Thursday, February 1, 2018

An Innocent Life #22: January Recap


Hello hello there. *looks at blog posts* Wow, I did NOT post as much as I wanted to this January. Well, it doesn't matter because I read 26 books this month and I am proud. What an achievement.

So, you might be asking, Val, WHY are you flying through all these books (and how for that matter. This is a question I cannot answer). Well, this year, my bud Holly and I are engaging in a friendly reading competition. Currently, I am winning.

But other than that, things have been pretty mellow! The new school year has started, I'm still underpaid, I don't have to assist with teaching undergraduates this year, and I've had a cavity.


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I've also completed TWO series this month, which means I am ahead on my self-imposed series challenge. And in terms of the sequels challenge, I've read 5 sequels this month.

I read a lot during the snowpocalypse this month (which resulted in 2.5 days off from classes and work).

Lastly, and I can't believe I'm saying this, but Rashika got me HOOKED on a TV show. I mean I really loved Brooklyn Nine Nine, and I still do (even though I haven't caught up), but I am obsessed with The Good Place. It's hilarious, has short episodes, an interesting premise, and at the same time has a plot. The season finale will air tomorrow, and I just cannot wait. (I never gush about TV shows, so you know that when I say I loved a show it must be amazing).

I'm also on the third (?) episode of The Handmaid's Tale? I read the book this month, and though that was pretty bleak, the TV show is even more intense. 


How was your January? Read much?