I say this every month without fail, but January 2013 has flown by! It was Christmas and suddenly it’s now February! Well anyway, January was quite a busy month for me, as I had 5 exams which (mostly) went well thank goodness…I get the results in March! Also, there was all sorts of crazy weather including a large dumping of snow which shut school…except I had to go in anyway for an exam! :O I’m sure February will prove to be just as crazy and busy, as I am off to Uganda for 8 days next Sunday! It is going to be an amazing and eye-opening experience for definite but also a 9 hour plane journey seems like prime reading time!
Here’s what I read in January 2013:
This is good as I aim to read at least three books every month. This is more than I read in December, which is good. My aim of 1200 pages a month was fulfilled as I read 1340 pages.
For the first 3 weeks of January I had no problems keeping up my 30 minutes reading a day, despite my exams, but as soon as I started Pride and Prejudice, I couldn’t maintain this – I just can’t really get into it!
I need to read a science book next month to keep up with my target of at least one science book every two months.
I definitely fulfilled my at least one classic a month target as I read two – The Hobbit and Villette.
Lastly, I try to stay an active blogger and I have worked on this – commenting more and when not commenting still reading posts. I also came across quite a few new blogs due to The Classics Club Readathon.
So as you can see, I have met pretty much all of my targets for January 2013, so hopefully I can keep it up in February.
Challenge Progress in January 2013:
The Classics Club : 10/60 books read (2 this month: Villette & The Hobbit )
The Literary Classics Reading Challenge: 6/15 (Villette) (This challenge has been discontinued but it does no harm to keep track anyway!)
I have some more classics to add to my Classics Club list and I really need to do this before Uganda – I hope I have time!
Currently In Progress:
At the moment, I am reading Pride and Prejudice but it is taking me FOR EVER! I think this is because I haven’t really had the time to dedicate to it that it deserves and the days have just slipped by. I am really hoping to finish it before Uganda.
Books: The next three books on my TBR shelf are Middlemarch still, Richard III and Le Petit Nicholas. I am leaving Middlemarch, but I am taking Richard III, The Host and Big Bang (Simon Singh) to Uganda with me so I have some varied reading.
Challenges: When I do my Classics Club review, Richard III will count towards that and the next classic I plan for after that will probably be 1984 (a re-read).
Yes my reading has been a bit sparse over the last week or so, but the rest of January was really good for me, especially as I loved The Hobbit so much. I hope you all discover some new favourites in February like I did in January.