End of January

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I have no idea where this picture comes from but I think it is lovely and sums up a chilly January perfectly.

Books Read: Eight (!)
Challenges: Three ( TBR Pile 2015, Reading England and Reading the Twentieth Century)

It is the last day of January and it is bitterly cold here in England, although no snow in my part of the country. I have had a lovely start to the year and life in general seems to be going pretty well – famous last words – and I am including work and personal life in that. It is bizarre to think that this school term is nearly over, but so far it has been a good term and perhaps one of the most memorable events so far has been a trip to London to see The Curious Incident of the Dog in the Night-Time. . I have blogged about the book before as I reread it last summer whilst I was debating teaching it (I decided against it) however with that said the stage production is absolutely fantastic. It is so cleverly staged and really helps you to understand what is going on in Christopher’s head. If you have or haven’t read the book I strongly recommend this play; it is incredible. I know many of the staff I went with are thinking about seeing it again when it comes to a local theatre on tour.

Not only have I had a fab month with life in general I have also had a fab reading month; January has seen me storm through eight books…well seven and a half if I include the fact I started A Feast for Crows in December. This month’s reading has included:

A Feast for Crows by George R. R. Martin
Dumb Witness by Agatha Christie which counts for three challenges; TBR Pile 2015, Reading the Twentieth Century and Reading England
The first five books in the Pretty Little Liars series by Sara Shepard
Miss Pettigrew Lives for a Day by Winifred Watson which also counts for the same three challenges as Dumb Witness. *review to come*

Challenges Update

TBR Pile 2015 – I have made a good start on this challenge and read two books from my original list of twelve.
Reading England – I have read books from two counties so far: Berkshire and London. I always knew London would be one of the first counties/areas I would cross off of my list so this is no surprise.
Reading the Twentieth Century – I reached the 20% mark of my Reading the Twentieth Century challenge, although in true fashion to my crapness at maths I actually have 101 years as I included 2000, so I have currently read 21 of 101 books/years.

Favourite Read
It is difficult to choose a favourite read for this month as I have liked every book I read and they have all been very different. I think for I would have to choose the Pretty Little Liars series purely for how enthralled I was by the series and how quickly I devoured each book. I still want to read the next ones right away.

Hopefully February will be just as good for reading and life!

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4 thoughts on “End of January

  1. We had snow but not enough to stick around for long. Looks like you had great January. I am really looking forward to The Curious Incident of the Dog in the Night-Time coming to a theatre near me! Happy reading in February 🙂

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