Heartbeat Monthly (29): January 2022

Posted by Jessi (Geo) on February 6, 2022 | 1 Comment

Wow, I didn’t post a Heartbeat Weekly at ALL last year. Oops.

January haul



January Wrap Up

Books I read in January

  1. Firestar’s Quest by Erin Hunter – ★★★½
  2. Year of the Reaper by Makiia Lucier – ★★★★
  3. Under the Whispering Door by T.J. Klune (audio) – ★★★★
  4. Yellowfang’s Secret by Erin Hunter – ★★★★★
  5. Heroine by Mindy McGinnis – ★★★★
  6. The Paths Between Us by Amira K. Makansi – DNF
  7. As Good as Dead by Holly Jackson (audio) – ★★½
  8. The Sound of Stars by Alechia Dow – ★★★

Pages read: 3,175
Average rating: 3.7
Favorite book read in January: Yellowfang’s Secret
Least favorite book read in January: As Good As Dead

Books I reviewed

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What I’ve been up to this month

Is it just me, or did January feel STUPID long?! I haven’t really done much of anything but work. I did start my two week free trial of TTSL Daily this month, which I really enjoyed, but other than that it was same old, same old. The only exciting thing that happened all month was I started on my Kristoff sleeve tattoo with my first piece of it – Buruu from The Lotus War by Jay Kristoff!

I plan to get the same tattoo that Yukiko has (the kitsune, it’s on the covers) on the outside of the same bicep. By the time this gets posted, I will have had my first session to get the main part of the fox done! Eventually I want the whole arm to be covered in Kristoff book references. I’ve already got Mia’s dagger, “in every breath hope abides,” and Jay’s doodle of Mr. K with “never flinch/never fear/never forget” in his handwriting. (I got these last year and never posted about them, I’ll drop a pic below.)

After the fox is done I’m planning to get “she is catalyst, she is chaos” (Illuminae) on my collarbone, a techy looking honeycomb with mechanical bees (LIFEL1K3), and I’m going to fill in the top gaps on my arm with skulls (one of which being a cat skull – a nod to Kinslayer) and a rose (Empire, Gabe’s tattoos) with some lotus flowers (also a nod to the Lotus War).

Current obsessions

Movies: ENCANTO! I am OBSESSED! After I watched it for the first time, I watched it at least 3 more times the same week, lmao! Surface Pressure and We Don’t Talk About Bruno are perpetually stuck in my head.

Music: My new favorite song is Carry On by Falling in Reverse. I can’t stop listening to it! It’s SO beautiful.

Food: dessert hummus! Such a game changer! Chocolate hummus with strawberries is just as delicious as chocolate covered strawberries, but guilt free. I actually like it a bit better, because I’m not a huge milk chocolate fan. I got sea salt caramel hummus from Aldi over the holiday season and I’m so bummed that I can’t find it anymore. Their sugar cookie hummus is pretty awesome, though! (Also I discovered that 1 Tbsp dessert hummus + 1 tbsp peanut butter is like cookie dough!)

February TBR

  • The Ninth Rain by Jen Williams
  • Kingdom of the Wicked by Kerri Maniscalco (AUDIO)
  • Dear, Martin by Nic Stone
  • Fifth Season by N.K. Jemisin
  • The Cost of Knowing by Brittney Morris
  • Graystripe’s Vow by Erin Hunter
  • Iron Widow by Xiran Jay Zhao
  • Redemptor by Jordan Ifueko


See anything you like? What did YOU get last month? Link me up!

Jessi (Geo)

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