Hello, my lovelies and welcome to my January 2022 monthly wrap up post.
What have I been up to this month?
Going back to work after the Christmas holidays is always tough! 😝 Is it bad that I’m counting the weeks until half term? 😘
Coronavirus COVID-19 is still lurking about and is set to stay with us permanently. Here in the UK, our immunisation programme has been highly successful. Over 72% of us have now been fully vaccinated (me included!) WoopWoop! The UK government are now looking at how we can “live with Covid” with National restrictions having been lifted.
In bloggish news…
Updating my older posts is an ongoing process. A bloggers work is never done! Lol! However, it hasn’t been a priority these past few months due to my migraines. All of the reviews on the blog are SEO friendly. Thank you Yoast SEO plugin. 😉 However, there are still some older ones that I need to add to the UBB plugin.
Please continue to let me know if any pages, posts or links throughout Flora’s Musings either don’t open or you have problems with. Thanks.
This year, Pages Unbound is hosting a challenge to support and promote book bloggers through sharing posts, commenting on posts, and otherwise recognizing book bloggers. If you would like more information on how it works or how to join in, read the introduction post here.
THIS MONTH’S CHALLENGE
We can do the tasks in any order, but January’s “official” task was to Find 10 New-to-You Bloggers (Not Necessarily New in General) and Give Them a Shout Out. We could do this by writing a blog post about them, sharing a Twitter thread, or doing anything else to show your support.
The 10 bloggers I gave a shout out to were:
- Buffy’s Ramblings: Buffy is a writer and avid reader with similar tastes to my own.
- From The TBR Pile: Kari and Autumn are avid readers who share their thoughts about multiple genres, but I’m especially interested in their paranormal and fantasy reviews.
- Rosie Amber: I discovered her through this challenge, and I love that she also is super excited about supporting and promoting other bloggers.
- Quibbles and Scribbles: Meagan has lots of interesting posts about films, books, and TV shows on her bookish blog.
- Rebbie Reviews: I started this blog as we were part of the same book tour this month. Check out this blog for some great writing on SFF and horror.
- A Literary Escape: Celeste is another blogger I found while on a blog tour. Although I don’t read all of the same geners as she does, I like reading her thoughts about the memoirs she reads.
- The Irresponsible Reader: I love this blog! How had I not read his reviews before. I love his sense of humor and writing style.
- JenJenReviews: Her blog features book tours, book reviews, author interviews, and more.
- Geek Declassified: Another blog I found through a book tour. Crystina is a fellow fantasy lover but she reviews a more varied collection of genres than I do!
- Tales from Absurbia: John’s reviews are always a pleasure to read. He has a passion for fantasy and resides in Middle Earth.
You can follow everyone’s posts for this challenge by searching the Social Media Hashtag: #BookBloggerSupport22
What have I been posting?
Now on with the rest of my January 2022 monthly wrap up post. Feel free to click on anything that you missed this month.
I’ve been celebrating some wonderful New Releases this month.
🌍 Blog Tours 🌍
I love taking part in blog tours. This month I’ve enjoyed being a part of these fabulous tours.
And, of course, this being a book blog, I shared my thoughts about some stories this month:
- 2 Jan - Hogfather by Terry Pratchett ★★★★
- 4 Jan - Viktor by Teresa Gabelman ★★★★★
- 6 Jan - Hunting Fiends for the Ill-Equipped by Annette Marie ★★★★
- 10 Jan - The Redemption of Boaz Pritchard by Hailey Edwards ★★★★
- 14 Jan - Dervishes Don't Dance by Kim McDougall ★★★★★
- 17 Jan - Lost Talismans and a Tequila by Annette Marie ★★★★★
- 26 Jan - The Purveli by Dianne Duvall ★★★★★
- 28 Jan - The Ghost Who Wasn't by Bobbi Holmes ★★★
What other bookish bits and bobs were on the blog this month? 😉
That’s it for my January 2022 Monthly Wrap Up. However, moving forward, what can you expect from me in the most romantic month of the year – 💚 February? 💚
~ Coming up on Flora’s Musings ~
- Celebrating more New Audiobook Releases.
- Hopefully, some author interviews, book tours and spotlight posts.
- and of course, lots of reviews!
~ My Current Reading Challenges ~
If you’ve been following me for a while, you’ll know that I take part in the Goodreads Annual Reading Challenge but that’s not the only one I take part in. I thought that I’d use these regular wrap up posts to update you on my progress in all the challenges that I’m taking part in …
2022 Audiobook Challenge
I’ve joined in with this challenge for the last couple of years and 2022 will be no different!
Audiobooks have become my main format since reducing my screen time last year. I amazingly hit the staggering level of Over-Achiever (Power Listener) 75+ listens! I’m going for that again this year. Will I make it? Check out my Audiobook Challenge 2022 page and find out.
I’m linking up to The Sunday Post – a weekly meme hosted by the lovely Kimberly @ Caffeinated Reviewer.
(See rules here: Sunday Post Meme)
Don’t forget to hop along to some of the other amazing blogs taking part in the Sunday Post.
Thanks for stopping by and taking the time to read my January 2022 monthly wrap up post.
I hope you enjoy the rest of your day, stay safe and healthy.
Bye for now,