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January 2015 Wrap-Up

It's February everyone! Seriously cannot believe January is over already, time just seems to flash by! We're predicted more snow here in the UK- hopefully not where I live. I like snow for a couple of days and then I want it to go, there's only so many episodes of Friends I can binge watch haha!
So let's talk January...

January was a good month for me, I managed to read four books- two of them I wasn't expecting to read but had a brash moment of "oh my gosh I need to read them now now now!" 

I set myself the challenge of reading Killing Floor by Lee Child, Sense and Sensibility by Jane Austen, the first installment of the Mortal Instruments 'City of Bones' by Cassandra Clare and Midnight In St Petersburg by Vanora Bennett and Animal Farm by George Orwell. 

Instead of them last three, I was drawn to reading a bit of Andrew Kaufman. Having read All My Friends Are Superheroes last year I wanted to try The Tiny Wife! Which leaves The Drowning of Arthur Braxton by Caroline Smailes, a book I haven't stopped hearing about for the past year.  I wasn't drawn into the hype of the book purely because I read the synopsis and it didn't really give me anything that made me think I need to read that book!! So it has been put off until now- I gave in and I'm so glad that I did.

You can read my reviews for these books here:

- Killing Floor by Lee Child
- The Tiny Wife by Andrew Kaufman
- Sense and Sensibility by Jane Austen
- The Drowning of Arthur Braxton by Caroline Smailes

You'll all think I've gone mad but my book haul for January was simply...Charles Dickens and lots of it! Oh and not forgetting The Help by Kathryn Stockett I got for my birthday.

My bargain of the month was my Charles Dickens collection...

For ALL of these (which are I think all of his novels except a few short stories- I think!) I only spent around £15-£16, and they were reduced from £120!!

At first I couldn't believe it but I emailed the company I bought them from, The Book People and it was legit! I got free delivery too so even better. When they arrived I was so worried they were in a different language that I couldn't read or something, but thankfully not! In brilliant English so I can indulge haha, I don't think I realised the volume of them really.

(Spot Ziggy!!)

They're Vintage edition and I'm just so in love with all the covers, they're so beautiful! Sadly they can't fit on my shelf..so they've resorted to the wardrobe now for their own protection. I do plan on branching out for more bookshelves, its just finding a large enough one!

In February I plan to read obviously as many books as possible haha, here's what I have in mind:

- City of Bones by Cassandra Clare
- Wreckage by Emily Bleeker
- Nineteen Eighty-Four by George Orwell
- The Bone Season by Samantha Shannon

I'm trying not to be too ambitious with how much I read as I know I'm terrible at keeping my word when it comes to what I read and when I read it!

So there we are, four books I wish to read this February. Two of which I have already started, I'm very much into City of Bones right now!

I don't have anything out in the ordinary planned for February, a quiet and short month. I think next month (March) I can apply to Open University- a little scary but exciting at the same time. My summer holiday will hopefully be booked to give me something to look forward to, and I'm in need of a hair cut! Other than that I just hope I get more hours at work and plan other exciting things for the year ahead :)

Happy February everyone, I hope it will be  a successful month for you all!

Have a lazy picture of Ziggy too!

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