It’s time for a weekly check-in!
I ended up hitting a burn-out point over the weekend, to the degree that my spouse had to talk me into taking a few days to seriously unwind and practice self-care. I think I had gotten into one of my usual workaholic ruts over the past few months, and I needed a couple of days to reset my perspective. 😅
This week has been better on that front, though it’s been stressful in other ways. I had to take Ceylon to the vet on Monday, and that was terrifying because she’s become one of my best friends in the world, but I’m so relieved the appointment went well—we’re waiting on results to check for hypothyroidism or anemia, but were able to rule out some other, much worse potential health risks that I was worried about.
We were also stressed about getting info on a new job my spouse is starting, but they got the official offer yesterday and it was excellent news! I’m hoping the week keeps going smoothly. ♥
We did have to cancel our day trip that was supposed to happen this week, due to all the bad weather we’re having, but we’ll reschedule it soon. Thankfully we’d been keeping it a secret from Isaac, so at least he doesn’t know and doesn’t have to be disappointed. 😩
This was a pretty decent reading week for me! I finished Vespertine (which I adored), and it reminded me of how much I love Margaret’s writing so strongly that I immediately listened to the Sorcery of Thorns audiobook for a re-read (which is perfect timing, since I’m about to start Mysteries of Thorn Manor!).
- Side Effects Include // Ruth Anna Evans ⭐⭐⭐⭐⭐
- The Devil Crept In // Ania Ahlborn ⭐⭐⭐💫
- Hungry Business // Maria DeBlassie ⭐⭐⭐⭐⭐
- Vespertine // Margaret Rogerson ⭐⭐⭐⭐⭐
- Sorcery of Thorns (RE-READ) // Margaret Rogerson ⭐⭐⭐⭐⭐
- Aetherchrist // Kirk Jones ❌DNF❌
For now, this section every week will be dedicated to the 3 books that I have the least pages remaining in!
📚 priority reads 📚
- The United States of Cryptids // J.W. Ocker → 205pg left
- Alice // Christina Henry → 224pg left
- The Southern Book Club’s Guide to Slaying Vampires // Grady Hendrix → 262pg left
📚 total current reads: 15 📚
I don’t think we watched anything this week at all! I really want to continue Cabinet of Curiosities and start Wednesday soon. I did do a little bit of audiobook gaming, though—mostly Coral Island and Dreamlight Valley, but I did also start a new hidden object game: Enigmatis 2: The Mists of Ravenwood.
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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!
— destiny ♥