The question of the week: is my hand healing or not? If you haven’t read my last week’s post, I got hurt in my hand it looks pretty bad. Plus my health condition isn’t mint so things usually turn for the worse. I’ve been taking care and doing what my doctor told to but *shrug*. As long as it doesn’t get worse, I’m not going to panic for a while.
Anyway HI GUYS! I didn’t think I would do a Sunday Post this week but things ended up piling and I decided to talk about them. The Sunday Post is a weekly meme hosted by Caffeinated Book Reviewer to update the readers on our week.
Also I’ve decided to use a generic header image for all the Sunday posts like this one. I’m running out of the free space I’m given plus I don’t feel like making new headers every time.
This readathon was hosted by @ecstatic_yet_chaotic on Instagram and the goal was to read any 7 books in 7 days 16th through 22nd July.
I marked the date in my bullet journal and was anticipating it. But I hurt my hand and since I couldn’t write, I didn’t pick up my bullet journal and forgot about it. I only remembered later when I saw updates for the readathon from others participating as well.
I don’t have much time to read everyday, let alone read one book per day. So I wasn’t joining in and I was disappointed. But by Wednesday (day 3 of the readathon), I had read two books this week. So I decided to join in and catch up.
I did catch up on Friday by finishing 5 books. But I’m now behind because I read very little yesterday as I went out (more on that later) so I need to read two books today to catch up. Let’s see if this works out because I also need to blog for the coming week!
I’ll update y’all on my readathon and how much/what I’ve read next week!
I hit 800 followers on Instagram!
My bookstagram/blogstagram @thewordyhabitat hit 800 followers this week and I’m so happy!! It’s been a while since I hit a rounded off milestone so I’m glad. I’m also sad that I haven’t been active on my Instagram this week at all but I’ve been very tired to post. I did post stories though.
I went to the bookstore!
So this was my Saturday plan. Usually if I’m going out, I already have plans of who to go with. But this time I did not have anyone (whom I’m close to) to go with. So I posted on my Instagram story asking if anyone wants to go with me. One friend from college replied saying she’s like that so we set plans!
I usually don’t randomly ask like this but I’m climbing mountains nowadays by becoming more outgoing and talking so I’m really glad! Ya girl is coming out of her shell y’all!
So we met up and went to the bookstore. We roamed a bit, looked for books and debated on what to buy. I saw way too many books I wanted but I could not afford to buy too many so I was VERY picky. I did note down books I want to buy the next time I go to the bookstore, though.
Since I knew I’d want to buy more books, I took three books from home to sell back. The books I sold back were:
- Children of Blood and Bone by Tomi Adeyemi. I wrote a review for it yesterday morning and it’ll be up on Tuesday.
- Simon vs. the Homo Sapiens Agenda by Becky Albertalli which I was VERY SAD to let go. But I couldn’t help it and I hope it gets love from other readers.
- Aristotle and Dante Discover the Secrets of the Universe by Benjamin Alire Saenz. I was sad to let go of this book as well but I bought it with Simon vs. and it seemed fitting to let go of them together as well.
My friend and I roamed for a bit, going to other bookstores. Then we came back to the first one because I’d requested a book that they didn’t have and (FORTUNATELY!) the person said he can get it to me in an hour. So we went back, got that for me and headed for a drink.
A new place opened up there and we decided to give it a go. I loved the ambiance of the place, even though it’s a little small! We sat there talking for a while and then headed home.
On the way I met another friend (who was with me in school and is now with me in college as well and also lives very near to my place). We stood outside my building talking for a while and then I headed home.
T’was a good day!
Books I bought:
I bought FOUR books this time! This is probably the most number of books I’ve bought at once. I did have to sell three books and pay extra as well but it’s okay. I got four.
The Perfect Husband by Lisa Gardner
I’ve read two books by Lisa Gardner—The Other Daughter and Crash and Burn. I’ve been wanting to read more so I asked for Lisa Gardner books in the store. Since I already bought two books and was to buy another, I didn’t want to spend more today. But I saw this book which was for only 100 rupees (old used book) so I HAD to get it.
