June was not a good reading month for me, I haven’t actually finished a book since the 18th of June. I’m half way through four books so hopefully July will be a heck of a lot better!
I’ve already done a much shorter book review for Gatecrashing by Brian Heasley which you can read here but today I want to do a review in a similar vein to my Punk Monk review. I’ll be looking at the places I put in sticky notes and highlighting points I found particularly interesting while reading the book.
Gatecrashing follows a group of Christians in Ibiza who set up a 24/7 prayer room and went out into the streets of Ibiza to keep the partygoers safe.
In an effort to encourage myself to pick up the books on my TBF list I’m going to remind myself what they are and hopefully reignite my interest in them.
For the past couple of years I’ve banged on and on about how much I love my bullet journal but in the past few months I’ve barely used it. I spent months feeling guilty about it and genuinely quite sad but I just didn’t enjoy it as much.
In the past few weeks I’ve got into the habit of using my filofax again, so far it seems to be working for me and I haven’t forgotten an appointment (yet). I’m really busy and every week looks different so I just can’t be bothered mapping it out nicely in a bullet journal. I’m hoping that one day I’ll get back into it but I’ve decided not to stress about it because what the heck does that achieve! My filofax is not a neat affair, but that also gives me the freedom to scribble things down and cross things out without getting annoyed because it isn’t neat!
I used to be one of those people who was only ever reading one book at a time. I never understood how people could read more than one book at once. Nowadays I always have at least 3 on the go and even more that I’ve started and forgotten about.
So I’m going to go through my Goodreads currently reading and see what I’m working my way through at the moment!
Lets go back 18 days to the end of May and try and remember what I thought about the books I read..
It has been a long time. Way longer than I expected to be away.
I’m all settled into my new flat (one month today since we moved in!) and we FINALLY have wifi (thanks for that Sky) so now that I have an unbelievably busy month coming up there seemed no better time to get back into the blogging malarkey..
So here goes..
I’m moving on Thursday. I’m working 3 out of the 4 days until then.
I’m taking a break from this, whatever this is.
This is a place for me to be honest and express myself but I don’t think I have enough in me right now to even do that, so rather than bullcrap you all I’m just going to take a break.
And contrary to what my brain may tell me, needing a break is not failing.
So see you soon.
I love Goodreads. I’ve used it on and off for years now. In November I deleted my old account and started again. I don’t know why but it’s been exactly what I needed. I’ve kept up to date with my reading challenge this year and I’ve been loving logging everything in Goodreads.
If you would like to follow me on Goodreads then please feel free, my username is: Katherine Orr
I have to say though, I don’t get into the community of Goodreads, I use it to track my reading, read other people’s reviews of books I’m interested in and find quotes. And that’s it. I would love it to feel more like a social network though, so any suggestions on how to do that would be much appreciated.