Reading Catch Ups

Reading Round-Up: 9th – 15th October 2020

Is it just me or are the weeks speeding up? I talk a little bit about how quickly the year seems to go but it’s really hit the gas pedal this week.

It might have something to do with everything getting thrown up in the air in the past few days. After weeks of believing we were going to be stuck in London over Christmas, we might actually be moving house in late November. For the same rent we are paying in London, we will have a property three times the size and in a much nicer location.

We can barely wait to get out of the big city. It was a fantastic experience pre-lockdown with all there was to do and see. But a capital city is no place to be during a pandemic and some days it feels as if we are living in a big game of Grand Theft Auto. All the police sirens without the spazzy physics and hacking.

The plan is for this move to give us the space to really get productive. Right now, we eat, work and chill out all in the same tiny room and it’s a productivity killer. Me and my husband are both going crazy!

It’s contributed in no small way to my ability to read quickly and stay focused on all my short-term goals. So this week, completing a whole book in a week was actually a win. I’ve been doing it all year but right now, it’s a fairly big achievement. The Silver Mark was a great book, read the review here, and yet it was still difficult to finish it on time on account of a stifling work environment.

Don’t get me wrong, this week has been revolutionary in many other areas, just not for reading. This week, as well as getting the OK to move, I also dabbled in ads for my books for the first time. It’s a good time to learn new skills and this is one I’ve meant to start learning for a while. Certainly an exciting time!

Here in the UK, we are starting to see the beginning of a second wave of COVID-19 and without getting political, our government are handling it very poorly. That being the case, staying inside is the best way to stay safe. When the next few months of your life promises to be predictably insular, you try to look ahead to the long-term plans and that’s where learning about ads comes in.

However, all our short-term goals are collectively what make up our long-term goals. So, struggling to get those done means an overall delay. A traffic jam of goals all beeping at each other and getting angrier but not getting to their destination any faster. What a headache they all cause together!

Now the race begins to finish another book in a week and I’m carrying on from The Silver Mark with The Fox’s Curse. I can’t wait to get started!

Thanks for reading! Did you know I also write urban fantasy books? Check them out here!

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