Weekend Catch Up

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It has been a chaotic week. I returned to work after two Christmas weeks off on Monday and launched this site on the Tuesday. This site has been a baby of mine for a couple of months and it took three weeks of hard work for it to all come together. I am lighter now that I no longer have the stress looming over me but also incredibly happy that I was able to put this out into the world.

The weekend is usually when I do most of my reading – as long as I’m not distracted by other things – and now that I’m settled back into my normal routine, devouring books should be no problem.

I have been dreaming a lot with my eyes open this week, not necessarily from reading books but from having insomnia and being awake in the middle of the night.

I am almost done reading the first ten books from my book basket and will soon be carefully selecting the next ten books to read and review. It is a struggle to not buy more books. I’m not lying when I say I have 43 books in my basket to read, in fact my basket is so full I’ve had to put some tbr’s on the shelf. I have also calculated that I have 62 books to buy on my ‘Books Stand Alone’ list and 72 books to buy on my ‘Book Series’ list. That’s a lot of books! I definitely don’t have room to buy any of them now!! Yet resisting the urge to buy is difficult.

I am being very adult and saving for a mortgage deposit which means that most of my spare cash goes to that fund rather than buying more books but I plod on knowing that when I do move, I’ll have plenty of space for more shelves of books…maybe even a whole room!!

Are there any series of books that stand out to you that you think I should read/review? Or any stand alone books? I’m happy to explore suggestions.

Outside of books, this week has been chaotic picking up work that has been sitting dormant for two weeks and trying to remain calm at work. I finished a Christmas puzzle I’d been doing over the festive period and am about to start another entitled ‘I love Winter’, it’s 1,000 pieces so should take me a fair while.

I started colouring in the ‘The Flower Year’ colouring book by Leila Duly, which, if I stick to it, will take me through the year.

I’ve set myself many goals for this year (though admittedly less that 2018) and am pleased to say that so far I haven’t failed at any. I’ve listed my goals below.

  1. Read 100 books
  2. Complete 52 weekly prompt writing challenges
  3. Save mortgage deposit.
  4. Finish colouring at least 20 pages (I have 30 colouring books, so it’s not like I don’t have a shortage.)
  5. Finish re-writing two of my novels from 3rd to 1st person.
  6. Map out new novel dedicated to Aunt.

Last year I had over 15 goals for the year and some of them were unattainable. This year I’ve tried to keep things chilled and only set myself goals I know I can stick to and accomplish. Have you set yourselves any goals for this year?

Hope you are all having a lovely weekend.

Hannah xoxo

2 Comments Add yours

  1. Carole says:

    Great to hear about your goals and aspirations. Hope you succeed in everything you do.

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  2. robin says:

    More goals than me. Hope to read all my Christmas books by the end of the year…

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