The Weekly Recap (#38)

Forgive me blogosphere, for I have sinned…

  • It’s been three weeks since my last recap,
  • And 11 days since my last post…

Incoming



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Lock In – Audible
These Broken Stars – Library

Total spend: 0 (1 audible credit)

My Week

Ever feel like you’re juggling 3000 things at once and doing none of them well? That’s kind of where I’m at recently.  I’m spending the vast majority of my time either at, or commuting to, uni, (about 12 hours a day at the minute). As well as that, I’m trying to do university work in the evenings, spend some time with Matt, read, blog and visit my family.  By the time the weekend rolls around, I’m exhausted!  Things have been particularly bad because I was away with uni for a week at the beginning of this month, and next month I’ll be away for two weeks! I’m also back at Weight Watchers so I’ve been making a real effort to eat real food, not quick and easy stuff all the time, and although Matt’s doing pretty much all the cooking, we obviously still have to put in time for meal planning, shopping etc.  I realised this week I’d forgotten to do something important (that’s been on my to do list for literally weeks) and it really hit home just how not-on-top-of-things I am. I’ve always been a planner and a list maker and I hate constantly feeling like I’ve forgotten something, so this weekend I’ve been really trying to get organised.  I miss blogging – blogging is my space, to say and do whatever I want – so I’m definitely not stopping, I’m just trying to figure out a way to balance things out.  Maybe by incorporating recipes/weight loss progress/non bookish things etc, as well as the bookish things.  I’m not sure yet – adding non-bookish things means I don’t feel ‘pressured’ to read when I’m too busy, and I can add more of my regular life in, but I also know it’d put some people off so I really have no idea yet!

Hmm, well, that got a bit ranty and less chirpy than I’d like, sorry! Usual cheerful self coming up soon, honest.

Reading

Finished: These Broken Stars, Lock In

Continuing: Clariel

 

Challenge Progress

2014 Reading Challenge

2014 Reading ChallengeFaith has
read 56 books toward her goal of 60 books.
  • Seriously Series:
    • Series Started before 2014: 16/18
  • TBR Pile Reading challenge: 17/21
  • Review Pile Reading Challenge: 26/31

 

How was your week? (And have you missed me? ;))

The Weekly Recap (#35)

This week on the blog

Incoming


Horns – Library
Anna Dressed in Blood –
Library
Children of the Mind –
Library
No Humans Involved
– Library

Total spend: £0

My Week

I’ve now moved nearly everything I need for the next year into my other half’s place, I’ve got my timetable for my first week at uni, and I’ve been generally doing various productive things.  We also met up with a few friends from school for dinner and Matt and I took an impromptu date to the zoo.  I start my course on Monday which I’m very nervous about but hopefully it’ll be great!  That means I’ll have a lot less free time from now on (though I’m hoping I can settle into a routine reasonably quickly), so I’m not sure how much blogging/reading will get done.  It does mean though I can begin my audiobook experiment in earnest, and I’ll be starting with Beauty Queens which I borrowed from the library.  I’ve listened to a little already, and I think I should be able to get the whole thing done as part of my commute this week if it turns out me and audiobooks get along – wish me luck!

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1st October: 20 minutes
3rd October: 180 minutes
5th October: 20 minutes

Running total: 220/650

 

Reading

Finished:                                                                    Next Week:
                         

 

Challenge Progress

2014 Reading Challenge

2014 Reading Challenge
Faith has
read 50 books toward her goal of 60 books.
  • Seriously Series:
    • Series Started before 2014: 15/18
  • TBR Pile Reading challenge: 17/21
  • Review Pile Reading Challenge: 25/31

 

Hope you had a great week!

The Weekly Recap (#33)

This week on the blog

Incoming

The Lost Hero – For review [Unsolicited]
The Infinite Sea – Purchased

Total spend: £2.99

My Week

So I missed the recap for last week as I was away for the weekend, but I didn’t have anything exciting to report anyways! This week was my last week at work so I’ve had a crazy week trying to get things done before I finished.  Matt came home from his Masters at last this week, so I’ve got a little time off with him to chill out, catch up and also do lots of preparation before my course starts.

Haven’t been up to too much else this week really except Bloggiesta, which started on Thursday and I’ve made pretty good progress on.  I haven’t finished everything, but I don’t mind carrying a few of my goals over to keep working on after Bloggiesta finishes.

Reading

Finished:                                                                This week:
                   


 

Challenge Progress

2014 Reading Challenge

2014 Reading Challenge
Faith has
read 48 books toward her goal of 60 books.
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  • Seriously Series:
    • Series Started before 2014: 14/18
  • LGBTQ: 3/3 – DONE
  • TBR Pile Reading challenge: 13/21
  • Review Pile Reading Challenge: 28/31

 

How has your week been?

The Weekly Recap (#32)

This week on the blog

Incoming

Solitaire – For review [Edelweiss]

My Week

I’ve had a manic but good week.  I’ve been at work during the week obviously, but then I’ve been babysitting and cooking every evening, so I haven’t had much free time to be honest. Then Friday I went straight from work up to visit Matt.  He’s got lots of dissertation work to do (less than 2 weeks left!), so I’ve been having a very geeky weekend indulging in Harry Potter Fanfiction while he’s working! Then in the evenings we’ve been watching The Vampire Diaries (season 5), generally catching up and eating lots of nice food 🙂

Reading

      Finished:                                         Up Next (probably):
                                    


 

Challenge Progress

2014 Reading Challenge

2014 Reading Challenge
Faith has
read 46 books toward her goal of 60 books.
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  • Seriously Series:
    • Series Started in 2014: 19/18
    • Series Started before 2014: 14/18
  • LGBTQ: 2/3
  • TBR Pile Reading challenge: 12/21
  • Review Pile Reading Challenge: 27/31

 

How has your week been?

The Weekly Recap (#30)

This week on the blog

Incoming

Just one book for me this week, the copy of Fool’s Assassin from the George & Robin event (well worth buying!)

 
Total spend: £0.00

My Week

This week seems to have absolutely flown by! I had Tuesday off work so Matt and I went to the London Aquarium before meeting my dad and heading to the George & Robin event (all of which was fab!), before Matt headed back to uni on Wednesday morning. I’ve mostly just been working, reading The Girl with all the Gifts and doing various boring errands I’d been putting off like going to the bank.  Not very exciting!

Reading

 

Finished:

Currently reading:

The Maze Runner (64%)

2014 Reading Challenge

2014 Reading Challenge
Faith has
read 44 books toward her goal of 60 books.
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Challenge Progress

  • Seriously Series:
    • Series Started in 2014: 18/18
    • Series Started before 2014: 14/18
  • LGBTQ: 2/3
  • TBR Pile Reading challenge: 12/21
  • Review Pile Reading Challenge: 26/31

 

How was your week?