Hi Everyone! It’s been a hot minute since I’ve posted on here but no fear, there’s plenty of posts coming your way soon! I’m very excited for February because I’ve teamed up with some awesome people with some amazing book review coming your way as well as some guest posts by authors that I won’t mention just yet but get excited because they’re all pretty great!!
Much of this post may seem like I’m just making excuses for myself, and I’m not going to lie, that’s what some of them are. I’ve just gotten so far behind that I had to sit back and get my personal life back on track that I’ve completely neglected my blog.
First things first however, let’s do a quick recap of January. January came and left like a freight train. Like I was hit by something and I still don’t know what’s going on or how. School started up and it was a lot harder than I expected. Many people had told me that second semester sophomore year was going to be hard but this was a whole different level. I reviewed a few books in January, but not in the numbers like I had in 2016, where I posted about 4-5 times a week.
At the end of January and beginning of February, I didn’t post anything or write any reviews for my blog at all, but instead focused a bit more on my mental health. I’ve had the same wake-up/bed time routines for the past 4-5 years now and just now it’s starting to actually get to me of how little sleep I get and how much brain power is actually needed to get me through the day, and I just simply do not have that. I started having mental breakdowns near the end of the January and that was not good at all. Anyways, I’ve been working through that, trying to get more sleep and keep my grades up all at the same time.
Now as I have already made commitments to several authors and publicists with reviews and guest posts and other stuff that I don’t want to back out of now, or postpone, I will continue to get all of those posts up at a somewhat timely manner. If you have emailed me and I have not responded, or I agreed to something but I haven’t actually done it yet, PLEASE, PLEASE, PLEASE email me again just to remind me because my brain has been everywhere and I haven’t been using any planning type thing to keep track of everything. There was about a week where I just ignored all my emails and twitter etc… just because I couldn’t keep up.
I’ve already planned out about a week to 2 weeks in March that I’m going to take an actual planned hiatus, just until spring break rolls around (which should be the 3rd week of March) just so I can keep up with school work. I’ve also started a couple new activities this semester that I am loving so far but is very time consuming. Also some of ya’ll know this but I play both piano and flute and competition/contest/festival season is starting now so a lot more time is needed for me to put into practicing.
One thing that I’m super glad to have is the time to read more books that I want to read. Not that I dislike reading books for review, but sometimes just knowing the commitment that I’m making for reading a book takes the fun out of it. I’ve read at least 10 books that I’ve had my eye on for a while, and while there is a good chance that I may never review most of them on this blog, I have a couple discussion posts that I want to write. But who knows? I might get productive one of these days and write a review for each of the books.
Yall, I’m so, so grateful for each and every one of you so much, I can’t fully express it. I have a lot more to come on this blog, and other future plans as well that is going to be so exciting and fun, and I just can not wait to be able to reveal them to you. I have a couple posts currently scheduled and I have a couple more that needs to be written.
SO tell me, what are you looking forward to? What have you been up to these days? I haven’t had as much interaction with all of you in a while so I’m behind :) Anyways, comment down below your thoughts and what books I should read next or find me on social media @BrookeEvans2001 on Twitter and @thecozylittlebooknook on Instagram. ALSO!! If you didn’t already know, I have another instagram account that I’m currently using @OfficialBrookeEvans to post pics of what I’m doing, outside of the bookish world and I’m loving it! Tell me what else you want to see and I will have another post up real soon!
Brooke's a high schooler who loves to read all sorts of books. She's happy to be able to share all the books she's reading with all of y'all.