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January 2024 Wrap-Up

January turned out to be rather a fabulous month. Despite January being roughly 636 days long, I enjoyed celebrating a milestone birthday at the end of the month with friends and family and felt extremely blessed. The first snowdrops were out on January 1st which felt really early this year. I enjoyed the pantomime viewing party which was great fun, had an exciting trip to Leeds, went to a gorgeous spa and spent times with loved ones.

A Milestone Birthday

There was also a more relaxed approach to reading as I refuse to get as stressed as I did last year. I am now living by the quote 'create a life you don't want to take a holiday from' which has become my mantra.

Books Read and Reviewed in January 2024

Other posts of note

Goodreads Book Challenge

3/65 books read. I am already thinking of revising the amount to read down a notch. It's only January.

5 Star Reads

One this month - Miss Smilla's Feeling for Snow. I can't do justice as to how beautiful the writing is in this book

BBC Big Read Challenge

Funny story, I have just read a book which I would have out money on being in the BBC Big Read List. It wasn't and I feel slightly outraged about it. So still on 24/100

Read all about my BBC Big Read Challenge.

To be Read

I have put together my current to do list, and I have 32 books left to read on my To Be Read Pile. I have a feeling this will get slightly bigger as I was kindly given lots of lovely book tokens for my birthday. ahem.

My To Be Read Pile 2024

Looking Forward to

My wonderful husband's birthday. We have friends coming for the weekend who I haven't seen in forever, the next in my Year of Books present and I have the next experience to enjoy in my Year of Adventures and Experiences gift from my husband. Also, can I add lighter nights. And I will definitely be reading my next Miss Read. I've missed her so much.

Next week normal service will be resumed and will be back with a review of a wonderful classic....that does not feature on the BBC Big Read list. Insert cross face emoji here. Have a great weekend.