My consistency in posting has been lacking lately. Part of this is due to slumping both with reading and life, but most of it is due to Hector, my new PUPPY!!
I've not been reading very much at all as I've been exhausted from being up early and having longer days as well as the overall excitement of it all. It doesn't help that I've taken sick and think I have tonsillitis. BLEGH. I'll try and put as much effort into posting on here as I can but I also don't want to pressure myself so I think I'll almost definitely take the rest of the month off (a whopping three days lol!) and perhaps will tone down my December plans (vlogmas is pretty much a nope at this point which I'm a little sad about but it's just not worth my health!)
Thank you all for sticking around. To appease your desire for bookish content, I'm currently reading The Starless Sea and LOVING it but I've been taking my time because who knows how long it's going to be before Erin Morgenstern releases another novel. I'm also listening to Girls With Sharp Sticks which is interesting but I do have some thoughts on it. I'm hoping I get these both finished this month. I was planning to complete my reading goal just so I could be ahead and chill in December but it's going to take a miracle!
I'm in a weird limbo right now. It's almost like a slump but it's not. I'm still reading, just not quite as much as I'd like. If anything it's blog and booktube I'm slumping with. I was going to blame it on the fact I'm super excited about something that's happening in a few days but really I think it's just the curse of November.
Throughout the year we can easily pop out a few "books I didn't like" or whatever posts but come this time of year we're prepping all the end of year content. Who wants to have their most disappointing reads of 2019 spoiled because they did a blog post on their most disappointing reads period?
So I guess the point of this post is to say that I'm still here, I'm just not sure what I want to post yet, because I just really want to get into the end of year/start of year stuff. Maybe I should just read a damn book and write a review!
The end of the year is fast approaching and I'm nearly done with my reading goal but there are definitely a lot of books I haven't gotten to yet that I really should have (ahem, my whole TBR)... but here are just a few of the books I would really like to read and check off my tbr before they end up stuck there for yet another year!
For two years, six months, fourteen days, eleven hours and sixteen minutes, Subject Six-Eight-Four — ‘Jane Doe’ — has been locked away and experimented on, without uttering a single word.
As Jane’s resolve begins to crack under the influence of her new — and unexpectedly kind — evaluator, she uncovers the truth about Lengard’s mysterious ‘program’, discovering that her own secret is at the heart of a sinister plot … and one wrong move, one wrong word, could change the world.
I've had a pretty rough few months with reading... or maybe it was just september - either way, it's felt like forever. But finally, in october I managed to read 6 books and I am so happy with that!
Ellingham Academy is a famous private school in Vermont for the brightest thinkers, inventors, and artists. It was founded by Albert Ellingham, an early twentieth century tycoon, who wanted to make a wonderful place full of riddles, twisting pathways, and gardens. "A place" he said, "where learning is a game."
Shortly after the school opened, his wife and daughter were kidnapped. The only real clue was a mocking riddle listing methods of murder, signed with the frightening pseudonym, Truly Devious. It became one of the great unsolved crimes of American history.
True-crime aficionado Stevie Bell is set to begin her first year at Ellingham Academy, and she has an ambitious plan: She will solve this cold case. That is, she will solve the case when she gets a grip on her demanding new school life and her housemates: the inventor, the novelist, the actor, the artist, and the jokester. But something strange is happening. Truly Devious makes a surprise return, and death revisits Ellingham Academy. The past has crawled out of its grave. Someone has gotten away with murder.