I'm happy that this was the book that got me out of my reading slump.
Now I'm gonna either read Dry or The Last to Let Go.
I've been in such a reading slump up until last night. I got more into my current read. (The Brilliant Light of Amber Sunrise by Matthew Crow)
I decided I wanted to make a trip to the library for some books I've been wanting to read. ❤❤❤
From a library book sale.
E.R. Frank was one of my favorite authors when I was younger and this was my favorite book of hers. I'm so excited to read it again.
And that exclusive edition of The Fault In Our Stars! It was practically brand new. 💙
The rest I have yet to read, but I'm excited to.
This book was intense.
I felt so entirely connected to Maddy that it scared me. Because she said/confronted what many can't.
"That was what rape had taught her, that was the truth she'd taken deep into herself: that without warning, without any possible way of knowing in advance, catastrophe could erupt out of complete ordinariness and be done directly to her. Anyone who thought otherwise simply didn't know yet, they hadn't been done like that."
I'm enjoying this so far. 💛
I think my last read got me out of my slump.
I got this from the thrift store today. I went to another one and saw another book I wanted, but I had to remind myself of all of the books I already have. This will hopefully be more of a catch up year than book buying year.
I don't know if I've ever posted about this before, but a friend of mine is now running her own little business! She's got a few bookish things in her shop right now that I thought maybe some of you would be interested in.
And if you happen to live in Fargo, North Dakota, there are some super cute things you can get that rep it. 🖤
The last 4 days have sucked so much.
9 hour days at work just killed me.
I came home and was all prepared to read on the couch, but ended up falling asleep for a few hours instead.
If I have the energy, I definitely plan to get some reading in before I actually go to bed. 💜
I wanted to do this too. 🖤
One of the viruses going around work finally caught up to me. This little lady is keeping me company as always. ❤
2 out of the 5 dogs at my parents' house right now. I'm watching them for an hour. Charlie (the one on the left) is causing the most chaos. He's the puppy of the group.
I found these at the thrift store for 1.50 each. I was so excited when I saw them! I've been wanting to read all 3.
Things have been so rough lately.
It's put me in a reading and life slump.
Depression has been kicking my butt to a point I'm considering outpatient treatment again. Bleh.
And with how stressed I've been at work, I asked to be demoted. I no longer want to be in charge. Being an assistant just doesn't work for me. It was hard to bring up, but I had to do it. I'm hoping things will be okay from this point on.
I'm starting to love audiobooks.
Especially while dealing with headaches.
Today was not a great day. I was running on zero sleep, and once I was done with housekeeping, I had to stay behind and finish all the laundry. I dealt with some grosser laundry than usual. It was just a long, exhausting day. I went grocery shopping, then came home and stayed awake for as long as I could manage. I ended up getting a 3 hour nap. Now, I'm pretty awake, but I'm gonna read til I fall back asleep. (Hopefully I even will.)
I decided it was time to go through my shelves and force myself to get rid of and many books as possible. As much as I love my books and would love to keep them all, it just gets overwhelming seeing so many on my shelves. I still would like to get rid of 1/3 of the rest of the ones I own, but I think for today I made good progress. I'm going to sell and donate them. So they'll be going to good homes. 🖤
(And I'm thinking of doing a giveaway.)
Self care since I'm nervous about work tomorrow and it's making me feel yucky. I haven't read much lately. I've been in a book slump for awhile now. So, I'm hoping I'll finish this at least by the middle of the month. I'm trying not to push myself to read if I truly don't feel like it. It seems like when I do push myself, it makes it worse.
I was so excited to read this, but now I'm kind of upset that I did. Don't get me wrong, I thought it was good up until the end. It absolutely ruined it for me. I can see what the author was going for, but it left me with too many questions. It just felt so abrupt and rushed at the end. It didn't even feel like there was any value from reading this at all. This gets 2 stars from me.
Well, this happened today. It was fill a bag for 20 dollars.
So glad to finally have 3 days off.
I started this a few days ago and have not made much progress. It's really good so far though!
I made it to the bookstore before I got called into work. Which I was bummed about, but a new book made it easier.
This one sounds so good. I am very excited for it. 💙