Recap - Time Away, Blogging-Blocks and a Return to Buying Books.
Hello my lovelies, I hope you had an amazing couple of weeks!
I took a blogging break and a much needed holiday two weeks ago. I love visiting Lough Derg, and staying in Mountshannon was so beautiful and peaceful. Plus, the weather was absolutely perfect for the end of September, and my dog loved exploring all the parks and walkways all along the lake. I had so many plans to get lots of reading done, but unfortunately that didn’t exactly happen… There was a music festival taking place in the village while I was there, and that ended up taking over a bit!
With taking a break, I expected to return with so much energy and have so many ideas, and I'd be able to churn out a string of posts. This hasn’t exactly happened either! I returned home last weekend to a grand total of one scheduled post, no completed books to write up a review for, and no inspiration to write anything. Yeah, my little idea of being recharged after my break back-fired spectacularly! I had a dismal total of two posts this week, and I’m finding it so hard to click back into that blogging mind frame I had before I stepped away. I look back at my old schedule and think 'How in the hell did I manage all of this!?' If anyone has any tips I can try to get my mind on track, I'd appreciate them all!
It’s October, I can buy all zee books!
Last month, I decided to try and not buy any books for the entire month of September. After struggling through 30 days of torture, I have come to the conclusion that this little experiment will never happen again! I have never wanted to get my hands on books as badly as I did last month. I have bought some ebooks already, and am trying to make up my mind which physical books I want to order this month. Soon, I shall FINALLY have my hands on Crown of Midnight and Unhinged. Soooooon…
eBooks I Bought
Crane by Stacey Rourke
Not a Drop to Drink by Mindy McGinnis
Reborn by C.C. Hunter
I've wanted to read Not a Drop to Drink for so long, and I finally got my hands on it. I love dystopians and I really hope this one lives up to my expectations. Crane has been on my wishlist for a few months now, and I love the sound of the blurb and I'm hoping it'll be as creepy as I expect it to be. I don't know if I'll have time to read it this month, it seems like a good Halloween-ish read. I was asked to take part in Eternal by C.C. Hunter's blog tour next month... but I haven't read the first book yet. I really hope I love Reborn!
Loop by Karen Akins
Unbreakable by C.C. Hunter
Eternal by C.C. Hunter
I'm planning on reading Loop next, and I can't wait! I've had my eye on this book for so long, and I feel so excited and incredibly honoured that I was asked to take part in the blog tour. Unbreakable is a novella released recently that takes place between Reborn and Eternal, and then I also have Eternal to read this month. No pressure then...
Angelfall #3 – “End Of Days”, has a release date! But…
I am completely in love with Angelfall and World After, and I was so excited when I saw this tweet earlier today. The third book in The Penryn and the End of Days series seems to have an official release date!
But, then I saw that this will be the THIRD AND FINAL BOOK!
But… But… I thought there was going to be 5 books?! I was really looking forward to a long series with lots of Raffe and Penryn. I’m a little disappointed that it will revert to the seemingly new standard of YA trilogies. But on the flip side, I am sort of glad that the series doesn’t seem like it will be dragged out unnecessarily just to half-heartedly extend a series for the sake of adding more books - *cough* like the Southern Vampires/Sookie Stackhouse series *cough*
Soundtrack for the Week
Have a great weekend, and Happy Reading!