It seems like so long since I’ve done one of these posts! Probably because whilst things have been pretty hectic recently, it hasn’t been for any particularly interesting reason.
Work has just been crazy due to us being super understaffed, and I’ve been busy trying to sort out moving in with my boyfriend. Whilst it’ll be lovely when we’re all moved in and sorted, actually finding somewhere and dealing with all the boring, admin stuff is just such a pain!
Not to mention Christmas is now creeping up on the horizon, which means I’m really going to have to start thinking about what I’m going to buy everyone (plus where I’m going to get the money…I’m going to have two more nieces to buy for than I had last year!).
You may have noticed that things have been a little quiet around here lately (or maybe you didn’t…in which case pretend you didn’t read that last bit!) – partly it’s down to all the stuff I’ve had going on, and partly it’s down to my complete lack of inspiration. I’ve just been feeling lazy all round recently, so I haven’t posted as much, or even been out and about with my camera (hence why there is no photo section in this post). My lack of inspiration really doesn’t bode well seen as I’ll be taking part in NaNoWriMo this November (I keep having to remind myself that it’s now mere days away!), but I’m hoping it will give me the (metaphorical!) kick up the butt I need to start getting some stuff done!
In complete contrast to the two-week slog that was Outlander, I’ve just got through Second Life by S.J. Watson within two days, and absolutely loved it (look out for a review, coming soon!). I always think that I’m not that bothered with crime fiction or thrillers, but then every time I read one I zip through it within days and absolutely love it, so I don’t know why I rarely read them! Any thriller recommendations, anyone?
As I said, I’m going to be taking part in NaNoWriMo this November, and want to add 50,000 words to my current work in progress (which you can read extracts of here). I’ll be posting weekly updates of my progress on here, and I’m really hoping I’ll be able to report back that I’m a NaNoWriMo winner by the end of the month!
To aid me in my NaNoWriMo quest I’ve finally taken the plunge and bought the Scrivener app on my phone, which is something I’ve been considering for ages (I was just put off by the hefty price tag!). So far though it’s been great, and I love that I can sync it up with my Macbook and work on my book whilst I’m on my break at work. I’m hoping it will help me bump up my NaNoWriMo word count, in which case it’ll be worth every penny! I’ll try and post a review of the app on here soon, for anyone else who’s dithering.
My favourite posts I’ve written recently have been:
- You know you’re a book blogger when…
- Why do some books take so long to read?
- 5 Early Signs That I’m Not Going To Like A Book
There should be lots of new things going up on my Etsy shop soon, because I’ve started making bookish beaded stretch bracelets! Hooray!
I’ve made lots of different bracelets with all sorts of different things on them, from general book-related words/phrases (eg. ‘bookworm’, ‘bookish’, ‘blogger’) to specific quotes and book names (eg. ‘winter is coming’, ‘so it goes’, ‘the raven boys’), so look out for those!
So what’s been going on in your reading/blogging/general life recently?