February was a bit of a wash, both reading and blog wise. But the weather is getting brighter, the end of lockdown is in sight and things are moving in real life (I’m buying a house and it is stressful). So I’m feeling very positive about March. There aren’t any readathons for March planned, apart from trying to read some middle-grade and mystery novels.
This felt like the longest month, just like last January, which was great from a reading point of view, but not when I had a week off work at the beginning of February and I was eyeing it with the hopes of someone who was on a string of night shifts and unable to sleep properly. This wrap up is very late as well but that’s mostly February’s fault.
This readathon was one I signed up for at the last minute and then ignored for a little while after. But then I got back onto it and managed to complete the tasks by the skin of my teeth (I finished off three books in the last two days of the month). The TBR is here. There is going to be a Round 2 based on the points you can gain from this round, but the date is still TBA.
I said I was going to get this readathon finished by the start of the year but I was having such trouble with a reading slump! So this is the last prompt to do with this readathon and this time I’m almost certain I can get it done by the end of January.
This TBR is coming late, I know, but it felt like the first week of January was taking forever and now the second week I’ve blinked and it’s gone. Since we’re already halfway through the month, we’ll see how well this TBR goes. I don’t have much else to do this month apart from read, write and work (thanks to the lockdown) so we’ll see how that goes.
I have not played this game but I’ve been watching so many videos about other people playing (did I ever think I would be one of those people?). And I love the look of this readathon, I think I’m going to make it as an ongoing set of posts, rather than a TBR all in one. You can choose which path you want to go on and I chose to be an imposter! Spoilers behind the cut.
It’s 2021! I am not going to make any predictions about it being better or worse than 2020 because just no. All I can say is that I hope I can travel outside of my county in 2021 and the government actually manage to vaccinate people. But I’m feeling hopeful about this year and I think it’s reflected in my reading goals for this year.
Well, what can be said about the year that hasn’t already been said? Safe to say, no one expected anything that happened this year. I’m a nurse so thankfully I was able to keep on working and have that job security. I also live with my family so I wasn’t alone for the lockdown but now where I live has gone into second lockdown (they call it Tier 4 but it is effectively a localised lockdown) and it’s starting to get to me a bit. I thought we might have more of a timeline for anything really, but no.
But this is a book blog, not me having opinions about what the UK government is doing. So focusing on my bookish and reading goals – they didn’t go so well. I had two reading slumps this year and I’m still in the middle of one. But while I didn’t get everything I wanted done, I got more done than I thought.
Okay, I said I was going to get through this readathon before the end of the year. Considering there is less than ten days less, I would say that is very unlikely. But I’m going to keep trying anyway because this readathon is fun and I’m discovering books I didn’t even realised I owned.
Okay, I was a little quicker with the third prompt than I had been for the second. I’m aiming to have this readathon finished by the end of the year but we shall see considering there is less than three weeks until the end of the year. Can you believe it’s that close to 2021?
If you want an introduction to this readathon, it is here. It was meant to be for November but the videos are all still up so people can do it at whatever pace they want.