This has been a great start to the year. I said goodbye to some of the series I loved (by finishing them). Got accepted into a PhD and just generally started the new year with a bang (and, surprisingly, no hangover...)
Christmas is about working way too much, reading every moment I get and missing my family. This is the second Christmas that I haven't been with them, and the first time that I've been in the same country as them... It's been nice though, lots of money, lots of free time, which basically for me just means lots more books.
This month has been incredibly reflective and weird. I feel like everything is changing and I've been reexamining what I want to do with my life. It's definitely been, as I said... interesting. I also finished my Masters of Writing which was kind of amazing!
October has been a super weird month, I've had a tonne of assignments due (finals here we come), quit a job and just generally felt a little lost and aimless. It's meant a bit of reading since I tend to read when I'm overwhelmed, but I'm still feeling a little lost...
The nice weather is coming back, so I probably shouldn't have spent as much time holed up inside with study or a good book...
I swear that August is normally my quiet month... it's when my sister's birthday occurs (yearly, can you believe it?) and then that's the only thing of importance. Yet, I didn't seem to be able to find any time to read this month. Which is why it was all about short stories for the last four weeks.
July is supposed to be my quiet time, yet, somehow, it has turned out that I am running around even more than usual... but on a positive note, my own, personal library is almost unpacked...
You just have to love finals time... for me it always means a lot of short story readings to reduce the stress. After all, there is nothing like momentarily losing yourself in a story to help you get away from the daily stresses.
This month all of my assignments seem to be due... so it's been a little more difficult to read lots of intense novels. That's why most of the reviews for this month are short stories that were a wonderful, quick and easy journey into another world.