17 March 2019

Sunday Post. Once Again, I'm Back! Life Has Been Messy...

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Hi! How's everyone doing? I know that I haven't shared my week with you since early February, but I haven't been okay. For those who don't know yet, my Luna passed away on February 14th after losing her fight to cancer. As I'm writing this, I'm shedding a few tears, so I apologize for any grammar mistakes. The last few months were not easy.

I found a lump on her neck on Christmas and since that day I've been feeling down. When she passed away, things got a little worse. No matter how hard I try to walk out of this bubble of sadness, I always find myself back to it. In the last month, I've been feeling a lot more lethargic - I go from writing/editing my thesis to stay on the couch without moving. I haven't been able to write or to read properly. I know what is happening to me, but I'm trying to fight all these feelings and I know I'll crawl out of this gloomy mood. One of my first steps was getting back to the blogging world. So, here I'm opening my heart to you and babbling about books. 

What happened in the past weeks:

⛄ My thesis is going well. I've three chapters written, which I have been editing (kinda since I haven't had the energy), and hopefully, I'll be working on the conclusion next week. I can't believe it's almost over! 
☕ I discovered a creepy retelling on NetGalley that I really want to send a request for, but too I'm afraid the publisher (it's one of the big publishers) will deny my request. Gathering courage to do it tomorrow and please cross your fingers for me. 
⛄ Even  though I haven't read much in the last two months,  I've read 8 out 10 books for Beat the Backlist (I think I'm going to change my goals for this challenge), 5 out of 15 books for the 2019 Retelling Reading Challenge and 1 out of 6 books for the Dystopia Reading Challenge (however, I still have to review it). I'll be filling my bingo cards by the end of the month in a three-month update post. I haven't started yet the Harry Potter Board Game Reading Challenge. Let's hope I can do it on summer.
New designs have been added to my Redbubble store. Want to get yourself a cute Niffler sticker? Here's the link.

  • This week, to celebrate spring, which will arrive next week in this hemisphere, I shared my second discussion post which is about Swoony Romance Tropes. If you haven't read it yet, come share with me your favourite love tropes. Pwetty pwease? ❤
  • On Friday, I shared another review. This is one is written in buddy-read style since I had the opportunity to read The Girl Who Drank the Moon by Kelly Barnhill with Evelina @ Avalinah's Books. You can find my review here and you can find hers in this link. I hope you enjoy our answers to each other questions.

I hope I'm not missing anything, but I think this is all I got in the past two weeks. I haven't been in a buying mood (at least not for me, because I held a giveaway in the past week and just send the book to one of the winners; still waiting for the other to answer me). The Gilded King by Josie Jaffrey was recommended to me on a dystopian book twitter thread. I think you can still get it for free. Blades of Magic by Terah Edun was another freebie that I'm really excited about. To finish, I brought The House With Chicken Legs by Sophie Anderson, a middle grade novel that I finished yesterday. Inspired by the Slavic folktale of Baba Yaga, it is a captivating story about life and death, stars and nebulae and, most important, love.

Wishing everyone a happy bookish week!

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  1. I am so sorry for your loss ): It's so rough isn't it? I lost my kitty in feb to a car and it's been so painful
    Hopefully it will slowly get better soon. It still continues to hurt, I know. I still hurt for my other kitty who I lost two years ago and had since I was a kid.
    I hope you have a great weekend, sending you some positive thoughts.

  2. I'm so sorry about your Luna, that's devastating. :( I can't even imagine, although my oldest pet is getting quite old and I'm starting to try to prepare myself. I hope you're able to find something to bring you comfort.

  3. I'm so sorry about Luna. :( I lost my most beloved cat (ever) to cancer a year past Christmas and I still cry about it and miss her even though more than a year has passed! It's okay to cry and grieve. (And rage over it if you need to, because I certainly did!)
    Falling into into a bit of a funk is to be expected too but it's important to not sink too far into the dark so welcome back to the blogging! Fingers crossed this week things are a little bit easier and I hope you get approved for your creepy re-telling book.

  4. ((HUGS)) It's so hard to lose a pet. My heart goes out to you. As for the Netgalley thing -- just do it. I keep requesting books from Disney, though they have only said NO to me. If you don't try, you'll new know.

  5. Sorry for your loss. My dog died from cancer last year, and I still miss her. I hope you feel better soon.

    Aj @ Read All The Things!

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  7. I'm so sorry to read about Luna. I know how difficult a loss like that can be. I hope you find some comfort.

  8. I am really sorry to hear about your Luna! I don't know if she was a cat or a dog or ...but loving both I can understand how you feel. Now you did got some great books here and it's good that you are back in the saddle ;-) Sophie @bewareofthereader

  9. So sorry about the loss of Luna. Hard to get over such a loss.
    I like the looks of your mini haul books.
    Happy Reading!

  10. I am sorry to hear about Luna. I know it's hard, but I hope you'll be better with each day.
    Take as much time as you need.
    I think getting back into blogging could be a good step.

  11. I'm so sorry about Luna. Sadness remains, but it looks like you are pushing your way through to accomplish what you need.

    Have a great week, and thanks for visiting my blog.

  12. Everything is so hard when you are feeling down. Hoping you read some great books to cheer you up.

  13. The House with Chicken Legs sounds interesting

  14. I'm sorry about Luna. We lost Gina in September (chocolate poodle) and we are still sad. She was old and had a long life but still. I find comfort in losing myself in a books.

    Anne - Books of My Heart Here is my Sunday Post