Well HI…

I’m not Dory. Congrats to anyone that read that in her voice.

I have no idea how to start this off, complete honesty. I have tried this before as a teenager and it didn’t exactly work out. I had so many ideas and school and just well a shitty time. Hey look another blog post idea… i’ll write that down. So bare with me, as you most likely know things get better with time.

So why did I bother making this?
Well, I like books and I wanted to create a platform where I could discuss my opinions other than Goodreads. Also it’s a blog, so no doubt life events or just ranting may occur… will most likely occur.

I am not a writer, I don’t claim to be the greatest influence of all time. This is a place for opinions. As I attempt to navigate my way through books.. and life… but mainly books.

 

 

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“Intimidating” TBR tag

So I have a massive T.B.R pile (what I buy more than I read sometimes) I’m sure I’m not the only one.so I’m going to share with you my  most intimating books off my T.B.R.

  1. What book have you been unable to finish?
    My Sister’s Keeper by Jodie Picoult. I got about 1/4 of the way through before I had to put it down. It made my so sad and to be honest a little queasy with the in depth descriptions of the procedures that the poor girl went through. But I am definitely willing to give this book another go.
  2. What book do you have yet to read but just haven’t had the time?
    All of them? That should count right…
    If I had to pick one it would be…. kings cage by Victoria Averyard 
  3. What book do you have yet to read because it is a sequel?
     The Mime Order (Sequel to The Bone Season) by Samantha Shannon
  4. What book do you have yet to read because it is brand new?
    TOWER OF THE DAWN BY SARAH J MASS.
    Can you tell I am just a little bit excited!! 
  5. What book do you have yet to read because you read a book by the same author and didn’t enjoy it?
    I actually don’t have one….
  6. What book do you have yet to read because you are just not in the mood for it?
    Ummm…well this one I have a fair few so I narrowed it don’t to three…
    – Fangirl: Rainbow Rowell
    – Eldest: Christopher Paolini
    – Last Sacrifice: Richelle Mead
  7. What book do you have yet to read because it is so big?
    Lord of the Rings by J.R.Tolken
    Now don’t be mad, I have that big red addition you should see in those photo, yeah that is all 3 books in one and it is well over 1000 pages, and I read dance of dragons… so I’m not too afraid of the big books. But totally different writing styles.
  8. What book do you have yet to read because you brought it because of the cover and it ended up not having very good reviews?
    Matched By Allie Condie
  9. What is the most intimidating book on your TBR? 
    Big red Lord of the Rings Book! It’s been on my pile for…. about 4 – 5 years.
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Only a few off my T.B.R Pile

Look a Catchy Appealing Title!

Coming up with an interesting title is a lot of creativity that is not happening right now… 
Recently I have noticed how much I am taking on. I have bitten off well more than I chew here. I love it, I love being super busy. It keeps me distracted and makes me prioritize more. Who I want to see who I have time to see, what I need to do what I should do. Procrastinate it all by writing a to do list to leave on my desk. Then procrastinate more by putting it into a bullet journal so it looks more impressive. Let’s just say the stationary sections are my weakness… I buy so much because it keeps me so organised.

Yet my body is slowly starting to tell me to slow down, reduce going at high speed to about you know, normal speed. Maybe even half that. It’s all getting a little bit to much. I can work up to 15 hour days sometimes, literally next Tuesday I am doing 8 am until 12 am. So you know you just have to roll with it. I am a Yes person when it comes to covering shifts or just working my normal shifts. In the past 19 days I have had a total of 2 days off. It’s getting a bit much but it is nearing Christmas and the busy period and I work two retail jobs. I know, sometimes it requires a lot of self control just to get thought it.

