Friday, February 01, 2013

Month in Review: January 2013

The first month of the new year has flown by!!! Besides reading, I am in the homestretch for my training for the 3-day, 50 mile walk I am doing the first weekend in March for MS. After a minor set-back in December (spraining my ankle), I am back on track with the trainings, even getting a long walk in outside this week.

I've also been doing a fair amount of crocheting - lots of new babies being born this year in my family. One was already born earlier this month - my 5th niece - and I am making a pink, white and green blanket for her. It will be all pink, with a white and green border - to resemble a watermelon. I can't wait to see how it turns out!

Here are my reading stats for January!

  • Books read:  14

Books I read (reviewed ones have * and link to review; books not yet reviewed will be linked up once review is posted.)

  1. The Winter Palace* -- Eva Stachniak
  2. The Look of Love*-- Bella Andre (e-book)
  3. Seven Up*-- Janet Evanovich (audio)
  4. Perfect Fit* -- Carly Phillips
  5. From This Moment On* -- Bella Andre
  6. The Forgotten Queen* -- D.L. Bogdan
  7. Big Sky River* -- Linda Lael Miller
  8. Can't Help Falling In Love -- Bella Andre (e-book)
  9. I Only Have Eyes for You -- Bella Andre (e-book)
  10. The Avalon Ladies Scrapbooking Society* -- Darien Gee
  11. Hard Eight* -- Janet Evaonvich (audio)
  12. Summer House -- Nancy Thayer (audio)
  13. Visions of Sugar Plums -- Janet Evanovich (audio)
  14. The Typewriter Girl* -- Alison Atlee

Favorite Book of January:   

  • The Winter Palace by Eva Stachniak

2013 Challenge Update:

  •  Read-a-Latte Reading Challenge -- Books Read: 10/100
  •  Library Books Reading Challenge -- Books Read: 6/50
  •  Off the Shelf Reading Challenge -- Books Read: 1/30
  •  Tea & Books Reading Challenge -- Books Read: 0/2
  •  First Reads Reading Challenge -- Books Read: 3/11
  •  Classics Reading Challenge -- Books Read: 0/3
  •  Historical Fiction Reading Challenge -- Books read: 3/15
  •  E-Book Reading Challenge -- Books Read: 5/20
  •  1st in a Series Challenge -- Series started: 1/10
  •  Finish the Series Challenge -- Series completed: 0/3
  •  Cruising Thru the Cozies Reading Challenge -- Books Read: 0/13+
  •  Audio Book Challenge -- Books Listened To: 4/25
  •  Reading Challenge Addict Challenge - Challenges Finished: 0/12


  1. You had a great month! I've added 3 of your books to my TBR list.

  2. Wow! January was an excellent reading month for you. I cannot believe the number of reading challenges you're participating in!

  3. Great month! I enjoyed The Winter Palace last year. and I see we have lots of Reading Challenges in common. Here is my January wrap-up, it was a great month as well:


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