Okay so it’s been more than two months since my last post… I’m so sorry guys. I ran out of prewritten posts and school has just overwhelmed me. This blog had to be pushed to the back, and I can’t really see that changing much before the end of the year.
In my time away from blogging I’ve realised there are some parts I miss, and some parts I didn’t necessarily enjoy but did because I felt like I had to. I’m going to stop doing that, so expect a bit of change to the posts I do. I find a lot of the posts in the bookish community are really repetitive and I don’t want to be doing that any more. I want to be a bit more casual in my blogging basically.
- I’m probably not going to write many reviews any more, not unless it’s a book I REALLY loved, and even then expect it to be more of a spoilery discussion of the book because I want to talk with people in the community
- I am not going to be participating in TTTs or other weekly memes because most of the time they weren’t topics I cared about
- I’m going to be focusing a lot more on my writing, so this may transition more into a writing blog?? or even more of a personal rant / whatever I’m interested in blog
- I still intend to use twitter semi regularly (even though I don’t really post there much) and use goodreads to review books so follow me there for my reviews
- I’m not going to be following anywhere near as many bookish blogs, but if you comment on my post I will definitely go check out your more recent posts
- I’ve been back at school which has been kind of hectic
- I haven’t read many books … at all … really
- My mindset is pretty much constantly ahhhhhhh
So since January I have read 3 books for my own entertainment.
- Nevernight by Jay Kristoff – 3 stars – I didn’t love this and I kind of don’t know why… the world building was amazing but all other aspects of the story (the writing, the characters, the plot twists) kind of feel flat for me
- Obsidio by Jay Kristoff and Amie Kaufman – 5 stars – This was (as I expected) amazing, I didn’t love the new characters quite as much as the old ones but I loved how the plot tied up and how good of job this book did at subverting my expectations
- A Court of Wings and Ruin by Sarah J Maas – 4 stars – I have a complicated relationship with this series, I roll my eyes at every word on the page and find it way too melodramatic for my liking but the plot twists and dramatic tension are written really well, basically I love to hate Sarah J Maas books
I’ve been getting back into writing as much as I can with my school work still piling up on me. I’ve been participating in camp nanowrimo this month, I had an original goal of 30k, but ended up halfing that to 15k… I am currently at 11k I think? And we’ll see whether I actually reach my goal. I think I just need to make use of the times I feel like writing and be aware of when my body needs to rest because I am under a lot of stress right now already.