Good morning bloggers & readers!
Today is Monday, and it’s been a great Monday for me so far!
A lot of exciting stuff is happening for the month of February.
In case you’re wondering, I am not skipping Making Up for Monday! Today’s topic is the number of books you own! I just cleaned up my shelves and re-organized them after a library sale haul. They’re looking pretty good, but I’m still working on polishing them =)
I have books in my room, and my family’s multi-purpose garage. Three shelves in my garage and 3 in my room.
I decided just to count the ones in my room because half of the books in my garage shelf are either textbooks, or owned by my brother or sisters. I have smaller versions of the shelves like the IKEA Expedit with 8 holes instead of 12 like the one above. I also have a small 3-shelf bookcase I brought for my classroom a few years ago. And all my books fit, but it’s a tight squeeze! My shelves have books in the front AND back. These are as many as I could get to!
::drum roll please::
Not counting library books, I have:
Alright, ON TO FEBRUARY!
There’s less than a week away before the month of Valentine’s day! I’m looking forward to a couple of things, including a Mental Health Awareness read-a-long which I’ll be posting more information about later on. The week will start around February 22nd, so there is still time.Aside from practicing getting better at book photography on my Instagram with a photo challenge, I decided to join the #YearOfCosmere. A year of reading Brandon Sanderson books. He is a contemporary science-fiction and fantasy author. I recently watched an interview with him, Christopher Paolini, and James Dashner. I really liked Eragon by Christopher Paolini and am planning on finishing the series this winter season. I think James Dashner is a lovely person and I like his subtle jokes. And Brandon Sanderson, a professor at Brigham Young is quite down to earth, nerdy, smart, good-hearted, and an avid-writer. I’m looking forward to start reading his books.
The books for #YearOfCosmere will include Brandon Sanderson’s novels, novellas, and short stories — as well as a new book he is releasing this year in July. There are a bunch of BookTubers hosting the event with a new book each month. I will leave the schedule below.
I’m looking forward to the Cosmere 101 video, Goodreads discussions, and Liveshow discussion.
The Books and Hosts
February / The Final Empire
March / The Well of Ascension
April / The Hero of Ages
May / Elantris and the Emperor’s Soul
June / The Rithmatist and Steelheart
July / The Way of Kings
August / Warbreaker
September / Words of Radiance
October / The Alloy of Law
November / Shadows of Self
December / Novellas, Short Fiction, and Overall Catch Up Month
January 2016 / Liveshow Discussion of the Cosmere!
Finally, I was just approved for two NetGalley books which I’m SUPER Excited about! And I’m behind on reviews, but February will be a great month to catch up! What read-alongs / read-a-thons are you participating in for the month of February?? Let me know down below. Meanwhile, I hope you are all doing well. Have a great Monday!
Peace, Love, and Respect,