Bookish and Not-So-Bookish Thoughts

Posted 14 February, 2018 by Lianne in Miscellaneous / 6 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. Y’all, I need a proper day off, like, stat O_O If I’m not working, I’m at school. Why am I doing this to myself?
  2. Since February 1st I’ve been taking part in InCoWriMo — International Correspondence Writing Month. It’s been a lot of fun sending out letters and catching up with correspondence…Not to mention it’s something completely different from the usual school and work fare I’ve been going through lol.
  3. Took a bit of a break last week from my no-spend (I was really sad, okay?) but on the upside I went a whole month without buying anything πŸ˜€
  4. Books I’m currently reading: Mary Balogh’s Someone to Love. I recently finished reading Brandon Sanderson’s Edgedancer so I don’t have anything to read at work or school right now. Oh, and I started reading volume 2 of Monstress but haven’t gotten far because I keep falling asleep when I settle in bed. Oops.
  5. I’ve been too busy to actually sit down and watch any of the games but yay, go Canada (re: the Winter Olympics) πŸ˜€ And once again I am reminded at how flawless Tessa Virtue and Scott Moir are; they’re so synchronised, they’re practically floating on ice <3
  6. Absolutely gutted to hear the news last week about Johann Johansson passing away. His compositions were so unique and brilliant and his album “Orphee” is not only one of my favourite albums EVER but it’s just absolutely inspirational. Just so so sad πŸ™

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And that’s it from me! Wishing everyone a lovely week and a Happy Valentine’s Day (and start of Lent if you’re practising, haha; so weird that both fell on the same day this year) πŸ™‚

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

  1. Oh, yes, I remember those days with work and school…and for me, also raising my kids. I’m not sure how I got through it…but I guess we just put one foot in front of the other. Good luck.

    I’m impressed at your “no buying” time. I need to do that, as I’m so backed up on reading the books lying in wait on Pippa, my Kindle.

    Enjoy your weekend…and thanks for visiting my blog.

  2. I’m not surprised you feel like you need a day off – adding a job on top of studying is madness! Madness, I tell you! Here’s hoping you have a holiday lined up in the near future πŸ™‚

    • Thanks so much Lorraine! I cannot wait until this semester is over and done with to be honest…In the meantime I’ve been meeting up with friends and stuff so that’s been a bit of downtime for me πŸ™‚

  3. Hello Lianne,
    Thank you so much for your card! It is lovely to receive unexpected ‘snail mail’ in this day and age! You really never stop studying, do you πŸ˜‰ I understand though, it’s interesting to learn new things and we need it as well, to get on. My post PhD life is quite boring, as I’ve been unemployed for more than a year now. I do a lot of volunteering though, you really don’t have to sit still if you don’t want to, there’s so much ‘need’ in the world. Still, I would love a real job in my own field, though I definitely hope to volunteer on the side. I’m in 4 interview rounds at the moment, that hasn’t happened before, so things Γ‘re looking up!
    All the best,
    Tryntsje

    • You’re welcome, Tryntsje! And belated happy birthday btw, I hope you had a lovely one πŸ™‚ Haha yeah, that’s me, always studying πŸ˜‰ How did the interview go? I had my fingers crossed for you since reading your message! That’s good that you’re volunteering, I’m sure an opportunity in your own field will come up soon enough πŸ™‚

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