New Books & Novel Discoveries (May 2022)

May was a surprisingly low-key month, especially compared to April. This was very nearly the first month since I’ve started writing these that I hadn’t purchased a new book at all, but I couldn’t resist letting one squeak through.

The greenery exploded into growth around where I live this month, which was a bit of a wonder to behold. At the start of the month, weather was still a bit chilly, keeping things brown and drab. The second the warm weather suddenly hit, it was like night and day. I hope this summer doesn’t get too unbearably hot too often.

Enough rambling, on to the books!Read More »

New Books & Novel Discoveries (April 2022)

After a couple more modest months, it would seem April was a relative boon of new books. In part, it sort of just happened. At least half of these I didn’t plan on picking up, I just came across them randomly and decided to snap them up. I’m actually getting a little concerned about book space. I’m probably going to need to reorganize my shelves soon, and maybe get rid of some books I definitely don’t care to keep. That will be hard, and I’m sure I’ll put it off a lot.

Enough about getting rid, let’s move on to the new books!Read More »

Reading Challenge Update

This first quarter of 2022 has honestly been a little dismal for me on the reading front. Things have progressively slowed down since I got my freelance job during the second half of last year, but for some reason I’ve had an even harder time getting motivated to read over the past few months. It’s not as if I’ve been reading nothing, but when comparing the numbers to this time last year it is a little disheartening.

I think some of it has to do with the fact that my freelance job, while ultimately involving editing, has me reading a lot too. So, when I do have downtime, I feel less inclined to spend my time reading for fun. Hopefully I can reorganize things a little to better suit what I want, but for the moment I’m finding it all a little vexing.Read More »

New Books & Novel Discoveries (March 2022)

March was another low-key month for book buying, though I’m once again wracking my brain thinking I’ve forgotten something. Oh well, with my slowed-down reading pace I’m not sure it’s a bad thing that I’ve got less books coming in. I’d say I’m surprised the month is already done, but it has felt weirdly eventful and strange for me, so I guess I’m happy to just be moving forward.

Enough vague rambling, on to the books!Read More »

New Books & Novel Discoveries (February 2022)

February actually turned out to be a sincerely low-key month as far as getting new books was concerned. I still spent some time wracking my brain about what I did or didn’t get this month, as usual, but it seems the blanks I’m drawing are real. I suppose this is good, it’s not as if my shelf space is growing, but I think I should visit one of the local shops soon.

Enough rambling, on to the books!Read More »

New Books & Novel Discoveries (January 2022)

For once, I’m pretty happy to see a month go. The march of time is what it is, but this January has been so bitterly cold where I’m living that moving forward just feels good. Maybe the cold is the reason, but this year I am so fed up with winter already, and I’m normally fairly patient. Here’s hoping we get some more reasonable weather soon.

Enough waffling about climate, on to the books!Read More »

Looking Back at 2021 & New Challenges for 2022

Though we’re well into January now, I’ve felt a little less motivated to get my new challenges put together for 2022, which is why this post is going up so late. Nevertheless, I like taking this time to look back at the year that has passed and look forward to what I want to read in the coming year. I hope to be able to keep most challenges relatively the same, but with the second job I’ve been doing since August, I feel like my goals are incidentally more ambitious.Read More »

Frighteningly Good Reads 2021 Wrap-Up 

Though my schedule has had me a lot busier these past few months, over October I participated as much as I could in Frighteningly Good Reads, a laid back readathon hosted by Molly at Silver Button Books. Be sure to check out her wrap-up post too!

Ideally, I would have chosen a few more books to get through for the spooky season, but I tried to be a little more realistic for the amount of time I have for reading lately. As it turns out, results were oddly familiar to previous years anyway.Read More »