Have you been wondering about us? We are still alive, although barely… the five of us seem to have fallen in a sort of joined slump, so none of us have been blogging much (if at all). Seems to be happening a lot around the blogosphere right now? Maybe it is just the time of the year. Anyway, we are still here-but-not-really, biding our time until inspiration strikes again.
In the meantime, we would like to wish you a magical holiday season — may you get to read all the books and eat all the food and do anything you want to do. ♥
Harry Potter: A Journey Through A History of Magic by British Library // ★★★★
They Both Die At the End by Adam Silvera // ★★★★
Dumplin’ by Julie Murphy // ★★1/2
How to Be Happy by Eva Woods // ★★★★1/2
The Sun and Her Flowers by Rupi Kaur // ★★
Rules of Rain by Leah Scheier // ★★★
Strange the Dreamer by Laini Taylor // ★★★
All the Wrong Chords by Christine Hurley Deriso // ★★1/2
Harry Potter and the Deathly Hallows (Harry Potter #7) by J.K. Rowling // ★★★★★ (reread)
Room by Emma Donoghue // ★★1/2
Tuesdays With Morrie by Mitch Alborn // ★★★
Okay, so not the greatest of reading months. I’m seeing a lot of 3-star ratings at best, though I did finally read my first Adam Silvera book, which was lovely and sad, and really enjoyed How to Be Happy, which was also lovely and sad, and I reread Harry Potter and the Deathly Hallows, which was mostly sad. Seriously, some of those character deaths were TRULY UNNECESSARY. *throws self on bed dramatically*
Radio Silence by Alice Oseman // ★★★★★
Every Heart a Doorway by Seanan McGuire // ★★★★★
Down Among the Sticks and Bones by Seanan McGuire // ★★★★★
Godsgrave by Jay Kristoff // ★★★★
This Mortal Coil by Emily Suvada // ★★
So hey, I’m actually doing quite well! I switched antidepressants/antianxiety meds in October, so they’ve started kicking in, and I can feel they’re a much better fit for me than my previous ones. I’m not just making big strides in terms of progress, I am making GIANT LEAPS OVER DEEP CLIFFS. Sure, I am tired as hell now because I got a little enthusiastic about doing all the things, but I’m really pleased with this turn of events. I’ve been waiting for a long time.
So guess who did Nanowrimo??? Yes, me! I only got to 25,000 words and it was over three different projects but I can’t believe I wrote even that much! I was also horribly sick for almost two weeks which was frustrating because I know if I hadn’t been sick I would’ve got to 50,000 but I’m so over the moon I even got to 25,000!! I also read some great books while I was unwell which made being sick suck less. 🙂 Overall, a pretty successful month!
I went to a national journalism convention which was fun. I got to meet some awesome people and have lots of fun with my newspaper staff. I’ve been super swamped with school and newspaper and extracurriculars. Honestly, I’m just waiting for this school year to end.
And how are you?