Gosh, I don't want to think about how long it's been since I last posted.
Things have been crazy for me this last month and a bit but I have big plans to get myself back on track but before I dive right into the usual book posts I wanted to have a little catch up with you all!
Where to begin? It's been almost two months since I left you so I guess we'll go aaaallll the way back there.
I was doing alright at keeping to a schedule - bar one week, my bad! - and then I read The Hate U Give - you know the one that book everyone is obsessed with and giving 5 stars to? Yup, that one. I hated it. I had a lot of strong feelings towards this book and I really wanted to post a review but I just couldn't get the words right.
I was worried that I was coming off rude and insensitive and as a white girl reviewing an own voices POC/diverse book, I'll admit I was scared people (read, social justice warriors) were going to attack me for my opinion.
So I struggled to write the post I had planned and then suddenly I was just completely overwhelmed at trying to come up with another post and then I was a week behind schedule... and then my gran fell.
A week and a half after I had last posted, my gran fell and broke her hip. To cut an extremely long story short, she had to get an operation but whilst that fixed her hip, something went wrong and she ended up in intensive care for a week and on a ventilator before spending a further two on the orthopaedic ward. Thankfully she is home now - two weeks on Thursday! - and doing well but it was a very scary time where blogging was just nowhere near my list of things to do. I've also spent her last week and a half taking care of her but now she's more able to do some things herself I have a little more time to focus on what I love - my blog!
So here I am; back for hopefully a long time without further disruption! I'm planning a post for later in the week with an update on the books I have read lately (about three) and have bought (a lot more than three... oops) - my TBR now stands just shy of 300 books and I'm seriously shitting myself about how close I am to drowning in books (hahah who am I kidding, that happened a long time ago)... There's worse problems to have, mind you!
I have a few exciting things coming up in the next month so I do hope you'll all bear with me whilst I get myself organised and on track!