Weekly Wrap Up – November 11 – 17

I started this week off in a great mood! I took Monday off from the blog to spend the day on myself. I lit my favourite candle, got a candy cane hot chocolate, finished a book, and relaxed. I planned to take the rest of the week by storm…… little did I know that the only storm would be my mental health. Worst part – I can’t even explain nor understand why I was struggling! I ended the week in a pool of tears for no reason at all. I think I’m just exhausted to be honest. I’ve been pushing myself to do a lot lately, I know that in the next month work is going to kick my ass, and I’ve got a nagging anxiety about how I’m going to afford Christmas. This week was HARD.

I might be a little withdrawn this week coming up – for two reasons. One – work is insanely busy! It’s a good thing but overwhelming at the same time. Two – when I get in a bad head space, I tend to stay away from talking – especially on social media. I’ve noticed that as I’ve struggled over the last few months, my stats on the blog and other social media have suffered.

I’m a little sad that this happened in November to be honest. I was on track to reach 100 books this year if I could just keep up my reading pace. But now I don’t think that’s going to happen. You know what though? I’m ok with that! Numbers aren’t a big deal in the long run. Point is that I’ve been reading, and I’ve enjoyed every minute of it!

Enough with my whining and complaining lol. That’s not what you’re here for! And I HATE complaining (yes, I’m complaining about complaining. I’m an expert apparently). Let’s get into the books shall we?

BOOKS I FINISHED THIS WEEK:

Recursion

RECURSION by Blake Crouch – 4 stars
Holy hell this book was mind bending! I mean that in the best and most literal way. This book had me spinning the whole way through. Memory mapping turns into the ability to change events in the past and the repercussions were a story of insanity! Blake Crouch’s ability to create a science based plot is unparalleled. It’s slightly terrifying if you start thinking of what would happen if this were possible in the real world!

BOOKS I’M CURRENTLY READING:

Yes…… I’m STILL reading Red Seas Under Red Skies…….. I feel like this is the book that never ends! I’m really loving this but I just haven’t had the time to physically read a lot lately. This does seem unnecessarily long. Weird thing about his books – I thought that book 1 was longer than it needed to be but it ended up that all the details came together and blew my mind. I hope that’s what this is working up to!

As soon as I finish that, I plan to start The Starless Sea by Erin Morgenstern (uhhhh what?! Two books with Sea in the title? I didn’t plan that I swear!) I absolutely can’t wait for this one! I don’t even know what it’s about and I don’t care. I loved her other book The Night Circus SO much that i’m sure this will be just as beautiful!

OTHER BOOKISH NEWS:

TOP 5 TUESDAY

This week’s topic was a blast! The Top 5 Authors I Need To Read was probably one of my favourite topics this year! So many great authors were listed by the participants! This week coming up is going to be a challenge (sorry, not sorry) as it’s all about the books you would re-write!

NEW BLOG TOUR COMING!

I really needed some good news this week and it came in the form of an email from a publisher! I was asked to be a part of a blog tour for the new release REVERIE by Ryan La Sala (find it on Goodreads) It’s described as Inception meets The Magicians…… that’s literally all I needed to know! But if you’ve seen this cover, I know you’ve already fallen in love like I have! Dates will be announced later but will take place sometime between December 2-6

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Though I might be quiet over the next few days, I hope that I can take this week to get some rest and take care of myself. I spend more time worrying about everyone else and I make myself take a back seat. Time for some self care I think!

Thank you for putting up with my complaining and unnecessary explaining of my mental health issues. I don’t like talking about it all the time but yet I want people to know that they’re not alone. And, no matter how much someone seems put together on the outside, they’re still struggling on the inside. It’s easy to ignore it and act like everything is still all sunshine and rainbows. But that’s not real. I’m a real person and not just a girl who talks about books lol. It’s ok to not be ok. I’m working on it 🙂

Until next time, happy reading!

12 Comments Add yours

  1. hope you start feeling better!

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  2. Beware Of The Reader says:

    I really hope next week will feel better for you Shanah!

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    1. The week is already going about 5 million times better than last week!! 😁

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  3. evelynreads1 says:

    Hope you feel better soon! Enjoy your reading!

    (www.evelynreads.com)

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  4. Feel better! Hang in there. Everyone has those days.

    Starless Sea looks really good! The cover is stunning! Hope you finish the other book soon.

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    1. Thanks so much! This week is going SO much better so I might be on my way to better days 😁

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  5. Sorry to hear about your struggles last week. It happens, I totally get it, I have the same thing happen to me sometimes (okay a lot actually). I think it is sometimes that we push ourselves and then get disappointed when we don’t live up to our own expectations. I hope this week is a better one for you!

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    1. Well shit. You totally caught me red handed lol!!! I’m a perfectionist who thinks I have super powers and can do anything and everything. But the reality is that I’m a mere mortal and can’t do it all 😂

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      1. Exactly, I relate LOL

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