So this month seems to have been good in terms of reflection and setting things into motion to make sure I get out of the year what I want. I’ve had a good look at all the goals I set at the start of the year and looked at which ones are still important to me and which ones just aren’t for me anymore.
Sadly I only managed to finish 3 books this month and that 2 book head start with reviews I’ve had is now a level playing field so I definitely need to get back on track with that. Writing also has been a little all over the place bipping and bopping from one idea to another. The flow I seemed to get under wing in November for NaNoWriMo has definitely gone poof! However my brother (who also writes) has been really encouraging!
With the personal issues I had and was going through there seems to be a little light at the end of the tunnel and after doing my reflecting I think baby steps are the key to getting back to my old self :). This has also meant I’ve been able to get back into a schedule with the blog and the new writing segment (every other Sunday) will be introduced 9th April!
Read this Month:
Small Great Things – Jodi Picoult
3 Word Review: Powerful. Emotional. Important.
A Quiet Kind of Thunder – Sara Barnard
3 Word Review: Cute. Quick. Predictable.
Coraline & Other Stories – Neil Gaiman
3 Word Review: Creepy. Witty. Dark.
Here’s a snap of a spontaneous TBR unwrapping I did earlier in the month. Also part of my TBR is Full Metal Alchemist Volumes 4-6, Norse Mythology (Neil Gaiman) & Vengence Road (Erin Bowman). You’ll notice the Elephant candle features in quite a few pictures I can’t help but use it because I love it so much!
I have 2 DNFs this month I’m afraid. So I picked up Isla and the Happily Ever After by Stephanie Perkins but within the first 20-odd pages I knew it wasn’t going to be for me. I didn’t really like the protagonist and I had a sense I knew where the plot was going to go and wasn’t really interested! Next up was Coming Up for Air by George Orwell, I read have Animal Farm, 1984 and some of his diary collection but this was a little lacking for me. It had his usual humour and charm but I just wasn’t that interested. I think I could see what he was wanting to put across in the book, I enjoyed what I read and I think it was doing exactly what the author wanted to do but I wasn’t hooked.
Writing Wrap Up:
So I have been bitting and bopping around with ideas so I haven’t made much progress with anything really however I have written a lot of words they’re just not all towards one thing :). I have the usual long weekend for Easter in April and I’ve also booked a couple of holiday days with work so I’m hoping to put at least 2 of those towards writing. This should also give me a little time to pick an idea and work on outlines and planning!
I want to do some shout-outs within my wrap ups now so here is a short list of just a few posts I’ve really enjoyed this month.
What was your favourite read of the past month?
Have you read any of the books on my lists?
Link me to any posts you think I should check out from the past month (either your own or others)