Weekly Update – 1/22/2018

Whew, Hello everyone…well anyone who reads this.

I watched this past weekend as all the lovely blogs I follow posted a weekly wrap up or a weekly update where they got to tell everyone all about the goings on in their lives and I realized that I could totally do that too!

First of all, I am currently reading about four different books. Yup, I am one of those people that can’t seem to just read one thing at a time. So, for my current reading list we have:

Warcross

Warcross by Marie Lu – This is the book I seem to be devouring the fastest. Basically it’s a cool book about virtual reality, a super cool hacker girl, some lovey stuff, and some danger. Pretty great!

Next up is:

richest

The Richest Man in Babylon by George S. Clason – I am attempting to be better with finances this year and so I have made it a personal goal to read at least three books on personal finance. This is the first and it is a doozy. It’s basically a book of little short stories that all have a lesson at the end. It’s honestly boring, but I am learning a lot from it. I am treating it more like a textbook and I read a section once a week.

Third on my list:

riddle

The Riddle by Alison Croggon – I am re-reading this series on my lunch breaks at work. It’s a perfect world for me to dive in and out of for 30 minutes because I have already read the books. I try not to read new stuff at work, because it really makes me lose focus on both my work and the book. I find it easier to just bring along an old favorite. It’s another cool magic girl story with adventure, bad guys, heartbreak, and destiny. You know, the usual good stuff.

And last:

winter

Wintersong by S. Jae-Jones – This book is pretty difficult for me. I started it, read about 275 pages in one sitting and then got to the second half of the book and stalled out. The second half of this book is SLOWWWWWW and I honestly felt so taken aback by some of the more explicit scenes that it just put me off reading for a bit. So, this one is going to stay as an “in-progress” for now. It’s full of fantasy, beautiful descriptions, magic, Goblins, and a fairly likeable leading lady, but again….slow.

 

So, that’s all for book stuff – let’s get into the actual personal stuff.

Listening to: City and Colour

Drinking: Too much Coke Zero….

Watching: Deadliest Catch

I got a promotion at my job, which means a few things are changing for me. My hours wont necessarily change all that much, I was already a full-time associate, but my responsibilities are about to quadruple.

I am both nervous and excited, the last job that I had this much responsibility at did not end well due to some personal conflict with the owner. I am hoping that my quick promotion (I have only worked here for about two and half months), will not disappoint anyone and that I can continue to carve out my little path here.

My Etsy store is finally getting back on track. For those of you that aren’t coming here from my various social media platforms, I have a small Etsy store where I make and sell polymer clay jewelry. It stalled out for most of January so far, but I have had some orders in the past few days so I feel like we are out of the “after holiday” slump and back on track for the new year.

Other than that I am happy, healthy, and thankful that things are starting off so well for me this year. I will always have my undercurrent of anxiety and am working hard every day to stave off my personal negative attitude. I am tracking things that I am thankful for in my bullet journal on a daily basis and stopping myself before I dig too far down in to a negative mindset.

Alright, that should wrap me up for the last week and start me off for the week ahead. I might not do these on a weekly basis (I don’t think I am that interesting), but definitely look for them every now and then.

Thank you for taking the time to stop by and check on me, I appreciate it a lot!

  • Fel

Book Bingo

I am an avid Bullet Journal Junkie and one of the spreads that I chose to include this year was a Book Bingo page. I was so excited for this idea that I thought I might share it with you all, and hopefully some of you can create your own Book Bingo pages to help you read some books that you might not have otherwise!

Part of the idea of Book Bingo is to come up with categories that you will enjoy reading and to add in a few categories that you want to try reading from. There are some silly categories and some serious ones. The whole idea is to have some fun and to try and get a Blackout Bingo. For those of you unfamiliar with that, it means you have to cross out every single category in order to win.

The prize for getting a Blackout has been decided by my boyfriend – he will treat me to any three books I want from our local bookstore. So, I am pretty excited to win and have already made some headway on my Book Bingo card.

Here are the categories I chose to have for my Book Bingo (feel free to borrow, steal, copy, or take inspiration from these! I want everyone to have some fun here).

Starting from the top left and working my way over:

bujo

A 500+ Page Book, Alternate History, A Scary Book, A Management Book, A Thrifted Book, Has A Witch or Wizard, Middle Grade Book, A Memoir, Teen Fantasy, A Steampunk Book, A Book that is a TV Show, Dystopian Novel, Free Space (Still have to read a book, but it doesn’t have to fit in any of the categories), A Book with a Dragon, Has an Ugly Cover (subjective), Has a Pretty Cover (again, subjective), Personal Finance, Science Fiction, Adult Fantasy, Award Winner, A Book that was Gifted to Me, A Book that I Have Been Meaning to Read, A Recommended Book, A Book from a Favorite Author, An Author’s First Book.

Whew, now that we have made it through that wall of text I can say that I have successfully managed to read three books so far and am working on my fourth. I am gonna get that book shopping spree no matter what!

I was just really excited about this and thought that maybe some of you out there would like to try your hand at Book Bingo too! I will be making a post when I complete the Book Bingo card with all of the books that I chose to read and a star rating for each.

Thank you all for taking the time to stop by! I hope your week is off to a great start and that whatever book you are reading is lovely.

  • Fel