It’s almost the end of the year which means that its crunch time. I’ve set a goal of reading 100 books this year aaaaaaand I’m at 99. I actually did fairly okay with reading in November, considering that most of my energy was spent on NaNoWriMo and my new novel, Legacy, but admittedly I did reread a lot of books. I’m now actively avoiding fantasy – which doesn’t do great for desire to finish the Throne of Glass series haha – since I’m writing one so the focus is now on science fiction and contemporary. Except for new books, of course!
There has been a huge controversy in the book once more and, of course, it took place on Twitter. I have been watching it from the outskirts since I don’t scroll through twitter anymore. (My Instagram and blog both post directly to my twitter and I occasionally will tweet but I am not a fan of this particular social media. I think it’s rather toxic). However, as someone super involved in the book community, especially the YA community, it’s impossible for me to not see these things and I have a lot of thoughts.
Hello everyone! I love you all and I’ve missed you all!
Last year, I met Brandon Sanderson for the first time during his tour for the release of Oathbringer, the third installment in the Stormlight Archive. At the time, I was in the middle of the first book. I had read his Reckoners series and the first three Mistborn, so I was definitely excited but I was obviously not in the same realm as his other fans at the event because I was so behind in the Stormlight Archive. That being said, it was one of the BEST events I had ever been to and I wrote a whole blog post on how awesome I truly thought and think Brandon is.
As some of you may know, back in May, I was diagnosed with Type 2 diabetes. I was at the hospital, dealing with a kidney stone, which is fairly common for me unfortunately, when one of the nurses that was taking care of me asked if I was diabetic. I told her, not that I was aware, and she told me I should see a doctor because my blood sugar was astronomically high. Not good. I got myself to the doctor and was promptly diagnosed.
So…I wanted to read a ton of books in October and I failed miserably at that. Like, really really badly. I hit a really bad slump this month and was just so busy with other things and then I was really sick this month and…yeah, I just read basically nothing this month. I *am* nearly done with Empire of Storms. However, November is NaNoWriMo and I’m hoping to write more than read so…I guess we’ll see what happens! I’m really hoping to get some reading done though…I was on track to do MORE than 100 and now I’m not even sure I’ll reach it!