January Haul and Wrap Up

January started off strong with reading, but kind of slowed down as I started going through some personal/spiritual things mid-month (which feels like a lot longer, honestly).

I can’t really explain it, but my fellow Christians will know that sometimes we go through rough patches in our walk with God.  Mine happened right after I started reading my Bible more than I had been in the past few months, and it’s like I was attacked right away after listening to God about pulling back from something that was taking up all my time (obviously not in a good way).  So long story short, I’m still working through some of my anxiety and whatnot, but I guess we’re all works in progress, right?

Anyway, reading… I finished nine books this month and I’m still (slowly) working on one.  I am considering DNF’ing it, not because I don’t like it – I’ve actually read it before – it’s just not quite sitting with me at this time, I guess.  I also acquired ten books this month; eight were purchases with gift cards from Christmas, and the other two were given to me as gifts.

Books I Read in January
  1. The Queen of  Nothing  – 4.5 stars
  2. Ali Cross – James Patterson – 4 stars
  3. Black Butler, vol. 1 – 4 stars
  4. Black Butler, vol. 2 – 3 stars
  5. Black Butler, vol. 3 – 3 stars
  6. Again, but Better – 3.5 stars
  7. Black Butler, vol. 4 – 4 stars
  8. Black Butler, vol. 5 – 4 stars
  9. The Printed Letter Bookshop – 5 stars
Books I Acquired in January
  • A Classic Christmas – various authors
  • Misfits – Jen Calonita
  • The Camera Never Lies – David Rawlings
  • Sailor Moon, volumes 6 – 10 – Naoko Takeuchi
  • Armegeddon – Tim LaHaye & Jerry B. Jenkins
  • A Study in Charlotte – Brittany Cavallaro

Overall, not too bad.  I kinda wish I’d read more novels than manga, but I don’t regret trying out Black Butler to get a feel for it.  I’m not sure if I’ll continue reading the series; I probably won’t.  I mainly read it because it’s one of my friend’s favorites because she loves the mystery aspect to it all.  I just don’t think I can hold out for the 20+ more volumes of it.

What did your January look like for reading/hauls?

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