Category: Checking In

December Chaos and Change and Delight – The December Wrap Up

December Chaos and Change and Delight – The December Wrap Up

Good morning and happy Monday!  I deeply hope that everyone celebrating their winter holidays over the last week or so have had a magnificent time of it, whether that’s Christmas, Hanukkah, Kwanzaa, Winter Solstice, or what have you.  And if you haven’t been celebrating anything, well then, I just hope you’ve had a magnificent week! As I mentioned last month, this wrap up is going to be short and sweet without major highlights, as December has been absolutely bonkers. I’ll tell you all about it in the “Real Life” section below.  The end of the year is always busy, though, […]

Posted January 6, 2020 in Checking In // 2 Comments //
The Weather Turns Cold, But It’s Fine I’m In the Caribbean – The November Wrap Up

The Weather Turns Cold, But It’s Fine I’m In the Caribbean – The November Wrap Up

Hi loves! November and December’s wrap-ups will be short and sweet, as I haven’t been supremely involved in the community lately, and what’s worse, I haven’t been reading as much as I wish I could.  This month, I’m just going to do a quick review on the books themselves and a smidge of life. 🙂 Thanks for always being so cool about the flightiness of my wrap ups! <3 Also, just a reminder from Friday that I’m Bahama-bound so I want to talk about this month’s books!  But I can’t reply to comments under next week. </3 Preorders rolling in this […]

Posted November 25, 2019 in Checking In // 4 Comments //
Not Much Reading, or Writing, Oops! – The October Wrap Up

Not Much Reading, or Writing, Oops! – The October Wrap Up

This will be short and sweet loves as I’m frantically writing this about twelve hours before it goes live.  Busy, busy lately! Another small book-buying month!  These are all pre-orders and book box items. 🙂 And, guys?  The Girl the Sea Gave Back was a hard-won battle.  I’ve been having more and more issues with Book Depository… to the point where I don’t think I’m going to buy from them anymore once all my pre-orders come through.  They were fine for a while, but this year I’ve had 2 books that were sent and then lost by USPS apparently, for […]

Posted October 28, 2019 in Checking In // 2 Comments //
House-Hunting, ARC Reviews, & a SMALL HAUL WHO AM I EVEN? – The September Wrap Up

House-Hunting, ARC Reviews, & a SMALL HAUL WHO AM I EVEN? – The September Wrap Up

Good morning everyone!  September is swinging to a close and here in Massachusetts… we are fully immersed in autumn.  The leaves are beginning to go a little red-orange around the edges and the mornings have been crisp and cool.  When I leave for work in the mornings, I can smell woodsmoke and for me?  That’s the truest sign that fall have arrived. This is my favorite season – I thrive in fall.  I feel more alive September – November than I do the rest of the year and I try to live these months to my fullest… which means getting out […]

Posted September 30, 2019 in Checking In // 4 Comments //
In Which I Actually Work on my WIP & Read Shakespeare Retellings: The August Wrap Up!

In Which I Actually Work on my WIP & Read Shakespeare Retellings: The August Wrap Up!

Hello beautiful people and welcome to the August wrap up! Heyyy remember when I said last month that my mental health was fairly poor, so I wanted to take a step back and try and re-center myself, etc. etc.?  Well, that didn’t happen until about halfway through August once I tore myself out of the temptation of readathons and had a whole weekend without books. It was pretty difficult for me, but I think it was needed.  I’d been reading so much that my escape was becoming a chore and I was going into overload.  You may not notice it […]

Posted August 26, 2019 in Checking In // 5 Comments //
In Which It’s Too Hot, I Do Two Readathons, & I Bombard You With Reviews:  The July Wrap Up!

In Which It’s Too Hot, I Do Two Readathons, & I Bombard You With Reviews: The July Wrap Up!

Good morning everyone! I’ll be completely honest, July didn’t go quite the way I was expecting in the book department!  That’s not a bad thing, but it was different!  I was planning to join with the Camp NaNoWriMo spirit and do a lot of writing and learning about writing, and instead I ended up participating in two readathons! It’s been fun but stressful.  It’s also been hot here in New England!  The heat waves have been coming by brutally, so it’s be a good time to read. And the reading?  The reading was good this month.  I actually delayed this wrap […]

Posted August 5, 2019 in Checking In // 2 Comments //