Jan 31, 2015

January Wrap Up & Giveaway

Well,can you believe that a month has already gone since 2015 started?

Here's my wrap up post for January 2015,which is also the first successful month which has passed since I've started my blog.Yay!

What I read...

I am not that proud of what I've read this month actually.I hit a major reading slump:(
So much for a great start,huh?

But at the same time,I managed to finish a few eARCs from netgalley.Atleast I got that done.

Here's what I've read this January

We Were Liars - E.Lockhart
Dancing at Midnight - Julia Quinn
A Firefighter's Flame - Dani Hart
One Last Song - S.K.Falls
The Story of You and Me - Pamela Dumond
A Christmas Feast and other Stories - Katie Fforde
More than this - Jay McLean
How (not) to fall in love-Lisa Brown Roberts

Addition to this I also had two required reads that I had to read for literature.

Sense and Sensibility - Jane Austen
Pride and Prejudice - Jane Austen

P.S-I hated Sense,but I enjoyed Pride and Prejudice a lot!It is probably the first classic I liked.


Pushing the Limits - Katie McGarry
The Book Thief - Markus Zusak
The DUFF - Kosy Keplinger

What I posted....


Revisiting War through the eyes of death || The Book Thief by Markus Zusak
Battling through Insecurity || The DUFF by Kody Kelpinger
Christmas,Cooking and Romance || The Christmas Feast and other stories by Katie Fforde
Truth Lies and Moving On || We Were Liars by E.Lockhart
An Insult to Nerds || Love,Lattes and Mutants by Sandra Cox

Discussion posts

What makes you cry over a book?
Surviving and Getting over reading slumps

A Tag

Sisterhood of the world bloggers award

Around the Blogosphere

Melanie @ The Daily Prophecy talked about the struggle in coming up with unique and original posts  and wrote a beautiful post about bullying

Cait @ Paper Fury posted about the cliches that bother her in books.

Nuzaifa @ Say It With Books asked a question:What's your blogging identity?

Nicole @ Feed Your Fiction Addiction told us why she thinks authors write insta love.

Naban @ Quite Literary talked about how much typos bother her.

Megan @ Adrift on Vulcan tells you why you all should read Shadow and Bone.

Go appreciate the fact that Melanie @ YA Midnight Reads managed to write 18 reviews in a single post

Jamie @ Perpetual Page Turner shares a beautiful post about the blogging community and invites us all to join in the random acts of kindness initiative.

The Books I got

Here's my haul for January

Half Bad by Sally Green
Dancing at Midnight by Julia Quinn
A Rake's Vow by Stephanie Laurens
The Fall by Bethany Griffin
The Diviners by Libba Bray
Lola and the Boy Next Door by Stephanie Perkins
Spark by Brigid Kemmerer

And my not so exciting haul of required reads for A/L literature.

What happened in my life

Well,I spent most of January at home,being lazy,so I can't say that January was eventful.But still it did have some great moments.

For the first time in my life my house was crowded.

I have a pretty small family.It's just my parents and myself.But this month,we had a lot of people at my house!All my cousins decided to spend time at my house with their families,and it was so fun!

But truth to be told,I really missed my privacy and alone time.I couldn't read as much as I wanted to,and at times the crowded house was frustrating.


My friends and I had a sleepover!I spent three days at my friend's house with my two best friends.We gossiped all night and slept all day:)

Started my 'catching up with oscar movies' campaign

You would have noticed this if you follow me in twitter.I always make sure that I watch each and every movie that's nominated for the oscars before the awards.So far I've watched Whiplash-which was mindblowing,The Grand Budapest Hotel-which was colourful,and The Theory of Everything-which was heartbreaking.
I have so much more to catch up with.Hope I can watch them all by the 22nd.

Started going to my new lit class

Which is amazing!My teacher is such an active,hyperactive,hilarious and awesome woman.
Addition to that,I've also befriended two girls there.One is a shy,quite,cute girl and the other is a sarcastic girl with dry humor.And here I am-the talkative,loud and outgoing geek.
We make quite a group,huh?:)

Started watching WWE again.

I am a huge fan of WWE,but due to exams last year,I couldn't keep up with it.
But the fangirl in me couldn't resist catching up with it again.
I know I missed out a lot,but I am not going let that ruin my love for the fights.

So happy that Roman Reigns won the Royal Rumble by the way!
Any other Reigns fan out there?

It's time for the giveaway.

I really wanted to give away something to celebrate my first month,so here you go.

The Prize

One of the books listed below.Winner's choice.

Half Bad by Sally Green
Sea of Shadows by Kelly Armstrong
We Were Liars by E.Lockhart

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a Rafflecopter giveaway

So there's my January.
How about yours?

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