The January Roundup!

Guys, my life was so boring this past January.  I have no idea why I was only able to finish seven books.  The only big thing that really happened to me was transferring jobs.  I moved from my company’s accounting department to their sales and operations department.  It’s a happy transfer for me, as I’ve been with my current company for five years.  I’m looking forward to all the new challenges my new position will hold!  On top of training for my new position I’ve been training the person taking over my finance responsibilities.  All this coupled with putting away Christmas decorations, our bowling league starting, and just organizing life for the new year has left me fairly tired at night.

IMG_20130126_151407I will share with you quickly that Todd and I went to NYC last month to meet up with our college roommates Kate and Marc, as well as staff blogger Adam.  We did a trip to the Museum of Modern Art (MoMA) to see Van Gogh’s Starry Night and Munch’s pastel version of The Scream.  It was absolutely extraordinary to finally be able to see Starry Night in person.  It’s been my favorite painting for as long as I can remember, yet it’s taken me this long to see it (crazy, I know).

As for my reading pace, I’m two books behind where I should be for the year.  I’m confident I’ll be able to pick up the pace in February.  My top reads of January are a tie between Outlander by Diana Gabaldon and Shades of Earth by Beth Revis.

Looking ahead, I’m working on reviews of The Lady of the Rivers by Philippa Gregory, Dragonfly in Amber (the second book in the Outlander series) by Diana Gabaldon, and some joint reviews with my buddy Kelly from Reading With Analysis.  Todd’s working on Targets of Revenge by Jeffrey S. Stephens and Breaking Barriers by Peter Altschul.  Jess has a review of Gone Girl by Gillian Flynn posting next week and Sam’s working on a review of The Bracelet by Roberta Gately.  We’re keeping busy and reading lots of books to share with you.

Let us know how your January shaped up!

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10 thoughts on “The January Roundup!

      • No, I don’t think you have to have tragic life to make beautiful things, I think you just have to see beauty and have the drive to share it with others. Being in any creative profession is very uncertain and I think that’s why a lot of artists have issues with success. Van Gogh is a special case. He could conceivably be a candidate for sainthood.

  1. Starting out the new year everyone needs to get their bearings. LOL I love art so that is wonderful!!! Bowling League I am jealous I used to have one of those when me and hubby first were married in CA and bowling is not that popular in UT (where we live now), but what is in UT HAHA, popular that is besides skiing! Glad to see you are having fun and look forward to your current reads sounding wonderful! Good Luck in Feb, if you want some romance for FEB love a novella by Heather B. Moore called Third Times the Charm! Clean and Nice just the kick all us gals need!!! Congrats on the job move:)

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