Between growing TBRs, new book releases, and life, in general, it can be hard to stay on top of the books you want to read. I’m still weaning myself back into regular reading after a long slump, so I know it can be overwhelming and the feeling of being behind other book bloggers can feel suffocating. That isn’t conducive to wanting to pick up a book and read anytime soon. So, to counter the fast-paced world of books, I decided to make a list of books I would like to get through in 2018. I don’t have to get through them all, but they are ones I want to read most this year. Maybe you’ll find some new ones to add to your TBR as well.
A new year brings new book releases, some old, some new, but all of them exciting. This year some of my faves are returning to the publishing world, and I couldn’t be more excited. There are also some new discoveries I can’t wait to dive into. If you’re looking for some new books to add to your TBR, you won’t be disappointed by this list.
I know how frustrating it can be, you finally get to meet your favorite author in person or talk to them via the internet. You spend hours -maybe days- talking yourself up to finally, finally ask them how they write such compelling prose? How were they able to render your heart into such a catastrophic mess of emotions and pain just begging for more? How did they formulate a world so tangible, you can’t believe it isn’t real? You expect a profound answer, you expect them to unlock the secrets of the writing world, you expect them to give you a ticket to success, to make this writing thing easier, and they say, “Because I read.”
I see these posts and videos around all the time and decided to give it a try. Seeing what’s inside someone’s daily makeup bag is exciting, and it also helps when looking for new products to try. If someone is using a product daily, you know it’s worth checking out.
We’re in the peak of winter, and while the cold never bothered me anyway (I’ll see myself out now) it definitely bothers my skin. Having sensitive skin in cold weather can lead to painful chapping, dry patches, and misery all around. Certainly doesn’t help when I get breakouts and makeup will not lay right to cover them. However, I think after a few years of being into this skincare thing and some trial an error I’ve found a routine to beat those dry-skin-scalies.
Gone is another year, another chapter in our lives, and thus the pages turn to welcome in new beginnings and new opportunities. It’s hard to believe how fast the year has gone by; 2017 was a wild ride, but so much has happened, I started my blog, my social media platforms, my book, and I’ve gained some wonderful followers. These accomplishments are only the foundation for the new year to come, where the real building starts. So, I’m starting the year off with some blogging goals to prepare for what’s ahead.
I love subscription boxes. There is nothing better than looking forward to a package of goodies every month to perk you up. Being a book nerd I had to check out a book subscription box, so I decided to give FairyLoot a try. Their ‘Oh So Regal’ theme sounded quite interesting and it certainly didn’t disappoint.
(If you don’t want to be spoiled to the contents of the box if you haven’t gotten yours yet, then you might not want to read this post until later.)
Mask of Shadows follows Sallot Leon, a young, gender-fluid thief scrapping by on wit, rough skill, and a hunger for vengeance. When a routine carriage heist leads to finding an advertisement for open auditions to replace a lost member of the Queen’s Left Hand – a group of highly trained assassins named after the four rings the queen wears – Sal discovers they may get the justice the people of their lost homeland have long since deserved. However, life as a common thief had not prepared Sal for the trials they’ll face, nor the competitors they’ll be up against – a vicious ex-soldier, lethal apothecaries, trained circus acrobats. If Sal wants the chance to be Opal and make those who destroyed their home pay, they’ll first have to survive the auditions – I needed to win. They needed to die.
Does anyone else find that as soon as November ends time suddenly is going at 2x the normal speed? I swear the last time I looked at the calendar it was the 1st and now it’s the 12th, and I completely forgot to do my December writing goals. Oops. Well, better late than never, right?
Hello again, lovely people of the internet. It’s been a long time since I’ve posted anything, which is a shame, but I’ve been absent for good reason. I’m in the process of writing my first YA fantasy story and was trying to update my site as you can see so I was a bit MIA. However, I’m back with my November favorites to finish off the year strong and welcome in the holiday season.