Yet I need to learn to listen to my body and take the time that I need to get thing done properly. Which is why I was away for the last couple of months, it has taken time to sort myself out. Get on top of things and get into a better working habit. I’m back and I have no intention of going anywhere for the moment. Yet I can slowly feel myself being stretched a little too thin, so I think some relaxation time might be scheduled in for this week. Yes I know I literally have to schedule it in or I won’t do it. I’m sure that I am not the only one? Let me know in the comments below.

With that being said.. I’m off to work

– Gab

Procrastination…

Currently right now; I am in the biggest reading slump I have ever been in. I am that tired all the time that I can’t focus or find the time to sit down and read. Probably because I am becoming the worlds worst workaholic. I think it is a thing, it is going to be a thing.

Which is why this post is like almost a month over due.

So to keep up with my reading and writing I set myself weekly goals; I bullet journal. I know it literally takes up more time but it is oh so nice to have everything set out in front of me. Even though it does make me procrastinate more.  But at the moment my layout is this;

 

I know it’s an organised mess but I rather like it like that. It’s got my reminders for the day; what’s due… what I need to remember; like adding in the school run this week. See it’s a helpful tool!

Also on the side I set myself little weekly goals for example I want to write 5,000 words of my novel this week. Now as I am currently procrastinating writing that by writing this long over due post I am currently sitting at 2,123 words. It’s been two days so I may or may not up my word count goal, I mean the overall word count goal is 70,000 so you know baby steps guys, baby steps.

I also need to keep on track with my Goodreads challenge which is 20 books, last year was a real bad reading year so I downsized a bit. However I am currently at 17 so who knows; I have the Queen of the Tearling by Erika Johansen on audio-book going currently and the physical copy of Winter by Marissa Meyer going as well.

Can you tell I apparently love torturing myself by multi-tasking and taking on so so much…..
It’s funny because I write about procrastination but I physically do not have time to actually procrastinate… I procrastinate by crossing off my other tasks…

I feel like its one of those moment where people would shout out at me to get a life…

I am Sorry

I have finally logged on in 2 months… and it’s been hectic.

I didn’t mean to disappear as long as I did.

But I’m back and ready to make new changes, after finally getting a gap where both jobs have settled into a healthy routine, well healthy ish. I finally have the time to get back to the things I love, blogging and reading. The move is done, I am somewhat settled in now, readjusting to living with people again.

Now with that barely explained, I have some new content coming up soon. I still have my old tags and quote of the week and some reviews here and there. But I’m challenging myself a bit more this time round. So hopefully it is something I can share with you guys as well.

All I can say for now is that it is good to be back 🙂
– Gab xx

Off the Books #4

It’s extremely hard at the moment, trying to do everything all at once.

I am finding little time to blog, to actually sit down and do everything that needs to be done. It’s getting to the point that inside of blogging I want to sleep. I am getting constantly called in work both jobs to be honest. Even on the only day off I have. Don’t get me wrong I am really loving it but I am so slowly burning out. It gets to the stage where sleeping can get really difficult. and I know this section is technically called off the books. But I have found a new love for audiobooks seriously I am always struggling to find time to read. So audiobooks are my new best friends. It’s all about the compromise sometimes, and trying my hardest to just well try to multi-task.

I need a holiday to be honest, everything is just becoming to much sometimes. and right now the only thing I can do is just breathe, multi -task and try to relax. Eventually

– Gab xx

 

Day Three and Four

I have done no reading what so ever… I have been so distracted. And getting screwed around by real estates it’s fantastic.

As well as work to which I have to get up and 4 am for tomorrow so I am still more than annoyed… urghhh :/ 

Too much stress and I’m exhausted after these past two days 😦 

Sorry for the short update but I am just too tired… 

Day Two!!

I have just been procrastinating; I decided to clean my car and do laundry and hang out with my family and even cook… I just have done everything but read. I don’t know why… 
Part of me thinks I set my standards a bit to high for this one… I’m barely getting through ACOWAR :/ who knows I did a fair bit of reading last night. However it’s just I don’t know… I’m getting so distracted these days and so so tired 

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