Happy Friday! The first work week of the year is very nearly over and I’m so glad! I’ve had some serious trouble adjusting from Holiday Justine back into Real Person Justine. Holiday Justine eats lots of food, sleeps all day, and stays up all night. Holiday Justine doesn’t really interact with other humans.
My reading has been really thrown off this week! I pushed myself to read as much as humanely possible until the end of 2017, and I haven’t read much in the new year. I have, however, been playing an alarming amount of Minecraft. Now that I’ve given myself a bit of a break, it’s time to dive back in.
Books I read
The Elite by Kiera Cass
I wanted to kick-start the year with something fluffy and ridiculous to get me back into the swing of reading. Now, these books aren’t what I would call “good”, but they’re exactly what I want and need when I pick one up. They’re like the book equivalent of that trashy TV show you shout at with a glass of wine. Perfection.
Books I am currently reading
Paris Adrift by E. J. Swift
Gardens of the Moon by Steven Erikson
These two books are high priorities for January. I was lucky enough to be sent an advance copy of Paris Adrift and will be participating in their blog tour! I’m loving this book so far (and loving that cover) — it’s a fascinating take on time travel. I’m not very far yet, but it’s a compelling read!
Gardens of the Moon is my fantasy book club’s pick for January and I have a couple of weeks left to read it. I have been warned about this crazy book series for years and was really nervous to start. It features a sprawling world and huge cast of characters. The author throws you straight in without explaining much. I was told this was advanced fantasy — only the strong survive. But honestly? It’s just a book. I’m not finding it any more or less difficult than any other complex fantasy. Maybe that will change as I get further along?
Books I bought
Nothing! Look at me! Such willpower! I’m hoping to keep this trend going.
On a related note, I’m bringing back my reading vlogs! Life and the holidays got in the way toward the end of the year, so I just didn’t have time to keep up with filming every single day. But! I’m going to do my best to keep up with my reading and vlogging, despite the fact that the next couple of months should be absolutely crazy. Keep an eye on my channel for those!