Update + The Books I’ll Be Reading Next

Hi everyone! I haven’t published a blog post for about two weeks now, but I suddenly got the urge to sit down and write something. But I also really have to study so I thought I’d do a quick post explaining what’s been going on in my life and why I’ve been so absent, and which books I’ll be reading next, because we gotta keep this bookish somehow.

The first week of my absence was caused by my finals. I’ve been dreading them for months and now they’re finally here, and because of that, I spend most of my time studying. And when I was done studying I just really didn’t feel like blogging anymore, so I didn’t. I needed to relax, and at the time, blogging just wasn’t relaxing to me.

Then, on Saturday, my grandma was rushed to the hospital because of heart problems. After 2 days in the hospital they found out that one of her arteries was blocked for 99%, which was very shocking, but they managed to fix it, which I’m incredibly thankful for. She’s coming home tonight!

Needless to say, everything surrounding my grandma was absolutely terrifying. I spend most of my time having panic attacks (PTSD is super fun), and I hardly slept. I also still had finals, which made everything a lot more stressful. I still have 3 finals to go, which I was supposed to study for this week but I couldn’t. So yeah, that’s fun.

I’m currently super burned-out and I’m very much in the mood to do nothing but read for a couple days, but like I said, I still have finals and a lot of studying to do. So I’ll do the next best thing: talk about what I’ll be reading next!

The Burning Maze by Rick Riordan arrived in the mail last week and I can’t wait to start it. I’ve been reading Riordan’s books for years and they never fail to cheer me up, and I’ve been loving this series. Also, one of my favorite characters, Grover, is returning in this one, and I’m super excited about it!

I’m also really excited to read Goldie Vance volume 4, which I stress bought last week and should arrive soon. This is a series set during the Cold War, following this girl who’s a detective. And she’s queer! I’ve been waiting for volume 4 for so long, and I’m really excited it’s finally here. I have a feeling that, when it arrives, I’ll rip open the package, sit down with the comic, and read it in one go.

I’m also planning on reading Not the Girls You’re Looking For by Aminah Mae Safi very soon because I’m participating in the blog tour! I have to admit that I don’t know a ton about the book (I did read the synopsis a few months back but I forgot, which is very convenient because I like going into contemporaries knowing nothing), but I’ve been seeing good reviews and I adore the cover!

Anyway, that’s what’s been going on with me. I really hope to be back to posting more often really soon (I’m so behind on reviews AAAHH), and now I’m off to study! See you soon!

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6 gedachtes over “Update + The Books I’ll Be Reading Next

  1. Leo Lozada zegt:

    I wish your grandma a very good health! And I finished reading The Burning Maze last week. It was a very wonderful read, and prepare yourself for everything that’s going to happen! Have a great day! 🙂 😀


  2. Marie zegt:

    Best of luck for your finals and everything! ❤ I'm so sorry to hear about what happened, I hope your grandma is feeling better now and that you are a little bit as well. Sending you tons of love and positive vibes! ❤


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