Do you ever put off looking back on the amount of reading you’ve done recently, convinced that you didn’t do nearly as much as you’d set out to read? Stopped yourself from thinking about it because you’re just a little disappointed in yourself for being lazy – because that’s the true reason you didn’t pick anything up. It’s not like there’s not time to read with the way the world is right now…
Well thankfully writing this post surprised me with how much I actually managed to read over the last couple of months. I was convinced I’d read next to nothing!
In the month of August I certainly got more reading done than I have in the last little while. Part of it had to do with putting aside more time for myself, to try and not feel pressured to always be “on”. With the way things are in the world right now, it’s nice to be able to relax a little bit, distress and take things one step at a time. But because I was putting this time away for myself, I didn’t think about the reading I did during this time as… well, as counting more or less.
That isn’t to say it shouldn’t count. Any reading you do counts – newspapers, comics, flyers… it all counts because you’re using your brain to process words on a page. You’re reading! You’ve picked something up in the spur of the moment just because? It counts! You got halfway through a book and then decided that book isn’t for you? It counts! I just have to remind myself of that sometimes.
I also got a nice chunk of reading done in September. Hard to believe since I posted virtually nothing this month, but I’m actually content with the amount of reading I’ve accomplished. Here’s hoping that the amount of reading I get done can be translated in a decent amount of posts over the next little bit.
However, I still need to work on creating a consistent upload schedule. (So thank you for being patient with me while I figure things out.) I’m going to aim to have 3 posts uploaded a week in 2021, but I make no promises. I’d love to have consistent days on which I upload things, but for now the first step is going to be attempting to upload three videos a week. As you can tell, I’ve been slacking a bit the last couple of months. In the past I’ve had very unsustainable goals with my upload scheduling, so here’s hoping that this format will make it possible for me to find some consistency in my blog posts.
As always, here are some pictures of my pup, Yzma. August was pretty chill for her, September full of hikes and playdates. (Shameless plug for her adorable PupStagram account @YzmaTheHound):
Without further ado, here’s my reading stats for August and September:
For reference: Physical books, eBooks, and AudioBooks. Library books.
Total books completed: 11
Total pages: 4245 pages (avg. 386 pages per book)
Total books completed in August: 6
Total pages: 3046 pages (avg. 508 pages per book)
- (Mis)fortune by Melissa Haag (Judgement of the Six, Book 2)[3.5 stars]
- Nosatsu Junkie by Ry Ryoko Fukuyama (Charming Junkie, Vol 14 – 16)[Avg. 4 stars]
- Midnight Sun by Stephanie Meyer (The Twilight Saga, Book 5)[0.5 stars]
- Something Strange and Deadly by Susan Dennard (Something Strange and Deadly, Book 1)[4.5 stars]
- Emmitt’s Treasure by Melissa Haag (Judgement of the Six Companion Series, Book 2)[3.5 stars]
- House of Earth and Blood by Sarah J Maas (Crescent City, Book 1)[4.5 stars]
Total books completed in September: 5
Total pages: 1196 pages (avg. 239 pages per book)
- Dreamthief by Tamara Grantham (Olive Kennedy, Fairy World M.D., Book 1)[3.5 stars]
- Holly Freakin’ Hughes by Kelsey Kingsley (Goodreads)[3 stars]
- Mistletoe Match by Lindzee Armstrong (No Match for Love, Book 6)[1 star]
- How to tell if Your Cat is Plotting to Kill You by Matthew Inman (The Oatmeal) (Goodreads)[3 stars]
- Coffee, Tea, or Me by Rich Amooi (Goodreads)[3 stars]
Dedicated Blog Posts:
- Hope(less) by Melissa Haag
- Hunting Prince Dracula by Kerri Maniscalco
- Clay’s Hope by Melissa Haag
- Sea Glass by Maria V Snyder
- Something Strange and Deadly by Susan Dennard
- Midnight Sun by Stephanie Meyer
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