Jun 22, 2020

a quiet reading vlog

This past week, I decided to upload a YouTube video after taking a long break. I decided earlier this year to stop creating content because I really wasn't feeling it anymore, but for the past few weeks, I wanted to try something a little different. So I went ahead and recorded a quiet reading vlog.

I really liked this idea and while my channel is still a work in progress, I think this will be a new direction I am going to try. So I wanted to share my new video with y'all and hope that I can grow my channel a little more this year.

Jun 16, 2020

Life Lately

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I went back to work full-time two weeks ago (ish) and I am still adjusting to a more regular routine. I was off work since March 13th (first day of quarantine for LA County) and worked from home, but wasn't doing that much. I became accustomed to sleeping in a bit and having time to clean, read, workout, etc. It was stressful but it was also, kind of nice. My boyfriend and I were both home all the time, and it was surprising that we ended up actually having really nice days together. I've seen a lot of memes and such about couples being together now and how it's not ideal, but I really liked being home with him every day. I miss that, now that I am back at work.

And I am also very tired most days.

It's crazy how quickly your body adjusts to a more sedentary lifestyle because now that I work 7 hours every day, I come home exhausted. I guess running around after toddlers is quite different than being in a classroom of infants also but that's what I have to do as we slowly normalize. I've tried to keep up with my reading and am participating in Bookopoly, an event over on my book club, but I can tell that my reading pace is already slowing down. I don't have more than an hour or so a day to listen to audiobooks now and I've struggled to get through any physical books these last few months. So I don't know how much reading or even updating (weekly) I'll be doing now that things are changing.

I just wanted to share a quick update, since it'd been a few days since I last updated. I was doing so well too. I am going to try to keep it up!

Jun 5, 2020

Book Haul #2

I mentioned in my Monthly Rewind that in May I finally signed up for Book of the Month, and I ended up choosing two books. I also got quite a few ARC's this month as well and also got to swap with a few people in my book club. So here's my haul:


You Are Not Alone by Greer Hendricks and Sarah Pekkanen
Opposite of Always by Justin A. Reynolds 


The Guest List by Lucy Foley
A Good Marriage by Kimberly McCreight
Desperate Measures by Katee Robert

For review

Surrendering to Him by Hope Jones (Pub. date: March 5th, 2020)
Girl Long Gone by Danielle M. Haas (Pub. date: May 25, 2020)
Fractures by Alice Reeds (Pub. date: June 1st, 2020)
This Eternity of Masks and Shadows by Karsten Knight (Pub. date: June 2nd, 2020)
A Sweet Mess by Jayci Lee (Pub. date: July 14th, 2020)
The Night Swim by Megan Goldin (Pub. date: August 4th, 2020)
Memorial by Bryan Washington (Pub. date: October 6th, 2020)
The Push by Ashley Audrain (Pub. date: Jan 5th, 2021)
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