Despite being a busy month and flying past without much of a break, March was a good month. Work is busy, house stuff is busy, and reading is progressing nicely, as is gaming. I need to get a better balance going forward as I feel burnt out, but I mustn’t grumble. Continue reading “March 2018”
February has been a relatively good month overall. I got back to exercising at the start of the month, and while walking has continued throughout, running has had to take a back seat due to health issues. We’re also having another push to sort out the house with the final room of boxes from the move to be sorted imminently! Other than that, and being busy with work, things have just ticked over nicely. Continue reading “February 2018”
After a very busy 2017 I’ve decided the 2018 is going to be a quieter one for me. I’m going to cut back on reading goals and hopefully find a little more time for some gaming. I also need to seriously address my health and weight this year, and I’d love to get back to some regular running. I’m also hoping to get some words down on a story idea I’ve been thinking about on-and-off for a while… Continue reading “January 2018”
2017 was a funny year for my reading. I had big plans for reading more, and for trying to fit specific books into my schedule, but for a variety of reasons things didn’t quite work out that way. I read a total of 110 books over the year, which is down from what I’ve read over the past few years, but I’m fine with that, and may even continue the trend in the coming year too. But anyway, read on for the stats… Continue reading “What I Read In 2017”
I read over 100 books in 2017, with 35 of those being new releases. There was a wide of genres, authors, and quality in those books, but here are the 10 that stuck with come year end, plus a few from previous years that I loved… Continue reading “My Top 10 Books of 2017”
The end of another year, and what a year it’s been! Between operations, injuries, car crashes, honeymoon, house buying, and diy-ing I don’t feel like I’ve had as much time to breath as I’d have liked. But I have read plenty, which is always one of my main aims of the year. Continue reading “December 2017”
Despite having a week where I did next to nothing due to illness, November was a productive month. I managed to finish all DIY and the carpets are finally going down! All that is needed not is some furniture rearranging and tidying up, then relax – cannot wait. I might even be able to start reading for review again… Continue reading “November 2017”
October was going to be a nice month, at least that was the plan, but then it just turned into a non-stop work-fest. Between a couple of weekends at work with the day job, busy nights in the restaurant, and the seemingly endless push to finish DIY at home I had no time for almost anything else. I make a habit of listening to audiobooks while driving to/from work, and while doing DIY, so if it wasn’t for that my reading consumption would be way down. Continue reading “October 2017”
Another busy month in September, and the time I was hoping to find just didn’t materialise. Still lots to do in the house, and I’m still not fully recovered after my injury. Starting to feel somewhat guilty for my lack of blogging and reviewing, but there really isn’t much I can do about it quite yet… Continue reading “September 2017”
July and August have been, quite simply, batcrap crazy. Life stuff has meant that I’ve not done anything on the blogging and reviewing front, and not much of reading either.
I was on track to end July well, with a lot of stuff done and planned, but I was then involved in a car accident where I got rear-ended. From there life just turned the dial up to 11 and there’s been no let-up since. There’s the obvious post-accident issues I’ve had to deal with, and the injury I sustained has made life even more difficult at a time when I needed a break. But there we go.
Another reason for the silence is a house move. We bought our first home together, completing at the very end of July. With help from friends we got moved in at the start of August and then proceeded to re-decorate some rooms (again, thanks to family and friends – I’ve been pretty useless!) in time for my wife’s surgery and recovery. Now there’s a small downtime to let her recuperate before the decorators are in again to finish off what was started.
It’s been a hell of a couple of months! Continue reading “July & August 2017”