Netgalley Update: Part 1- February Releases

Screen Shot 2017-01-04 at 5.43.21 PMFor me, January is the month where I flounder like a fish out water as I desperately try to organize my life.  January seemed to last an absolute lifetime and I did indeed spend it aimlessly wandering, trying to get myself back on track.  Yikes…

But, now that February is here, I am ready to make myself accountable and figure out Mount TBR!

One of my main goals for February is to try and get my Netgalley stack under control.  I feel like I request all these books in moments of weakness (aka after reading all my favourite book blogs and developing serious FOMO) and then BAM all are approved at exactly the same time.  OOPS!

So, here are all the books I currently have on my Netgalley shelf releasing in February.  Are any of these books that you have read?  Anything catch your eye?  Anything on your TBR shelf that we can buddy read?!

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The Struggle Is Real: An Update Post

Screen Shot 2017-01-04 at 5.43.21 PMLately,  I have been feeling an overwhelming sense of guilt the past few weeks.  Life is INSANE and my poor little blog has become neglected and pushed off to the side.

 

I have been seriously struggling with balance lately.

Like majorly struggling.

Let me fill you in on what has been going on!  First off,  I am getting married in two weeks.  I am incredibly excited but also very overwhelmed.  I have been up to my eyeballs in menus, linens, dress fittings, trials and seating charts when all I want to do is hide in the back of the bookstore and drink a coffee.  On top of planning my own wedding, the past four weeks I have attended weddings for my cousins and close friends.  Every weekend is pretty much filled which is so much fun but busy!  Workwise,  I left my job (which was teaching in a private sector) and started a new job back in the public education system.  This has been an awesome change but I am exhausted when I come home.  Like EYES BURNING exhausted.  My fiance also left his job and started a new job. We have also been apartment hunting and preparing to move in together after the wedding.  Needless to say,  I have had a full plate and my reading life/blog has suffered.  I am hoping to get back into the swing of things soon, but, realistically, I know that will take some time.

Needless to say,  I have had an extremely full plate and my reading life/blog has suffered.  I am hoping to get back into the swing of things soon, but, realistically, I know that will take some time.

Hence, I have decided that I am going to majorly take it easy moving forward.  

I am still staying fully committed to my blog tour spots, my book club on Goodreads with Chelsea (Suspenseful Clues and Thrilling Reviews) and will continue to complete my group reviews with #cjsreads, but, otherwise, I will be posting sporadically and will not be sticking to any schedule with my posts.

If I manage to post every day?  Awesome!  If I don’t get to post at all?  That’s okay too! 

I am also going to be closing my blog to all review requests until the New Year!  I want to be able to read at my leisure, enjoy the upcoming holidays and figure out the balance to living with, who will then be, my husband.  So weird!

I also want to apologize for the lack of shared posts lately!  I have been dreadful at keeping up and sharing posts!  I am hoping with less pressure on my own blog, that I will be able to enjoy the posts of other blogs more and have the time to share them. 

To anyone still here after this ramble, thanks for sticking around and I am looking forward to this next chapter in my blogging and personal life!  Can’t wait to keep chatting books with all of you!!