Wednesday, February 1, 2012

Monthly Wrap Up - January 2012

Hello February! You arrived so quickly. My online class started back up last night and now I have to hunker down into student mode. I enjoyed the winter break and miss it already.

I write an annual wrap up at the end of the end, so I decided to add monthly wrap ups to the blog.  Other bloggers do it and I'll definitely give them props after I find their posts among my 700+ Google Reader backlog.

January 2012 stats:

Books completed: 8 
  1. Halo by Alexandra Adornetto
  2. Not That Kind of Girl by Siobhan Vivian
  3. Obsidian (A Lux Novel, Bk.1) by Jennifer L. Armentrout
  4. The Future of Us by Jay Asher and Carolyn Mackler
  5. The Night Circus by Erin Morgenstern
  6. Stardust by Neil Gaiman
  7. Crossed (Matched, Bk.2) by Ally Condie
  8. Carrier of the Mark by Leigh Fallon
Books unfinished (which I'll hopefully finish in Feb): 2
  1. Dearly, Departed by Lia Habel
  2. Anna Dressed in Blood by Kendare Blake
Library Fines: $2.30
I put a ton of holds on new YA releases in November and December. All the books arrived for me at the same time, which meant attempting to juggle and prioritize 15+ books.  Needless to say, it was an epic fail.  I read a few books I was dying to get my hands on (i.e. Crossed and The Night Circus) but I didn't get to all of them (i.e. The Scorpio Races by Maggie Stiefvater, Blood Red Road by Moira Young, and Legend by Marie Lu).

Book Reviews: 1
Ok, that's another disappointment. I need to step up my reviewing.
Obsidian (A Lux Novel, Bk.1) by Jennifer L. Armentrout.

BookCrossing Books Released: 0
The January meeting of the Audubon BookCrossers was a bust. Not many people showed up. I brought three books with me, but decided to save them for February's meeting instead. I'm not sure if I'm going to the February meeting since it's on Superbowl Sunday.  Hubby and I have cleaning to do since we've invited a few friends over.

Pages Read Challenge: 2,861 pages = 19% of goal
It's a great start to my Pages Read goal of 18,000.  If I keep this reading pace, I'll have to increase my goal.

Read Ten "1001-books": 0
None so far. I'll make an effort in February.

February Goals:
  • Review more (maybe 2 or 3 at least).
  • Release more (attempt to wild release?).
  • Post my tentative reading lists this week for the Mount TBR and other challenges.
  • Try not to rack up any more library fines!
  • Visit more blogs and comment (instead of my usual stalking).