Hello beautiful people!
Hmmm … life beyond books has been pretty great. For one … my birthday was this month!! I turned 28 years old the other day, which is lovely! My mom came down as a birthday surprised and spoiled me as per usual, so this year was so much more lovely than I originally anticipated. And even though I KNOW people care for me, I didn’t realize how strong some of my old friendship connections were and how many more new connections I have made in the last couple of years until my birthday. I received so many wonderful gifts and food at work, had fun times going to the movies with colleagues, getting sushi with friends, and so much more. A lot to be thankful for this year, and it’s not even halfway through 2019!
As many of you know, I love yoga. So I began volunteering at the studio and it’s been great! It’s called the Karma Program (so catchy) … basically, I volunteer once a week with cleaning and such, and I get to attend yoga whenever. It’s phenomenal!
Other than that, not much else is new. It’s been interesting — last year I was not as busy in my personal life yet didn’t find time to read or blog. Whereas this year, I’m incredibly more social with friends and activities but still manage to find blogging time AND reading (… though I do need to stop reading before bed, or I’m never going to catch up on sleep).
Now onto the blogging and reading updates!
Charlie the Fearless and Tancho the Brave (Book One) by Suhmayah Banda
Synopsis: “Meet Tancho and Charlie, two brothers living a life of adventure and learning. Charlie, the younger of the two is fearless and likes to tease his elder brother, Tancho, for being timid. However, through a series of events he discovers how courageous his big brother really is when it counts and realizes that part of his fearlessness comes from knowing his brother is there to support him.”
From Twinkle, with Love by Sandhya Menon
Synopsis: “Aspiring filmmaker and wallflower Twinkle Mehra has stories she wants to tell and universes she wants to explore, if only the world would listen. So when fellow film geek Sahil Roy approaches her to direct a movie for the upcoming Summer Festival, Twinkle is all over it. The chance to publicly showcase her voice as a director? Dream come true. The fact that it gets her closer to her longtime crush, Neil Roy—a.k.a. Sahil’s twin brother? Dream come true x 2 …”
Five Feet Apart by Rachael Lippincott
Synopsis: “Can you love someone you can never touch? Stella Grant likes to be in control—even though her totally out of control lungs have sent her in and out of the hospital most of her life. At this point, what Stella needs to control most is keeping herself away from anyone or anything that might pass along an infection and jeopardize the possibility of a lung transplant. Six feet apart. No exceptions …”
The Summoning (Book One) by Kelley Armstrong
Synopsis: “My name is Chloe Saunders and my life will never be the same again. All I wanted was to make friends, meet boys, and keep on being ordinary. I don’t even know what that means anymore. It all started on the day that I saw my first ghost – and the ghost saw me …”
The Awakening (Book Two) by Kelley Armstrong)
Synopsis: “Chloe Saunders is on the run and raising hell. Literally. Chloe Saunders is not your average supernatural teenager. Genetically altered at birth by a sinister team of scientists, she can barely control her terrifying powers. Now the team that created her has decided it’s time to end the experiment. Permanently. Now Chloe is running for her life along with a charming sorcerer, a troubled werewolf and a temperamental young witch. Together they have a chance for freedom – but can Chloe trust her new friends?”
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I did not request any NetGalley Books during March 2019.
I swear, I like never request ARCs anymore … I should REALLY just add a heading that says “ARCS RECEIVED” ha-ha!
The only major changes I’ve done are: revamp the menu headers (i.e. adding more bullet journal headings, features, etc.) and revamp the feature images for my posts to match my Instagram theme. For the last month, I’ve been jotting down ideas for Bullet Journal posts, so there will be new posts on that eventually.
The other things I’m thinking of adding is a schedule again. I used to have one a long time ago, but didn’t like how much it restricted me. But lately, I’ve been wanting to have something that indicates to authors and others who reach out to my blog some kind of schedule on things I ONLY post on certain days. Do any of you use a schedule? What are your thoughts?