Here we go again. January has flown by in the blink of an eye and it’s like we never rang in a New Year. January wasn’t a bad month for me. I read and finished a book, started job number 3, and kept researching possible cities to visit. What sucked was getting back into the daily grind of work, more work, and then sleep. If it isn’t obvious, I’m craving an adventure. Luckily, Elantris was a brilliant escape, and Brandon Sanderson came up with a brilliant concept and introduced me to a world of magic and intrigue. It was a great way to kick off my reading year. Here’s what else I got up to in January.
How is it that we’ve already welcomed a new year? Did we press fast forward or something cause it feels like 2018 could have used another week.
Anyway, it’s officially time to say goodbye to 2018. It’s been quite the year with some glorious highs and some difficult times. However, there I’m not going to dwell on the negatives and instead want to spotlight the brighter achievements of 2018. To start, I started a new job at my local library and so far it’s been a great experience. I’ve also made a start on my driving lessons with the hopes of passing by spring this year. Personally, one of the ultimate highlights of 2018 was my trip to Canada. That first solo trip is always daunting and there was a lot of doubt at times, but I can honestly say I had the time of my life during that month. I met some wonderful people, had some incredible experiences, and learned a lot about myself along the way. It feels like an age since that trip, but it has definitely made me hungry to do more traveling. I’m excited to ring in this new year. It’s going to be slightly chaotic since I’m starting a third job, but it’s also a new experience which is very much valued.
Now, on the blog, I decided to take a step back over December. I had a week off from work and I decided that I needed the time to relax and enjoy the festivities with my family. I didn’t finish a book in December, most of my time was occupied by family and Netflix, but I did make a start on Brandon Sanderson’s Elantris. If you’ve ever read a Brandon Sanderson novel, then you will know that they are quite the undertaking. Nevertheless, I am enjoying the book and am hoping to finish the book in the coming weeks.
Hello everyone. Sorry for the delay in this wrap-up. I’m still trying to get my head around the fact that we’re in the last month of 2018. How has this year gone by so fast? I’ve only just gotten used to writing 2018!
So, once again I didn’t read a book in November. However, November was a slightly chaotic month for me. Basically, I’ve gone and got myself a third job and I think it’s safe to say I’m losing my mind but sometimes you’ve just got to take a chance and hope for the best.
Now, while I’m proud of myself for maintaining some sort of posting schedule I am going to apologise again for my lack of engagement in terms of blog-hopping and such. I will try my best to do more on that front when I get the chance to.
Anyway, here is a summary of what I got up to in November.
After a successful reading month in September, I am back in my slump. I knew this would happen. Usually, after finishing a book I have an idea on what to read next, even if I wait a week before starting it. However, that did not happen after I finished Norse Mythology so I have no idea when I’ll pick up another book.
However, TV and films have filled the space of this reading slump. Specifically, the Peaky Blinders have taken over my life. If you have yet to watch this show feel free to check out this post where I urge everyone to and experience the stress that comes with the Peaky Blinders.
With that, here is a summary of what I got up on the blog in October.
BREAKING NEWS: I read not one, but TWO books in September. That is what I call a miracle.
For those of you who don’t know, I’ve not finished an entire book in over 2 months, so that fact that I read one is an achievement in itself.
The books in question were both hits. I finally read the conclusion to the ever-entertaining and stress-inducing Illuminae Files. Obsidio really delivered on all fronts for me and was a stellar conclusion to the series. I also picked up Neil Gaiman’s Norse Mythology book, which is a collection of some of the most memorable and entertaining Norse tales. Gaiman did a phenomenal job of capturing the spirit of the gods.
In other news, there is actually not a lot to report on in my life. I’m still pushing through the daily grind of working, sleeping, then working again. My life has a become very formulaic in its routine and it’s making me restless.
On the blogging front, I am still struggling to find that life/work/blog balance, but I am trying to be a bit more consistent in my posting/blog-hopping. It’s hard, and while logically I know I’m doing the best I can it’s still easy to feel out of the loop at times. On that note, here is a summary of September’s posts.
Summer has come to an end and while I will miss the glorious sunshine, I am ready to embrace autumn. In my head, I imagined August to be a calm month, but that didn’t happen at all. Nothing all that extraordinary happened in August because all I did was work. Therefore, I still didn’t finish my book and so, once again my monthly tally of books I’ve read remains to be zero. In relation to the blog, I did succeed in posting a couple of discussion posts and finally added a drop-down menu for my blog features. On that front, I’d say I was productive. Unfortunately, my blog-hopping game is seriously lacking again, and I apologise for that. If you do have a post that you’re proud of feel free to share it. Anyway, here is my monthly summary August.
Is it wrong of me for singing ‘Rocking Around the Christmas Tree’ this time of year? I mean, we are getting closer to the holidays now. Anyway, I have no idea where July has gone. I feel like this month was one where I was just going through the motions. I’ve been so busy lately that all my days seem to blur into one. For that reasons, I read a total of ZERO books in July. I did actually start reading Obsidio on the rare day off I had but have yet to make a dent in the book. I’m already predicting that AIDAN makes some dramatic/questionable choices, and I am praying that my favourites don’t get killed.
So, on the reading front, there is nothing new to report. However, the good news is that the projector is out so our Summer movie marathon can officially begin. Having a home cinema vibe does come in handy sometimes and when I’m not working most of my nights are spent watching films on the big screen. Continue reading