It feels like it’s been so long since my last recap, almost a month ago. I’ve pretty much been sick since then which sucks ass. I get sick then just when I’m almost better, I get sick again and each time seems to be worse than the last. Right now I have a nasty cough that makes it feel like my throat is on fire and it makes it hard to sleep. I’ve been sleeping a lot and reading a lot which is a plus. I’m FINALLY in the mood to read new books again so yay for that. Other than that, I’m just hoping to get better soon and stay better. I haven’t even touched my bullet journal all last week, which is an indication of how shitty I feel since I love that thing. Thanks to everyone who continues to stop by and comment. As soon as I get better, I will be replying to comments and going through my feed. Until then, I hope everyone is having a wonderful week!
PS – Don’t forget to leave a link to your blogs if you comment! Disquis doesn’t have a link to your blogs unless you set it up in your Disquis settings and a few times Nick and I can’t find your blog so we can check it out 🙂
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Nick’s Weekly Recap:
How are things with all of you? This was a particularly exciting week for me because I started my new job as a research assistant for a professor at school. I’m working on doing statistical programming at the moment on one of the professor’s research projects and I absolutely love it, even though it’s only been a week. I have a fancy office and everything! Some of you guys know how down and depressed I was after I quit my graduate program in Cell Biology in 2015 because it just wasn’t working in any way for me. I was unhappy and not dealing well with my “failure” . It sucks when you think you’re meant to be in a field and have had goals all throughout your life to be in the field, only for the field to not work for you. I was devastated. Anyways, this new degree in Statistics, which I decided to pursue completely out of the blue (but after researching it thoroughly on the internet!), has been so invigorating. And this job just has given me that extra boost and confidence that I am happy with the turn in my goals. I was at work from 8 am to 5 pm on Wednesday and didn’t even notice the time fly by! My boss/professor actually had to come and let me know that it was 5 pm and I should probably leave haha! I didn’t finish my tasks on the day, but he was so nice about it. He also constantly worries about me because I live in a shady part of town and is always asking me about my family back home. I’m really happy to have a kind boss after that awful experience with my other Master’s supervisor.
My family is off in Australia dropping off my sister for university. I was feeling a little bittersweet because of that in the middle of the week. I’m thrilled that my sister is finally attending college after the rough year she had last year, with not being able to afford school, but I’m also really sad, because she’s growing up too fast. She’s still a baby to me. I’m also upset because my mom is really close to my sister, and I’m worried with how she’s going to take the empty nest now. I usually call her daily, I might have to double up on that until she’s used to it.
The East Coast was hit with a nasty winter storm this week. We had half a snow-day here, so my morning classes were cancelled on Thursday, but then I had to go to my afternoon classes. It was cold and oh my goodness, the wind was terrible. I could barely walk in a straight line because it kept pushing me onto the streets. I also ended up with a cold thanks to the freezing weather. I’m currently nursing a headache that won’t go away. This is exactly what I needed. *sarcasm*
OK so this recap is a lot longer than I thought it would be, but I also want to talk about how sparse my commenting has been lately very quickly. If I follow your blog on Bloglovin, I’m totally reading all your posts, but I’ve been struggling a little to find a routine with commenting. For now, I think I’m going to dedicate my weekends to catching up on commenting. So I’m really sorry if I haven’t been as active lately with my comments, but I promise I’m reading your posts.
Anyways, here are my reading and book haul updates:
What I Read:
I may have only read 4 books this week, but it was an amazing reading week since 3 out of the 4 were 4.5-5 stars reads for me! I loved loved loved Letters to the Lost. I was completely swept away by this gorgeous story, and guys, seriously go ahead and request or pre-order this one if you can, because it so deserves to be read. My Not So Perfect Life was kind of ehh for me. I liked it okay, but it was nothing special. I think Sophie Kinsella can do much better than this. Changes in Latitudes was also an amazing read. I loved everything about it, but especially the mother-daughter relationship and the swoony romance. I picked up Truly because Becky read and loved it and I also loved the second book, Madly! Best Decision Ever! It had the perfect romance and I loved every moment between May and Ben.
What I’m Currently Reading:
I’m halfway through Starfall and thoroughly enjoying it. I’m not usually a big fan of scifi books, but this duology has been fun. I also started Blame It On The Duke by Lenora Bell, and I love it so far. This author’s writing is so addicting.
Review Copies Haul:
Thank you to Harper & St. Martin’s Press for the review copies!
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I hope you all had a wonderful week as well! Tell us what you’ve been up to in the comments below!
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