I'm Completely Over My Reading and Blogging Burnout (AKA January Kicked 2017's Ass!)


BOOKS, LIFE, OTHER / Wednesday, January 31st, 2018

Januray's almost coming to a close! That's already one month down this 2018. *cries* I wish we had 100 hours in a day. There's just so many books and so little time! But anyway, without further ado, here's my January wrap-up!

HOW JANUARY KICKED 2017'S (and 2016's) ASS

I AM FINALLY OVER MY MISERABLE 2-YEAR READING AND BLOGGING BURNOUT. The book gods have spoken, and they say that I am BACK IN THE GAME. *cue evil laughter* Although I'll be blogging a bit less than I did from 2013-2015, I will be blogging more fabulously. (If you end up disagreeing with this statement at any point in my blogging career, feel free to throw chocolate cake at my face. Then I shall eat it.)

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That kid reminds me too much of myself!!!^

Here's another thing that I thought was weirdly awesome this month: there was this one time I accidentally missed my bus stop because of a really good book. It was a funny first experience. Good thing the bus conductor realized I was still there while we were still near my stop. IT WAS TOTALLY WORTH IT, THOUGH. No regrets!

You can find more awesome January happenings for me in my January appreciation post.

Have you ever missed your bus/train stop because you were reading? @aimeereads has! Click To Tweet

Now onto the books!

I BOUGHT THIS BECAUSE I HAVE NO RESTRAINT

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  • Girls Made of Snow and Glass by Melissa Bashardoust: LOOK AT THE PRETTY COVER AND THE AWESOME CONCEPT. I needed to buy this one, friends. I actually already attempted to read this one, and I did like what I read so far (a chapter. Mehehe), but I got distracted by other pretty shinies (and, oddly enough, I prefer reading ebooks but I still love hoarding hardcovers) so I had to put this one off. I WILL read it within the year; I swear. ALSO! Check out my Instagram account stories for a sneak peek of the GORGEOUS bookish map inside this one!

Total spent on books this month: P999 / $19.60 (I would like to thank my mother from restraining me every time I picked up 384723984 hardcovers.)

FROM PUBLISHERS BECAUSE I'M TOO CUTE TO RESIST

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  • Furyborn by Claire Legrand (May 22nd): Early reviews for this YA fantasy about two girls who are centuries apart have been absolutely SPECTACULAR. I can't wait to see if this one lives up to all the hype!
  • Nothing But Sky by Amy Trueblood (March 27th): This one sounds so different and unique! It's about a daredevil post-World War I pilot who wants to perform at an expo to earn a Hollywood contract. Very curious about how the author will handle this!
  • To Kill a Kingdom by Alexandra Christo (March 6th): I loved Alexandra as a book blogger, and now, I love her as an author! I already read this GLORIOUS read about sirens and mermaids and pirates and PURE AWESOMENESS. You can find my thoughts on Goodreads. Full review will be up closer to the release date!
  • In Sight of Stars by Gae Polisner (March 13th): Hooray for mental health YA! Really curious to see if this author can make this different from all the other YA contemporaries dealing with grief. (I actually already read this and DNFed it. *cries*)

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  • Out of Left Field by Kris Hui Lee (May 1st): I am in DIRE need for a sweet, quick contemporary read, and the cover gives me Miranda Kenneally/Kasie West vibes so I NEEDED THIS.
  • August and Everything After by Jennifer Salvato Doktorski (May 1st): I already read two books by this author before (one that I enjoyed a lot, and one that I didn't), so I'm curious to see what side of the fence I'll be on this time. Plus it sounds angsty, so obviously I'm in.

Thank you to Sourcebooks Fire, Flux Books, Hot Key Books and St. Martin's Press! *hugs*

AWESOME POSTS FROM ME THAT YOU SHOULD TOTALLY CHECK OUT BECAUSE YOU'RE COOL

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TIPS AND TRICKS

OTHER DISCUSSION POSTS

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LET ME KNOW YOUR THOUGHTS! How was your January!? Any awesomeness you might want to share? Thoughts/reading suggestions about my haul? TELL ME EVERYTHING.

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70 Replies to “I'm Completely Over My Reading and Blogging Burnout (AKA January Kicked 2017's Ass!)”

  1. Ah thanks so much for shouting out my post! I am SO looking forward to your reviews on those cute little contemporary books- they are my favorite genre and I need more of them hehe. Also I’ve been seeing Girls Made of Snow and Glass ALL OVER the blogosphere and I’m still debating whether or not to give in and read it.

    1. No problem, lovely! <3

      Fantasy's my favorite, although a cute and sweet romance is much needed every once in a while. 😉 YOU SHOULD. I've been hearing amazing things about it!

  2. You are already KICKING ASS at blogging, Aimee, I'm really happy you're back to it, all of your posts are always so great to read and you're such a positive and fun voice in the community <3
    I almost finished reading Girls Made of Snow and Glass and really enjoy it! I hope you will love it just as well, you're right, that cover is gorgeous 🙂
    Hope you'll have a fantastic february <3 <3
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  3. STILL can't believe that it's the end of the first month in 2018. *Sighs* I also read Warcross and enjoyed it. The only thing that didn't make it a 5 star was the character interaction between Hideo and Emika. The romance felt a bit forced, and it really convoluted the story and made it not as great as it could have been.

  4. Congrats on getting back into the blogging spirit! And for getting to eat all the cake you want! It seems like you had a good reading month and you for sure kicked January's butt! I hope you kick 2018's butt at the end of this year as well. 🙂 It also seems like you have a great tbr pile to look forward to so I will just leave you alone with your books…and a piece of cake; however, I should probably give you the whole cake because both blogging and reading are not pieces of a cake. 😀
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    1. Thanks so much, Nicole! <3 CAKE AND ICE CREAM ARE THE BEST. AND BOOKS.

      Bahahah, that is too accurate about blogging and reading not being a piece of cake. D:

  5. Burnouts are the worst. Mine aren't really the longest but I feel dry and tired while watching the blog. Which is the worst.
    By the way, you did the best thing with Girl Made of Snow and Glass. I feel like is an amazing read. I got To Kill a Kingdom and Nothing but Sky too! Definitely the last one has an interesting premise. Quite unique too.
    All those beautiful posts… I lost a lot of posts during Janury, so I'd to skip my list *hide away*

    1. They are definitely the worst. 🙁 Especially when you WANT to blog, but you can't bring yourself to do it. 🙁

      Thank you, lovely! I hope we both end up enjoying all of those books. I MISSED A LOT TOO. We'll do better in February. 😉

    1. Thank you so much, Aila, I've missed all your posts as well! *tackle hugs*

      Both books have been getting SOOO much praise. I can attest to To Kill a Kingdom–it was phenomenal for me. <3

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