It’s time for another weekly update!
|✨ just like that (adult romance review)
✨ what unbreakable looks like (YA contemporary review)
✨ summer TBR
|✨ pjo/hoo book tag
✨ beach read (adult romance review)
✨ june haul
Can you believe I finally returned to booktube and posted not one, but TWO new videos?! And, if all goes according to plan, I’ll be posting two again in the coming week — I already have one filmed and it just needs editing, and the other, I’m hoping to film some time this week.
(click the thumbnails to watch!)
Someday, I swear I’ll finish some of these current reads!
- The Shadow of What Was Lost
- The Unsuitable
- The Ballad of Songbirds and Snakes
- Cinderella is Dead
- Beach Read
I’ve been working forever on The Shadow of What Was Lost and The Unsuitable, and have also been meaning to finish The Ballad of Songbirds and Snakes for a few weeks. The audiobook is on Hoopla so I think I’ll borrow it this week and listen while gaming. I also want to finish Cinderella is Dead soon, as it’s been really good. And I started Beach Read a couple of days ago and am already a little bit obsessed!
⌛ set aside for now | ❌ permanent DNF | ? re-read
Not too much reading got done this week, sadly! It was a bit of a bad social media week for me and I spent way too much time doomscrolling, plus I had a few really bad anxiety/depression days. Ah well.
- The Order of the Pure Moon Reflected in Water ⭐⭐⭐⭐
- What Unbreakable Looks Like ⭐
- The Mime Order ?????
- Venus in the Blind Spot ⭐⭐⭐⭐
For the first time in a couple of months (I think), I decided to actually make a little list of goals for the week!
Mainly, Ellyn and I are starting a buddy read of My Dark Vanessa today, and I’m really excited. I’m also craving horror big time right now, so I’ll probably pick up two overdue anthology ARCs: Final Cuts: New Tales of Hollywood Horror and Other Spectacles, and Laughing at Shadows (a really brief horror/comedy collection).
- Finding Faeries
- Float Plan (unsolicited)
- Venus in the Blind Spot (READ)
Meh. A very up-and-down sort of week for mental health — I get really awful mood swings when my PMS rolls around, and it came a bit early this month so it caught me off-guard. ? I’m also a bit emotional because my kiddo’s birthday is tomorrow and he turns 4, and I’m just wondering HOW?! Where does the time go? Sigh…
I’ve spent WAY too much time on social media this month, though, so I re-installed a couple of productivity extensions/apps (Forest being my main one right now) and I’m hoping to stay offline as much as possible this week. I just want to focus on reading, getting my bookstagram back in action, and maybe a little Twitch streaming since I haven’t done that in a couple of weeks. I really want to start a new Stardew Valley farm on stream this week. ?
I hope you’re all having a good weekend and getting some much-needed rest. Let me know how you’re doing, what you’ve been up to, or even just what you’re reading/watching/playing today. ♥
— destiny ♥
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