Good Morning, Sunday, Saloners! Happy Super Bowl Sunday! I’m very excited about the game today. I love football, and the Super Bowl is always exciting, even though my team isn’t in it. However, their divisional rivals are. So even though I’m a Seattle Seahawks fan, I’m really hoping the Arizona Cardinals win today. No one in my family likes Pittsburgh, and we’re all rooting for the West Coast team. I have a lot of family in Arizona as well, so rooting for the Cardinals in this game is pretty much a given.
Because today is an all-day Football Day, I don’t plan to get much reading done. So I thought I would take the time to review my reading and blogging for the month of January. January was my first full month here on WordPress, and I am still absolutely sure I made the right decision to move my blog here.
I finished reading seven books this month, but only six of them count for my personal challenge to read 100 books this year. The books are
- Looking for Alaska by John Green
- The Vanishing Act of Esme Lennox by Maggie O’Farrell
- Cross My Heart and Hope to Spy by Ally Carter
- The Rose of York: Love and War by Sandra Worth
- Perfect on Paper by Maria Murnane
- What I Saw and How I Lied by Judy Blundell
- The Secret History of the Pink Carnation by Lauren Willig
The links above are the links to reviews. I still owe reviews for What I Saw and How I Lied and The Secret History of the Pink Carnation. I think I’ll have the review for What I Saw and How I Lied up tomorrow, and The Secret History of the Pink Carnation on Tuesday.
If I had to pick a favorite, I think I would say The Rose of York: Love and War was my favorite. I was in a place this month where I needed a good historical fiction story, and this certainly fit the bill.
January also saw the debut of a new feature on this blog: Highlighting History. Every week or every other week, I will talk about a historical figure or time period that has caught my attention, and I’ll post information about it, as well as links to fiction or non-fiction on the subject. My first post was this past week, and my first historical figure was Richard III of England. I’ve read a lot of historical fiction with him in it recently, so he was a natural first choice. I’m still not sure yet who will be featured this week, but I would love to get more input from people about the feature and what they think.
I also have to say a huge thanks to everyone who stopped by and left me comments this month! Thank you! I couldn’t possibly name everyone, but know that you are appreciated.
Anyway, I hope you all have a great Sunday!