Posting Schedule Update | WWW Wednesday: March 18th, 2020

WWW Wednesday

Hi, all! I hope everyone is currently safe and healthy. So…it’s been 3 weeks since I last posted, and honestly I didn’t even realize it till I looked at the date of my last post. 😅 School has been crazy (as always) and especially overwhelming with the recent decision of my college to kick us to online classes. Luckily, this week is my spring break so I’ve been able to be in denial and hang out with my housemates but this has also resulted in me having like no motivation to do really anything fun in terms of individual activities e.g. blogging, reading, writing.

So what I’m trying to say here is… I have absolutely no clue how often I’ll be posting, if at all, for the next couple of months. I would love to get this post up today, then come back with my February wrap-up this weekend, and then a TTT next Tuesday and stay strong in my reading and blogging game during this social distancing time in the U.S.. But I don’t know how realistic that is and I don’t want to hold myself to any potentially stressful expectations.

So yeah…please don’t be surprised if I go on a hiatus or a semi-hiatus (even tho I kinda already was, lol).

Wow okay, so sorry for that long intro, let’s get into what I’ve been reading! Due to school and actually being able to pick up a fun book yesterday, I actually sorta have books to talk about!

(Also, for those of you who don’t know: WWW Wednesday is a weekly book meme hosted by Taking on a World of Words where you answer 3 ‘what’ questions about your reading.)


What did you recently finish reading?

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Last week I finished reading The Fellowship of the Ring! YES, I’m finally reading The Lord of the Rings! It’s for my Tolkien & Medieval Lit class. And lol yes, my copy really does have this old cover, albeit in somewhat better condition than this image from GR. I’m really loving reading about Middle Earth (so far I’ve read The Hobbit and most of The Silmarillion) and the antics and sass of all these characters. As expected, I’m adoring the characters of Sam and Gandulf. I did find the beginning/first half to be slow, but I can’t wait to see how the story continues!


What are you currently reading?

  • The Silmarillion– STILL need to go back and finish the chapters my class skipped over.
  • The Tolkien Reader– Read a couple sections for class, and I believe we’re coming back to it again later.
  • The Unspoken Name– WHOOPS, I haven’t touched this in a month, but like…hopefully I’ll return to it soon?
  • House of Earth and Blood– I finally found the motivation to pick this up and ahhh, I’m adoring it! Yes, it’s still full of SJM’s dramatic writing and stereotypes, but it’s exactly what I need right now. I started last night around 10pm and I’m already 100+ pages in.

What do you think you’ll read next?

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Honestly, I have no clue? I have a couple books from the library and lots that I own sitting on my shelf. Perhaps The Girl in Red, but also I don’t know if I could do horror right now? I also just wanna focus on my current reads. Hmmm, I’ll probably just try mood reading because I don’t wanna force myself to read anything else than I already will have to for school.

For classes tho I will be starting the next LOTR book and The Sparrow by Mary Doria Russell!


How is everyone holding up? Anything I can do to help? Are you also struggling with your blogging*/reading? Read any good books recently?

Also, if you participated in WWW Wednesday this week (or have any other recent posts ya wanna share), feel free to drop the link in the comments; I would love to check it out!

*I must say though that I feel quite a bit better after finally getting around to writing a blog post and being freshly showered. 😊

WWW Wednesday: January 29th, 2020

WWW Wednesday

Wow, I just realized I haven’t written a WWW Wednesday post since October! Last semester was crazy (as you probably noticed by my sparse and late postings), but I really missed these fun little update posts!

I haven’t been able to do as much reading as I would have liked this month, but hopefully it’ll pick up soon!

Also, stay tuned for a 2019 Wrap-Up post coming from me (finally). Fingers crossed I’ll get it up by Friday!

Also, for those of you who don’t know: WWW Wednesday is a weekly book meme hosted by Taking on a World of Words where you answer 3 ‘what’ questions about your reading.


What did you recently finish reading?

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Frederick Buechner’s Telling Secrets. It’s only the second book I’ve finished so far this year *cry* (I’ve been so slow!). I was required to read this for a seminar I’m currently taking. Buechner has a lot of great thoughts and ideas (and notes about writing!), but for a memoir that’s only 106 pages, I struggled way too much to get through it. The author spends the majority of this book in his head sharing his ideologies and contemplations and I completely stumbled through these sections. I guess in memoir I expect the sections to be grounded in scenes and concrete imagery and that was definitely not the case here.


What are you currently reading?

A lot! All these books, with the exception of What I Want You to See, are books I’m reading for class. Yes, I’m finally reading Tolkien (as you can see above, we started with The Silmarillion and The Tolkien Reader)! I’m actually taking a whole class on his work and Medieval literature!

