Thursday, February 2, 2017

j a n u a r y {recap} | 2017

Experimentation time! And what I mean by that is simply this: I've surprisingly never done a monthly recap post, so here's Petra's attempt to summarize the first month of our new year. 


What a month. 

Did January FLY by for anyone else? 

Lot's happened for me, so let's get started. 

Let's start thing off in the right way, moving straight to books that I read this month. I read 7 and 1/2 books this month! As you may notice, not all of them are on display on my Goodreads profile, simply because 2 of them were rereads. The "1/2" tagged onto the end was finishing the second half of Perelandra after coming back from Christmas Break. 

The books I read this month are as follows: 

Civil Disobedience by Henry David Thoreau
Self Reliance by Ralph Waldo Emerson
Love, Aubrey by Suzanne LaFleur
Harry Potter and the Goblet of Fire by J.K. Rowling (reread)
The Abolition of Man by C.S. Lewis
Harry Potter and the Order of the Phoenix by J.K. Rowling (reread)
The Lost Girl of Astor Street by Stephanie Morrill 
& The Adventures of Huckleberry Finn by Mark Twain

My favorite read this month has to be The Lost Girl of Astor Street. I received an ARC of this lovely novel for launch team promotional purposes and I can just that I was mesmerized by every word. This isn't one that you'll want to miss! In fact, you should definitely go preorder it right now! Click the photo below for more information :)

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Onto Music of the month! 


Pretty self explanatory: Hamilton and not Hamilton. 

Current TV shows I'm enjoying:

*dies of more feels*

Last Days of Downton Downton Abbey s6. Michelle Dockery, Allen Leech and Laura Carmichael ..:
*dies of feels*

            Some lessons that I learned this month have included the importance of time management and how to make coffee not taste bad. We also have a new President, as of the 21st of January. I've refrained from making any political comments on the internet because a) I value my sanity, b) my journal is full of them, c) I have no time for Facebook debates ;). I'll say one thing and leave it at that: 
God is faithful. 
He has been faithful. 
He will continue to be faithful. 

My future doesn't depend on the character of our President. 
My future has already been decided by the Maker of the stars. 
Almighty God is fighting for my heart and no matter what happens, that will remain true. 

And the same thing goes for you. 

And with that dramatic end, this post has come to an end... which leads me to some 

What did you do this month? When are you planning on preordering The Lost Girl of Astor Street?


  1. Ahhhhh THE LOST GIRL OF ASTOR STREET *hugs book* that book was just so gooood wasn't it??? *aggressively loves it* And those are some beautiful political thoughts that I appreciate <3

    1. It was amazing!! Definitely one of my new favorites!! *aggressively loves it too* And thank you! <3 I'm so glad :)


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