Reading Catch Ups

Reading Round-Up: 30th October – 5th November 2020

Hello lockdown, my old friend.

Here in the UK, today is the first day of a second national lockdown. All our shops and recreational businesses are closed, apart from grocery stores. Yes, the book shops are closed, some of them for good. *sniff* I’m not crying, you’re crying.

Yesterday, I decided to make the most of my waning freedom by visiting an independent bookstore and the Natural History Museum in Kensington. One is great for buying books, the other is great for writing them. I spent a few lovely hours in this gorgeous building:

This place is one of the few things that makes me sad to leave London and this lockdown gave me a big kick in the pants to go and visit for a writing session one last time. My plans are to really kick-start my author career next year by launching my new Valkyrie-themed urban fantasy romance series. 9 books hopefully all to be released 2-3 months apart. I’m confident, excited and determined to earn enough to finally quit my job.

Things are looking good so far, with a brand new planning and organisational system which is going well several weeks after implementing. I’d like to think that this is the beginning of something amazing!

Reading has been a bit spotty because of how much I’ve been writing and this week I definitely cheated. I bought a neat little Halloween short story to review yesterday and I’m really glad I did, it was great! But I did this because I was really behind on the vampire book I’m currently reading. Oh yeah, I’m back on vampires and I regret nothing.

I thrive on routine and that’s quite hard when working shifts, which means reading took a back seat in favour of writing. But I’m really looking forward to carrying on this book by author Laura Greenwood, it’s great so far!

Like my reading routine, my reading plan is completely out the window lately and week to week I’m never sure what I’m about to read next. However, when we finally get to our new house, there’s hope that I can salvage some sort of schedule out of all this. That’s what my gorgeous new day planner is for after all.

The end of 2020 doesn’t look like it’s getting less stressful for anyone lately so I hope you can find some peace in the run-up to Christmas. Whether it be books, video games or some good old fashioned meditation. If you’re not sure which to choose, go with books. Always a winner!

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

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