February 1, 2013

January: A Voluminous Month of Reading



January was a stellar month of reading for this girl. According to Goodreads I'm 7 books ahead of schedule. (I challenged myself to read 125 books this year) Not too shabby, if I do say so myself. 


You want a list? Of course you do. 

How was your January? 


38 comments:

  1. The pace you set puts me to shame! I struggled to make it through 8 books- I don't know that I'll be able to keep up that pace. 100 books this year might be too ambitious for me. I bow to your readerly prowess.

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    1. I've always been a fast reader. That is one thing I've always been thankful for :)

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  2. Damn girl! Nice work for one month! The gif is a winner too.
    I stole your idea and I've been marking my books on Google Maps as well...I've found it's inspiring me to specifically look for books in a variety of locations. I read an awful lot of stuff set in New York City. haha.

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    1. Why thank you :) It's so cool to do that map thing. I've been spending a lot of time in the East myself!

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    1. Thanks lady! It's been a good month :)

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  4. Wow, that is a ton of books. I love your google map. I started doing that this year also. I "kinda" joined Book Journey's Where are you Reading challenge and made my own map. It is so much fun and I wish I had always kept track. It would have been fun to look back over the years.

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    1. I wish I had kept track too, especially of how many books I've read. This will be the first year I've done it!

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  5. I am seriously impressed! Can I have some of your reading Mojo? :P

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    1. If I knew how to bottle it up I certainly would ;) Thanks!

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  6. I hit 7 - one under my monthly minimum I've set up for myself. My goal is 100 and really that means somewhere between 8 and 9 books a month. It can only get better from here though. I love how you tear through books. The most I ever read in one month, when I was a stay at home mom to really good nappers was 14.

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    1. That's a good goal. I'm glad to do a bit of stockpiling right now because who knows what will happen in February right? (Or in March, or in November...etc.) Nap time was my best reading time too, back in the day. Now that I homeschool my youngest we have a lot of reading time too.

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  7. I think I hit 5 books. =.= While I haven't made a Google Maps chronicling where the novels I read are set (SUCH a cool idea btw), I have noticed that I read a lot of books that are either set in Asia or on the East Coast... Hm.

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    1. Interesting, those are pretty popular places for my book settings as well. You should make a map, it's super fun! :)

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  8. Show off....

    No, I kid. Rock on, my friend. Rock on.

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    1. LOL!! I'm a braggart, it's true ;)

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  9. I read 7 in January, which felt like a lot for me! I was pretty conservative with my 35 books on the Goodreads 2013 challenge, but I hope I can hit 50 for the 50 Book Pledge. Trying to not get too ahead of myself, though. It's going to be a busy year!

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    1. 7 is awesome! I admit to being a freakishly fast reader. I don't know why or how only that I always have been. :)

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  10. You've had a prolific reading month .. awesome! And I love the Burn After Reading gif, too.

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  11. You made a great start! Seven books ahead in one month? Wow. Hope February is good to you too!

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    1. Thanks Judith, it really was a great month :) I hope you have a fab February too!

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  12. WOO-HOO! That's a lot of reading!

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  13. LOL! That GIF. I can't even....

    Ok, I'm back! Fabulous reading month, I'm jealous, although mine wasn't too shabby either. I hope you have an equally great February.

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    1. LOL, I'm starting to really embrace the world of gifs ;) Thanks, right back at ya!

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  14. WoWWW I can't believe it! Well done!! :)
    This is the first year I have my Goodreads challenge, and I've been 1 book behind the schedule for a few days, but now, fortunately, I'm on track :P
    But you are my hero now!

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  15. Damn, girl! At that pace, you will read 200 books in a year - because that's what I should have read in January but was short by a book. Keep it up!

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    1. Maybe I will!? That would be pretty awesome :) Thanks doll!

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  16. My January was not nearly as good as yours! Fantastic number, Jennifer. Hope your reading continues to go well.

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    1. Thanks so much Charlie, same to you!

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  17. Good gracious, you read fast! I managed to read about six books in January, which was really good for me!

    I love the idea of a google map of book settings! The only problem is, the book I just read is about a road trip; I have no idea where to pin it :P

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  18. I am so lucky to be a fast reader!

    I had some issues with that too. One of the books I read was about a musician touring, lol. I put most of the big cities on the map.

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  19. My January was not voluminous at all … in fact, it was SLOW! And I didn't have Brad Pitt either. Harumph.

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    1. He did look awful cute, just dancing away here in my house. Ha! I hope you have a better February! ;)

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  20. wow, you go girl! I want to read Breakfast at Tiffany's. That shot of Brad is too funny :)

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    1. Thank you ma'am! I'm having a great year so far :)

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