Bookish & Not-So-Bookish Thoughts

Posted 20 February, 2019 by Lianne in Miscellaneous / 0 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. So what about this month so far? lol, it’s been busy as always, juggling school and work. I can feel my patience and my temper beginning to fray quite a bit–school’s been a bit of a bore/nuisance with the group assignments (whhhhy) (except ethics, I like ethics class), work has been very stressful as our unit has gotten heavier on many levels. I know my self-care’s been on the low end and I’ve been trying to take care of myself more in between but gah, it’s hard.
  2. In a boost career-wise though, I found out that I will be representing my unit at the nursing advisory council that’s held every month. I had applied for it on a whim last month–all the talk about leadership and whatnot at school and with everything happening on the unit recently had me thinking about stuff–and it’s exciting and different beyond bedside nursing.
  3. I’m on Reading Week now, thank God. Spending the week either working (what’s new) or going out for lunch and dinner with friends–yesterday was with a good ol’ friend of mine, tomorrow will be with two of my favourite people from work, lol. Oh yeah, and I’m doing schoolwork in between. No biggie. lol.
  4. I happen to find myself off this Saturday (a rarity; I usually work weekends) so I’m attending a Travelers Notebook meet-up at Wonder Pens’ studio shop. I’ve seen these kinds of events happen elsewhere (and posted on IG) but I’ve never heard of such a meet-up here in the city so despite of being such an introvert, I’m pretty psyched to do this. If only I knew which notebook to bring
  5. Speaking of meet-ups and whatnot, I saw Olafur Arnalds live at the Roy Thomson Hall earlier this month. Olafur Arnalds is one of my favourite composers so to watch and hear him perform some of his music live was such a delight. None of my favourite pieces were performed, alas (“This Place is a Shelter”, “partial” off the new album), but a) “Near Light” was performed, which was a joy, and b) I may have almost lost my shit when I heard them perform “Beth’s Theme” from Broadchurch. Ahhhh!!!!
  6. So guess who just booked her holiday? Yaaaah Lianne’s off to the Netherlands and then to Iceland at the end of the exam period (end of April and into early May) *throws confetti* I’m going with my brother; it’s my graduation gift to him (as he will be finishing his programme then) and a bit of R&R before he writes his board exams (he really wants to go to Iceland, hence it being part of the trip. As for me, I don’t mind going back to Iceland). Suffice to say I can’t wait until April rolls in, lol.
  7. Books I’m currently reading: I’m kind of still debating actually. I think I might read The Saga of Icelanders next to get into the mood of my trip, but I don’t know, I might go with N.K. Jemisin’s The Fifth Season. We will see. Meanwhile I am reading the graphic novel The Dark Knight Returns; am hoping to get through most of the comic book stack before classes (and midterms) start up again.
  8. Another major thing I’ve been doing this month: #InCoWriMo! For the past month I’ve been writing letters to people all over the world–as well as catching up on my own correspondence–which has been a nice break from everything. And it’s so much fun receiving mail from everywhere as well. It’ll be a while to catch up again, I suppose! lol
  9. I want to see this exhibit. I’m hoping I can squeeze this in sometime next month.
  10. This song has been on repeat for the last month, even though it reminds me more of summer lol:


And that’s it from me! How have you been? How’s 2019 been treating you so far?

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