Saturday, January 2, 2016

Weekly Wrap-Up and Book Haul

So, this week I wasn't as active on the internet as I would have liked to be.  I was able to keep up on the blog, which was a bit of a hurdle, but I spent maybe ten minutes on twitter and maybe half an hour looking at other people's blogs.  Not only was I super busy getting ready to go back to school, spending time with friends I won't see again until the summer, and meeting up with family I don't normally meet up, but these last couple of days I've been sick.  It's a head cold, more or less, but it's absolutely drained me.  I think part of it stems from stress, since, for some reason, I've stressed myself out over the fact that school is starting again.  My mind is rebelling a little bit and telling me this semester is going to be hellish and horrible and I won't have any time to read or spend with friends.  Rationally, I know this isn't true, but it's taken a toll on my health regardless.  Last night I sat down, though, and walked myself through the reasons it won't be like this and ended up getting one of the best nights of sleep I've had in a while.  So, things are looking up, and by this time next week my stress and cold should have disappeared or at least gone down a bit.

Finished this Week
I finished Shadow's Edge, which was quite good, and volume nine of Noragami and Stray Stories.  It was a very good week, in terms of content read.

Currently Reading
I started Red Queen, and while I was excited to read it, I didn't have huge expectations for it.  While I'm not super far, I am loving it!  Within the first chapter it surpassed my expectations, honestly.  I don't know if I just needed this type of book right now, or what, but I'm really glad I picked it up.

Currently Writing
I haven't talked about it in a while, but I've been working on a novel for a bit now.  I restarted in December because I was unhappy with the direction, and since then I've written over 20k words, which is crazy incredible for me.  I'll keep you guys posted somewhat.

Last Week
Sunday-- Sunday TV
Thursday-- December Wrap-Up

Next Week
Sunday-- Book Goals and Resolutions for 2016
Monday-- Blogging Tips #4: Blogging Safety
Tuesday-- Book Review of Bentwhistle #1
Wednesday-- WoW
Thursday-- January Pre-Orders
Friday-- F56, Book Review of Snow Like Ashes
Saturday-- Wrap Up and Haul

My goal this week was to have no book haul, since I splurged quite a bit last week.  But, I do have some books.  However: all of them were either free on the kindle store or gifts from a friend!  So I actually did save money on books this week!
Cupcakes, Trinkets, and Other Deadly Magic
I saw someone talking about this on book tube, and since it was free and sounded good, I thought I would pick it up.  I don't think I'll pick it up anytime soon, since it almost feels like a summer read, but I am looking forward to it.
Harmony Black
This is one of the kindle first books this month, and while there were a couple that sounded appealing, I decided to go with this one and see how it was.
I am so excited to read this book!  My roommate, who was my secret santa coincidentally, sent this to me for Christmas.  It's one of her top two books ever (her other favorite is Jane Eyre) and now I can finally read it!  I've actually wanted to read it for a bit, and now I plan to get to it in February.
Star Wars Year by Year: A Visual Chronology
This was another gift from my roommate and it's so cool!  It goes up until a few years ago (before Disney bought the franchise) and collects everything and anything Star Wars.  I've flipped through it a bit and wish I had more time to spend with it, since it, sadly, cannot come with me to college (it's just too big).
Poe Bear
So, one of my Christmas gifts was a trip to Build-A-Bear because they have Star Wars themed bears and such.  I really wanted one that I could dress up like Poe Dameron (who, if you didn't know, is my favorite character from TFA) and he turned out so cute!  If you squeeze the paw it plays the Star Wars theme song.
Star Labs Sweater
My dad found these on Amazon and bought me one!  I love it and have already worn it around quite a bit.  In case you don't know, it's from the show The Flash, which my dad and I both watch regularly.

So that was my week.  Hopefully I start feeling better soon.  Have a wonderful rest of the weekend!


  1. That Poe Bear is so cute! :)

    I've read bits and pieces of the Star Wars Chronology - my library has it and it's pretty interesting.

    1. It's a really cool book. I love how they have even the most obscure things mapped out in it.

  2. Great book haul. I hope you love them all.

    Aj @ Read All The Things!

    1. I'm looking forward to digging into them! Thanks for stopping by!


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