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!

17 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) 😉 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 😂 Why CAN’T we have those superpowers, Emer!?

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      2. 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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