This week on the blog
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This week has been a sort of selfish week: I’m only working two days a week, and although there are plenty of productive things I should be doing (working on writing up my dissertation, blogging, tidying etc), I’ve mostly been concentrating on putting myself first this week. I’m not at all an athletic person, but I’ve talked before about wanting to be healthier, lose weight and do more exercise, and this week that’s been pretty much constantly on my mind! Matt and I have rejoined the gym, and I’m determined to use it this time. I know that easing myself in has never really worked before, so for the month of October I’m making it my goal to either go to the gym or hit my step goal (which is currently set to 7500 and is still hard to hit!) every day, in the hope that by the end of the month being active will be routine. I realise we’re only 4 days in, but so far so good! I’ve also been spending quite a bit of time cooking and preparing meals, eating healthily and cutting back on snacks. I have to admit, I’m feeling pretty proud of myself so far!
I haven’t watched a lot this week, just the latest episodes of Great British Bake Off and Doctor Who, and about 2 more old Christopher Eccleston episodes of Doctor Who. I finished A Thousand Pieces of You and flew through The White Rose, so a pretty good reading week, but that’s about all I’ve been up to really.
Finished: A Thousand Pieces of You, The White Rose
Currently Reading: Station Eleven
- Hanna is hosting a Moby Dick read-a-long from next week onwards
- Bex highlights some literary awards for diversifying your reading
- The Lose Time RRReading readathon runs from October 2nd to December 31st and has some fun challenges
- The Readers Imbibing Peril Readathon runs throughout October and is perfect for getting into the Halloween mood
- Rinn talks about blogging inspiration and sitting down to write posts
- If you’re thinking of taking part in NaNoWriMo this year you might enjoy 7 writing projects you can finish in a day to get you in the mood!
- This is actually an older post, but I love Leo’s advice for people in their early twenties
- Cait wants to know, is it worse to hate a book or feel “meh” about it?
- Emily wonders about growing out of books you used to love
- Stephanie has a great list of YA Fairytale retellings
- Aentee talks about points of view and wants to know your preferences
- Alexandra shares her tips for staying organized (confession, I’m a planner geek so I love these kinds of posts!)
- Vane says blogging is hard and she’d love some tips for balancing everything