Currently Reading and Easing My Way Back Into Blogging
I know that just about every person says this when they take a break from blogging, but HOLY CRAP, I can't believe it's been so long since my last post. The past 2 and a half months have flown by and I have to tell you, the struggle has been real with balancing a full time job and opening an Etsy store. It's been a huge learning curve and while I'm trying to learn how to make time for all the commitments in my life, blogging has been pushed to the back burner. My motivation to read has decreased as well, so that doesn't help the book blogging situation. In general, I'm suffering from "not enough hours in the day" syndrome. I'm sure you've all been there before, but personally, I felt like something was missing and so I am slowly going to ease my way back into blogging (I missed you guys!). I'm also making a concerted effort to make sure I read at least a little bit everyday (it's even in my planner!). All of that said, HI GUYS! I hope some of you are still there!
So... today's post! To get back into the swing of things, I wanted to give you a reading update from the past 2 months. There have been some awesome reads I completed that were on my TBR for a really long time. Firstly, I finished A Song of Ice and Fire! This was #1 on my "Series I Need to Finish" post back in July. I still feel ashamed that I did not review A Dance with Dragons when I completed it (I may still do this, if anyone is interested). I'm so happy that I am now able to say I finished, but really I'm very sad that I have no more to read. Hurry up and finish The Winds of Winter, George! ... Please...?
Next, I finished two books that have been on my TBR for a long time, The Road by Cormac McCarthy and Blindness by Jose Saramago. September turned into adult dystopian month for me and wow, these two were doozies. Personally, I enjoyed The Road more (although neither are meant to be fun and enjoyable reads) and gave it 5 stars on Goodreads. Blindness was amazing in it's own rite, but I didn't enjoy the way it constantly made me cringe. I thought the premise and writing was fantastic, but I took a star off just because the gross factor affected my enjoyment of the read.
Besides those, I've mostly been reading comics, because apparently I'm very noncommittal with my reading right now. I'll be doing a separate post on comics because I've started (and love) some new series and I need a whole post dedicated to them!
Lastly, I have to give a quick shoutout to one of my favorite recent reads, You're Never Weird on the Internet (Almost) by Felicia Day. I have so much lady love for Felicia, she may in fact be my spirit animal. I'm not sure, but I loved her memoir. 5 stars.
Currently, I am in the middle of too many books. Catch-22 is the one I'm actively trying to finish via audiobook. The Walled City and Scarlet are the physical books that I'm slowly working my way through (ok, let's be honest, they are the ones that sit next to my bed hoping to be read, but are usually ignored because I am too tired to read a single word when I get to bed).
That's about it! This turned into a much longer post than I anticipated. I promise I will be posting more regularly! Not terribly often (my goal is 1 post per week), but more regularly than once every 2 months would be good :D
What are you guys currently reading?