It’s a new year and I’m blogging with a new energy! Well, kind of. I’ve done more than I did in December, at least, and I’m trying to schedule a couple of posts a week. It’s getting there!
What I Read
I’ve read 7 books this year, which is pretty good, but still puts me behind on my Goodreads challenge. Confident I’ll catch up though! I’ve been alternating between review books and Christmas/my own books which is something I want to stick to more this year.
La Belle Sauvage by Philip Pullman
The End of Summer by Tillie Walden
Beauty Queens by Libba Bray
As I didn’t do the usual wrap up post in December I have a lot of book post thanks to catch up on so please excuse the long list! I’ve had some amazing post and have really enjoyed the ones I’ve read and am looking forward to the ones on the TBR!
Purple Hearts by Micheal Grant
Thanks Electric Monkey!
Brightstorm by Vashti Hardy
Secrets of a Teenage Heiress by Katy Birchall
Thanks HQ Young Adult!
And I’ve also had some fab requests accepted on NetGalley:
Clean by Juno Dawson
Thanks Hachette Children’s Books!
Time Bomb by Joelle Charbonneau
Thanks Houghton Mifflin Harcourt Children’s Books Group!
Savage Island by Bryony Pearce
Thanks Stripes Publishing!
What I Wrote:
I started getting up early to write during NaNo and I’m happy that I’ve kept with the habit so far this year. I’ve nearly finished my first draft of my WIP and I’m enjoying getting to the end of it now!
What I watched:
We’ve been watching Brooklyn 99 as there’s a new season on Netflix. I thought it was a little rocky at the start but it feels like it’s getting back into the swing of things now. I’m so in love with all the characters.
Nathan got some great films for Christmas and we watched most of them over the holiday period. The Ouija prequel was really good (way better than the first film!) and Conjuring 2 was pretty creepy too. We also took a break from the horror and watched Doctor Strange – great origins film – and the Lego Batman movie, which is way better than a film based on toys should be!
What I Did
For our anniversary this month we went out to Chung Ying in Birmingham and had the most incredible meal – they have the most amazing vegetarian food and I’d really recommend it. We’re aiming to go out at least once a month this year and have a little baby-free time!
What Little Moore Did
Little Moore is getting so chatty and I love to hear him burbling all day long. He tells little stories and tells me what to do all day (‘Mama sleep’ ‘Mama chair now’) He’s such a happy chatty boy and I can’t believe he’s going to be two next month!