Helloo! And welcome to my first ever Reading Check-in 🥰
I’m hoping to make this a new blog series to hold myself accountable in tackling my dangerously high currently reading pile. I have had a bad habit of mood reading a lot lately which has led me to pick up a book after book to pile on my nightstand. I’m in love with most of my current reads and I really want to finish them, but it’s difficult when I have so many books I’m reading at once! These posts will also help me in keeping track of readathons and reading challenges 🤩
Here are the reading challenges that I’m currently working on:
The format of these posts is largely inspired by WWW Wednesday by Taking on a World of Words. I used to do them quite a lot, but I wanted to mix the format up a bit (and post anytime – not just Wednesdays 😁). Each post (which will happen maybe bi-weekly?? weekly? Monthly?) I’ll detail what I’m reading, how much progress I have made, what I think about the reads so far, and what else has been keeping me busy 😌 It’s a perfect chance for me to gush about books as well as games!
Well oops it has been a minute since I posted 🙈 I got busy with my PhD, which caused me to sit by a computer for such long hours that my brain couldn’t handle blogging on top of that. I’m still working on the PhD (and the horrid deadline is getting real close yikes) so I’ll probably still pop in and out – but I haven’t been able to stop thinking about blogging and couldn’t resist to jump in again 🥰
Long story short – I’m back! How are you all? Let me know what you have been up to this year!
I have been on a long reading slump this year, but over the past few weeks it has finally started to clear. In this post, I get to talk about the books I have read so far this year and overall how I’m doing with my reading challenges 😎 Let’s jump in!
Happy 2022! I hope the year has gotten to a great start for you (and if it hasn’t, I hope it changes gears to something great right now!).
I love the New Year because it feels like it offers a fresh chance to try something new. Today I’m going through everything that I hope to achieve by reading in 2022! (and a sneaky check-in on how I did with 2021 resolutions as well!)
Similarly to 2021, I decided to set a couple reading resolutions and a yearly TBR for 2022. Let’s get into it!
In November I have been taking part in Destiny @ The Howling LibrariesDevour Your TBR reading challenge, Remember November, in which the idea is to read books that were part of yearly challenges and pick up books that have been waiting for a long time. This challenge got me excited to check on the challenges that I’m doing in 2021 and whether I’m on route to hit them!
I’m on a roll doing these New Years posts when we are well on our way into spring already. But better late than never! I’m really enjoying writing these, and today I get to talk about my New Year’s resolutions! As we are already in March, I’ll also give updates on how I’m doing with each challenge so far.
Now that Halloween is over, it’s officially Christmas! YAY
I’m here today to show you how little I read in October (very little) and how big plans I have for the rest of the year (very big). I was in a kind of reading slump for the most of September and October, but now I’m ready to jump right back into some amazing reads 💖
Do you know that feeling when you glance at a book cover on Goodreads and a little voice whispers that oh you’ll absolutely fall in love with that one
That’s exactly what happened to me when I stumbled across the summary & the gorgeous cover of The Storm Crow by Kalyn Josephson in November 2018, 9 months before it was even published.
And then, in March 2020, The WriteReads hosted a giveaway for both the Storm Crow and Crow Rider by Kalyn Josephson – which I was incredibly lucky to win! The author kindly sent me hardcover copies of The Storm Crow and The Crow Rider, and I knew that I would have to pick them up as soon as possible.
In this post, I’ll update my progress while binge-reading the Storm Crow duology and then I’ll review both books ✨ I’m so SO excited and I can’t wait to dive into this world of big, magical crows. I like to go to books knowing very little about the plot, and I also know very little about The Storm Crow. I remember from the synopsis that I read a long time ago that the first book is about a girl who lives in a town where these magical crows are a big part of everyday life, and she has studied all her life to become a crow rider? Maybe I had better just find out and get reading!
Like all my blog posts, this blog post is also completely spoiler-free! I’ll be talking about the second book as well, but only in very vague, feeling-based terms so I won’t spoil you for either book 😊