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I have to say that I’m not in a weird mood as I write this post. Two people on my personal Facebook feed were talking about this show “Making a Murderer” on Netflix. One works as a children’s advocate in the social working field and the other was a nurse on a psychological ward for several years. Because of that vague connection I thought it would be something along the lines of what makes a murderer with each episode going through a specific case with a fine toothed comb. So I started the first episode and watched in horror at what I was hearing. I was not expecting to witness a case against the justice system placed down in front of me. I was not expecting to question the system that has been put in place to protect us from those who would do harm.
Last night I was up until 3 AM blogging because New Year’s Eve had wrecked my sleep cycle. Tonight? Tonight I can’t sleep for all the thoughts spinning through my head. Thank goodness I’m a reader! It means that I have an endless supply of worlds to escape into when this one gets to be too much.
Enough about that! It’s 2016 guys!! I am (of course) filled with that unnatural exuberance that fills me every time a new year dawns. I plan on doing ALL the things but I’ve actually made steps and plans to get to that place where one can do ALL the things! I spent an inordinate amount of time looking at planners and planner stickers and ways to get myself organized, with every intention of staying that way! For a lot of the planner videos I found on YouTube it seemed like there was A LOT of effort and work put into making the planner pretty. I was all about jumping in and buying an Erin Condren Life Planner. Then I realized I’d probably spend more time making everything pretty and not so much time doing the things that needed done. I swung by Staples and picked up a Monthly/Weekly planner that should keep my blogging life sane. I then ordered a crazy amount of stickers to put in the planner but each one will have it’s own use and I can’t wait for them to get here!
Here’s what we’ve been up to this week:
Previously on Once Upon a Chapter:
- [28 Dec] Dark Witch by Nora Roberts ★★★★
- [29 Dec] TTT: Top Ten Most Anticipated Releases For The First Half of 2016
- [30 Dec] Right Before Your Eyes *Bianca’s Review ★★★½
- [31 Dec] Through the Ever Night by Veronica Rossi ★★★★
I picked up these lovelies at Barnes and Noble on the 1st. We don’t have a bookstore in my area so you have to drive in hour to get to a decent one. It was one of the main reasons a Kindle so largely appealed to me at first. I was reminded on Friday how wonderful it is to walk around a book store and just look at all of the books. It’s similar to a library but each has its own pros and cons. I loved every minute of it!
Bout of Books 15 is this week and I know that I’m going to get through both of these. I am so excited for what 2016 has in store for me. Reading is just one exciting aspect. I plan on moving through some of the series that I’ve left open. Sinfully Ever After should prove a very fun read. The Runaway King I’m not as excited for but I am eager to move through this series and see how it all works out. What are you reading this week?