Once upon a time, there was a book blogger. This blogger did everything a bookworm should; she read, she drank insane amount of both tea and coffee, and she updated her Insta and her Tumblr. She did practically everything…. but write a blog post. Months and months went by and she still neglected to update her blog. Honestly, she was a mess. Until one day, late in the afternoon in November, she decided to write a post (you see, she either had to do that or fake her own death) to apologize for her absence.
Hey guys! I’m alive! I survived my first final today and honestly, I think I’m floating on the high of that, which is what inspired me to write. I should be studying for my other finals, but if you’ve learned anything here, it’s that I’m the procrastination queen. I wouldn’t be shocked if my next post after this one would be my end of year wrap up. Wow, can you believe it’s been a year since I started this hot mess? I can’t, but that’s probably because I. Never. Fucking. Post.
So, I figured I’d drop some life updates for you along with my December TBR list (even though my dumb ass never sticks to those things). First off, nanowrimo. If any of you have ever participated in that mess, you understand the panic and frantic word sprints that accompany it. I’ve already pointed out that I am the queen of procrastination. So, I went into this nanowrimo with no planning, no plot, not even a vague outline. I still have at least 20,000 words to write by Thursday. It’s not looking bright. I have, however, done what I think is some of my best writing in my caffeine fueled nano panic. I could just be hallucinating from sleeplessness and caffeine overdose. I certainly hope not. I know it’s a lame excuse, and my neglect of this blog started way before November, but it’s part of my excuse.
So, what else is new? I’m coming to the end of the first semester of my third year of college (I’m getting old). I’m sure many of you can understand the stress that comes along with that. The full panic of finals is hitting me hard and my procrastination habits haven’t been helpful there. I am a little ball of stress and caffeine. I am not looking forward to the post-finals crash. I’ll probably crawl into a hole and sleep for a few weeks. On top of that, I have other wonderful adult responsivities, like working. I’m slowly learning to juggle all this real-life B.S with my other habits, but it’s taking time. Honestly, I want to spend 100% of my time curled up with my books and my cat. Being an adult is the worst thing I’ve ever been forced into.
Fortunately, winter break is within reach. I can knock out my December tbr, relax, catch up on sleep, it’s going to be beautiful. So, without further ado , here is my December tbr list!
Now I Rise by Kiersten White: I finally got my hands on the sequel to And I Darken and I cannot wait to dive into it. I am a sucker for proud, powerful women and Lada Dracul is without a doubt both proud and powerful.
History is all you Left Me by Adam Silvera: I have only heard great things about his writing and I read my first Silvera book in October and it broke me into a million pieces. I’m almost afraid to read History is all you Left Me thanks to that. I’m not ready for another heart break.
The Gentleman’s Guide to Vice and Virtue by Mackenzi Lee: This is another book that I have heard great things about. I also heard that it would make me laugh hysterically and cry my eyes out. What more could you want from a book? I am excited to jump into this gorgeous book.
All the Crooked Saints by Maggie Stiefvater: I am so excited for this book because Maggie is my favorite author of all time. I adore her writing style. She could write a narrative of bread rising and I would buy it and read it. I love how magical she makes everything, it’s enchanting.
That’s actually it for my December tbr. I did say I needed some time to relax and I don’t want to put too much pressure on myself. I have a bad habit of doing so. Anyway, my lovelies, thanks for reading this update about life and all my adult struggles. I hope you all are having a better go at it than I am. Happy holidays to you all!