11 In Wrap Up

January Wrap-Up

Who waited until February 5th to post a wrap-up of January? Who else, might be the better question!

Who’s that girl? It’s Patricia!

I dragged myself out of my slump – kicking and screaming, but out of it nonetheless – and managed to read five books in January! I am pretty impressed, not even going to lie to you.

 Pages Read: 1,717 – an average of 343 a book

 Average Rating: 3.8 stars

I really enjoyed January’s eclectic mix of books – they were such fun to read and really kept me on my toes because none of these books are really the same genre. I mean, shit, I even got some sci-fi in there. Damn.

As far as February goes … I’ve nestled back into my comfortable reading slump niche, but The Dream Thieves is hopefully breaking me out. From there, I’m not totally sure!

  • I am taking one Masters course this semester – Public Policy Analysis. Not the most exciting course, but the professor is really good and she makes it engaging, which is no small feat because I have the attention span of a gnat.
  • Working full-time on top of grad school is still not magically easy for me (boo), but I enjoy what I study and what I do, so it all works out! The down side is that I read slower when I’m in classes because when I get home from work, chances are good I fall asleep after dinner for a nap and then wake up, play video games, and go back to bed.
  • I turn 30 next month! But I don’t like to think about that or it shoots some sort of red-hot panic bullet down my spine and leaves me in the fetal position like that one episode of Spongebob:

Life isn’t easy these days, but I have a good time doing it and if this is how I’m gonna “bring home” my twenties, I consider myself a lucky woman.

How was your January? Are you contemplating the thin veneer of mortality as you eke closer to thirty, too? Let’s talk. 😉

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    Sarah Campbell
    February 5, 2019 at 10:39 pm

    I feel like so many people had slumps in january, me included! Loving the gif ??

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    February 5, 2019 at 10:51 pm

    S.T.A.G.S is one of my favourites!

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    February 5, 2019 at 11:05 pm

    Technically, I read a lot in January…until you look closely and realize they were mostly graphic novels and some of them children’s graphic novels. I’m not above padding my GoodRead stats right out of the gate 😛

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    February 5, 2019 at 11:44 pm

    Most of the books that you read are on my TBR! Good for you for working on your graduate degree! That is very impressed. I am just finishing my undergraduate degree this semester so I am looking into graduate schools, which makes me quite nervous.

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    February 6, 2019 at 12:18 am

    Ooooh I really need to get to Scythe and Thunderhead soon!

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    February 6, 2019 at 1:51 am

    I read The Couple Next Door last year and enjoyed it. Need to read Scythe soon!

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    February 6, 2019 at 11:15 am

    Considering that you were in a slump you did quite a good job!

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    February 6, 2019 at 11:24 am

    What did you think of The Loneliest Girl in the Universe? It is my favourite book!

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    February 6, 2019 at 5:30 pm

    tbh the course youre taking on publ;ic apoligies souinds p intersting! hope it goes well for u

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    February 7, 2019 at 10:44 am

    I love it when professors are making the subject course interesting! Good luck with school. I hope you’re having a great February!

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    February 8, 2019 at 6:15 pm

    I’m already past 30 (sobs quietly). I have no idea of what Public Policy Analysis consists of but I will wish you luck as it sounds like hard work! Professors do really make or break a course so it is great that she is engaging.

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