An Honest Update and Fall Into Fantasy

An Honest Update before the Fall into Fantasy To Be Read Pile:

You may have noticed that I have spent the past two posts with attempts to get back into reading. This is another one of those entries. It gets repetitive to say that I am in a slump. At any rate, hopefully, I can get myself back into reading regularly. But, as this is an honest update: Currently, I am working on identifying my values and my purpose. I have a lot to think about, to be honest.  More than anything, I need to separate my value as a person from my blog and social media.

I have to do some serious reprogramming and rewiring, which makes me sound like a robot, I know. Going inwards is the scariest yet most necessary step I have to constantly take.

Thanks for being so patient. I hope you’re taking the time to sit with your thoughts and emotions as well.

Fall Into Fantasy Readathon To Be Read Plans

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This is Halloween: An Attempt to Bounce Back

October of 2018 was a total dumpster fire. Nevertheless, I am determined to bounce back (dang it!). Just in time for Halloween, yours truly is going to pick up books about villains and/or morally grey characters.

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Stumbling into October with a Week 2 TBR Pile

I haven’t been able to post on my blog for most of September. The world has not been great in that month (and in October as well). But, I am trying to pick up the pieces and try to organize my days a little more, even if all I want to do is sleep. Here is my TBR pile for Week 2 of October 2018.

TBR Pile Part 1: Because I am Stubborn

I started reading the 5th Wave way back in September and I disliked every second of it. It remains unclear if I dislike it because it is depressing or because I was/am in a bad headspace. Nevertheless, I intend on giving it more time to see if I can get invested in the story.

The other thing that I was reading was the second book in the Cairo trilogy by Naguib Mahfouz. I am not in too much of a hurry to read this one this week. Look at me trying to limit the unpleasant things I put myself through.

TBR Pile Part 2: Dreamy Halloween Spirit

Picking up Shiver’s sequel this week sounds like a nice idea. I do like Stiefvater’s writing, especially in this series because it is cuter and sweeter than her other books.

I may pick up Neil Gaiman’s Coraline, which would be my final unread book by him that is on my shelves. His adult stuff doesn’t sound like my jam. However, I am still interested in this middle-grade story.

TBR Pile Part 3: Who You Going to Call?

I need to pick up a mystery novel this week as well because I have been craving stories like that. Gail Carriger’s Changeless will be light and engaging. Judging by how much I enjoyed the first book in this series, I have high hopes.

TBR Pile Part 4: Miscellaneous 

I have a couple of possibilities if I do well with these books. I may read Projedy by Marie Lu. The other option is to read some of my grammar books.

 

An Honest Update before the Fall into Fantasy To Be Read Pile: You may have
October of 2018 was a total dumpster fire. Nevertheless, I am determined to bounce back
As someone who is afraid of space and traveling in general, it's hilarious that I

Fumbling into a Tome Infinity and Beyond Readathon Journey

As someone who is afraid of space and traveling in general, it’s hilarious that I am trying to participate in this readathon. It is called Tome Infinity and Beyond, and it going to be fascinating to trek through the challenges.  I first heard of it on the I Don’t Have a Degree in Reading channel. 

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A Not So Random Randomathon TBR Pile

Happy September to my peeps! After attempting to squish my library books and TBR into different challenges for this week, I settled on the Randomathon. As usual, yours truly may have to go rogue. This series of challenges are set for readers to apply their TBRs from September 3rd to the 16th.  You can check Randomathon’s Twitter right here.

Randomathon Challenges:

Read a sci-fi book

From what I have researched, the Shatter Me series is considered sci-fi. Luckily for me, I have picked Restore Me from the library a few days ago. I am worried that Tahereh Mafi is going to torture the characters in this installment. Funnily enough, I didn’t read any spoilers. For those of you who don’t know, I actually find spoilers to be a good way of reducing anxiety induced by the reading experience.

All I know is that someone shaves their head.

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More NEWTs Cheating to Finish up August 2018

 

Look! An image for the post! It’s been a while. Image courtesy of Photo-MIX Company on Pixabay.

As erratic as my reading has been, I am still attempting to get some allotted reading space in my schedule. The good news is that last week was actually a decent week in terms of wrapping up books. I am hopeful! Here is the list of all the NEWTs’ Challenges.
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NEWTs readathon Participation Announcement for August Week 2

The NEWTs readathon has been steadily creeping the bookish web for the past month. As my mental health teetered into unstable-land, I had attempted to participate in the initial readathon, a prequel if you will, to the NEWTs one. It was called OWLs and I totally failed. However, I want to give this readathon a shot.

Here are the challenges I want to try out this week.

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Guess Who’s Back? Dina and Booktubeathon Round 2

My first round of booktubeathon went so poorly that I am in need of trying again. Many of the books I had chosen were duds. This collided with a lot of personal issues (not mental health related only). Yes, stuff still is up in the air, but I am hoping I choose nicer stuff for this booktubeathon. *Okay, maybe they’re not “nicer” but perhaps they’re more engaging to read.

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(Maybe) Make Me Read It Readathon Shaky Announcement

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My awesome friend Ely along with the fabulous Val created this readathon. It runs from August 6 to the 13th. Basically, it involves listing books and then you vote on which ones I should read. (No pressure, but my future week is in your hands).  I like the description these two ladies used, so I am going to pop it over here.

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Breaking Rules and Using the O.W.Ls Readathon

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I had to do this. Breaking the rules was necessary because there are no cool readathons going on this week (or the next few weeks, for that matter). By “cool,” I just mean readathons that speak to me in a way that makes sense. Needless to say, I am stealing the prompts of the O.W.Ls to guide me.

(A joke bubbled through my throat and fizzled into nothing. You missed it. It was good, too. Let’s carry on).

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An Honest Update before the Fall into Fantasy To Be Read Pile: You may have
October of 2018 was a total dumpster fire. Nevertheless, I am determined to bounce back
I haven't been able to post on my blog for most of September. The world