Is it just me, or did this January seem to stretch on for an eternity? It wasn’t a particularly eventful month for me, and the interesting things that did happen in my life were…not great. It was a good month of reading, though, and that’s what this post is about!
- Midnight in Chernobyl by Adam Higginbotham – 3.5 stars [review]
- Girl, Woman, Other by Bernardine Evaristo – 5 stars [review]
- Circe by Madeline Miller – 4 stars [review]
Books in progress/goals for February:
I’m currently reading Mobituaries by Mo Rocca. The book is a tribute to influential people who didn’t get the obituary they deserved, or whose accomplishments and legacy seem to have been forgotten. I’m really enjoying this book so far, and will have a review up sometime next week.
In February, I plan to read at least these three books: Lot by Bryan Washington, Conversations with Friends by Sally Rooney, and Catch and Kill by Ronan Farrow.
Year of Yeh project:
This year, I’ve been posting about my goal to cook every recipe in Molly Yeh’s cookbook Molly on the Range. In January, I made five recipes from the cookbook. If I continue at this pace, I will end up making about 75% of the recipes in the cookbook (which I would definitely be happy with). The recipes I’ve made so far are: spaghetti & meatless balls, plain challah, scallion pancakes with carrot slaw, tahini blondies, and goulash with bread dumplings (pictured below in that order).
Notable blog posts:
I read so many wonderful blog posts and did a better-than-average (my personal average, that is) job of engaging with other bloggers this January. But I forgot to save my list of notable blog posts! I will remember to keep track of them in February.
Quotes/advice that helped me this month:
- “There will always be someone who can’t see your worth. Don’t let it be you.” (this was posted on Vee’s blog, Millennial Life Crisis)
- “Empathy without boundaries is self-destruction.” – unknown
- “All my life had been muck and depths, but I was not a part of that dark water. I was a creature within it.” – Madeline Miller, Circe