Saturday, February 6, 2016

Weekly Wrap Up & Book Haul

So, this week absolutely dragged by for me.  I woke up Monday morning with an annoying pain in my side.  I thought I had perhaps pulled a muscle in my sleep but figured it would go away by the next morning.  Well, on Tuesday it was worse and I was rather worried.  It felt like I had a stitch in my side (kinda like how I sometimes feel after running) and I googled what could be wrong.  Of course, the internet's not the most reliable place, but I saw something that said I could just be bloated and have trapped gas and that drinking lots of water would help.  I think the water helped a little, but then on Wednesday night I was in absolute misery and really considering contacting the crappy health services we have at my school (I was afraid to go to them earlier because I didn't want to hear that something serious was wrong).  Wednesday was, honestly, one of the worst nights I've had in a long while.  On Thursday morning, though, I discovered what was actually wrong- Irritable Bowel Syndrome.  And the stitch in my side was just my bodies way of telling me I was way too stressed out.  So, Friday, I skipped two of my three classes, didn't give one thought to homework or deadlines, and just did whatever I felt like, and I feel like an all new person.  My side still hurts, but it's not miserable and I'm in a much better mood.  The moral?  I need to stress less, and I have some precautions in place to help me do so.

Reading and blogging this week was really hard for me.  Every time I picked up a book I couldn't stay focused and that was really bothersome because when I'm depressed or stressed out books are my escape and this time I couldn't escape.  I think that's part of the reason my stress just kept getting worse.  Blogging, too, was kinda hard to stay focused on, which is why I was a bit absent.  Today, though, I woke up, and was excited to blog again and pretty much jumped onto Bloglovin' and just wasted time.  But it was fun and I'm glad to be back.

Currently Reading
Six of Crows is my priority right now, and I'm rather enjoying it, but not as much as I would wish.  I blame this on the fact that I couldn't stay focused thanks to my side.  I'm also still in the middle of the second book in the Bentwhistle the Dragon series.  When I finish Six of Crows, at this pace, I assume I'll have Morning Star in my possession, so that will be my next conquest.

Finished this Week
I finished You Were Here (which I loved, loved, loved!) and will be reviewing it closer to its release date.  I also finished the second volume of Horimiya, which was also fantastic.

Currently Listening To
The Wicked soundtrack because I just felt like buying it the other day and I don't regret it!  I saw a performance several years ago and would love to see it again (and might just have a chance in August).

Currently Writing
I'm taking a break from writing proper to world-build and plan out character arcs.  I've had it laid out in my head for a while but never got it on the page and that's coming to bite me in the butt, so I think it's time to deal with that.

Last Week
Thursday-- February Pre-Orders

This Week
Monday-- College Journey #9
Tuesday-- Beyond the Shadows Review
Wednesday-- Waiting on Wednesday
Saturday-- Wrap Up and Book Haul

I didn't have the time to include pictures of what I received this week, and I only got a few things, so I don't feel so bad.

Cinderella -- I've seen and love this movie so I'm glad to finally own it (the live action version) but several of my friends have not seen it, so on Valentine's day we're all going to watch it together.  Looking forward to it.

A Criminal Magic -- I've heard some really good things about this one, and I'm eager to get to it, though it may not be for a while.

Stars Above & QQ Sweeper Vol. 2 -- I'll be reading both of these next month.


  1. Glad you're starting to feel better, Sam. I just picked up my copy of A Criminal Magic yesterday and I am so excited to get to it! I watched the live action Cinderella movie pretty recently and I was surprised by how much I liked it. :)

    1. Thank you! I can't wait to read A Criminal Magic, it sounds like it will be a really great read, and I look forward to seeing what you think of it. I agree, the live action Cinderella is a rather surprisingly enjoyable film.

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  4. Six of Crows is on my list. I've heard lots of good things. Hope you enjoy! Thanks for visiting.

    1. It's rather good so far, but I've had to take a break in the middle because Morning Star just came out. Look forward to returning to it!

  5. Six of Crows is on my TBR. I hope it's as good as everyone says. :)

    Thanks for visiting Shell's Stories.

    1. I'm rather enjoying it so far! Thanks for stopping by :)


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