Goodbye April. You were awesomely chaotic. I might be biased but I do believe April is the best time of year. Spring is in full bloom, the air feels fresh and I celebrated my 23rd birthday. It might be early but I’ve already entered this quarter life crisis mode! Adulting is hard.
So to celebrate the big day I was treated to a nice haul of books so my collection of unread books has increased in size…again. I also found myself in a self-induced food coma, it was a treat day. 😉
In other news I also started another job in April. That means I am working a total of 3 part time jobs now and it’s as chaotic as it sounds. I’m holding up so far so we’ll see how it goes.
Sadly, I didn’t have the best reading month and due to my busy schedule I spent the duration of April reading The Winner’s Curse. This book was beautiful and heartbreaking and I am happy I gave it a chance and terrified of the rest of the series.
Goodbye March. As always I’m convinced we’ve skipped a few days or something cause there is no way I believe April has come by so quickly.
Good news. I have a new laptop. Yes, after 7 weeks of desperately trying to save my old one, at the end it decided it wanted to stay broken. It feels weird typing on a keyboard again.
Moving on, March was a solid reading month for me. I finished A Conjuring of Light on the first of the month and that book put me in such a deep book coma I’m surprised I even had it in me to pick up another book. The Shades of Magic series has officially sealed it’s spot at an all time favourite. However, the two other books I read in March were enjoyable as well. Breath of Fire had that same addictive quality to it and Wanderlost has me itching to hop on a flight somewhere.
As usual, I will start this post baffled by how fast February has flown by. Now, this month was chaotic and was pretty much defined by my terrible luck with technology. A month ago today my laptop decided it hates me and basically broke on me. Assuming all I needed was a screw to fix it I took it to the repair shop and guess what, I still don’t have it back. So blogging wise I’ve not been as interactive as I’d like to have been but I did get a good chunk of reading done. The highlight of this reading month has got to be getting my hands on A Conjuring of Light and it was everything I wanted it to be and so much more. It has put in a serious book coma because I cannot get over these wonderful characters.
We have officially come to the end of the first month in 2017. Did I achieve any of the goals I set on New Years Eve…no. Instead I was hit by an absolutely horrible reading slump. I’m surprised I even managed to finish Stars Above.
I did find some other hobbies to indulge in during this slump. By that I mean I basically binge watched a bunch of TV shows and films in that time. So on that front, I will say that I developed a bit of an addiction to Yuri On Ice. Now, I’ve not watched a lot of anime shows but I’d heard so much buzz about this show that I thought I should give it a shot and now I’m hooked and am basically making everyone I know watch it as well.
Besides that, my life has basically consisted of TV shows, work and a no reading whatsoever. Sad times. Here is my monthly recap.
How have we already reached 2017? I keep thinking 2010 wasn’t that long ago. Well, even if time has flown past, I think the majority of us are very happy to see the back of 2016. December was a very busy month for me. With 3 family birthdays, all the extended family making their annual visit, work and the Chritmas holiday, our house was the definition of chaotic.
Sadly, with all this chaos I found myself entering another slump. I only read 2 books in December, thankfully they were both enjoyable though. A Promise of Fire was an epic fantasy with a hate to love romance and a sprinkle of Greek mythology. Iron to Iron was a just as enjoyable and helped fill the gaps of Luka and Adele’s story. However, I also read this book after finishing Blood for Blood and my heart was still healing for the pain of that book. Luka will forever be a favourite of mine.
So, despite ending the year in a bit of a slump I must say I loved the festivities. They always add a bit of magic to the world.
We have officially entered the final month of 2016. Yup, it’s the season to be jolly and I am left marveling at how fast this year has gone by.
November was a good reading month for me and I can say that I enjoyed all four of the books I read. Blood for Blood broke my heart into tiny little pieces. I’m still reeling from the trauma but it was still a good book, no matter how bitter I am over a certain moment. So, following the doom and gloom of Blood for Blood I needed a pick me up and I’d heard a lot of great things about Sarina Bowen’s True North series and thought I’d give it a shot. Well, I can tell you now it definitely cheered me up and it made me want to hop on a plane to Vancouver and hunt down a certain grouchy farmer. 😉
It has been a busy, busy month for me. If you didn’t already know, I spent the month exploring the wonders of New Zealand. I wasn’t as active on the blogosphere so I have a lot to catch up on. However, on the reading front I was very productive. It turns out nights at campsites with no wifi and rain makes for great reading weather so I ended up reading a total of 7 books in September. A new personal record so I think I deserve a round of applause for that achievement. 😉
My book of the month has to be The Hard Count by Ginger Scott. Seriously I would encourage everyone to read it. It’s such a clever and moving exploration of the highs and lows of sport, social divisions, racial issues and amazingly complex family dynamics. I have so much to say about this book and I am so excited to write up my reviews.
Turns out, New Zealand was also a great place to get my creative juices flowing because I have a load of discussion ideas that I want to type up so keep an eye out for them.
Overall September was amazing. I made it to Hobbiton, got to try some of the Green Dragon’s ale and soaked up all the natural wonders of New Zealand. I’ll be writing up my recap of the holiday soon enough. 😀
Here are the books I read in September and my review for each book will be posted throughout the month.