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Weekly Check In: January 25, 2020

Good Morning Everyone,

So it’s already been roughly two week since I last posted which definitely isn’t as consistent as I am aiming to be but things have been a little bit hectic in my personal life and I’m trying to adjust. My kids started daycare this past week and I also started school. We’ve all been trying to get use to this new schedule (no very successfully but we’re still getting the hang of it). I also have to work on some time management because with the added books I have to read for school and the homework I’ll be doing that means less time for just leisurely reading.

On the bright side I am an English  major which means I get to read a lot of books that I would probably decide to read on my own. The books that I am currently reading for my classes are Home by Toni Morrison, The BreakBeat Poets: New American Poetry in the Age of Hip-Hop, and The Making of a Story: A Norton Guide to Creative Writing. So far I’ve been enjoying all the books. My favorite so far is Home but that’s probably because it’s the type of book I would have been most likely to pick up outside of being assigned the reading. The hardest to read is definitely The Making of a Story. It’s not so much that it’s boring but it is packed with A TON of information. I lose focus very easy in books like this. At the end of every chapter there are writing exercises that I find very helpful so that’s definitely a plus.

I recently finished reading A Curse So Dark and Lonely and let me tell you I am just…I don’t even know how to feel. I’ll be posting a review later on this week to go more in detail about my feelings but before I can write that review I need to collect my thoughts. I am eager to get my hands on A Heart So Fierce and Broken but I have a few other books I’m currently reading. Let me just say I was not expecting that ending to A Curse So Dark and Lonely but it’s fine…it’s fine. I’m recovering from the hangover it left me with.

Anyways…it only makes sense that I update you guys on the books I am currently reading seeing as this is a book blog and all! I’m currently making my way through

  1. The Care and Feeding of Ravenously Hungry Girls by Anissa Gray
  2. The Hitchhiker’s Guide to the Galaxy by Douglas Adams
  3. Tweet Cute by Emma Lord
  4. Writing the Fiction Series by Karen Weisner
  5. Plot & Structure by James Scott Bell

Yes I am aware that this puts me at like eight books I am currently reading but it’s fine…we’re fine…everything’s fine! I swear last year this time I would have never tried to read multiple books at a time but that’s what bookstagram does. It makes you crazy, haha. You start thinking you can do crazy things like read ten books at a time but hey, I’ve discovered that reading multiple books at a time can actually keep me from falling into a reading slump so I’ve actually grown to like doing it quite a bit.

Well, that’s enough for my rants for this week. Be on the lookout for some book reviews and other content this upcoming week! I’m still working on a regular posting schedule so I can’t promise exactly what day I’ll post but I will definitely post!

Stay positive,

BriAna

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