What I Want You to See is a book I’m reading for a (rapidly approaching, eek) blog tour! My plan is to finish this book and Blankets before the end of the month. *fingers crossed*


What do you think you’ll read next?

Hopefully many things! In early February I’m starting my (first!) buddy read and reading The Unspoken Name with Sammie @ The Writerly Way. After that I think I might pick up the Dragons & Tea February group read, Let’s Talk About Love. But who knows?! Maybe I’ll pick up something totally random and mood read! But most of what you’ll probably see on my blog are more books for classes, lol.


Have you read any of these books? How often do you participate in WWW Wednesday posts? Hope everyone is having a great reading month!

Also, if you participated in WWW Wednesday this week, feel free to drop the link in the comments; I would love to check it out!

WWW Wednesday: February 13th, 2019

WWW Wednesday

Hey guys! Sorry I’ve been pretty absent this month; I still trying to get a proper handle on my schedule. Between working, reading, writing, blogging, attending events, and homework, I have a tendency to swing towards only one or two things and have yet to figure out a way to properly balance them all. Basically what I’m trying to say is that I will be trying to post more regularly and frequently for the rest of the month, but bear with me if my blog posts continue to be sparse. Now, let’s get to this reading update…

And for those of you who don’t know: WWW Wednesday is a weekly book meme hosted by Taking on a World of Words where you answer 3 ‘what’ questions about your reading.


What are you currently reading?

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Wow, I started Smoke & Summons Monday night and boy am I addicted. It’s such a interesting and quick read and ahhh, I can’t wait to see where the story goes! I’ve been neglecting a lot of responsibilities to read this, whoops.
Also, I’m participating in a blog tour for this book later this month so stay tuned for that! I’ll be posting a full review alongside my favorite quotes!


What have you recently finished reading?

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I’VE DONE IT; I’VE FINALLY READ THE SIX OF CROWS DUOLOGY! I’m so glad that I finally met all these characters, though I have to say that Wylan and perhaps Nina might be my favorites (FIGHT ME). Because most of y’all have already read this book and because this book is so complex, dark, and amazing (ahhhh) and I don’t know how to properly express my thoughts on it, I’m just gonna stop babbling now.


What do you think you’ll read next?

Oooh, this is hard. I made the mistake of going on Netgalley recently and requesting a handful of ARCs from small publishers (and magically getting approved for them), so I want to tackle some of those soon, but I also want to return to Leigh Bardugo’s Grisha verse. So basically I could be reading any one of these three next.

Any suggestions on which one to pick up first?


What are you currently reading? What books are you planning on picking up next?

If you made a WWW Wednesday post this week, feel free to link it up in the comments below, I would love to read them!

WWW Wednesday: December 26th, 2018

WWW Wednesday

Ahhh, the end of the year is closing in! Omg, how has the time flown by? Well, prepare for an on slaughter of wrap-up posts and New Year goals/expectations posts from me during the next couple of weeks as we transition from 2018 to 2019 (wow, that’s so weird to type…)

Also, since I didn’t post yesterday; Merry Christmas/Happy Holidays everyone! ❤

For those of you who don’t know: WWW Wednesday is a weekly book meme hosted by Taking on a World of Words where you answer 3 ‘what’ questions about your reading.


What are you currently reading?

  • Olive Kitteridge– My fiction writing class read the majority of this book, so I’m hoping to go back and read the ones we missed!
  • Station Eleven– Still haven’t touched this since mid-November…
  • Ruin and Rising– I’ve finally returned to my reread of this book! I’m currently a little over a third of the way through.

I finally got my number of current reads down from 5-6 books to 3 books! My goal is to finish all these books (plus another book which I’ll mention later) before the year ends. We’ll see if I can actually do it…


What have you recently finished reading?

  • Rule– I finally, FINALLY finished reading my ARC of this book (only 3 months late, shhhh). It was interesting towards the end, but overall I found the book to be pretty cliche and a shallow fantasy. You can read my full review here!
  • Celtic Tales– LOL, I started this book back in May and I finally just finished reading it! It was an interesting collection of stories that I had never heard of before, but for the most part, I found a lot of them lackluster. The physical book is really pretty itself though.

What do you think you’ll read next?

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My goal before 2019, in addition to finishing all my current reads, is to finally read The Bear and the Nightingale! I actually got this book last year as a Christmas gift and I’ve been waiting until winter break again to read it! Not to mention, I got my Goodreads group to read this book this month and I want to participate in the discussion before December ends!


What are you currently reading? What books are you hoping to read before the New Year?

If you made a WWW Wednesday post this week, feel free to link it up in the comments below, I would love to read them!