January Recap! Going to make this a habit. Maybe I create the last-day-of-the-month posts in advance and add to each with each book completed? Always a goal, right?
I finished 6 books, have 3 underway right now.
If I count the hardcover page count rather than hours in my sums when I consider the books I listen-read, I get a total of 1485. Otherwise it is 901. I’m still wrestling with my attempt to keep THIS page count accurate with whatever goodreads calculates — they don’t do great at accurate hour counts for audiobooks.
The two audiobooks summed to 17 hours.
One in hardcover, one eBook (Kindle), two tradeback. Three library loans, three purchased.
My favorite has to be Luster by Raven Leilani. All were pretty worthy and enjoyable, recommendable. Memorial was my least favorite. Of course, A Village Life as a poetry collection received a high rating; quite moving and intense.
Three of the six featured a pie mention: Apple, Caramel, Chitlin. I visited Pennsylvania, New York, New Jersey, Texas, California and Georgia. Mostly US-centric but one hopped over to Ghana for a few scenes. Four books had black protagonists; one of these shared MCs with a Japanese American. This same title would be LGBTQ+.
Four published in 2020 – all for the TOB. One in 2009, one in 1999. One nonfiction; about dogs. One poetry. Only one author of the male gender, as far as I know.
I made a few pies – including the Elvis Pie I made for Christmas. See this post on my First Book 2021 (Long Bright River).
I made a RhuBlue (BlueRhu? RhuBerry?) for my mom’s birthday:
MR are her initials.
Bring on February where my focus will be LetterMo. Write me a letter and I must reply in kind.
4 thoughts on “Update Jan 31 2021 Sunday”
Good luck on the end-of-the-month wrap-up goal! I started a running blog post to help me with the year-end post, and yours reminded me that I haven’t updated it with January reads yet.
I saw the pies on Instagram but they’re beautiful enough to look at again! What’s the best way to get your new address to send you a letter? I really have to get to The Vanishing Half and Shuggie Bain soon! Also Luster!.
Sending you an email.
It’s funny, my reading pace seems to have slowed down at least temporarily in 2021 – who knows why? I’m reading a huge book (The Warmth of Other Suns) and taking my time with it, which I guess is part of it. I’m trying to not worry about “pace” or numbers as much as I usually do. Pies look delicious as usual! I will try and write you a note soon.
Chitlin pie? Um, ew?
You will be receiving a letter from me this month! I delayed in writing to help you honor Letter Writing Month!