• Monthly Review

    Monthly Review – December 2018

    We’ve finally reached the end of the year! I’m happy to report that 2018 was a far better year than 2017, and I’m ending the year on a happy note. 2018 brought a lot of changes in my life! A new career, graduate school, a good relationship, and the courage to file for divorce after waiting out my one year separation period. I feel that I’ve changed a lot as a person and for the better, I’ve become happier and more confident in myself, and I look forward to good things. I’m a little apprehensive for 2019, as I’ll have some more big changes coming in my life, including a…

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    Monthly Review – November 2018

    Goodness November has been a busy month! I managed to read a few books, though most of my reading time has gone to reading chapters for classes. I decided that it’s time to switch back to a once a week posting schedule to accommodate my current schedule, so I won’t have as much pressure to read and write as much and can keep the blog active. I’ve completed 64 out of my 70 book goal for this year, so it’ll be a close finish in December I think trying to complete those last 6 books! I am almost finished with a book I’ve been reading since the summer, and I…

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    Monthly Review – October 2018

    Goodness October has been a busy month and I’m sort of glad for it. I have gotten back into the short story reading kick thanks to Amazon’s Dark Corners Collection and found a new love for Joyce Carol Oates, who I think will easily become one of my favorite writers. I also began my graduate classes this past Monday and I am so unbelievably excited and nervous! I spent last weekend trying to work ahead in some of my classes, so hopefully I can juggle my work, school, and personal life. It’s been three years since I’ve been in school so I’ll need to freshen up a bit. I’ll probably…

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    Monthly Review – September 2018

    I’ve still been really struggling with starting books and having to put them down again, whether due to lack of energy, interest, or because I apparently have picked up a lot of books that have been excessively violent even for me. The slump has been real! It’s gotten a little better though, as I started reading a manga series with my significant other and he convinced me to start reading his favorite book as a teen, As Simple As Snow. I’m hoping to have that finished next month along with the new Stephen King novel I just started and have been thrilled to read, it’s the first book that has…

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    Monthly Review – August 2018

    I promise I’m not dead! I have had a horrible reading month again and I am definitely a resident of slumpsville. I picked up several books and haven’t been able to finish most, one of them in particular was because the content was just too gorey for me. I definitely feel like I need to change up what genres I’m reading, as I’ve read so much heavy non-fiction and really dark horror this year. Maybe some feel good contemporary or fantasy is in order? I’ve been so incredibly busy all of August working my first fall semester rush in admissions and… starting a new relationship! I’ve been so much happier…


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