Ok so it is fair to say that it has been a difficult month and a half, and most things in my life have been affected but in particiular all of my hobbies that I normally get a lot of enjoyment out of.
Everything in my life was moving along nicely and I had a pattern. Well I did until my partner of 8 years decided it was time to have a conversation about our relationship and where it was going. Always a great thing to hear…….
Now I know that breaking up of a relationship is not the end of the world but it is still a very difficult thing and as this is my first relationship I do feel like it makes it that much harder. Now don’t get me wrong, I do know that this was coming as he had changed his thoughts on getting married and having kids from when we first started, but this is the person that I have been with since I was 18 and there is a huge difference between thinking that break ups should occur and actully going through it. So needless to say there has been some tears.
One of the hardest things is the fact that we have the same friendship group so it is really important that we are still friends and this is especially important as we own a house together and have decided to rent it out for 12 months so that we can build up seperate deposits for our own places in the future, but it has left me with an entire house to pack up and try to fit into my old bedroom at my Dad’s place. On top of that I have been using his car for the last 5 years so I had to quickly buy a car.
There has just been so many things going on and also because we are in the lead up to Xmas I am already busy most weekends and now I have the pressure of people wanting me to move ASAP. Unfortunately this has all meant that I haven’t had the time or the patiences to sit down and write posts or even finish editing the videos I already have filmed.
I hope that you all understand that I have needed this break for my own welfare and not adding any extra presure on top of what is already going on. I am working on the back list of post and videos but I am more focused on making sure that I have my love of reading as an excape not just another task on my very long to do list.
Ok that is enough about my personal life.
So it has definitely been awhile since I have done a post of any kind and I am truely sorry for that. I will be doing a life update post and video for anyone that is interested in the massive changes that have happened lately which have caused me to need some time to myself and has really impacted my reading of late.
So anyway this weeks theme for Top Ten Tuesday is Winter / Cosy Reads and even though it is now Summer in Australia I love curling up with a good book on a cold rainy day.
Kiss of Deception by Mary E Pearson
Half-Blood by Jennifer L Armentrout
Strange the Dreamer by Laini Taylor
Clockwork Angel by Cassandra Clare
A Study in Charlotte by Brittany Cavallaro
Percy Jackson and the Lightning Thief by Rick Riordan
An Ember in the Ashes by Sabaa Tahir
Cinder by Marissa Meyer
Throne of Glass by Sarah J Maas
Harry Potter and the Philosophers Stone by J K Rowling
Basically I love curling up with a good series and having binge sessions with a cup of coffee and my blanket.
Ok disclaimer…. there is way more than 10 books that I need to read including some very popular books in YA history. However for the sake of this list I am going to stick to more recent books that I want to read before the end of 2019.
Ace of Shades by Amanda Foody
Caraval by Stephaine Garber
Vicious by V E Schwab
Undead Girl Gang by Lily Anderson
Don’t Look Back by Jennifer L Armentrout
A Torch Against the Night by Sabaa Tahir
Renegades by Marissa Meyer
Paper Princess by Erin Watt
A Court of Thorns and Roses by Sarah J Maas
Batman: Nightwalker by Marie Lu
I am starting off this post with a massive I’m Sorry.
I have had to take so time off from Blogging/ Youtube and even reading in general as I have been going through a pretty hard time. While this is certainly not over I am starting to move on and get back to the things that I love.
So I’m doing this post a day late and using last weeks topic but I hope you will all forgive me.
Last week’s topic for TTT was Villians and I want to highlight some of my favourite Villians. (not quite sure if they are going to be in order or not)
Sebastian Morgenstern – from Mortal Instruments Series
Scythe Goddard – from Scythe
Bellatrix Lestrange – from Harry Potter
Athos & Astrid Dane – from Darker Shade of Magic
Queen of Hearts – from Alice’s Adventures in Wonderland
The Evil Queen – from Snow White
Joker – from Batman
Count Olaf – from A Series of Unfortunate Events
Moriarty – from Sherlock Holmes
Lord Voldemort – from Harry Potter
Hope everyone is having a good Halloween and reading all the creepy books.
This week’s topic is a hard one as I would love to meet and all authors of books that I have read.
These however are the top 10 that I can think of at this very moment and if by some miracle they were to see this I would really appricate it if you could please come to Melbourne, Australia.
Jennifer L. Armentrout
Sarah J Maas
Honourable mention is Jay Kristoff. I have heard Jay speak before and he was amazing.