Hello everyone! I haven’t posted here much in a couple of months now for various reasons and wanting to post, and not having the opportunity to, has been eating at me. So, I think now is the time to admit that I need a little break. As of this point it has been an accidental one but I think I need an intentional one so that I don’t feel guilty about slacking here.
For December I will be purposefully not posting, instead of accidentally not posting. Sometimes we all need to admit when we have bitten off more than we can chew and need to take a step back. Mental and emotional health is important. I will see you all in the new year. May your holidays be safe and joyful. Happy reading.
The End of Year Book Tag is always one that makes me chuckle. I’ve looked back at past posts I’ve done under this tag and, well, it is absolute chaos. Do I ever end up reading the books I name that I want to by the end of the year? Nope. Do I stick to any reading plans I have for the beginning of the next year? Of course not. But I enjoy doing it anyway so please join me in the End of the Year Book Tag for 2021.
Life is confusing. I finally got my reading mojo back which abandons me for a few months every summer but it always seems to come back with the first tickling of fall. Then, I don’t feel like blogging and I got bogged down doing some class work that took a great deal of what remaining brain power I have left.
So, in a nut shell, today we will be talking about what I read in October2021even if I did not really blog about it very much.
Title: Kingdom of the Cursed (Kingdom of the Wicked #2) by Kerri Maniscalco
Published: October 5, 2021
Genre(s): fantasy, romance, new adult
Read as: ebook, library loan
Title: Once Upon a Broken Heart (Once Upon a Broken Heart #1) by Stephanie Garber
Published: September 28, 2021
Genre(s): fantasy, romance, young adult
Read as: physical, hardback, owned, Barnes & Noble special edition
Title: Lakesedge (World at the Lake’s Edge #1) by Lyndall Clipstone
Published: September 28,2021
Genre(s): fantasy, romance, gothic, young adult
Read as: physical, hardback, owned, subscription box
I give up. This year has both flown by and crawled, merely inching passed. I don’t know what to think anymore. Time is a construct and COVID has tossed all sense of time flow on its head. Be that as it may, here I sit, still reading. Let me tell you, September involved both comfort reading and trying something outside of my usual genre preferences and even reading something I really wasn’t sure I’d like. So let’s take a look back at September and see how it all went down.
I’ve mentioned here and on social media that I have gone back to university. Being well into my 30s I’ve found it a bit of struggle but it is something that is important to me and to furthering my career so I decided it was well past time to finish my degree.
But I need your help.
The class I’ve used as a jumping off point requires interviews as part of research. Now, I don’t know about you, but I’m still social distancing to the best of my ability. I have a child that is not yet eligible for the vaccine and keeping those dreaded germs away from her is my highest priority. To say the least, it makes face to face interactions and observing social spaces a little bit difficult.
Thats where you come in.
Title: Iron Widow (Iron Widow #1) by Xiran Jay Zhao
Published: September 21, 2021
Genre(s): sci-fi, fantasy, young adult
Read as: ARC, ebook
Title: King of Battle & Blood (Adrian x Isolde #1) by Scarlett St. Clair
Published: November 30, 2021
Genre(s): adult, fantasy, romance