Friday, 1 December 2017

November Wrap Up

My reading wrap up makes the number of books I've read this November look far more impressive than it actually is! Three of the books I read were short stories (I read them all in one day!), plus one play (which I also read in a day), and a novel that was under 200 pages (read in a few days). But I'm happy to keep the illusion up that I'm doing a lot of reading!

Tuesday, 28 November 2017

Books On My Winter TBR

My Autumn reading has been a struggle. There have been so many wonderful books that I have wanted to read, but if you've seen from my required reading mini review posts, I haven't had much of a chance. It is difficult when work and studies overlap with hobbies. My leisure time now feels like it could be more productive by choosing to read books for class over books I want to read. But I am working with it, and hopefully I can sneak in a few of these books that I've been really excited for this Winter before I have to get started on my reading for next semester.

Friday, 24 November 2017

Mini Reviews #2

I'm powering through my university reading, which continues to be a mixed bag. My tolerance at the moment is quite low, so I'm DNFing books after a couple of chapters, sometimes even a few pages. I hate that I'm doing it, because I genuinely want to be more well read. However, I'm still attending lectures (even the ones that mean I have to get up at 6:30 😭) and I am still participating in class discussions. Plus the way I am assessed means that I don't have to read every book I'm assigned, so I'm forcing myself to get over my perfectionist people-pleasing guilt.

Tuesday, 21 November 2017

Books I Am Thankful For

This time last year the Top 10 Tuesday prompt was authors I am thankful for. 365 days later and I think that list is pretty much unchanged for me. The 5 authors I listed there have been and are some very important people to me. I've admired them all at different points in my life, and I admire them still. This year's focus is on books. There are a lot of books I could say I am thankful for. But there are only 4 that came to mind that I think really captured my life: 2 in how they represented an era of my life for me, and 2 in how I could so strongly relate to them.

Friday, 17 November 2017

Latest Love: Stranger Things (spoiler free ramblings!)

Latest Love is a series of posts where I talk about a recent obsession. This could be a bookish obsession or otherwise - anything that has been making me happy recently that I feel like sharing. The important thing about this feature is that it isn't a review. This is just a way of me expressing a few reasons why I like something, and maybe find some more people to talk about it with. 😊