It’s been a while… again

I think it’s time to accept the fact that I have serious commitment issues when it comes to blogging as it has been seven months since my last post hahaha. I’m not even going to promise to post regularly because let’s face it, that’s not going to happen. 😛 It’s nice to come back here every now and then though, like returning to my own little quiet corner of the internet.

Anyway, I went to the library today and borrowed the following books:

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(My bookshelf is currently overflowing with books so I’ll have to settle for taking pictures on my bed for now. Heh.)
  1. Mind GamesTeri Terry
  2. AfterworldLynnette Lounsbury
  3. Children of Earth and SkyGuy Gavriel Kay
  4. The Dragon’s PathDaniel Abraham

I’ll be writing reviews for all these books so stay tuned in the next few weeks.

Also …. HAPPY NEW YEAR, FRIENDS! I was actually overseas for a month and barely had internet connection so I couldn’t send you my greetings. Here’s to another amazing year of books and happiness!

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Hello, 2016!

If there’s anything I learned in 2015, it’s that I’m not very good at running a blog. I’ll make promises and schedules, but never stick to them, which resulted in almost half of year of, well, nothing. Of course, there’s the full-time job to blame (which started around August) which takes up a lot of my energy especially due to the nature of the work and the hours I do. My spare time is spent lazing around because I’m too tired to do anything, and even the thought of reading sounded like a chore.

I’m not going to make promises for this blog for this new year, but I do want to start reading again. I miss being excited over characters and stories and writing my thoughts on them. Which is why I went to the library today for my first haul of 2016.

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I may have gotten too excited…

From top to bottom:

  1. Seven Second Delay, Tom Easton
  2. Winter Be My Shield, Jo Spurrier
  3. Vision In Silver, Anne Bishop
  4. Conqueror’s Moon, Julian May
  5. Malice, John Gwynne

I think I might start with Vision in Silver because I’m 100% guaranteed to enjoy it. Hopefully it’ll reignite that desire to read so that I can move on to others.

Anyway… happy 2016, everyone, and happy reading! 🙂

Library Book Haul!

On Saturday, I went to the library and picked up some books. As you may have noticed by the selection, I’m taking a sort-of-break from YA. The books are:

  • Afterworlds by Scott Westerfeld
  • The Martian by Andy Weir
  • Touch by Claire North
  • Written in Red by Anne Bishop
  • The Routledge Handbook of Scripts and Alphabets by George L. Campbel and Christopher Moseley

Afterworlds is still YA, but I’m planning on reading that after getting through the others on this list. I’m currently reading The Raven Boys by Maggie Stiefvater and I just feel like if I read another YA book, I might explode.

Last Thursday, I also had unplanned purchases at Dymocks which I tweeted about.

Yeah… still kind of in shock with the purchase but also happy because I’ve wanted to read these books for such a long time:

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Ready Player One by Ernest Cline, and the first two books of the Watch pentatology by Sergei Lukyanenko.

Looking forward to dig into all these goodies!

Library Book Haul | Speed Picks

I went to the library today to do what I like to call “Speed Picking”. (Also, I’m staying away from bookstores because I’m broke. And let’s be real, who actually has self-control in bookstores? Yeah, that’s what I thought.) A  It’s pretty self-explanatory. I scan every row of every shelf and stop at a random book. I borrow said book, making sure to check it’s not the second or third in a series. It’s what I do when I don’t know what to read, especially since I’ve been so out of the loop with young adult fiction lately.

Today’s haul:

  • The Industry by Rose Foster
  • Talon by Julie Kagawa
  • Skulk by Rosie Best
  • Shadow and Bone by Leigh Bardugo

I plan on finishing and reviewing all of these — including The Raven Boys by Maggie Stiefvater which I have yet to pick up from another library, and The Reposession by Sam Hawksmoor which I’m halfway through — by the end of the month. A big task, but when I said I wanted to dive back in to my old reading habits, I meant it.