Thursday, March 13, 2014

Bookish and Not So Bookish Thoughts (4)

1.) Julia has cut two teeth in the last two days!  This stuff happens so fast!

2.) I have the whole week off next week and I'm hoping to get some reading done.  I have 3 books to read between now and April 5 and I haven't been reading that fast lately.

3.) I'm going to experiment with a new review format.  I am not a good writer, I really struggle to write them and they are always just so forced.  I am going to try to have them be more 'me' and less what I think a 'review' should be.

4.) I think I'm going to keep this blog going a bit longer.  I'm definitely going to be a bit more discerning about review books but I'm not ready to let go yet.

5.) The weather has been gorgeous lately!  I love Spring and I'm hoping it will be a long time before Summer is here.

6.) We're going on almost 3 weeks of really bad baby sleep at my house.  People say 'it gets easier' when referring to babies but I don't know if that's true.  It just gets different.

7.) I just finished reading a book that I didn't expect much from but actually wound up loving.  I can't wait to write my review of it.  It was so good!

8.) I gave up sweets for Lent and for me that is HUGE.  I have a massive sweet tooth.  I haven't had sweets in a week, only five to go.

I hope you all have a great rest of the week!


  1. I was having a similar issue as #3 and I changed my format as well. It helped. Plus, now it acts almost as a diary. I try to incorporate what reading a certain book at a certain time meant to me, so I seeing it and reviewing and keeping track of life - it makes it feel more useful for me.

    #6 - it truly amazes me what a good night's sleep can do. My son started reliably, fully sleeping through the night at about 2.5 (as in 10-12 hours at once) and I felt so much better.

    (P.S. Julia is a gorgeous baby name)

    1. I'm really hoping changing things up will help! I'm not ready to get rid of the blog yet. :)

      I'm glad to hear your son sleeps through the night, it gives me hope that one day I'll sleep too!

  2. I feel like there's a lot of (unnecessary) pressure in the book-blogging world for certain types of reviews. Confession: I hate reading them! It's practically blasphemous. I do a monthly round up, unless I'm obligated my a publisher. Do what you enjoy!


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