Can you believe in just about TWO weeks, this blog, this little ol’ engine that could blog will be turning eight years old? Honestly, I hardly believe it myself most days. I’m SO excited for it though – trends kind of come and go and while I know that book blogging and blogging in general aren’t really cool anymore since Instagram and YouTube are where a lot of people get their content nowadays, I’m glad that I’ve stuck with this blog as long as I have. It makes me happy and its a place to go to share my love for books and all things nerdy.
I know, I know, my blogging skills nowadays are totally lacking. I’ve honestly just been SO busy – I’m still working my full time job, I’m trying to keep up with a decent reading schedule, maintain my health and fitness routine, and so on.
But there’s a BIGGER reason on why I haven’t really been blogging much lately and that’s because I’ve been working on something HUGE and something BIG. The something-HUGE won’t be announced until May 23rd, the 8th birthday of this blog (WHAT!). However, I’ve been working really hard on the something-BIG and if you follow me on Instagram at all, you’ve already seen the news!
That doesn’t mean I can’t share it here too!
After nearly two years of being off the market – The Awakened and its sequel, The Sanctuary are being republished on June 16th, 2020 in both paperback and ebook!
All’s faire in love and war for two sworn enemies who indulge in a harmless flirtation in a laugh-out-loud rom-com from debut author, Jen DeLuca.
Emily knew there would be strings attached when she relocated to the small town of Willow Creek, Maryland, for the summer to help her sister recover from an accident, but who could anticipate getting roped into volunteering for the local Renaissance Faire alongside her teenaged niece? Or that the irritating and inscrutable schoolteacher in charge of the volunteers would be so annoying that she finds it impossible to stop thinking about him?
I’m doing the best I can under the insane circumstances of our world right now to stay as on top of blogging as possible but its SOOO hard when I feel like I’m not reading enough things to keep myself blogging as often. I have been listening to a lot of music and it honestly keeps me going when I’m like, please god, I just want to go to Disneyland or the bookstore or to just sit down at a restaurant. I completely agree with the steps being taken but I miss the outside world BIG time.
I had a playlist that I created for my birthday party back in February – which, weirdly, feels like it was about a thousand years ago. I renamed it “Quaran-tunes” because I guess I think I’m clever and changed the songs a bit and that’s pretty much all I’ve been listening to the past month or so. It has a TON of songs on it but here are some of my favorites on there.
You can scroll to the bottom to listen to the entire playlist!
Today’s Waiting on Wednesday is the sequel to an absolutely devastating first novel. Yes, I’m talking about the sequel to The Beholder, The Boundless, Anna Bright. I just finished The Beholder earlier this year and I canNOT wait until the second book comes out!
The Top Ten Tuesday is a weekly challenge post previously hosted by The Broke and Bookish and now hosted by The Artsy Reader Girl. You can follow along for each weekly post here. This week’s post was not really something that I was into – books that you liked but don’t talk about much. I didn’t think I could even come up with any – I literally blog and ‘gram about books haha.
My family and I, since we can’t spend time together right now, have been texting a lot more and take turns coming up with a top ten prompt for the day and its been kind of awesome. I’m learning a lot about my siblings and dad that I didn’t know before and I’m really close with all of them. The other day my brother suggested top ten animated shows and I thought, okay that’ll work for today!