Happy New Year! Wishing everyone a wonderful, prosperous, and healthy 2022 🙂
Yes, it’s been a while since I’ve posted here (almost a year, shhhh). It’s been a very busy 2021 for me, from studying, writing, and passing the NCLEX exam to starting my new role at my hospital as an RN, the ongoing pandemic, and just trying to reclaim my life back a bit as the pandemic has restricted things and added further pressures on other things. For example, Instagram is reminding me of my last foreign trip two years ago, so I’m feeling the restrictions moreso.
Anyway, I’m hoping to get back to blogging a wee bit more. It was a much better reading year for me in 2021 compared to previous years and I’m hoping this year will be much better. Read some great books last year which I hope I can catch up and review here at some point, though I’m not gonna lie, I’m feeling a little blah in doing so partly because I lost all my draft files so I’ve procrastinated in bringing that up again. We’ll see how it goes.
I self-published two more poetry books last year! More details to follow–not to mention updates here–but I hope the creative upswing continues.
And finally as always you can catch me more easily over at Instagram at @eclecticreading 🙂 Until next time–and hopefully not too long this time!
Hello world! I’m still here, lol.
Well, I mean, I haven’t fully fallen the face of the earth as this blog may suggest–I am active on Instagram–but I have been terribly busy. I’m in my final semester of my RN programme (at long last!) so it’s been crazy busy navigating my preceptor’s schedule with my own schedule on top of other schoolwork, a project I’m spearheading at work, this ongoing pandemic, and so forth. Hectic, right?
I do hope to get back to blogging at some capacity once the semester is over (to keep me sane as I study for the NCLEX). I have been reading when I have a moment to spare–and indeed I started off 2021 reading a bit more than I had towards the end of 2020 (which was madness personified, I tell you). I just hope I’ve remembered enough from the books I’ve read to type up some decent reviews (you’d think I’d made proper notes with all these notebooks I have. But nope, lol. We’re going to whing this, hahaha).
Until the next post, stay safe and if you’re over at Instagram, drop me a line 🙂
Where did the summer go? And yet in a way, this year really has felt like forever, hasn’t it?
So bummer moment earlier this month: to update my blog, I had a folder containing all my drafts for blog posts (long story why I started this) and earlier this month as I was about to sit down and type a massive update of scheduled posts, the USB it was in was asking me to format it and basically all of the files were gone and inaccessible. You can imagine my frustration. Posts will still be scheduled but the time lost ;_;
- Books reviewed this month include Ian McDonald’s Luna: New Moon (review), Kate Andersen Brower’s Team of Five: The Presidents Club in the Age of Trump (review), and Peng Shepherd’s The Boo of M (review). You can check out all the books I’ve reviewed recently in the book review tag.
- Read and reviewed a whole slew of eARCs this month!: Nick Martell’s Kingdom of Liars (review), Gardner Dozois & Michael Swanwick’s City Under the Stars (review), Daniel Polansky’s The Seventh Perfection (review), Lisbeth Campbell’s The Vanished Queen (review/a>), Karen Osborne’s Architects of Memory (review), and Andrea Stewart’s The Bone Shard Daughter (review). You can check out all of the ARCs I’ve read and reviewed to date in this tag.
- I still have one advanced reading copy to read and review here. Otherwise updates will be laissez-faire again here as the new school semester starts and the uncertainty there; this last quarter of the year is looking to be especially busy with commitments at work, crawling towards the end of my degree programme, creative projects I’m working on (I’m sitting on two poetry collections that are various stages of editing; I’m not sure if they’ll be done for release before the end of the year. Fingers crossed!), as well as personal commitments. Busy busy!
- So in the meantime if I’m not here often, I’m over at Instagram, @eclecticreading 🙂
Wishing you all a lovely as stress-free as possible September! 🙂
Here we are, more or less at the end of the month. How is everyone doing? Almost everywhere restrictions are easing after various lockdowns from the pandemic so I hope everyone is doing well, healthy, and able to enjoy some normalcy! Here’s what has been going on at my blog for the month of June:
- Books reviewed this month include Seanan McGuire’s Down Among the Sticks and Bones (review), Sándor Márai’s Embers (review), and Susan Dennard’s Truthwitch (review). You can check out all the books I’ve reviewed recently in the book review tag.
- One ARC was reviewed this month (omg, my first in like, a year!): Amy Stuart’s Still Here (review). You can check out all of the ARCs I’ve read and reviewed to date in this tag.
- One graphic novel was reviewed this month: Marvel’s House of M (review). You can check out all of the comics I’ve reviewed in this tag.
And that’s about it about the blog for this month. Summer’s upon us and I’m reading a bunch of chunksters right alongside just pure IRL busy-ness so we’ll see what gets posted next month. Hope you and your loved ones are well and that you are all keeping safe! Have a wonderful July, and to my fellow Canadians a very Happy Canada Day to you all 🙂
Well now, here we are at the end of May. How are things on your end? Here in my province and city there’s move towards a new normalcy: shops ad businesses slowly reopening, lockdown and emergency contingencies relaxing, but still monitoring the number of COVID-19 cases. We shall see what June will bring us. In the meantime, here’s what has been going on at my blog for the month of May:
- Books reviewed this month include Katherine Addison’s The Goblin Emperor (review), Hannah Kent’s The Good People (review), and John M. Barry’s The Great Influenza (review). You can check out all the books I’ve reviewed recently in the book review tag.
- No movie reviews or other review types posted this month. Here’s what else has been going on in my life, lol.
- The great catch-up continues here on the blog as I continue posting reviews from books read as far back as…late last year? Early this year? Also may post photos from my last trip one of these days/sometime this summer.
Until next time, hope you and your loved ones are well and that you are all keeping safe and healthy!