My Not So Perfect Life by Sophie Kinsella
I used to LOVE Sophie Kinsella’s books! I read too many of them and maybe there are one or two that I haven’t read. And that’ll only be because they weren’t in the library I used to frequent.
So when I saw this NEW book of hers, I had to get it. I was torn between this and Nyxia but I decided to go with an author I love first.
This sounds really good, too! It’s about a person whose life seems perfect to her Instagram following but her life is actually not so.
Poison Study by Maria V. Snyder
Okay so this has been on my TBR for what seems like forever. The actual date I added it to Goodreads was Jan 11, 2017 but I’m sure I wanted to read it from before. I found the book and it was pretty cheap so I immediately took it.
I’m glad to be making a very tiny dent in my old TBR!
The Hating Game by Sally Thorne
Okay so I’ve been hearing SO MANY good things about this book! I had this on my mind while going to the bookstore. I didn’t find it myself so I asked for it and the person I asked said they don’t have it. But after a moment he said he can get it for me in a couple hours. He called someone (who, I think, went to pick up some other books from somewhere?) and told to get the book. I got it in an hour! I’m so glad!
And you might be thinking, am I really going to trust the hype after Children of Blood and Bone. But this was loved by people with whom I share romance favourites. So I’m going to trust them.
Other smol things
I think I’m done with my Kdrama phase. I’m kinda sad but I’m glad I got my reading mojo back because I was in a reading slump for over two months during which I watched Kdramas. And I have time only for one hobby. I still have a TON of Kdrama reviews pending though. I’ll be tackling them slowly.
I completely forgot to publish a blog post on Friday. I’m trying to set a schedule to post in days instead of every three days. I decided on Sunday (so I can post The Sunday Post if I want to), Tuesday (for Top Ten Tuesday lists, if I want to do them) and Fridays (no reason).
I started a draft to review The Night Circus and my electricity went off, taking my wifi as well. I completed the review and saved it as a file on my laptop, thinking to schedule it later. But that later never came! It was in my head that I finished the review. I only noticed it yesterday.
So that day went empty. But it’s okay. I’ve started treating my blog like something I want to do instead of have to do again, getting away from the “have to” mindset that I developed after seeing amazing blogs. So I’m not regretting. I’m not worried. I’m not seeing stats AT ALL nowadays, too, so that’s good.
My mum’s so cute and awesome. I just wanted to say that.
I’m really in need of me-time. (huge rant ahead) I haven’t had time to myself at home since last Wednesday when I started my internship and I’m struggling. I usually have at least an hour every week. But since I have the internship in my mum’s office, we go and come together. The rest of the time we’re home together. That means no alone time.
I’m very used to having time to myself without anyone around me ever since I was a kid. It comes with being an only child with both parents working. Soon I started to depend on the alone time to do what I have, have thoughts, maybe cry etc. Going too long without alone time makes me anxious and unsettled. I really hope, at least for one hour, my mum goes out during the weekends. I need my space and since my mum doesn’t really understand space and leaving someone alone, it’s becoming hard.
It’s nice that she keeps checking in on me if I’m in my room or keeps talking something once in a while but considering just how much I crave space, I’d even take no communication for an hour now.
It really bugged me yesterday morning. I was playing music out loud while blogging and it was Korean and English songs. Stuff that I like. I usually don’t play loudly because I know that my parents don’t like my music but I wanted to today and I thought (or hoped) she wouldn’t mind. Ten-to-fifteen minutes after I started, she asked me to switch it off because “that music is so bad. I’ll play bhajans on TV wait.” And the thing is, I HATE HATE HATE bhajans (God music? I don’t know what to call it in English?) especially because I don’t pray. I got up and shut off the TV after two minutes, telling her I’d rather work in silence.
So yeah from things as small as music to big as just having a quiet time, I’m interrupted. That’s all. Very big rant. Sorry about this but I had to get it out of my system.
It’s been a long week and I spent Monday through Friday waiting for the weekend. Saturday was nice. Let’s see about today because it’s still only the morning.
And apparently somehow these posts of mine always exceed a thousand words! Whew.
How was your week? Are you tired and glad it’s the weekend now? Or was it amazing? Tell me in the comments!