Hello friends! As you know, I introduced the Bookmark Lit Bulletin as a way of reviewing what I posted and did throughout the month. A lot of bloggers participate in Sunday Post or Stacking the Shelves memes, but I try to stay off the blogosphere on weekends. To that point, I post the Bookmark Lit Bulletin twice a month to serve that purpose. The first is posted for a mid-month update on the 15th, and the second is posted for a monthly wrap-up on the 30th or 31st. I post my book haul at the end of the month. For past bulletins, click here!
As I’ve said a hundred times before, this month was super super busy in my personal life. Unfortunately I only managed to finish 10 books this month, which is kind of small considering how well I did last month! Most of the books were really enjoyable though. I’m happy I was given the opportunity by On The Same Page ARC tours to get two books this month (Damsel Distressed and Famous in Love). With ARC tours, you’re given a week to read the book before you have to send it along to the next person. Unfortunately that made me have to stop in my tracks with the book I was reading (my ARC of Trial By Fire, thanks Macmillan!) to read these two. Luckily it hasn’t been too hard to pick right back up with it when I can, though. I’m just grateful I had the opportunity for these ARCs, so I’m not complaining! Aside from that, I had completely forgotten I had a guest post due on the 27th until Andi reminded us all that week. Whoops! I read Just Like Fate in two days because it was so good anyways! Stay tuned for my post during Parallel Time Loop on October 13th at Andi’s ABCs. Since my reading has been very structured and scheduled this month, I’m glad that the books I’ve read have been great! I would hate to have a strict reading timeline and be forced to read books I’m not enjoying. I recently posted about my blogging schedule and started using Google Calendar to plan my posts better. It’s been great so far because I can see what I need to do, project out my review schedule, and plan when I need to read certain books.
This has been a CRAZY busy month. We moved into our new apartment at the beginning of the month, celebrated my birthday, went to alumni weekend at my college, celebrated our anniversary, and traveled to Maine for this past weekend. My boyfriend was given a paid week off from work because their customer changed their mind about shipment dates, so I was able to take off two days this week. We had some bookish adventures…until he was called back into work for the next day. I was able to head to the Big E with my mom for my second day off, so at least it wasn’t wasted. Otherwise, we’ve been enjoying our new apartment and laying low now that things have calmed down. I’ve been trying to make more personal posts on here lately, because I am always interested in learning more about the bloggers behind their blogs. It helps me vary the kinds of posts I make and share a little bit of my life. This was original going to be a book and lifestyle blog, so why not add a little of that in from time to time? Continue reading