New Books & Novel Discoveries (August 2022)

While July felt as long as an entire season somehow, August has blow by like it was nothing. It’s weird how things work out like that. I’ve not even really thought about a lot new books this past month, buying or otherwise. This may be the most uneventful one of these that I’ve ever put up.

Nevertheless, let’s move on to the books!Read More »

New Books & Novel Discoveries (July 2022)

I think for the first time ever I’m getting one of these up late. Unfortunate, but not the end of the world. I was on holidays last week, and though I was back home by the end of the week, I didn’t manage to set aside time to get this post in order. July was a hard month for a lot of personal reasons, so that little trip did me some good. Not going to let a post being a little late get me down.

Enough about this, on to the books!Read More »

Reading Challenge Update

This is a couple of weeks later than I ought to have put it up, but a lot of life has been happening, so I hope you can forgive me procrastinating this a smidge. I still want to get it up regardless, though, so it’s time to see where I’m at with my challenges with the year now half over.

Right off the bat, I’m not really where I want to be. Having been doing freelance editing work for almost a year now, I think it is safe to say it has a significant impact on my reading progress. I will have to re-evaluate my goals in the future, presuming that I continue to do this job long term, which I would like to do, but you never know what the future might hold.Read More »

New Books & Novel Discoveries (June 2022)

June was  a weirdly dizzying month. As per usual, I’m a little stunned that it’s finished already, but at the same time it felt oddly drawn out. I think the main thing making me feel this way is the fact that I feel stuck on the books I’m reading at the moment. This is the first time in a while I’ve gone through an entire month without finishing any of the books I’m in the middle of. I don’t dislike them or anything, so I’m troubled by this reading rut I’m in at the moment.

Anyway, enough disgruntled introspection. On to the new books!Read More »

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 »