I am currently still reading Ancillary Justice by Ann Leckie. This book has been taking me awhile to get through, but its because I haven’t had the time to fully dedicate to it. I am enjoying it and really hoping to finish it before the end of the month. As for what other book I am going to pick up or read after this one I have no idea. There are so many books I have been wanting to read. I have had such a great desire to read just haven’t had the attention span or time. After I make this move this weekend, I have one full week before I start my job. I am hoping to get some reading in before I start my job as I get settled into my new place. I also really want to make sure I set aside time every night to do some reading because I need it in my life.
This is my last free weekend for awhile. Next weekend I am moving for my new job so it is going to be crazy busy with the packing, unpacking etc. The weekends that follow that are going to be busy with trying to get settled into a new location, work and doing all the things one must do when they move to a new state. So between packing and just straight up relaxing this weekend with a friend, I am going to try and read as much as possible. I am also trying to write some posts in case I do not have much time in the next few weeks. I am currently about a third of the way through Ancillary Justice by Ann Leckie. It is taking me a little longer than I had hoped to read this book because it take a lot of focus from me, but I am enjoying it. I am also thinking about starting The Politics and Civics of National Service: Lessons from the Civilian Conservation Corps, VISTA, and AmeriCorps by Melissa Bass. I served 2 years recently in AmeriCorps NCCC and it had a huge impact on my life. With the new changes going on in my life I am really missing the people I met and friends I made in this program. National service and civic engagement has become a huge part of my life and is really important to me. And because I like to make things difficult for myself and seem to work better multitasking I will probably be picking up another smut books just to break up the others.
Getting the news of a job offer and having to put into works everything involved with moving has kept me super busy. I was able to finally finish Lover Eternal by J.R Ward. I am still slowly making my way through American Gods by Neil Gaiman on audiobook. The main book I have been reading is Ancillary Justice by Ann Leckie. It is something I do not read much of and I am really enjoying it. I am slightly confused by what is going on, but overall I think it is great so for. I am also going to be picking up Open Road Summer by Emery Lord to buddy read with Tina @asreadbtTINA .
I have had a crazy busy few weeks. I have been traveling all over for work, working long hours and have finally started to acclimate to the craziness. I have been trying to make sure I put aside some time each day to get some reading done. Recently I have been reading and quite enjoying Odd & Tru by Cat Winters. I received an ARC of this book from Netgalley. I have always wanted to read Winters other books, but have not gotten around to it. Odd and Tru is quite interesting. It is about sisters in the 1900s whose family hunts monsters. I am loving the sister dynamic and seeing Tru deal with a disability. I feel like you do not see that too much in YA. I am also listening to American Gods by Neil Gaiman on audiobook. I have not made it very far because I listen to it in bed at night and always fall asleep within 5 minutes. I am so far intrigued by the story and excited to see where it goes because I have heard good things about it. I have always heard amazing things about Gaiman too, but have only read 1 other book by him.
I am working on picking myself up and putting the pieces back together. It is a process, and ending up being a really long one. I have been really trying to focus on myself and keeping my head up. I still have like 100 pages to finish of Carry On, Warrior: The Power of Embracing Your Messy, Beautiful Life by Glennon Doyla Melton.I have been kind of putting off finishing this because we started it together and it has already made me cry a lot. But it is really good and I am going to complete it within the next week. I am also half way through The Golden Lily by Richelle Mead. I figured it was a good pick to get back into the my old reading groove, by reading a book by an author I really enjoy and a world I have grown to love. I am kind of sad to finish this book because I do not own the next one in the series and I know I will want to continue. I also have borrowed Brave Enough:Getting Over Our Fears, Flaws, and Failures to Live Bold and Free by Nicole Uniceto listen to on my walks. I have been putting off walking everyday because I hate having all that time alone with my thoughts and thought it would be good to have something to help me through. I have been working on a fitness journal and I need to get myself back into workout everyday like I use to before everything happened. I need to stop letting the ex control my life and mood.
Recently I have been going through a lot of things in my personal life. It been kind of hard on me because I thought I was in a good place and was happy. With all of the stuff going on it has been causing me to question everything. The biggest thing being myself and what I want and need from life. I am confused about everything and have decided to go to books to search for answers and to help guide me. A friend suggested that I should pick upCarry On, Warrior: The Power of Embracing Your Messy, Beautiful Life by Glennon Doyla Melton.I am not very far into it yet because I have been trying to take my time with it and really absorb all that it is saying. I have to admit it has already made me cry and I can relate to the author a lot. I think acceptance is important and it is something I am trying really hard to work on. Along with the non-fiction route of self-help I have trying to dig deeper and read more philosophical and meaningful fiction. I feel like there are so many pieces of literature that are referenced and like a staple of the book community that I have not read before. I have always used books to escape life so I’vealways been drawn to lighter fiction and fantasy. But I think if I want to be the princess that doesn’t need someone to save her, I need to keep educating myself and filling myself with knowledge. I decided to start small and picked up Anthem by Ayn Rand. Have you read either of these books? What are your thoughts? I would love more recommendations of what people think I should read or would be good for me!
I was on a reading spree the past week while I was stuck at home alone with nothing other than job searching to do. My reading has gotten back to its normal pace and the book I am currently reading is one I am sure it will take me all weekend to make a dent in it. The last trip to the library I found RoseBlood by A.G Howard calling to me. I absolutely loved the Splintered Trilogy and had to pick up this new release. So far it is beautifully written and intriguing!
Who is ready for the much needed weekend? I know that I am because that means I am that much closer to my girlfriend coming home to me! Since I am alone for the weekend I plan to do a lot of reading. I am currently reading and flying through Salt To The Sea by Ruta Sepetys. This book is a YA historical fiction novel told from the perspective of four different teenagers during WWII. Sepetys brings such life to her writing and does wonderfully with captivating writing. I am sure I will finish it quite quickly and have no idea what to pick up next. I have three different options and cant seem to decide. There is City of Blades by Robert Jackson Bennett, which I had received from a publishing company last year and really need to get to. Then there is The Shape of My Heart by Ann Aguirre, which is the third and final book in the 2B trilogy. I am really on the path of completing series and that would be my first. The last possible option is Lover Eternalby J.R Ward. This is the second book in the Black Dagger Brotherhood series and I series I have really been wanting to continue. There are so many books in this series and I want to make a dent in it during 2017! Any Suggestions?
I have gone to the library again and with that comes more books! I currently have 5 books sitting on my nightstand waiting to be picked up and read. The 2 books I have already picked up and plan on finishing first are 2 I have been wanting to read for awhile because I have heard great things about them. I started Between the World and Me by Ta-Nehisi Coates the other night and so far I am absolutely loving it. I am also reading The Girl On The Train by Paula Hawkins. This has been one on my radar and I am interested in watching the movie as well.
I have recently moved and sadly most of my books could not make the move with me for right now. That means I get to go to the library, which is awesome because I can pick up any book I want to read without having to spend money. This is also going to allow me to catch up on and read some books I have been wanting to for a long time. The first book I grabbed from the library that has been on my to read list FOREVER and I have heard so much stuff about that I started this week and will be reading all weekend in Soulless by Gail Carriger! I am loving it so far. Alexia is such a strong sassy female and the time period is a good addition!