Weekly Update 3rd-9th August 2020

General Update

Hey everyone!

I hope you’ve all had a great week and are enjoying your weekend!

Since I started this blog in June 2019, I have not missed a day of posting at least one blog post…

Until now.

Yesterday (Saturday 8th) was the first day that I did not schedule anything. I know this might not seem a big deal but it took a lot for me to admit to myself that I simply cannot keep up with the rigors of daily posting.

If you’ve been keeping up with recent activity from me on my blog or over on my twitter, you’ll know that my health… which is never great being chronically ill anyway… but it has taken a deep, deep nosedive of late. And well… something’s gotta give. I would much rather spend my limited energy doing a little more blog hopping and seeing what you are all up to on your blogs rather than put all my energy into ensuring I have a post scheduled for each day.

So I’m going to mix things up a bit.

I’ll still post my Goodreads Monday and Top Ten Tuesday posts every week, and a weekly wrap up every weekend. And I will always post reviews of each book I read because I love writing reviews… but there will be fewer tag posts because those ones take up so much of my limited energy. I still love being tagged so please feel free to keep tagging me, but know that there will be a substantial delay between my being tagged and posting.

I don’t as yet know what days I won’t post on my blog… it will vary based on the number of book reviews I will be posting in a given week which itself depends on my own reading speed… but I will still be around on those days to blog hop.

I know this is quite silly to announce these changes as really they impact no one other than myself… but it is more about letting myself relax and not feel so tied to a schedule, and if I commit to saying I’m going to post less then I am more likely to keep that promise!

Reading Update

Do I even need to tell y’all what I’m reading???

WOO HOO MIDNIGHT SUN HAS ARRIVED IN OUR LIVES!!!!

And omg it’s as hilarious as I hoped. It’s a DOORSTOPPER of a book so it is taking me time to read (plus my energy sucks) but heck I’m having a blast!!

I did also read two ARCs earlier in the week.

One four star: Dear Reader by Cathy Rentzenbrink which is a lovely non-fiction that just explores all the joys of a reader’s life. Review to come this week.

And one five star: Never Say No by Elizabeth Neep which is a contemporary that I was not expecting to love as much as I did. In fact I loved it so much I emailed the publisher and asked if there was a blog tour which I could get involved with… and there is so my review won’t be until September, I’m super excited!!! So if you guys are in the mood for a great adult contemporary with a brilliantly authentic lead character who goes on a great personal journey re turning thirty and figuring out what is important to her, then I HIGHLY recommend you add it to your TBR!

Book Reviews

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

Other Bookish Content

And Finally:

Song of the week is Milos Karadaglic and Gregory Porter performing a cover of The Beatles classic Let It Be.

Just soak up those peaceful vibes…

23 thoughts on “Weekly Update 3rd-9th August 2020

  1. I’ll still be here for whatever you post! I know where to bug you! (on instagram 🀣). I am really enjoying Midnight Sun, haha. He is such a emo guy.

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  2. I’m glad to hear you’re loving what you’re reading! πŸ˜ƒ
    Ha! I’m glad you’re enjoying Midnight Sun πŸ˜‚
    I know for me, I find it easier to tell everyone my new blogging schedule, even if it makes no difference to anyone but myself… it’s almost like I’m giving myself permission when I tell others, like I’m actually going to do it. If you need to post less for yourself, you should totally do it; you come first! ❀️

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    1. *looks around to see who’s listening*
      *speaks in hushed tones*
      I might be getting a little bit bored of midnight sun……. πŸ™ˆπŸ™ˆπŸ™ˆπŸ™ˆπŸ™ˆπŸ™ˆπŸ™ˆ
      It’s so freaking long and I’m only 50% through according to my kindle and I dunno… wanna slap Meyer with an editor πŸ˜‚πŸ˜‚πŸ˜‚πŸ˜‚πŸ˜‚ lilt okay, I’m not bored bored but it certainly is a bloated book lol!
      And yes! You get me. I just had to put it in writing to make my blog scheduling change okay for myself. ☺️☺️☺️ thanks Meghan πŸ’™β€οΈπŸ’›

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      1. Oh no! Damn, I just looked up how long the book is… 690 pages?!?!?! That’s longer than Twilight! Like wow – like does Edward’s POV have THAT much to say? She probably deep dived into his long, long history of being a sparkly vampire… I like playing this guessing game HA! πŸ˜‚πŸ˜‚

        ❀️You’re welcome, I hope you’re doing okay! 😊

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  3. Don’t you dare to wear yourself out posting, take all the days off you need!! Honestly, I’m amazed how you managed to do daily posts anyway – I struggle to write them weekly πŸ˜…β€
    And your description of Midnight Sun sounds perfect! πŸ˜‚πŸ˜‚πŸ˜‚ My friend and I just picked it as our next buddy read (we decided we needed something trashy after The Silmarillion…), and I’m so excited!! 😁😁 I’m definitely looking forward to reading your review once we’ve finished the book πŸ˜‰

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    1. Aw thank you! I know it’s silly to make an announcement about blog schedule changes but well…lol at me! And you’re right. I have to focus on not wearing myself out which I was doing πŸ™ˆπŸ™ˆπŸ™ˆπŸ™ˆ
      And ahhhhhh have fun with midnight sun, it’s taking me foreverrrrrr to read it. It’s a touch on the long side, Meyer definitely needed a bit more editing but if you’re looking for trash then trash it indeed is! πŸ˜‚πŸ˜‚πŸ˜‚β€οΈπŸ’œπŸ§‘πŸ’š

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    1. Thank you Destiny! β€οΈπŸ’œπŸ’™It was ridiculous of me to push myself for so long… I’m very stubborn lol! But I feel that I’ve been blogging long enough now that I can take a few days off a week now ☺️☺️☺️ hope you’re doing okay my dear friend πŸ’–πŸ§‘πŸ’™πŸ’›

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  4. OH YAYYYY!!! You are reading Edward Cullen’s POV!! I AM SOOO SOOO EXCITED FOR YOUR REVIEW OF IT, Em!! 😍😍😍😍

    And…hey….DONT WORRY ABOUT POSTING DAILY, BLOG HOPPING…or any of it. ONLY FOCUS ON YOURSELF!! As I said – WE ARE HERE FOR YOUUUUU, precious!! πŸ˜˜πŸ˜˜πŸ˜˜πŸ˜‰πŸ˜‰β€οΈβ€οΈβ€οΈβ€οΈβ€οΈβ€οΈβ€οΈβ€οΈ

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  5. I’m amazed you were even doing daily posting! I’m just trying to do 2-3x per week haha. We’ll still be here to read if you don’t post quite as often πŸ₯° I’m glad you are taking care of you!

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    1. Haha I’m very stubborn Alex! πŸ˜‚πŸ˜‚πŸ˜‚ but yeah, it was too much so I’m happy to be cutting down a little β˜ΊοΈβ˜ΊοΈβ˜ΊοΈπŸ’œπŸ’šπŸ’™ thank you πŸ™πŸ»πŸ™πŸ»πŸ™πŸ»πŸ’πŸ’πŸ’

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