Bookish Ramblings: Five things Friday

Looking back through my posts I’ve realised it’s been forever since I did a #fivethingsfriday. For those of you who either know me personally or follow me on other platforms, you will know that for the past fortnight I have been living on next to no sleep as my son continues to struggle with bedtime and staying in his own room. As a result my exhaustion has destroyed my creativity for my hobbies as I have little energy after struggling through a day at work. I finally got 6 hours in last night though so lets take this creative spurt and run with it!

New to my Queue

I have been super good at sticking with my book buying ban! The only books I have added since my last post are Nocturna by Maya Motayne as that came in my April fairyloot and Finale by Stephanie Garber as I have had that on pre-order for ages. Whilst I finished Finale last night, I need some time to gather my thoughts about it before posting a review. Nocturna will likely be a June read as I’ve missed the fairyloot readalong again!

Favourite book(s) this week

Cheating a little with this one and I’m going for favourite books since my last five things post. In that time I did a buddy read of Red Rising by Pierce Brown with eccentricowlreads on IG. It honestly blew me away, so much going on and so many unexpected twists and turns. I went into this book blind as I only originally picked it up as a 99p kindle deal but discovering it was a sci-fi with a bit of Battle Royale thrown in really sold it for me as I read. I also finally caught up with my Netgalley reviews in that I finished Nyxia by Scott Reington – it was kind of similar to red rising in that it was sci-fi with an element of pitching teams of teens against each other but different enough that I didn’t feel like I was reading more of the same. I loved the trials and the twists and both books were 5 star reads for me.

When I wasn’t reading

Honesty I’ve not been doing a lot. Evenings have been fractured, I’m full of anxiety about the time my youngest will wake, the house has been a battle ground at night time. I’m now about halfway through the main story arc of Zelda Breath of Wild and we’ve been keeping up with Game of Thrones and new series Chernobyl, which is utterly harrowing but important viewing. I’ve also got formatting to catch up on too so I don’t think I’ll get much reading in soon. After next week though we have our family holiday so I’m really hoping for a recharge!

Pic of the week

Even though this is a pic I posted a couple of weeks ago, I’m running with it because it’s been a while since I posted like this. So Sarah J Maas inspired pics are always pretty popular and this one featuring a Geeky Clean candle from last Novembers Fairyloot has been my best picture ever over on IG, I’m pretty happy with that!

Looking Ahead

I’m going to say that actually I’m just going to take each day as it comes. I can’t plan ahead for anything as the most important thing is that we all just get some sleep. If we can keep getting at least 6 hours in a night then that’s a positive and things can start getting back to normal. Hopefully….

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