This week on the blog
Monster [Review copy, Mira Ink Event]
The Non Runners Marathon Guide for Women [Borrowed, Scribd]
Shadow Study [Review Copy, Mira Ink Event]
Breaking the Rules [Review Copy, Mira Ink Event]
Talon [Purchased, Kindle]
The Winner’s Curse [Purchased, Kindle]
Total spend: £2.78
[If you’re looking for the chirpy me, skip this bit]
This week, I can confirm that burnout is real. It’s not a myth. And it’s naff. [That’s the medical term I believe, naff. Actually I wanted to use a rather harsher than that word but resisted. But I digress…]
This week I have mostly been attempting to revise, which has been going spectacularly badly. Normally, I’m pretty good at revision. Well at least, I’m pretty good at making a plan, sticking to the plan, putting in the hours and going in prepared. This week I have been a walking disaster. Despite going to bed at a reasonable time and staying in bed when Matt gets up every morning, I’ve been feeling like a zombie. My throat feels like I’ve swallowed a golf ball (and hurts about as much I think), I feel constantly shattered and strangely foggy-headed, and I find myself all too often having stared at the same page of revision without having achieved anything for who knows how long. As you can tell, I’m in a super happy place right now 😉 My exam is in the middle of next week, which on the plus side means I haven’t got that much longer to go, and then only one more very rapidly approaching deadline before my project and a period without deadlines. On the other hand, it also means I have very little time left to revise and I don’t feel like I’ve achieved anything yet.
Oh, and I broke my kindle 🙁 Sad times all around!
[Chirpier stuff, coming right up!]
I also attended the Maria V Snyder Blogger Party at Mira Ink this week which was truly brilliant. Everyone was lovely, it was a nice relaxed evening, there were mini eggs (very important) and we each took a goody bag filled with exciting things home. It was great to meet all of the other bloggers there, and both the publishers and Maria were also great fun to talk to.
You may be wondering just what the heck The Non-Runners Marathon Guide for Women is doing on my reading list this week. Well it’d be a fabulous question as I’m pretty much the most unfit person on the planet. This is related to a new feature (don’t worry, I’m definitely not taking on a marathon!) I think I’m going to start on the blog related to my life in real life, outside of books.
Other fun things that have been happening: after I handed in my assignment last Monday and before the exam information got released, I got going on the reading, which I guess you can see from below! I’ve had a pretty great run of books recently, and enjoyed everything I’ve read since my last recap! I’ve also been doing some blog brainstorming, though I haven’t had much time to post recently. I’m definitely looking forward to having some of the urgency removed come mid-April onwards so I can read a bit more, blog a bit more, maybe even play a few games [Genuinely cannot remember when I last played a video game…]
Reading (since my last weekly recap, not all this week)
Finished: Firefight (audiobook), Shadow Study (kindle), The Cuckoo’s Calling (from my shelves), Not a drop to drink (audiobook), The Coldest Girl in Coldtown (from my shelves), Not Otherwise Specified (borrowed, ebook) & The non-runners marathon guide for women (ebook)
- Fairyale challenge: 2/4
- BBRC: 6/10
- Flights of Fantasy challenge: 2/12
- Debut challenge: 1/9
- TBR challenge: 3/6
- 105 Reading challenge: 27/105