Weekly Check-in: where did my momentum go?

June 29, 2022

weekly check-in

It’s time for a weekly check-in!

life update

Can I just say that I am SO tired of summer already? To be fair, where I live, it starts getting hot in April and stays hot until mid-October or later, so I have a while to go until we get the temps that I like, but I just want to curl up in a soft sweater with a cup of cocoa and breathe in the crisp, fall air. 😭 That’s my TED talk for today.

Anyways, it was a good week! My son’s birthday was last week and it went well. It threw me off-schedule for a few days so I didn’t get as much reading done over the past week as I have been lately, and I fell a little off track with bookstagram, etc., but I did write a TON of reviews and have blog posts scheduled for the next few weeks, so that’s exciting. I don’t remember the last time I was writing posts this far in advance!

just finished

Like I said, not a lot of reading happened over the past week!

  • Mapping the Interior // Stephen Graham Jones (RTC)
    • Absolutely phenomenal, just like everything else I’ve read by SGJ.

My currently-reading number is creeping back up right now, but that’s because I wanted to at least start all of my top priority June TBR books before the month ends. I know it may sound counterproductive to do this instead of just rolling them over to my July TBR, but I’ve found that, for some reason, this seems to work better for my brain sometimes. 🤔

I also set aside The Death of Jane Lawrence, which I’m calling a tentative DNF for now, because I’m not sure if I was into it enough to try it again later.

and everything else

I think I’ve hit a gaming slump, which kind of sucks because my last big gaming slump lasted 3 years and because of that, it makes me nervous whenever this happens! This one has been going on for a couple of weeks now and I’m hoping it’ll pass soon.

On a happier note, last night my spouse and I started watching The UnXplained on Netflix (hosted by William Shatner), and we watched a few episodes of that before making ourselves turn it off and go to bed. It’s a docuseries about bizarre stuff (like cryptids, weird architecture, etc.) and I love documentaries about weird real-world stuff, so this has been really fun so far!

Watch The UnXplained Full Episodes, Video & More | HISTORY Channel

What are you reading right now, or what did you recently finish? Is anything exciting happening in your life? Let me know in the comments!


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Just a horror aficionado/geek girl trying to juggle motherhood, reading, blogging, gaming, and everyday life.

    1. I’m definitely in a lengthy gaming slump right now and it’s a bummer!

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