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.).
- Food coma. That is all 😛
- In all seriousness, my Christmas holidays was good. Lots of events happening on top of Christmas and New Year’s with family birthdays and then a whole slew of Christmas meet-ups/get-togethers but it was a lot of fun, I was happy to spend my downtime with these people in my life 🙂
- And when I wasn’t going out for Christmas lunch or dinner, I was working, hahahaha. I worked Christmas Day and Boxing Day (evening shifts) so that gave me leeway to take New Year’s off. In previous years I have worked New Year’s Day–usually short-shifting from evening to day shift, FML–but this was the first year I actually said Nope, I’m taking time off and spending it with my family. And I did 🙂
- Alas, back to the grind now. School resumed this week, sad face. I’m taking three courses this semester and one of them is shaping up to be a bit of a head stomper so yeah, this semester should be fun #cries #sarcasm At least I got the professional course that I wanted (a requirement for my degree) in gerontology (as I already work with the elderly population anyhow).
- I’m trying to keep my work schedule to a minimum/whatever’s on my master schedule. It’s going to be tough as we’ve been consistently short-staffed these days and of course there are people moving *tear* But an opportunity sort of came up too within my hospital and I’m trying my hand with it.
- Books I’m currently reading: been reading/finishing up Mikhail Zygar’s All the Kremlin’s Men: Inside the Court of Vladimir Putin which has been a fascinating read of recent Russian history and politics. Spent the last two days wholly engrossed with Deborah Harkness’ Time’s Convert so I’m looking at my TBR queue for my next fiction read…Maybe Dominic Smith’s The Last Painting of Sarah de Vos?
- In continuation with my project to acquire all my favourite books in hardback, I got Deborah Harkness’ Shadow of Night and The Book of Life recently, which completes my collection of her books in hardback (realised I forgot to add The World of All Souls in that photo, oops). Now I have two books left on the list (Elizabeth Gaskell’s North & South and Ian McEwan’s Atonement in case you were wondering).
- I also spent my time off trying to catch up here and organising myself for projects I want to work on this year. Bit tricky as balancing school and work already takes up a lot of time, and honestly my momentum here has been snail-like at best (even though I’ve said I’m reverting back to blogging casually). It’s hard, half the time I’m wondering if I should just retire my blog altogether. Most of the people I keep in touch with are on my Instagram anyway, and honestly I’ve never had a very big reading audience to begin with. I don’t know, I guess I’ll feel out how this year goes.
- Speaking of blogging, yeah, clearly I’m never going to post about my time in Portugal, now am I? I haven’t even pressed to grab a copy of the raws (the photos) from my Dad. Oops.
- But hey, my writing projects *fingers crossed*
And that’s it from me! How have you been? Have a lovely week!