The Sunday Post is a weekly meme hosted by Caffeinated Book Reviewer. It’s a chance to share news: a post to recap the past week on your blog, showcase books and things we have received. Share news about what is coming up on our blog for the week ahead. Borrowed from Kimba @ Caffeinated Book Reviewer.
Well I fell prey to my overly ambitious self again. 🙂 Surprisingly, I’m okay with that. I didn’t get nearly all the things that I wanted to get done this week BUT I’ve spent more time on my blog and among the bookish community in one week than I have in the last month. So progress, yes? I have even finished not one, but two books this week. I am knocking it out of the park. Lol.
Life has gotten better in the last few months. Not that it was bad before. It was just difficult and I had a really hard time figuring things out. It took some time. Now we’re doing much better with our budget, I am better at meal planning (thanks in large part to HelloFresh taking most of the dinner responsibilities off my shoulders!), and work issues have become virtually nonexistent. I mean there’s still you’re normal work stressers like coworkers and generally wanting to be anywhere else but the stuff that I was dealing with two to three months ago has smoothed out. I’m in a better place than I was just a few short months ago. I’m really positive on the direction my life is heading and it feels so good to be able to share that with you.
As I’m writing this my mom’s on her way to pick me up and we are going to spend a butter popcorned, cola induced giddiness few hours while we watch Beauty and the Beast together. I can’t wait!
Here’s what we’ve been up to this week:
Previously on Once Upon a Chapter:
This may not be a regular feature on my Sunday Posts anymore. Part of being positive and happy with my life is having a budget in place. It means less spending in general. I don’t feel bad about this at all. In my personal library alone there are thousands (yes, thousands) of books just begging for me to finally pick them up. Not to mention I absolutely plan on using the library MUCH more for those pricier new releases. It isn’t permanent but its what is going to be best for me in the long run.
Long story short: Sometimes I’ll have haul (or library haul) to share that week. Sometimes I won’t.
Unfortunately no pictures this week. But I did pick up a few new books while I was at the Tucson Festival of Books with Alexa last weekend. One of the books that I’m most excited to read is The Gates of Evangeline by Hester Young. I was able to attend a panel that she was on and her story was the stuff that I love even if it was slightly tragic.
I’ll be starting One Shot by Lee Child later today. I’m definitely in the mood to spend some time with Jack Reacher!
What are you reading this week?