Where Have I Been? | Life Update

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Hey everyone! It’s been over two weeks since my last post, and I think it is about time that I update all of you with my whereabouts. I really didn’t expect to be gone for such a long time, but it seemed to be necessary. In today’s posts,I am going to be explaining my extended hiatus, and what I did while I was away. I will also be talking about what I am going to be doing with this blog in the future. Let’s get started!

Why was I gone?
I guess the easiest answer to this question is simply that schoolwork was taking over my life. I’ve had a pretty easy course load this semester, but we recently started some new units in my classes and let me just say that they haven’t been the easiest. We started doing a novel study on “Of Mice and Men” by John Steinbeck in English. It’s not awful, I’m just not the biggest fan of classics. To go with the novel study, we also have to answer questions after every chapter. To say the least, this novel study has been knocking out most of my after school free time. We are also in our hardest math unit of the year, which isn’t helping to free up any of my free time. But, now that I have had a little bit of inspiration to start blogging again, I think that I am going to try to open up as much free time as I possibly can to talk about books with all of you!

What have I read while I was gone?
Let’s just say that it definitely isn’t as many books as I would have hoped to read. But, they were both amazing and super enjoyable. If There’s No Tomorrow by Jennifer L. Armentrout blew my mind. There’s no doubting how good it was. It made me laugh like there truly is no tomorrow, and cry until my eyes couldn’t let out anymore tears. If you are looking for an amazing YA contemporary, this is the one for you! I also read A Court of Wings and Ruin by Sarah J. Maas while I was gone. There’s no doubting it, I am a sucker for Maas’s fantasy worlds and amazing characters. The final book in her ACOTAR trilogy definitely didn’t size up to ACOMAF, but I still really enjoyed it.

What do I plan to do with this blog in future months?
Now this is the real question since I plan to avoid as many hiatuses as possible. I don’t plan to really mess with my current schedule, but I do want to state a few things about it. Teaser Tuesday will still be occuring weekly, but Top 5 Wednesday may not be. My Top 5 Wednesday posts are something that I need to draft on weekends and they strictly depend on how much free time I have. I will still try to get a tag/award post up every Friday and reviews wills till be happening every Sunday. I think that 4 posts a week is the perfect amount to keep me satisfied.

Before closing this post, I would like to thank all of you for sticking by while I was gone. We all need to leave for a little while, right? But I cannot believe how many of you are still here! Let’s hope for no more hiatuses in my blogging schedule and hundreds of more posts to come!

Happy Reading,
Alaina

5 thoughts on “Where Have I Been? | Life Update

  1. Work/school just takes over sometimes. In college, I didn’t read a novel for about two YEARS. In most other periods of my life I average at least one per week. Things will slow down eventually!

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    1. I totally agree. I’ve actually been reading quite a bit while I was gone, but I just couldn’t bring myself to blog. Luckily, I am having a lazy Sunday today filled with drafting posts and reading!

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