Congratulations to you for surviving the holidays and making it through January! Isn’t that considered the worst of winter is over? We can only hope! It’s certainly been a frantic month for me, back to reading, reviewing, and concentrating on “stats.” (Yes, I know. I’m not supposed to think about those, but…)
I have achieved some goals:
Blog stats (hit 1,000 followers–Thank you all–again!), Goodreads stats (made my Book Challenge!), Amazon reviewer status (now down under 15K), and NetGalley stats achieved 80%–gonna keep it that way and pushing for my 50 reviews badge. (As a new reviewer on NetGalley, it’s easy to fall into that trap–BOOKS! All those BOOKS! I want them all–no, wait…oops!)
So, besides the ARC’s from NetGalley, there was #ThrowbackThursdays highlighting two of my favorite authors (Jodie Bailey and Linda McDonald). Spent some heavy time doing #AmReading posts, #TBR posts, and #Bookstagrams, the latter of which has fired up new ideas for “staging” books and that’s been fun.
Eleven January reads, most ARC’s through NetGalley and one read (#11) by my associate, the CE (If you haven’t caught his review yet, check it out!):
- January 02 – No Turning Back by Nancy Bush
- January 04 – The Last Homecoming by Dan Chabot (author request)
- January 07 – Grist Mill Road by Christopher J Yates
- January 09 – Strangers by Ursula Archer and Arno Strobel
- January 10 – Need to Know by Karen Cleveland
- January 14 – An Engineered Injustice by William L Myers Jr
- January 16 – Dark Ocean by Nick Elliott (author request)
- January 21 – Deep Zero by V S Kemanis
- January 23 – An Eye for an Eye by Caroline Fardig
- January 28 – Curses, Boiled Again by Shari Randall
- January 30 – The Yanks Are Starving by Glen Craney (author request)
See anything here that catches your eye? These run the gamut from historical fiction to psychological and legal thrillers and I know you’ve read at least one of them.
I’m having a tough time keeping up with reading and commenting on all your reviews! I comment when I can and I enjoy receiving all your comments here as well as the likes and comments on Bookstagram.
Maybe you CAN teach an old dog new tricks, it just takes us longer. If you have any suggestions, I’d love to hear them! ©2018 V Williams