It's hard to believe we're already one month into 2021! January was a bit of a mixed bag - I enjoyed watching President Biden's inauguration and taking in the historic moment of Vice President Harris' oath, but of course, the violence from a couple weeks before was still in the back of my mind.
We had a belated Christmas celebration with my dad and stepmom, and it was nice seeing them for the first time since October! My niece's birthday was this month, and although my sister decided to postpone her party until the summertime, my mom had a tiny celebration for her, with balloons and cupcakes. For the last couple years, I've been taking her to the store to pick out her own gift. She chose the Disney store again this year, so we took a quick trip to the mall and she had fun looking at all her options.
The only other thing going on is work, and lots of it! Tom settled into his new job, which seems to consist of a lot of phone calls and virtual meetings. Busy season has started at my office, and although that doesn't really affect my position, I chipped in to help where I could. I ended up working a lot of extra hours, even a bit on the weekends!
Lastly, I just wanted to let everyone know about a virtual bookish event coming up in February. The Morristown Festival of Books is an event that takes place here in NJ in October; since it was cancelled last year, they set up this scaled-down virtual event, featuring Kristin Hannah, V.E. Schwab, David Michaelis, and debut memoirist Nadia Owusu. I think they're all free except for the Hannah event, and you can go here to register.
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How are you doing? How is 2021 going for you so far?
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I’m glad you got to see your family! Thanks for letting us know about the virtual event. VE Schwab is one of my favorite authors. Happy February!ReplyDelete
Aj @ Read All The Things!
I hope you'll have a fantastic month of February! :DReplyDelete
How awesome you finally got to celebrate Christmas! That's a pretty good lineup for the book festival.ReplyDelete
Yes, their regular line-up is huge, but they got big names for this, too!Delete
January was an unusual month... between the Capitol insurrection, inauguration, and everything else that happened. Still, glad you got celebrate Christmas and read so many good books. Happy February!ReplyDelete
Sounds like a great month! Funny, we are just featuring The Last Collection on France Book Tours. If you would love to read her The Beautfiful American, it's this way: https://francebooktours.com/2021/02/01/february-2021-book-fete-and-book-of-the-month-giveaway/ReplyDelete
It's not a book tour, you can review at your pace
Thanks for letting me know, Emma!Delete
I loved watching the Inaugeration as well....it was so great! I really want to read Promises to Keep. I bought his other book, which I think is going to be most definitely a tear jerker. What did you think of The Guest List? I thought it was a good audio book--definitely kept me interested!ReplyDelete
I bought Promise Me, Dad, too, and I think it's going to be heartbreaking!Delete
I really liked The Guest List - it was a nice change of pace for me!
January was such a weird, fast month, I agree. It would be nice to see some family after so long, I'm glad you got a chance to. Looks like you read some great books! I really enjoyed Universe of Two, and The Guest List is still on my TBR. I hope you have a great February!ReplyDelete
Glad you guys had a nice Christmas celebration and were able to see family! That's awesome. that virtual book event sounds nice too, will check that out.ReplyDelete
The Guest List looks awesome to me.
I think you'll love The Guest List, Greg!Delete
The inauguration was definitely the high point of my month, although like you, January 6th was heavily on my mind that day. That's great you got to see your Dad and stepmom. Not seeing family definitely made the holidays weird this time around. Thanks for the head's up on that virtual event. Schwab and Hannah are favorites of mine so I would love to attend both sessions if I can.ReplyDelete
Hope you get a chance to attend, Suzanne!Delete
I'm glad to hear you got to see your family and that your niece still had a little celebration for her birthday. And looks like you had a great reading month! Hope you'll have a great February!ReplyDelete
I know exactly how you feel about January. I think I was glued to the TV from the Georgia election through the inauguration. It's probably why I didn't read so much. I am so glad you enjoyed You Had Me at Hola. I am planning to get to that finally this Spring. Happy Febraury!ReplyDelete
I think you'll love it, Alicia!Delete