This weekend has been busy. And it included lots of food. But I won’t include Sunday’s adventures until next weeks post. Boo.
Not much went on this passed week; I found a bunch of throwback photos. I refused to take bubble baths while Bubba wasnt here because Spring brings bugs. Even if I do keep a can of RAID close. I only managed to put up one blog post this week. Hmph. I’ve been really tired and sleepy this week! I have no idea why! But it’s driving me crazy.
Last Sunday we went grocery shopping; and it was pretty damn productive. I miss Publix like crazy but Tom Thumb isn’t so bad. I wish there was a Trader Joe’s close to a Tom Thumb somewhere around here though, that would make things so much easier!
I also did a little cleaning; finally cleared off the side of the counter in the kitchen where the coffee machine is… the other side? Not so much. This apartment is big but small for a one bedroom… I mean it’s a decent size but it has no storage space. I don’t even have a balcony so yeah. This apartment will never be as organized and as tidy as I want it to be. Which worries me about the next place as well.
Well, February is officially over.
And that’s just crazy.
This week was spent mostly over at READARELLA and laying in a puddle full of feels because I finished A Court of Mist and Fury by Sarah J Maas which is the second book in the A Court of Thorns and Roses series, a loosely based Beauty and the Beast retelling but with Faeries and courts (I love Faerie books because I love hearing about the different courts) and RHYSAND. Oh, my soul is still aching about everything that happened!
Anyway, on to what happened this week!
One month down… did I accomplish all that I wanted this month? Sorta.
I’m starting to get the hang of things and getting back into the swing of things which regardless of what I did and didn’t get done is still a huge step for me, I’m starting to feel a little less overwhelmed with the idea of updating several instagrams and blogs and slowly, SLOWLY, I’m starting to feel like the old me. I also managed to read the 3 books I needed to read within the month to stay on track with my Goodreads goal. Which is great.
Just like last year I decided to set another goal to read 36 books this year even though I sort of… kind of… failed last year’s challenge.
But that’s the idea of a CHALLENGE, isn’t it?
Here’s a few of the books I plan on reading in 2018;
Zenith is actually by a book blogger and I was lucky enough to get this for review (thanks Amazon Vine)! Wild Beauty and Roseblood were from Owlcrate’s. Heartless and Red Queen were gifts from my Bubba Bear last year and Strange The Dreamer was a purchase (the UK cover is SO MUCH prettier than the US).
The rest of the books I plan on reading are all ebooks on my Kindle or books that haven’t been released yet!
If you’d like to see the full list of my 2018 TBR you can find that [ H E R E ]. This list will change as the year goes on and it does not include separate lists I’ll be making for 2018 reading challenges like my seasonal Halloween challenge or the 2018 Debut Author Challenge and any other bookish challenge I can find/come up with!
There are a few titles I’m absolutely looking forward to!
Forest of a Thousand Lanterns was released last year and has gotten some pretty positive responses from the bookstagramming community. I had to put it off last year to read books I had for review but I’m ITCHING to dive into this one! It sounds so good and uh can we just talk about how freakin awesome this cover is?!
An East Asian fantasy reimagining of The Evil Queen legend about one peasant girl’s quest to become Empress–and the darkness she must unleash to achieve her destiny.
Say that doesn’t sound super interesting!
I might be a little bit biased about my excitement for this book just because my name is in it. Whooooo knows.
This book isn’t released until the end of January and though I keep forgetting what it’s actually about, I’m in love with this cover as well!
Seventeen-year-old Alice and her mother have spent most of Alice’s life on the road, always a step ahead of the uncanny bad luck biting at their heels. But when Alice’s grandmother, the reclusive author of a cult-classic book of pitch-dark fairy tales, dies alone on her estate, the Hazel Wood, Alice learns how bad her luck can really get: her mother is stolen away―by a figure who claims to come from the Hinterland, the cruel supernatural world where her grandmother’s stories are set. Alice’s only lead is the message her mother left behind: “Stay away from the Hazel Wood.”
I mean okay, that sounds right up my alley!
Both of these books play into my love for fairy tales. Maybe this year I’ll stumble on a new genre, or try a new genre… who knows.
I hope to complete my reading challenge for this year, I miss reading and falling in love with books — and it’s been YEARS since I’ve actually FALLEN IN LOVE with a book! My boyfriend tries so hard to find books he thinks I may like, or books I’ve mentioned that he agree’s I’d really love and I love that he supports my love for books and reading and fairy tales. I absolutely can’t wait to fall in love with a book and tell him all about it!
Last year he even joined me in my reading challenge though I’m not sure he’s going to this year — he has graphic novels and manga he needs to catch up on and I do love when he tells me about a story he’s read that he wants to share with me too 🙂
So here’s to 2018; finding new genres, new book loves and reading books I’ve put off!
Are there any books you’re looking forward to or planning on reading in 2018?
NaNoWriMo really helps you be aware of how far in the month November really is. And how much you didn’t do/get done lol. But I must admit, November so far has been very very interesting…
I can’t believe how fast this year is just FLYYYYYING on by! It’s pretty much mid November now meaning Thanksgiving is not too far away and once that happens it’s full blown Christmas until the end of next month.
The temp has been dropping here like crazy and I’m pulling out all my hoodies and I need to find my sweaters as well as reorganize my closet to fit all the winter clothes now that summer is finally gone!