• Books,  Reading

    September 2020 Reads

    Hiya! 😀 Wrapping things up at the very end of the month! Find excitement in the little things, right? 😛 I’m only ten books from my 2020 Reading Goal. I have a few longer books I want to read that I’ll probably get started on in November, but I’m surprised this is turning out to be a great reading year. I was pretty sure I was going to come up short after only finishing one short story between April, May, and June. And I was okay with that. I don’t set reading goals to stress myself. I set them to make sure I’m prioritizing something that’s important to me. I…

  • Books,  Facts of Life,  Reading

    LibraryOffice Update

    Hello! ^_^ So before I get to the photos, I wanted to talk a little bit about what I ended up doing. Originally, I wanted an entire wall filled with shelves, not quite going up to the ceiling because I’m short, along with a basic desk with a drawer or two to house my ridiculous pen collection. I considered custom shelving, but as my budget for everything changed multiple times over the moving process, I looked into other options while I was making up my mind. So, first, IKEA. I like their Billy shelves, they look good, but I really wanted gray shelves, so it was a compromise from the…

  • Books,  Reading

    August 2020 Reads

    Hi-lo! What’s up, what’s up?! 😀 I was super determined to catch up on my reading goal, and I’m so so happy to report that I’m officially no longer behind! Cue confetti canyons!! My bookshelves are going in on Friday! So I’ll see how many books I can get up over the weekend so I can take pictures and talk about it. ^_^ But I have a lot of books I want to talk about, so enjoy. 😀 24: The Beholder Author: Anna Bright Genre: YA Alt History Fantasy Rating: 4 stars I’m a sucker for beautiful writing. ^_^ It’s hard to explain the setting for this book, because I…

  • 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,  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…