It’s been one of those weeks that you are happy when it’s over sort of week. So, I didn’t want to have yesterday’s stress with the queen’s post, so for today, I’m sticking to what I know how to do best: reading and books, hoping that you will enjoy reading my ramblings and thoughts. I was asked to work some extra hours, so I’m a bit behind on everything, and I need to do some catching.
In addition, there is a thing in the news here about a Maltese priest preaching that it is better to have the devil inside you than be LGBT+ and hearing that brought unwanted pain. Thankful, we are in 2022 and hate crime laws are in place, and the police have already taken action.
Now, on to the real reason we are here, which is books. The first two had planned this year were for Newyearsathon. I got hyped to read Christmas and Other Things I Hate by Elizabeth McGivern, but I finished, I felt it needed something extra. The second and final novel I read for Newyearsathon was Written in the Stars by Alexandria Bellefleur. I found Darcy and Elie’s story pretty cute I also enjoyed the little touches like the playlist and the star signs posts.
I ended up reading the book that comes after Christmas and Other Things I Hate, which is Dating and Other Things I Hate, which I gave three stars. Something to note about this series is that it needs to be read in order. So since I don’t have books 3 and 4 and I’m not in a hurry to read them, I’m putting the series on pause. I finished Hang the Moon, book 2 in the Written in the Stars, so now I’m all set for Count Your Lucky Stars coming February first.
Another book I read and keep thinking about is Pumpkin because it was such a fun run that it lifted my mood, which isn’t easy to do. The bonus is that I have finished the Dumplin’ series so far, keeping with my bookish resolutions. Looking at my book stats, I have read 13 books with a page count of 2,998 pages as a whole, not doing too shabby if I say so myself.