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Hello, February

Save-the-date releases

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On the blog

Feb is officially love month which means one thing: ROMANCE! I plan on reading LOTS of romance books this month. I’ll probably do a special Valentines segment on the blog, if I can. Or maybe post a Story Soundtrack with all my favourite love songs! Aside from these, I’m also joining the Book Blogger Love-a-thon hosted by Alexa and Kate which is real exciting!

Goodbye, January

Events and happenings
A list of random things that occurred within the month  

  1. GAYLE FORMAN IN MANILA aka best event ever!
  2. Going to my first blogger forum
  3. New blog design
  4. Crazy book sales
  5. Holiday vacation high aka I’m so not ready for school yet
  6. Reached 1000 followers on twitter! Result!

Books read

Five-star reads

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Other books read

OCD Love Story by Corey Ann Haydu
Endless Summer by C.J. Duggan
Through The Ever Night by Veronica Rossi
That One Summer by C.J. Duggan
Stir Me Up by Sabrina Elkins
Where You’ll Find Me by Erin Fletcher
Landry Park by Bethany Hagen
Cracked Up To Be by Courtney Summers
We Were Liars by E. Lockhart
Deeper by Robin York

Total books read for January 2014: 13 books

Book reviews

That One Summer // Under The Never Sky // Heartbeat // Stir Me Up // Through The Ever Night // Landry Park // Into The Still Blue // Anything To Have You // Deeper // Where You’ll Find Me

Other posts

Story Soundtracks: Through The Ever Night // Crash Into You // Where You’ll Find Me
Cover Reveals: Elevated // Sacrifice
Discussions: What Does It Take To Have A Successful Book Blog // My Relationship With Book Ratings
Lists: 7 Gayle Forman Quotes To Live By
Book Hauls: #13 (Belated 2013 Books) // #14 (Start-of-the-Year Book Sale Pile)

On Replay

 

Lovely words

Sometimes fate or life or whatever you want to call it, leaves a door a little open and you walk through it. But sometimes it locks the door and you have to find the key, or pick the lock, or knock the damn thing down. And sometimes, it doesn’t even show you the door, and you have to build it yourself. – Just One Year, Gayle Forman 

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10 thoughts on “Hello, Goodbye: January 2014 Recap

  1. Still really jealous that you got to meet Gayle Forman. I didn’t even know she was here! And 13 books?! I only read 9 full-length books this month.

    Love month, lol! I can’t freaking wait for Split Second and Cress!

    Posted on February 1, 2014 at 9:40 pm
    1. Me too! Too bad you didn’t get to see her. :'( She was totally wonderful! Hehe, January was a good reading month for me! And I had a lot 4 & 5 star reads which means I read a lot of good books last month!

      Def excited for Split Second to be released. I’m reading Pivot Point at the moment. Still have to start The Lunar Chronicles series though. :)

      Posted on February 1, 2014 at 11:19 pm
  2. Split Second! I so cannot wait to read it.

    So, I had no idea that you read Just One Year in January as well. Isn’t it just the best? Sigh…

    Also, it is so cool that you got to meet Gayle Forman.

    I’m also taking part in Book Blogger Love-a-Thon and it’s my first time.

    Gah, I’ve yet to start Under the Never Sky series and I really hope I love it as much as you do.

    I also got loads of books this past month. Love it. =D

    Have an awesome February, Hazel! =D

    Sana @ artsy musings of a bibliophile recently posted: Monthly Recap: January
    Posted on February 2, 2014 at 3:45 am
    1. Reading Pivot Point and I’m already excited for the second book- is that weird? Haha! Yup, Just One Year was beautiful! I should have a review up soon!
      It’s my first time to be a part of the BB Love-a-thon too, actually! Hope you get to start UNTS some time- it was such an awesome series!

      Thanks Sana! Hope you have a great month ahead of you as well! :D

      Posted on February 2, 2014 at 10:59 am
  3. Hiya! Farzy here from Twitter :)
    Everyone is raving about Split Second and Ignite Me. Apparently I am the only one who hasn’t read these series yet… I guess this means another trip to the bookstore :D
    I’m also joining the Book Blogger Love-a-thon, it’s my first time and I’m excited!

    Farzy @ Boooks Keep Me Sane recently posted: Sunday Post #8: It Had To Be Flappy Bird
    Posted on February 2, 2014 at 12:28 pm
    1. Hi, Farzy! Omg you have to start them soon! Yey for the BB love-a-thon! I’ll def check out your posts then! :)

      Posted on February 6, 2014 at 12:54 pm
  4. Dang girl, 13 books in a month!? I’m jelly of your fast reading skills. I’m so glad you had an awesome time during Gayle Forman’s visit at the Philippines! I freakin miss PH and I hope I get to visit in the next 2 years? Lol. That plane ticket is horribly expensive. I am really glad to see Faking Normal as one of your 5 stars review. I’ve seen reviews that lean more on the negative side so I’m glad you loved it.

    Leigh @ Little Book Star recently posted: Review: Not a Drop to Drink by Mindy McGinnis
    Posted on February 2, 2014 at 11:21 pm
    1. January was a good reading month for me ;) Thank you! It was such a wonderful opportunity! You better find me when you do visit, Leigh! I hope that’s sometime soon!

      I looooved Faking Normal! The writing was just so beautiful for me- so raw too!

      Posted on February 6, 2014 at 12:57 pm
  5. I also plan to read a lot of romance books this month! And I’m also joining the Book Blogger Love-a-thon. :D I see you had a great time in January. You’re “on a roller coaster that only goes up, my friend.” (Augustus Waters) Have a great February. :D

    Posted on February 3, 2014 at 1:48 am
    1. Yey for romance books! And I’m so glad to see so many people are joining the BB love-a-thon! January was pretty awesome- Feb hopefully will be the same! :D

      Posted on February 6, 2014 at 1:01 pm