I’m a few days late on my January Romance-o-poly round-up. After a super busy week last week that lasted in to the weekend, I got behind. I did finish my January Progress post, which you can find HERE. That post is a quick run down of the words written, books read (not just my #Romance-o-poly books), television shows I’m streaming, and books bought–for January, anyway!
But this post is focused solely on my first month completed for #Romance-o-poly! (Well, it’s really only been a couple weeks, for me. I got started late.)
First, let me just say, I am loving this challenge! I love the boards and the creators just did an amazing job creating those. I had posted an instagram post when I started with my “board” but I’ve changed it since then. First, because I didn’t initially have colored ink so it didn’t look that great. But then, when I did get the ink I changed it up. I printed out a smaller, full color 8.5 x 11 board for me, when I “roll the dice”. But I printed the larger tracker board (in sections) and taped it on a large sticky easel pad sheet, with some of the gazillion rolls of washi I have. Now, when I land on a space, I take it down and color it in. It’s been super fun, and Olive the Cat likes to flop all over it when I take it down from the wall, so she’s happy!
So where have my rolls of the dice taken me, so far?
Because of course that’s the first place I’d land! I had to choose a book with a prisoner hero so I looked through my TBR and chose All Chained Up (A Devil’s Rock Novel) by Sophie Jordan.
I’ve had this book on my kindle for awhile so, it was about time I got around to it!
My second role landed me at the Bus Stop, so I read a book where the characters traveled, Fantastical (Fantasyland #3) by Kristen Ashley. I’ve had this book on my Nook since 2012! And while I read books 1, 2, and 4, I’d never read this one (#3). After I completed it, I re-read the fourth book, Broken Dove, so I can finish the series with Midnight Soul (#5), the last in the series. While these won’t count toward the Romance-o-poly Challenge, they’ll be more books off my TBR!
So, only a couple weeks in to the challenge and already books are being read from my TBR mountain range, and to me, that’s what matters! Maybe eventually I can get it down to a more manageable size, though that might take me a good ten times ’round the Romance-o-poly board, to accomplish that!
Anyway, how’s your Romance-o-poly challenge going? Any great books or authors you’ve found as a result of the challenge? Are you doing any other reading challenges to clean up your TBR piles? Let me know in the comments, and happy reading!