January wrap-up!

Happy February, friends! I cannot believe the first month of the year is over already!

I ended up not blogging as much as I had anticipated this month (I never even posted my 2021 favourites!), and I don’t see that changing for February or March tbh; work is super busy the next couple of months, so I might be a bit absent! But I will be around, reading all y’alls posts, maybe posting here or there.

Anyhow, let’s look at what I did this month!

Books Read

  • Son of a Trickster by Eden Robinson: 4 stars
  • The Girls I’ve Been by Tess Sharpe: 4 stars

This was a great start to the year! I really enjoyed both of these books.

Currently reading

  • Fault Lines by Emily Itami: I’m so close to finishing this book, and I’ve been really enjoying it!
  • Mexican Gothic by Silvia Moreno-Garcia: I read the first 30ish pages of this, and then had to put it down because Fault Lines was going to go back to the library. But I was very intrigued and will definitely be finishing it!
  • I will hopefully be starting Seven Days in June by Tia Williams ASAP because it’s my second Booktube Spin book and because I have to return it to the library soon.

Things watched

  • Survivor: Amazon: I loved this season and it became one of my favourites. Jenna is such a great player and I love her.
  • Survivor: Pearl Islands: it was great to meeting Sandra and Rupert for the first time, and I had a great time watching this season. It’s so funny watching it knowing who wins because at multiple times during the season, multiple people say she won’t win and then.
  • Survivor: All stars: my partner and I have already watched this season but we wanted to rewatch it knowing everyone. It was definitely fun to rewatch it knowing how everyone plays.
  • Quinton Reviews’ iCarly series: okay this isn’t TV or anything, but I watched 15 hours of a guy talk about iCarly and Victorious so I’m counting it. Highly recommend watching it if you have the time. I watched it over a couple of weeks while cooking. Also his video on Fred is great.
  • I also watched that Disney FastPass video that was recommended to everyone this month. Also recommend it, it was super interesting.
  • And I can’t talk about YouTube without talking about Mike’s Mic’s Pretty Little Liars series, which satisfied my desire to rewatch the series. I still need to watch Part 3 but plan to do that this weekend.
  • I decided to rewatch Bridgerton, which was just as trashy and just as fun the second time around.
  • I’ve also regrettably been watching this season of The Bachelor, which is not nearly as bad as I was expecting but is also painfully average.

Reviews posted

Other bookish posts

2021 reading wrap-up // 2022 reading plans

Other news and highlights

  • January went by in a blur of work and omicron!
  • It seems like everyone I know had covid at some point this month: my dad had it, my boyfriend’s sister, brother, sister-in-law, and parents all had it, several people from work had it. I had to work from home for a week because I was a close contact of someone at work. A kid my boyfriend teaches got it. My partner and I have been dodging it as best we can.
  • The weather got way nicer this month, so I was able to go on a bunch of walks! I went on one with my coworker last week and it was really nice and therapeutic to walk by the water and talk.
  • I had a lot of fun and interesting work this month, and a lot of difficult clients and meetings. Overall a good work month, if a bit tiring at times.
  • It was a good month in the group chat too, which seems like a weird thing to put as a highlight but tbh, the group chats are the only things keeping me going at the moment.
  • My family did our first family therapy session, which was a success! Big moves happening here, folks.
  • OH I’ve been playing Wordle. Thank god it’s only a once-a-day kind of thing because I’d never put it down if not. 10/10 would recommend.

How was your January? What have you read this month? Have you watched anything recently? Let me know!

Ally xx


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6 thoughts on “January wrap-up!

  1. Sounds like you had a good—if busy—January. I hope you enjoy Mexican Gothic when you have the chance to continue it. I enjoyed reading that one. And I’ve been avoiding Wordle even as an only once-a-day thing. I could see myself getting way too hooked on that.

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  2. So glad to Hera you and partner were safe – hopefully your family is doing better too now!! I’ve been meaning to pick the girls I’ve been by Tess Sharpe so it’s good to see you enjoyed it!! I’m also hoping to read Seven Days in June this month so let’s see? I hope we both enjoy it!

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