January 31, 2014 • Cee • Monthly Recap


The first month of the glorious New Year is over! I am forever stuck with this sprained ankle that refuses to heal. (Correction: I keep getting overexcited when I can walk that I reinjured it all over again. It totally sucks! On the good news, I’m helping out my college’s literary journal by keeping track of submission decisions during their discussion. It’s nice to be interacting with people in person.

Let’s see how January have been for me in the reading/blogging world.



Compared to last month, I didn’t review as many books. I blame it on this reading slump I’m having.



Cress (ARC) by Marissa Meyer from Mac Teen Books!
Roomies (ARC) by Tara Altebrando & Sara Zarr from Alice-Jane (who drew me a lovely narwhal with a monocle and a moustache and it’s frickin’ adorable.)







I want to put down bands I’ve been listening to this month. (I can’t promise I will do this every month because I tend to listen to the same bands/albums over and over again.)

Arctic MonkeysGoldroomRoyal Teeth | London Grammar | Little Daylight | MS MR

Thank you to Jamie at The Perpetual Page-Turner for introducing me to London Grammar and Royal Teeth. I am so in love with them. (If you have suggestions that are similar to them or CHVRCHES, feel free to recommend them to me.)


How was your January? Any memorable thing happen? Any new music? Are you looking forward to February? (I know I am!)


5 Responses to “MONTHLY RECAP | January 2014”

  1. I read Hyperbole and a Half in December! I thought it was so good. I seriously love Allie Brosh. Her stories on depression are amazing. I read the whole book in one sitting, haha! I was sitting next to my boyfriend and just hysterically laughing the whole time, while he looked at me strangely.

  2. Aww I hope your ankle heals this month! It has gone on injured long enough now.

    You got Cress. Gah, I’ve been wanting to finally read Scarlet lately and I totally will right before Cress.

    I’ve yet to read Roomies and I plan to love it.

    I’m SO excited to finally read The Archived and The Unbound this month. Yay!

    Love your new fonts feature, Cee!

    I did listen to a bit of Arctic Monkeys but I’m hoping to explore more of them this month. MS MR is great; I love their song Bones.

  3. Shelly says:

    I actually just bough Hyperbole and a Half yesterday! I hope you enjoy Cress because it’s one of my most anticipated reads of this year! Thanks for the name credits hehe and hope your February is as good as your January! :D

  4. alice-jane says:

    I hope your ankles heal this month, too, Cee! *sends well wishes and internet chocolates in the shape of narwhals*

    I hope you enjoy Roomies! You’ve probably heard this from me already but I’m totally loving your font feature. ALL DEM FEELS. Can’t wait to see your review of Hyperbole and a Half because I love Hyperbole and a Half (the humor!) and your thoughts. ^^

    Also, I personally like listening to Mree when I’m in a mellow/melancholic mood. Her music videos on YouTube are super pretty, too. She’s more of an indie folk singer a la Bon Iver, though so idk if that’ll suit your taste.

  5. I was on a slight reading slump too because of school. Yup, sadly, school puts me into a reading slump. Hopefully this February, I’ll be more in the reading mood.

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