January was one of the best reading months I’ve had in quite some time. Altogether I finished 16 books, which is double of what I read most months in 2016. The average rating is 3.454 out of 5. Blogging less and not spending so much time on Instagram and Twitter contributed a lot more reading time, that’s for sure.
My five weeks in Europe came to a conclusion at the beginning of October. I think the amount of time away was exactly right. It would’ve been nice to travel more but I had seen and done enough to feel like I was ready to get back. While I didn’t miss the heat, I did miss sleeping in my own bed. The time spent travelling offered much respite and solitude, so I returned home refreshed and with more positivity.
October was a whirlwind of a month and I have so much to be grateful for. I’m particularly glad that as a result of my decision to travel in Germany and Switzerland also led me to FBM. There was so much to see as I shared in my FBM post, Vol. 1 a couple of weeks ago. There were lots of programmes too, which I captured on camera. And of course, I also got to meet some great friends.
Where should I start? So much happened in September before whirlwind of an October that I had! I met Elaine and Tory over coffee and books. Later that month Hazel made a trip to Singapore, so we seized the opportunity to meet as well. I’m always curious about who these people are behind their screens. It’s really amazing how we get to meet like-minded people through the book blogosphere and bookstagram as well; more amazing even when you discover that some of them live so near you.