January 2018 Recap

Reading Nook

By the Numbers:
Physical Books Read: 0
eBooks Read: 1
Audiobooks Read: 1
Graphic Novels Read: 0
TOTAL: 2

Wordy Hughes Awards:
Character BFF: Feyre–Her self acceptance is so admirable, and her support for her friends and sisters would make her an ideal friend!
Character Crush: Rishi–The date he planned for Dimple warmed my book-loving heart!
Place I Wish Was Real: Thesan’s palace in the Dawn Court. It’s described as being made of opalescent golden sunstone, with purple wisteria hanging from the walls. That image, along with the balconies and spiral staircases, made me wish a place of this beauty was real.

Links to Posts Published this Month:
A Court of Mist and Fury (December Read)
Ready Player One (December Read)
The Westing Game (December Read)
A Court of Wings and Ruin
When Dimple Met Rishi
On Writing: Healthy Masculinity

February TBR:
Americanah by Chimamanda Ngozi Adichi (currently reading)
Heartless
by Marissa Meyer (current audiobook)
The Hearts We Sold by Emily Lloyd-Jones
Saga comics
Monstress comics

Overall: I was aiming for a book a week (or four books for the month), but fell short of that. One reason for that was frustration over an audiobook being returned to the library before I was finished. ARGH. I then stopped listening to audiobooks on my commute for about a week, out of pure irritation. Also, I need to knock out some graphic novels that have been piling up, so hopefully I’ll be able to play catch-up in February to reach my goals!

February 2014 Recap

Hughes Reviews ButtonFebruary 2014 was a good month  🙂

Once I finish grading these lovely essays, I should be posting some more book reviews.  I’m attending a book event on March 8.  I’ll also have some more “Bits of Writing Wisdom” to share soon.

Below is a recap of posts, organized by categories, with clickable links.

Book Reviews:

Writing Posts:

Book Events:

Top Ten Tuesday:

Hughes Reviews January ’13

January was a big month!  I came back from hiatus and posted almost every day!  Woot!  I probably won’t be able to keep that up because I don’t normally read that quickly, but I should still manage 1-2 book reviews a week.

I also have to thank my brother, Patrick, who created a bunch of new pretty graphics for my blog this month.  He designed the new background (which is similar to the old one but with photographs instead).  My mom is an amazing photographer and photographed the typewriter I got for Christmas (from my other brother) which is now featured in the background images.  Patrick also designed a button and the “Hughes Reviews Seal of Approval.”  The first book to be honored with the Hughes Reviews Seal of Approval was Leviathan by Scott Westerfeld.

Here’s what went down on Hughes Reviews this January:

Reviews:
Behind the Story Posts:
Debut Author Challenge:
Top Ten Tuesdays: