I keep starting books and putting them back. Im hoping I‘ll stick with this one. I absolutely loved What Kind of Girl by Alyssa Sheinmel so I‘m hoping I‘ll love this one too. 🤞🏻💙
I've been in a reading slump for so long. It makes me so sad. I used to read so much and now it's something I rarely do. 😔
Luckily I'm already very much invested in this book. I'm only on page 13. So, fingers crossed that this will finally help me out of my slump.
Put in a hotel for a week (or more) because my bathroom had to be gutted due to a leak from the apartment above me. (Which has clearly been leaking for a very long time.)
I was like, sweet! Now I'll have plenty of time to read.
Nope. I'm still mostly distracted by my phone, having cable tv or my cat.😣
Here are some books I bought over the past few months.🖤
I'm super excited for all of them.
Especially since I think I'm finally out of my reading slump.
It started off with only 3 dogs in bed with me tonight, now I have all 5.
Oh, the joys of dogsitting for my family.
They were giving me space earlier on in the night (as seen in the photo), but now I barely have any room. It's not comfortable. I'm losing sleep, but I hope they are at least enjoying the company.😂
Today wasn't a great day, but after a nap I feel a lot better.
I probably won't be able to sleep now, but that's okay. I'm really enjoying my book.
If I'm tired in the morning, it'll be worth it.
I went to two thrift stores yesterday and one of them had 2 books I've been wanting along with a "buy one, get one free" sale, so I got 4 books for around 2 dollars.
I also got a nice fuzzy new blanket which is in the washer right now. ?
I ordered from BookOutlet a few days before my birthday.
So happy belated birthday to me.💙💜
Work and my mental health have been kicking my butt. I felt like I deserved to treat myself.
I put a bookshelf in my room today. I haven't decorated my apartment much and I've lived here over 2 years.
My bookshelves were all in the second bedroom and looked super cluttered, so I switched things up a bit.
This book hurt me in ways I didn't think a book could. I almost stayed up late last night to finish it, but I had to put it down because of how emotional it was making me.
This may be my favorite book I've read this year. 💙
I made another trip to the library.
This time with my grandpa and grandma. My grandpa is the only other reader in my family and is probably the reason I've always loved to read.
We got him a new library card and I showed him where the history section was and did my own thing.
I was having a panic attack the entire time, but I pushed through it the best that I could because I wanted my grandpa to take his time. 💜
Today was quite the day.
A rough day at work, but in the end it only made me feel stronger.
Then I spent some much needed time with my mom. We went shopping for birthday presents for my grandma. I got myself a new lamp for reading while I was at it. And we stopped at the dollar store and I got two new books as well.
I'm pooped, but I'm content.
I'm almost finished with Dry by Neal and Jarrod Shusterman, so I decided to take my other books back that I never finished and get some new ones.
My own books have been severely neglected this year.
I've been in such a reading slump this year. It's been a hectic year full of challenges and changes.
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. 🖤