I can’t believe it’s the last freaking Sunday in September. We got a whole month of Halloween ahead, not to mention the fall and winter seasons. Is it going to snow here? Doubt it but that would be cool to have a couple of snow days off! Then the pups and I could see snow again for the second time in their lives. They would be adorable playing in it, not knowing why it’s so cold. We will see. I hope everyone had a good week and I can’t wait to see what kind of fall clothes you guys have planned. You guys give me inspiration to dress for the season.
The Sunday Post is a weekly meme hosted by Caffeinated Book Reviewer. It’s a chance to share news about the past week, reading recaps, new hauls, and more.
You guys already know I’m working on my ARCs. I swear. Slowly but surely getting them done. I look forward to posting my State of the ARC tomorrow. I just have to get it together. I’m probably late posting it but oh well.
- Valley Girls – Sarah Nicole Lemon
- Book of Souls – Nadine Nightingale
- Blood Will Out – Jo Treggiari
- Feminism from A to Z – Gayle E Pittman
- Fat Girl on a Plane – Kelly deVos
- The Gilded King – Josie Jaffrey (10/2)
- The Athena Protocol – Shamim Sarif (10/3)
- The Vine Witch – Luanne G. Smith
- Crier’s War – Nina Valera
- Dark Retribution – B. R. Stateham
I’m honestly proud of my posts, even if I seem like I’m a little off in my voice for some of them. It’s really not the blog, it’s my personal life outside of it. I’m so proud of myself for continuing to read, continuing to post frequently, and having fun. I was talking to my friend Hannah one night, and I was telling her that a few years ago, whenever I’d have a really bad depressive episode, the first thing I would stop doing was read and blog. I could go up to nine months or more refusing to pick up a book, refusing to write reviews, refusing to interact on my blog. Those were some of my worst times, because I love doing this. Now, I’m making a better effort for self-care, and doing what I love – this – is my form of self-care and it’s helping so much.
Sorry that was so long-winded.
So anyway. I think my favorite post of the week was a review I did because I had been avoiding this book for so long because I just do that, but I really enjoyed it and I’m glad I read it!
So I didn’t buy any books this week because I’m a broke bitch and I need to cut down on my spending anyway. I think I’m going to sell/give away the majority of the books on my shelf that I know I won’t read, or the ones that I won’t include in my new shelf, and then maybe I can start buying again. But for now, I’m loving the library and I always have so I’m okay with that.
- The Mermaid – Christina Henry
- A Gentleman in Moscow – Amor Towles
- The Astonishing Color of After – Emily X. R. Pan
- The Shadow Queen – C.J. Redwine
Plus what I still have from the library. I can’t show you guys that because you’d kick me.
Just because I didn’t buy anything this week doesn’t mean I didn’t receive past purchases this week. Oops.
I basically cramped up my right hand from trying to straighten my really short, really kinky hair so I could wear a wig for my work’s Annual Celebration of Success Luncheon on Thursday. We had to be presentable, and I felt like my hair – especially since I cut it myself – wasn’t going to work. I also had to put on makeup, which I haven’t done it so long, but I guess I looked okay. My coworkers were definitely surprised to see me. Loved the hair as usual. I swear they always say that.
Also while I was straightening my hair, I was totally getting into YouTube and could NOT stop watching Becky G’s new video Secrets. I mean it’s new to me, but wow I was so into it and it spoke to my soul. Watch it here and tell me what you think.
OMG for some reason I had the urge to watch King Arthur and I did. It was great, I don’t know why this isn’t going to have any sequels because I freaking liked it. The soundtrack just gets me going.
Like I’m not even gaga for Charlie Hunnam or anything but this movie was just great. Like, he was a snarky Arthur and I love that. That’s all. I loved it so much. Except for the beginning where King Uthur let his horse die, wtf.
I’ve been listening to this playlist all over the place at work. Like it legit on repeat because I love pretty much all of these songs!
Shout out to Becky G being on this playlist though! I love herrrrrrrr.
I’m still not sleeping well, but I’m really glad that I’m breathing still. That really is the main goal, but I’d like to actually stay asleep during the night. We will see! It’s only been two weeks.