Wrap Up

Dancing out of January 2022

January was the month of hard times, no snow and a lot of books. That is always a good time to the year. The books I mean.

The Numbers

In January I read a total of 14 books which makes the total of 2022 14 books read.
Of the 14 books 3 books were sci-fi, 2 books were contemporary, 1 book was non-fiction and 8 books were fantasy .
Out of the 31 days of January I read 14 days which amounted to a total of 4236 pages.
The rating average of this month was 4 stars.

  1. A Letter to Three Witches by Elizabeth Bass | 3 stars | ARC
  2. Servant Mage by Kate Elliott | 3 stars | ARC
  3. Damn, Honey by Mary Lotte Hagen and Nadia Voorthuizen | 4 stars
  4. Lake Silence (The Others 6) by Anne Bishop | Reread
  5. Jade Legacy (Green Bone Saga 3) by Fonda Lee | 5 stars | ARC
  6. The Love Hypothesis by Ali Hazelwood | 5 stars
    Battle of the Linguist Mages by Scotto Moore | DNF | ARC
  7. The Warrior Poet (Faery Rehistory 3) by Sharon Lynn Fisher | 3 stars | ARC
  8. Mating the Huntress (Monsters and Mates 1) by Talia Hibbert | 4 stars
  9. The Tea Master and the Detective by Aliette De Bodard | 4 stars
  10. The Dating Playbook (The Boyfriend Project 2) by Farrah Rochon | 4 stars
  11. Seven Mercies (Seven Devils) by Elizabeth May and Laura Lam | 4,5 stars | ARC
  12. Stars and Bones by Gareth L. Powell | 3 stars | ARC
  13. Kelcie Murphy and the Academy for the Unbreakable Arts by Erika Lewis | 4 stars | ARC
  14. Keeper of the Lost Cities (Keeper of the Lost Cities 1) by Shannon Messenger | 5 stars

I thought it would be a shame not to share the pondathon garden every month. So here we are. I didn’t double anything up. And I still need rewards for 2-3 books from January. But I like the look so far.

⌘ February was fairly on the hard side for various reasons. But at least the lockdown didn’t last for the schools and Merijn started school early in January again.

⌘ We finally had our appt for Merijn. They are currently putting off giving him the autism diagnosis until next year when they will look again. However we are making a treatment plan to look at what we can do now.

⌘ My psychologist left in December for a new job. That sucked. I liked her. But I got a new psychologist this January who is also the one who will be setting out the course with the other therapists I have (my old psycholosgist didn’t do that but the psychiatrist did until now_ and she is changing the course a bit. Which means that therapy has been really hard and heavy. I think it is a good thing but it is taking quite a bit from me. I’m talking exhaustion and tears.

⌘ I’m just forever sad that it doesn’t seem we’ll be getting real snow this winter season.

Announcements and the Like
12 Books for 2022 Recced by (Twitter) Friends
Signing Up for Picture Prompt Book Bingo
Pondathon 2022 Sign-Up | Ready for a Year Long of Gardening

Wrap Ups and Other Memes
Dancing Out of 2021 | Wrapping Up the Year, Goals and Reading Challenges
2022 Reading Bujo Set Up | Show Your Bujo Theme
Show Your Bujo Theme | January 2022

Reviews
Girls of Fate and Fury (Girls of Paper and Fire 3) by Natasha Ngan | ARC
A Letter to Three Witches by Elizabeth Bass | ARC
Servant Mage by Kate Elliott | ARC
Jade Legacy (Green Bone Saga 3) by Fondia Lee | ARC
The Warrior Poet (Faery Rehistory 3) by Sharon Lynn Fisher | ARC

Top Ten Tuesday
26 Most Anticipated 2022 Releases in the First Half of the Year |
Ten Most Recent Additions to Goodreads
Five 2021 Releases I Was Excited to Read But Didn’t Get To
Six New to Me Authors I Discovered in 2021

Discussions, Topics and the Like
Lets Do It | 2022 Goals
My 21 Best Books of 2021
Time to Crunch Some Numbers | Reading Stats 2021
Book Haul 68 | First of the Year 2022

⌘ Scooby-Doo and Guess Who | Season 1 | Ep 11 to 26
⌘ Scooby-Doo and Guess Who | Season 2 | Ep 1 to 26
Not as amazing as earlier Scooby work and I’m never a fan of adding in familiar characters or celebraties. But okay to watch.

Blogs

⌘ Sammie from The Bookwyrm’s Den shares her 5 star reads of 2021.
⌘ Kal from Reader Voracious shares the result of the 2021 Bookish Jazz Awards she hosted!
⌘ Also Turtle Recall was shared on a list of Reading Challenges on Bookly!

This monthly wrap up will be linked up with the monthly one by Nicole @ Feed Your Fiction Addiction. This so we can blog hop to each others wrap ups easier.

12 thoughts on “Dancing out of January 2022

  1. Sounds like a great month overall! I hope the new therapist situation ends up working well for you. It can be really hard to change what was working in a situation like that, though I know that sometimes change is needed too.

    I doubled-up my reads in January for the Pondathon, but I’d started to feel guilty about it and so I think I might stop doing that, too. I think I’m going to start only using books for either the main reading rewards or for the special round reward. Your garden is looking great!

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      1. Oh! I see what you’re saying. And yes, CW did say you could double up books. Honestly, I started looking at what my garden looked like, and how many books I expect to read this year, and just thought it would be too much… LOL. I didn’t realize people had used the rewards multiple times to fill up their gardens. That feels wrong.

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