Friday, February 1, 2013

January Rewind & Review

Hosted by Bookshelvers Anonymous.

As the host, Shelver states, "Rewind & Review is a monthly book blog hop where we review the previous month. We talk about books we bought, received for review, or were given as gifts, as well as recap our posts. Other options include recapping hot topics, highlighting great comments, or trumpeting favorite reviews." So there you have it. If you want to participate, click here and put in your link. 

Now does anyone else feel as if January just whizzed by? For me, it included new books, great NetGalley discoveries, horrible math headaches, basketball wins, and meeting new bookish people. But here is my bookish January list. 

My Reviews
My Meme Posts
Other Fun Posts
Stuff I Won
  • Prophecy by Ellen Oh (from Cari at Cari's Book Blog) 
  • Supernatural by Kiersten White (from Miriam Forster at Dancing with Dragons is Hard on Your Shoes)
Stuff I Was Given
  • Shadowlands by Kate Brian (NetGalley)
  • Also Known As by Robin Benway (NetGalley)
  • If You Find Me by Emily Murdoch (NetGalley)
  • Revenge of the Girl with the Great Personality by Elizabeth Eulberg (NetGalley)
  • Geek Girl by Holly Smale (NetGalley)
  • The Theory of Everything by J.J. Johnson (NetGalley, although accidentally requested)
  • Broken by Susan Jane Bigelow (NetGalley)
  • Double Crossed by Ally Carter (NetGalley) 
  • Hooked by Liz Fichera (NetGalley)
  • Don't Expect Magic bookmark (Alice from Alice in Readerland)
  • The Hunt by Andrew Fukuda (ARCycling)
  • Spoiled by Heather Cocks and Jessica Morgan (ARCycling

Stuff I Bought
  • Uglies, Pretties, and Specials by Scott Westerfeld (Buy 2, Get 1 at the bookstore. But they were all $10 and I had a $20 gift card so I essentially got them for free!)
  • The Different Girl by Gordon Dahlquist
  • Valkryie Rising by Ingrid Paulson (both of books for a total of $3.50 since I got them from a blogger and I only needed to pay media mail shipping!) 

Whew. So many books, so much reading to catch up on. Of course, I wish I could highlight EVERY book I read this month but never got around to reviewing or every book I received from the library, but haven't read yet. Since this is my first time doing this meme, I'm going to keep following Shelver's pattern until I can get the hang of it. Besides, it's very organized.

A Few of my Blog Moments I Wish to Share
  • New followers on both Twitter and here. Thank you! I love seeing those numbers go up. 
  • Connecting with bookish people. A couple people I got to know more well are: Alice from Alice in Readerland as she is so sweet and writes amazing posts (and gives me a free bookmark). Also, Emily from Forever Literary who parties on Friday nights with me by emailing (look out on here for an interview with her soon!). 
  • Talking about how great it'd be to eat Mexican food while discussing nun assassins with Robin LaFevers on Twitter. (I love moments with authors. They make my day.) 
  • Of course, my new blog design! 
  • Authors Robin Benway and previous mentioned Robin LaFevers thanking me for awesome reviews. 
  • Encouraging comments on my Top Ten Bookish Goals for 2013 post. You all are so sweet.
  • I have to mention my discussion post about the two girls and one guy love triangle again. I love discussions so I was happy to talk about it. Added to that, you all gave WONDERFUL opinions, insights, and of course, flattery. So thank you. 

As always in life, I feel as if I'm missing some important things in this month to highlight. But I hope you all had a fantastic January as well. Now have an even greater February! 


  1. Welcome to R&R :) And yes, I am very organized.

  2. Oh January sounded like a super month for you Sunny, especially with the amount of pretties you received! I hope February is a fab reading month too! :)

  3. Thanks for the mention, I had a lot of fun chatting with you this past month! :) Also, I'm excited to see what you think of Double Crossed (and Heist 3 will be out in a few days! Hooray!). I love your new blog design too!

    Alice @ Alice in Readerland

    1. Me too! Although I've known you since last year (ha;), I've actually known you better this month and I'm glad of it! I can't wait to read it! I have it on my iPad now, but still haven't been able to get time. Thanks!

  4. I thought I was already following you! But I guess I wasn't. Fixed it though! What a great January you had! :)

    1. Oh, I love new followers, even if you thought you already have :) Yay! And thanks, it really was.

  5. I really like this, you can see everything you did the entire month. I'll have to check out some your reviews I missed!

  6. Wow, great month!! And great score on the Unglies!! I love sales on top of gift cards... that's the best. :) Enjoy your week! :)

  7. I love seeing all your posts and the GIFS you have are always super funny :) The Uglies series sounds great and I loved Supernaturally.

    1. Oh, thank you! Gifs always make me laugh :) Have you not read Uglies? Oh, go read it now! Whew, I'm glad you do. I was hesitant but I always love getting a new book to try!