Hey all, Dani here.
I hope you are all having a wonderful day. Mine technically just got started a couple hours ago, the downside to being moved to a different shift at work. So anyway, welcome back to my weekly post series where I talk about everything I’ve tried, done, read, watched in the past week, as well as what I’m hoping to read in the upcoming week. I enjoy doing this series on the blog. Actually, though I haven’t done many posts in any of my blog series yet this year, I can say that I’m truly enjoying all of my blogging so far this year, which is pretty great. I’m hoping to keep improving myself and my blogging, and right now it feels like I’m doing a good job with that goal.
Before I jump into the books, let’s talk about the other stuff that has been going on over the last week. I have still been trying to adjust to being on a second shift schedule again, and only seeing Damian for about 20 minutes in the morning and then on weekends. It’s not exactly fun, but this job will give us a little bit more money to put towards our honeymoon, so we’re both trying to make the best of the situation.
And this past weekend was a lot of work as well, but it was the fun kind of work. We went to Ohayocon in Columbus, Ohio, to work with our friends at Colorworld Books. It was our first anime convention, but it was just as fun as going to a comic convention. We kept so busy that on both Saturday and Sunday I just didn’t feel like eating and technically forgot to eat until dinnertime. Pro-tip: don’t get into that habit; keep snacks and such around so you can make sure you eat something. I don’t usually skip meals like that. Anyway, we went to this pretty great ramen place after the con on Saturday and Damian and I plan to go back again. One of the best parts of the weekend for me was getting to see Rachel E Kelly again. Over the years she has become more than just an author I’ve met a few times; she has become a friend, and I hadn’t seen her since 2016. Of course this time she also had her 3 month old son with her, and he was such a good baby considering he was surrounded by all new sights and smells and sounds and people.
All right, let’s talk about watches. Let’s see, I finished up my re-watch of season four of “Arrow” and started on season five, and I’m also about two-thirds of the way through my re-watch of the first season of “Reign.” Other than that I haven’t been doing much watching.
Okay, here’s what I have finished reading over the past week: Don’t Read the Comments by Eric Smith, Black Clover, Volume 19 by Yuki Tabata, Is It Wrong to Try to Pick Up Girls in a Dungeon? Volume 1 by Kunieda, Fujino Omori, and Suzuhito Yasuda, Is It Wrong to Try to Pick Up Girls in a Dungeon? Volume 2 by Kunieda, Fujino Omori, and Suzuhito Yasuda, Is It Wrong to Try to Pick Up Girls in a Dungeon? Volume 3 by Kunieda, Fujino Omori, and Suzuhito Yasuda, The Eyre Affair by Jasper Fforde, Ashlords by Scott Reintgen, and Ninth House by Leigh Bardugo.
Wow, I had a pretty darn good week of reading. That is the one rather nice thing I can say about the job I’m on at the moment: I do get quite a bit of reading time.
My current reads are Reverie by Ryan La Sala and Highfire by Eoin Colfer, but I hope to finish one or both in the next day or so, which means that I’ll have plenty of time to pick up other reads. There are so many I’m interested in at the moment.
Finally, there’s what I’m hoping to read in the next week. Now, if my reading keeps to the same pace it has so far this month, I predict reading more than just the books above. Plus, this isn’t taking into consideration the fact that Damian is running off Saturday night to play Pathfinder with the guys, while I’ll be staying at home. I haven’t decided if that means that I’ll be reading, blogging, bingeing a show, or a combination of the three. I’ll have to see what my mood is like then. Still, it’s looking like it will be a pretty darn great January of reading, and a fantastic way to begin my reading goals for 2020.
What are you currently reading? Let me know in the comments because I’d love to know if there’s more books I need to be adding to my TBR. I’ll be back soon with more bookish content.