Weekly Update 6th – 12th January 2020

General Update

Hi all!

This week I took a little bit of an unplanned break from blogging so apologies if I have not been around to visit your blog.

It was nice to actually take some time away (even though I had posts scheduled and my blog was still active) as it has helped me to recharge my flagging batteries. Hopefully in the next few days I will be back to my usual self and back to the daily blog hop!

I would really love if everyone commented below with links to some of your favourite posts that you wrote from the past week so I could catch up. Feel free to link as many posts as you like in the comments section and I will definitely get to them all in the next few days.

What I read this week

I am beginning to think that my reading speed has taken a permanent dip as most weeks I find I struggle to read more than two to three books whereas in the past I was frequently reading five or more books…

But it is what it is.

My blog has definitely impacted on both my energy and time, and it means that I do read a little less BUT the trade off is getting to be a part of a fabulous community and make some truly wonderful bookish friends.

As for the two books I read this week:

  • Life and Death: Twilight Reimagined by Stephenie Meyer
  • North Child (aka East) by Edith Pattou

I thoroughly enjoyed both books, 4 and 5 stars respectively and will have reviews of both on my blog this week.

What I am currently reading

Last night I started to read my only out-standing ARC, How We Disappeared by Jing-Jing Lee. The paperback is due to be released at the beginning of February so it’s nice to know that I will have it read in plenty of time for that.

Once I finish this book my NetGalley feedback ratio will be back to 100%! WOOO!!! (Until one of my other recent ARC requests comes through obvs!) But it is nice to feel so on top of my ARCs again.

Interview with ME!!!

A few weeks ago my friend Elanor @ReadingAtTeatime interviewed me for her blog.

It was a lot of fun being asked all of these great questions about my blog and reading habits. I would really love if you could check out the post (link here) and send some love to Elanor’s blog as she is such a dedicated blogger and writes really great posts about all sorts of bookish topics…not just posts that I’m featured in!

Book reviews

The following are the book reviews that I posted to my blog this week:

Book tags and other miscellany


And that’s it for another week on my blog!

20 thoughts on “Weekly Update 6th – 12th January 2020

  1. Like everyone has been saying, time off is so important and I totally get what you mean when you say blogging has really impacted your energy and time — I feels. I’m glad that you got the break that you needed though! Doesn’t mean we didn’t miss you (I mean, obviously LOL) πŸ˜‰ Looking forward to reading your review for Reimagined Twilight! Now I know what you were reading when you commented on my post last Weds 🀣

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      1. It really is though! There are days when it’s just so hard to open the laptop once I close it after work. But then there are others (like the past few days) where I have to force myself to shut down so that I can squeeze in some time with my books πŸ˜‚ Why CAN’T we have those superpowers, Emer!?

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        1. I’m still on a go slow with my blog (as you can probably tell by my lack of commenting since Monday) but I think these few days away are helping me think about where my book social endeavours are going to be focused from now on :))))

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  2. Love your weekly updates and overall vibe on your blog, Emer! Everything looks so harmonious and positive here. *heart eyes* I feel like I’m always saying the same thing whenever I comment on your post/review BUT I mean it when I really want to spend more time catching up with all of your book reviews and check out all the books you’ve read and generally, just to be more interactive. *SIGH* Anyways, as you can see, I’m not actually working on anything interesting on my blog other than blog tours and random reviews, but it would mean so much to me if you could spare a minute and share your opinion about book boxes on the proudest post I’ve written in 2019 (https://readingwithjax.wordpress.com/2019/12/29/lets-talk-about-book-subscription-boxes/). Have a great 2020, Em! I can already foresee your amazing, blossoming reading & blogging life! ❀

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    1. Loooollll you should read some of my discussion posts on one star reads and similar, a lot less harmonious Jasmine πŸ˜‚πŸ˜‚πŸ˜‚πŸ˜‚πŸ˜‚πŸ˜‚πŸ˜‚ I don’t see you pop up in my reader very regularly. (Nor on insta? But I pay less attention to insta these days) so I hope you’re keeping well. I’ll pop by your blog later to give this post you shared some love <333333

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      1. Hahaha, your blog is still a more-than-lovely space here in the blogsphere even when you rave about terrible reads. LOL I don’t really have a regular posting schedule in both platforms so I guess that’s why most of the time, my posts don’t get noticed, and I’m used to it, haha! ❀

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