• Books,  Reading

    Finally Finished Some Books

    Hi! (waves) Wow. I haven’t done one of these since March! I read in April and May but I didn’t finish anything. I read in June, and I finished one thing, and finally got some reading mojo back, and somehow, I didn’t fall grossly behind on my reading goal. I mean, I’m behind, but I’m not stressed about it. I was going to give myself a couple of more days to finish something else, but yeah, that’s not happening. Also, I’m taking a blogging break for a week or four. Maybe, probably. I’ll try. I’m as unpacked as I’m going to get without bookshelves, but they should be up by…

  • Facts of Life

    Random Life: Books & Unpacking

    Guys!! There’s going to be a reading update next month! I’m hoping to finish one more book by month’s end. I don’t think that’s going to happen, but I’m excited to be reading with some consistency again. 😀 Especially since I’m not sure I can keep to my book spending goal. Like, I was trying to not buy too much more than 26 books this year, but it’s July, and I’m at 25. Technically, I’m over that, but I’m not counting some of them since I was buying them more for decoration, even though I’m totally planning on reading them as well. Lol! This goal is mostly to help me…

  • Anniversary,  Writing Journey

    This Year’s Anniversary Post

    Back when I started this blog, 8 years ago now, I always made sure I acknowledged all the significant moments. Not so much anymore, but July is the blog’s birthday month, as well as the month I set aside to celebrate the anniversary of my first finished novel attempt. These days, I don’t feel like celebrating anything writing-related. While this isn’t the case, I want to blame it on replacing my computer in March. Because there was a delay in getting the new one, I ended up with homeless files for around a month. While I was fine, I just didn’t feel like myself. Then I decided to declutter the…

  • Facts of Life,  News & Updates

    Hotel Life & Shopping For Stuff

    So, I’ve been in hotels for two and a half weeks now. I say hotels because the first one was driving me kind of batty. I wasn’t trying to be a pampered diva, but between it being right in front of the interstate, the internet not working most of the time, and the super loud noises coming from the air conditioner, pipes, and refrigerator (like a persistent LOUD buzzing that lasted for hours at a time), I was feeling pretty stressed. On top of that, the bed wasn’t comfortable, and most nights, in the middle of the night, people would be out in the hallway fighting. And also, it wasn’t…

  • Facts of Life,  Reading

    Reading Challenge Graveyard

    I started doing Goodreads Reading Challenges in 2015. In 2014, I read probably 7 books. I don’t remember exactly, but I mention this because in 2015, I set what I thought was a super conservative, easy to reach goal of 13 books. I read two. TWO books. So embarrassing. What kind of bookworm was I?!! I was finally forced to confront my reading issues face to face, which was why I’d dragged on signing up for the challenge in the first place. I didn’t want to know how bad it was. Since then, however, I’ve met the goal every year, even if it was just barely. 2016, I set a…