What Happened In January: Reading Challenges and the World Has Gone Mad

Thursday, February 2, 2017

Oh! Hey Ya'll!

So...yeah, I almost...almost forgot to post this post. But it's getting done. So much stuff going on in the world...in the country. It's so easy to get distracted. But I do want to start doing more monthly updates for the blog...anyolhoo's, January wasn't all that exciting especially as far as books are concerned.

I did however, get some reading in...

I read three books towards our own challenge, the Diversify Your Shelf Challenge. It's happening via Goodreads so if you would like to join...you can click on the pic via our sidebar. And for anyone that did join, please if you can, go over to Goodreads when you have a chance and give us your monthly update.

Those books were:
The Fifth Season by N.K. Jemison (My Review)

Kindred by Octavia E. Butler (My Review)
The Farmer and The Belle by D. A. Young (My Review)

I also decided to join another challenge (My Year of) which will consist of me reading one author for the entire year each month (thank you Monica). That author will be Octavia E. Butler. I read one book towards this challenge which you can see above. I also decided that for each review I do, it will be via video...this will get some action on my Youtube channel. I have to dust the dust bullets off that sucker, lols.

I also, joined the yearly Audiobook challenge over at Hot Listens. I don't have anything to add towards January but for February, I'll be listening to Magic Bites (Kate Daniels #1) by Ilona Andrews. I've had it in my audible library for like the longest so it's time to try that sucker out plus I've heard really good things about the series. I've decided to do my reviews for my audio-books via podcasts (Soundcloud)...another account that needs the dust brushed off, lols.

So these challenges are coinciding with other things I got going on via the inter-webs and that's a good thing.

Anyways before this turn into a long ass unnecessary worded post, that's it for me. How did January go for ya'll? let a girl know in the comment section. Did ya'll hear Queen Bey is pregnant with twins? Lawl...ain't nobody else pregnancy announcement gonna be exciting, lols. That women know how to announce shit, lmaooo! Had these eStreets out here in tears...

Come on Bey! And the memes...lols!!! 
But what a way to kick off Black History Month :D

Grown ass woman, Mother, reader, drinker of the red wines, not so serious makeup enthusiast and finally...a habitual procrastinator. I read just about everything but I really do love my romances. HEA’s are optional because hell sometimes, Prince Charming really is just a frog. Don’t asked if I finished *that book* yet...because I didn’t.
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  1. So true! It almost broke the internet lol

    I have to give that audiobook challenge a go. I'll just aim low

    1. Girl, I was in stitches all day yesterday and today too, lols!

      I don't go pass 10 in that challenge ;)

  2. Hope you wind up loving Magic Bites!! I'm addicted to that series :D

  3. Your reviews is why Ive decided to give it a go :)

  4. Those pictures she took look so beautiful. Happy for her. I've been a little behind on my reading too, but I did find a really good one from James Rollins that I've been on the edge of my seat with. Happy Friday!

    1. they were gorgeous ;) Happy reading with your current book!

  5. I saw some real fun vids about her announcement that gave me such giggles.

    Oh neat! Glad you got a good start on your reading and challenges. You picked some good challentes. I'm doing the audio one with you. When COYER is done in March, I was hoping to hop into the GoodReads Diversity group. Neat that you're working on a specific author's books challenge. I've done a few and enjoy them so long as I space them out a little (I'm a lousy binge reader).

    Have a good, February!

    1. Hey Sophia!

      I luv the internet when it comes to memes and pics, lols.

      Oh cool, hope to see your update there soon :)

      I hope I stay focused this year with my challenges.

      Happy February!