Update | I’m taking a break…

So, as you may or may not have noticed, I haven’t been posting much this year. I guess, long story short, I’ve just lost the motivation to continue posting regularly. Unfortunately, at the moment, blogging has begun to feel a bit like a chore. I’m really behind on writing reviews and that’s affecting my reading rate. Since I still want to read as much as I was a couple of months ago, I’ve decided that it’s time to take a break from blogging and writing full reviews. I’ll still be posting short reviews on Goodreads if you want to add me there. I’d also like to continue reading posts and interacting with you guys on your blogs from time to time, I just won’t be posting anything on here.
Thank you for understanding 🙂

 

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Happy New Year! (and all that)

Hello everyone!

I thought I should make my first post of the year something relating to the New Year. As you may have seen in my last update, I’m currently in Australia visiting family, and I’ve had extremely limited internet access over the past week. We’ve finally got some more reliable internet (though with limited data), so I’m able to post this today. I’ll hopefully be able to get a review (or two??) up in the coming few days, but that might be it till I get home in a little over a week. Our last week in Aussie is pretty booked up, so I don’t think I’ll have much time to write any other posts.

Anyway, I hope you all had great New Year’s! I wasn’t able to ring in the New Year because I had to get up at 5am on Jan 1st to get to the airport >.< I really hope your New Year’s Eve was more exciting than packing!

I’ve never been one for making New Year’s resolutions, and this year isn’t much different. I’d like to get a job this year, since it’s my first year out of study and I don’t like being officially unemployed. There’s always the fitness goal that everyone makes, but I don’t imagine that’ll go too well with me, so I’m just gonna say that it’d be nice to exercise more this year (but I won’t make any promises).

Since I don’t have time to make a post about books that I really want to read this year (though I’ll hopefully do that when I get home), all I can really say about bookish goals for this year is that I’ve set my Goodreads goal at 75 books. This was my eventual goal for last year (I kept updating it), though I read a total of 80 books in 2015. I didn’t want to do any other more specific challenges because I already have a whole list of books I want to read, and I don’t want to get to the point where I’m just reading to complete a challenge.

So, I hope everyone had a good break and, if you’re still on break, I hope you’re enjoying it! I’ll hopefully make another post in a couple of weeks about books at the top of my 2016 TBR, so keep an eye out for that!

Update | I finally bought some books!

It’s been so, so long since I’ve bought any books! I don’t normally buy books because they’re expensive(ish) in New Zealand, and I don’t have a credit/debit card, so buying stuff online is a major hassle. And I don’t have much money to begin with…

Anyway, I was determined to buy some books today! I ended up getting A Court of Thorns and Roses by Sarah J. Maas, and Fangirl by Rainbow Rowell. I read Fangirl earlier in the year, and loved it, so I really want to re-read it. I’m super excited to read ACOTAR, hopefully in the next couple of weeks! I really wanted to get Simon vs. the Homo Sapiens Agenda by Becky Albertalli, but the store didn’t have it >.< Next time! Also, there was a ‘buy 1, get 1 half price’ deal on, so that was a bonus.

My ACOTAR

ACOTAR is one of the few books I’ve bought before reading. I can’t even remember the last time I bought a new (not second hand or whatever) book that I’m yet to read. I’m really worried about spending $20+ on a book I don’t end up liking, so that’s why I normally buy books that I love and want to re-read. However, I love SJM’s writing style and I’ve seen only great reviews about this book, so I’m fairly confident I’ll enjoy it *fingers crossed!*
My Fangirl

I was a little surprised to see that the store only had the fan art edition of Fangirl. I’m definitely not complaining, though! It included a couple of pieces of artwork on the inside covers, which I love.

Fangirl incover 01Fangirl incover 02

 

 

 

 

 

 

Aren’t they gorgeous?!

So, that’s my mini book haul! Since I don’t buy books very often, I always get super excited when I do 🙂


Just a side note, I won’t be posting a WWW Wednesday this week. Also, I might not be posting much over the next few weeks, but I’ll make a full post on that tomorrow.

I hope you’re all enjoying your holidays!