Working from home is hard. Especially when you aren't actually getting paid for it... I've been unemployed for a year now - which also means one whole year of blogging and trying to get back into writing - so I've figured out some ways that help me stay motivated.
Disclaimer; I'm awful at following my own advice and so often I stay in bed reading or binge-watching Netflix so trust me, I know how hard it can be to, as Nike say, just do it.
Hey, hi, hello!!
February has flown by and it's already my favourite day of the month: OWLCRATE!! So, it's actually been a few days since I received my box but I'm sharing it now - better late than never! I also have an exciting announcement (for me anyway) below, so keep reading!
January 2018 saw me entering my third year of receiving Owlcrate and honestly, I am shooketh, as the kids say. I simply cannot believe I have had 24 boxes (25, if you include this one!).
I love love love this subscription box. Lately, I've seen a lot of people partering with other book boxes and comparing them to Owlcrate and being really criticising towards them, but, although Owlcrate dominated bloggers and continues to be hyped, I truly think it's deserving.
SO. With that, I ought to get onto the unboxing!
GUARD YOUR MORTAL HEART.
Jude was seven when her parents were murdered and she and her two sisters were stolen away to live in the treacherous High Court of Faerie. Ten years later, Jude wants nothing more than to belong there, despite her mortality. But many of the fey despise humans. Especially Prince Cardan, the youngest and wickedest son of the High King.
To win a place at the Court, she must defy him—and face the consequences.
As Jude becomes more deeply embroiled in palace intrigues and deceptions, she discovers her own capacity for trickery and bloodshed. But as betrayal threatens to drown the Courts of Faerie in violence, Jude will need to risk her life in a dangerous alliance to save her sisters, and Faerie itself.
The Cruel Prince by Holly Black was my one hope of salvaging what little desire I had to read fairy books that ACOTAR destroyed. Turns out it was beyond saving. Don't get me wrong, the books was bearable but I do wish I hadn't bothered.
January was a great reading month for me with some major accomplishments. The majority of my reading time over the last month was spent focusing on Les Miserables and I feel that I barely touched anything else yet I somehow powered my way through 7 books!
I'll admit that about half of these were short, quick reads but nonetheless I am so pleased with what I read and I hope I can keep reading as much throughout the year!