Saturday, January 31, 2015

January Recap 2015

Sooo..once upon a time I started trying to do monthly recaps. Let's see if I can do it again:

Not sure what I was up to this month, but it flew by! I did a lot of blogging. This post will be number 21 for me, which is a lot. 

I started to pick up my business again after the holidays. Last Saturday I attended Mega Regional which was super motivating! I really want to try and earn my way to convention in June! Let me know if you will help out??

I also took Baby Girl to Sesame Street Live! That was a hoot. Kids everywhere dancing, singing, crying, and downright partying. I'll be going again next year for sure. 

Otherwise, I hung out with friends, family, and food. Lots and lots of food. And I have more food ahead of me with SUPERBOWL tomorrow!!

In January I read 12 books. Five counted towards my Flights of Fantasy challenge. Two met my Library 2015 Challenge. And per usual, I'm behind on reviews :) My one review is linked!

5 stars:
A Thousand Pieces of You by Claudia Gray
The Dancing Master by Julie Klassen (audio)
Clutter Free by Kathi Lipp

4 Stars:
Cinder by Marissa Meyer
Code Name Verity by Elizabeth Wein (audio)
Beyond All Dreams by Elizabeth Camden
Romancing Your Better Half by Rick Johnson
Defenseless by Elisa Dane
Atlantis Rising by Gloria Craw

3 Stars:
Paper or Plastic by Vivi Barnes

2 Stars:
Both of Me by Jonathan Friesen

Emissary: 3 stars
Atlantis Rising: 3.5 stars
Starry Night: 1 star

Quick Reviews:

Blitzes, Tours, Reveals:
Forever Now Book Blitz

2014 Wrap Up & Looking Ahead to 2015
2014 Let Downs
2014 Honorable Mentions
Favorite Books from the Second Half of 2014
Fave Covers of 2014
Donuts to 2015
2015 Releases to Watch Out For

Challenges & New Books
Flights of Fantasy Challenge
Flights of Fantasy Update-January 
Write On Review-a-thon
New on the Shelves (5)

Not much really. After wrapping up Gilmore Girls, I floundered a bit. I rewatched BBC's Emma which is always a fantastic idea. 

Hubby and I have been watching Alaska State Troopers during naptime and Stargate SG-1 at night sometimes. We are currently in season 5.  

6 Writing Tips from YA Authors along with 15 Ways to Find Writing Inspiration has been giving me a jumpstart on my creative juices

Getting ready for The Month of Love with these pins: The 10 Day Happy Habits for Couples Challenge, 30 Day Marriage Challenge, and also this older January LOVE Calendar

Trying to find ways to keep Baby Girl occupied during the winter. This can be done inside and this lets me eat a snack :) 

Welcome to 2015 :) Maybe the pace will slow down in February??


  1. I love Cinder, and it gets better as you read more... :-)
    Great month in books, happy February reading!

  2. Thanks! I will probably pick up Cress this spring from the library!

  3. What an awesome month it's been for books Alyssa, you've had a few awesome reads there. Hubby loves Stargate too, I've actually never seen it. I'm super stoked that The 100 is back on, and The Walking Dead will be starting this month too. I bought a copy of Code Name Verity after seeing so many have loved it as much as you did and looking forward to starting it soon. Thanks for sharing Alyssa and happy reading <3

  4. Stargate SG-1 is a show you have to invest in as it is 10 seasons long! I've been hearing so much about The 100! I need to see if it is on Netflix yet.
    I hope you like Code Name Verity. The audio was really really good!

  5. 12 books in one month is awesome! And it looks like most of them were good, too. :)

  6. Yeah, I pretty much rocked January :) It's hard to go wrong with those great book choices!