This week turned out exactly how I thought it would – productive in my daily life and unproductive in my reading life lol. A lot has been going on, especially with my mental health. It was a total struggle to do anything let alone focusing on words on pages. I’ve managed to stay positive though, but I can feel that spiral of anxiety trying to take me down. I’m strong and I won’t let it. SO – I focus on books and my family and all the many positive things in my life instead! Here’s how my reading week went:
BOOKS I’VE FINISHED THIS WEEK:
The title for this portion is misleading because I technically didn’t finish this one. I actually DNF’d it at 50%. It’s not that it was bad! But it just wasn’t interesting enough for me to want to pick up up anymore. I figured that if anyone could make me like superheroes, it would be Sarah J Maas! I didn’t mind the writing, and I didn’t mind the characters, but superheroes just aren’t my cup of tea. It just felt like a glorified Robin Hood retelling with cat ears. I know my interests so I knew there was a chance of this happening – this book (and superheroes in general) just aren’t my thing.
BOOKS I’M CURRENTLY READING:
I have an October tradition – saying that I’m going to finish this book lol! First – it’s huge! Second – it’s confusing! Third – it has a massive cult following that I have yet to understand. I would say that I’m going to finish it this October, but I don’t know if I can make that happen. But I’m sure going to try! I left off at page 97 last October. Wish me luck lol
OTHER BOOKISH NEWS:
TOP 5 TUESDAY:
The October topics are out! See the full list HERE – I’ve gotten a lot of feedback about the final topic for the month and it makes me so happy to hear that you enjoyed that one 🙂 I can’t wait to see what you all come up with!! The topic for this week was cozy fall reads and your lists made me want to just sit under a blanket and read for hours!
Sorry for the lack of details here, but I wanted to give you a heads up that me and another blogger/YouTuber (Justine at I Should Read That) decided to team up and co-host a quarterly readathon! I mentioned the off the grid readathon a few weeks ago that I decided to do for myself at the last minute. The whole point of me doing it was to stay away from the usual distractions (Hello? Smartphone? Are you listening??) and just read! I find that I block out a hour to read only to be distracted by my phone and social media. I would waste the majority of my reading time getting sucked into social media. I had SOOOOO many comments of people who loved the idea, and wanted it to be an actual readathon. So, it’s happening! A full announcement post, complete with all the details, will be posted tomorrow! If you want to stay up to date on what’s happening with the readathon, be sure to follow us on Twitter @OffTheGridReads (or just click here!)
That’s it for now. Big things are happening in October and I can’t wait to share it with you! It’s going to take a lot of planning, so I may not be around the blog a whole lot this week. Don’t forget to check back on Wednesday for all the details!
Until next time, happy reading!