Bookish and Not-So-Bookish Thoughts

Posted 6 September, 2017 by Lianne in Miscellaneous / 12 Comments

Bookish and Not-So-Bookish Thoughts is a weekly blogging event hosted by Bookishly Boisterous. It allows book bloggers (and non-book bloggers) to write about pretty much anything, bookish or otherwise (i.e. share exciting plans for the weekend, rants on things they’ve encountered during the week, etc.).

  1. Where has August gone? Now that I think about it, where has the summer gone? This summer has been rather odd, to be honest, in some ways it didn’t feel like summer (the weather + not many coworkers on my present unit went on holiday so shifts, whilst a bit more than before, was still sparse compared to last summer). Though I do like cool weather…
  2. August was fairly busy for me: work picked up a bit, and I also met up with my friends. On the other side of the spectrum, I sort of fell behind with my projects so alas, my second writing project is going to be pushed back a few months. I’m hoping to release it before the end of the year, fingers crossed.
  3. But in related exciting news, I found out last month that my poetry collection is now available via Amazon/The Book Depository/Barnes & Noble/etc πŸ˜€ Feels super legit now, lol.
  4. Speaking of work, omg is it ever busy on my unit right now x_x Just came off working how many days straight this past weekend (whilst everyone was off holidaying πŸ˜› ) so yay for the break, but alas school starts today for me too πŸ˜› What am I getting myself into? O_o
  5. I caved last month and bought a Foxy Fix, thinking I’ll be busy to have remembered I even ordered it and it’ll just magically pop up in my mailbox. No, that’s not the case, I keep checking my email to see if it’s shipped and it hasn’t and argh, I needs it noooooooow πŸ™
  6. To pass the time and to keep the motivation going, I’ve started brainstorming where to go on holiday next year, lol. Definitely Europe-bound again but whereabouts depend on my family’s plans for next year as well…
  7. Books I am currently reading: John Donne’s Collected Poetry, George R.R. Martin’s The Ice Dragon for sure. I think I’ll be settling in with Mur Lafferty’s Six Wakes (starting to get my reading done for this year’s Sci-Fi Month). As I type this post up, I’m still debating what to read during my break…do I go with a classic? A 20th century iterary classic? Bring my eReader and pick up a title from there? Choices, choices…
  8. Went on a bit of a book buying spree last month. I mean, yay that I’m not buying as frequently as before (I guess because I’ve been so busy and my reading pace has gone down) but when I do buy, it’s by the stacks :3 Oops.
  9. Time for that seasonal cleaning around again (getting rid of clothes I no longer wear, books on my shelf I will never read again, shred old receipts, etc.). Good times.
  10. I’m trying to figure out where to eat for my birthday next month (Edit: Oops, forgot to clarify that when I typed out this entry initially). There’s loads of restaurants I want to try, but because my birthday falls on an awkward day of the week (Thursday) and I’m working both the weekend before and the weekend after, it doesn’t give me much leeway as to when to celebrate (in that my whole family is available to partake). We’ll see.

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And that’s it from me for now! How’s everyone’s week been going? πŸ™‚

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12 Responses to “Bookish and Not-So-Bookish Thoughts”

    • Those are always fun! Unfortunately there’s that occasional item that you’d buy that you’d remember and the wait just makes it feel longer, lol xD

    • Haha, that tempting button πŸ˜‰

      Thanks! I think I remember, your birthday is somewhere mid-October, right? I’m at the start of October πŸ™‚

  1. I also feel as if summer unfairly disappeared, I guess partially because I was also pretty busy and didn’t necessarily do a lot of summery things. Luckily, though, it’s still warm where I am, so I am going to keep pretending it’s summer for now.

    • I never do much in terms of summery things so I guess that added to the feeling of it not having been rather summer-like this summer. Nice that it still feels like summer on your end though πŸ™‚

    • Oops, I should’ve mentioned in my blog post that my birthday is actually next month! I’m thinking in advance, lol–but thanks for the early greeting xD

      Ooh, sounds like a purge would definitely be useful in your case. Best of luck when you get around to it πŸ™‚

  2. I’m sad that summer’s over. We just didn’t get much true summer weather.
    I read Six Wakes earlier this year. I enjoyed it, but I don’t read much sci-fi. The fact that it was a sci-fi mystery is what grabbed my attention.

    • I finished reading Six Wakes earlier this week and I really enjoyed it, incorporated the sci-fi into the mystery and the character stories very well πŸ™‚

  3. You should definitely come to Scotland, if only so you can do a clear out of my shelves for me. I went through my clothes last month, but I can’t bring myself to touch my books. I need help, Li!!

    • LMAO! Going through the books can be hard…But in all seriousness, Scotland is definitely on the bucket list that I’ve been pondering about xD

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