breaking Bad, I never got around watching that because I keep picturing Malcolm's dad and I miss that show. LOL

    Also, yay for the family reunion with Mu and Stella. :) and happy belated aniversary.

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  11. I'm so glad to hear your January was better than December. Congratulations on your anniversary with your bf, and on being reunited with your furry friends! :-) Breaking Bad is seriously the best show I've watched in years, and it's left a gaping hole in my TV watching life. I wish there were more shows with such complex and captivating characters. *sighs*

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  12. I'm glad January was an improvement! It was nice to see you at the meetup!

    I'm so glad you loved Scarlet. Thorne and Iko are my favourites too.

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  13. Awesome post :D And YAY for finally reading Scarlet. <3 Love that book so much. Sigh. And fingers crossed you will love Cress as well; for me it was the best of the three :) SO GOOD.
    Thank you so much for commenting on my blog ages ago. <3
    Love, Carina @ Carina's Books

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  14. Wonderful recap post ^^ I'm so happy that January was a much kinder and happier month for you!! And WOW 12 books in one month! That is amazing, congrats girl :D Oh and congrats on the bf anniversary and for being reunited with your fur babies too ♥

    I'm still super pumped you read and loved Scarlet!! I'm still waiting for my copy of Cress to arrive in the mail but hopefully I won't be too far behind you in reading it ;-) Here's to an amazing February xx

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  15. I'm sorry to hear that December wasn't very good to you, but glad you had a happy January! I only read 2 books last month so 12 sounds pretty good to me :) I still have to read Cinder!! I've heard so many good things...

    Hope you have an awesome February!

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  16. My cousin keeps telling me to watching BB, but I never seem to get around to it. May have to binge watch it this summer! Loved Scarlet! Am currently reading Cress, and you're right Meyer excels at characterization. :)

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  17. Aylee, I'm so glad to hear that January was a better month for you! I've been dying to start Breaking Bad... hearing from you that you loved it makes me want to try it even more! And I'm so glad you enjoyed the sequel to Cinder, another thing I have to try out... I hope February is a successful month for you again!

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  18. I love love love BB! And Scarlet!

    I'm glad that January was a better month for you.

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  19. I finally got my Internet back and am glad that January was a much happier month for you than December, Aylee. Congrats on your three year anniversary with the BF and the birth of his nephew.

    Have you started reading Cress yet? I'm halfway through it and am hoping I can finish it by the time Marissa visits Yorkdale. I'm going to assume you're coming ...

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  20. You're making me very curious about Breaking Bad. It seems like everyone loves that show!

    Ooh, I hope you love CRESS!

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  21. Ohhh now I want to re-watch Breaking Bad... so sad this series is over. I haven't read Scarlet yet, but will hopefully find the time to read it, too. Glad you enjoyed it:)

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  22. I'm happy to hear you had a much better January! And yay for reading 12 books! That's wonderful. I keep hearing good things about Breaking Bad, and I'm pretty sure I'll like it too, but I feel like another TV series addiction right now probably isn't a good idea for me. :D But maybe in the summer, when I have more free time. I hope you're enjoying your February so far. :)

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  23. Yay to happier months! :D And yay for Breaking Bad! I've heard so many good things about it, but I haven't had the time to get to it yet. I do have all the seasons though... hopefully I'll be able to find some time to binge watch it too! Crossing my fingers your February is better!

    Faye @ The Social Potato

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  24. Aw, I'm glad to see you're having a good time and all's well with you. I haven't heard of Breaking Bad. I'm not sure if they air it here but I'll have to check it out. And Scarlet! Now that's one series I hear tons about and it's all good stuff so I better read it sometime. I hope the months to come are as happy as this one, Aylee.

    Sarika @ The Readdicts

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  25. I still need to watch Breaking Bad. My husband was a huge fan and then it got to violent for his taste (which is really saying something). I'm not sure what I'd think of it.

    I thought of you last night when I was listening to a podcast and it said that it is illegal to own ferrets as pets in California. That seems really surprising. Apparently it's because they are an invasive species if they get out into the wild.

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  26. I am so glad to hear that January was a great month for you Eilidh! :D And I really need to actually watch Breaking Bad...I've seen bits and pieces of each season when my mom watches it, but I need to REALLY watch it so I can see it all. haha

    I hope that February is just as awesome for you...I can't believe it's already almost over! This year has already started to go far too fast!!!!

    Pssst....have you gotten yourself Veronica Mars tickets yet???!!! :P

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