My Monday Musings #13 – I Return From My Unplanned Mini Hiatus

Hi guys! I’m back! I never intended to leave, but that happened anyway. πŸ˜›

I have a fair amount of stuff to talk about, so let’s get into it!


I return from my unplanned mini hiatus.

Last Monday I posted an MMM and a review, and I figured I’d have another review to write on Wednesday. Then on Wednesday I hadn’t finished my current read, and I had a doctor appointment so I couldn’t write another post. I figured I would get the review up on Friday and explain that life happened, as it does, but then Friday rolled around and I still hadn’t finished the book. I had a late night and was again unable to write anything. On Saturday IΒ went with my mom to a craft fair, and yesterday was just crazy. So that’s how I ended up not posting for a week. >.<

The other big reason is school. I just finished my midterms, and in their place two new things have popped up. One of them is a map quiz, which I’m really not a fan of, because how do you study a map? Especially one of a continent with a million little countries and islands and bigger countries? (I also don’t see the point, because it’s a history class, not a geography class.) The other one is a 7-8 page research paper. I’m so excited about this one. (I’m actually not. Extreme sarcasm, haha.) It has to be about some person or thing or event in world history that changed the world. I’m doing the invention of vaccines, because I couldn’t think of anything I could relate to books and it seems sort of interesting. It might not have been the smartest choice for someone grossed out easily, but I didn’t think of that, so I hope I don’t learn anything too disgusting. πŸ˜‰

This is the first big paper I’ve had to write, and although I know I’ll pull it off, I’m kind of nervous. How do you fill 7-8 pages with information without repeating yourself and while following all of the rules? (You know, don’t use contractions and it has to be formal and all that stuff.) Luckily the paper isn’t due for about another month, so I have time to research and write. But to top it all off, I also have to give a speech right before Thanksgiving break over my topic, and I despise any sort of presentation I have to give. *_*

Moral of the story: Have drafts ready to post, if you can. I haven’t had time to, between school and personal time and helping around the house how I can and reading when I have a chance, but I’m going to try. Not blogging felt so weird.

In other words, I haven’t finish a book in a week. I started one after my review last Monday went up, but my workload and personal life have interfered. It’s not even a long book, only about 400 pages. All weekend I’ve said I would finish it, but I think I will today. I only have a few chapters left, and my goal is to read them and write my review so it can go up tomorrow. πŸ™‚





The Winner’s Crime by Marie Rutkoski!


It’s good, but kind of underwhelming compared to The Winner’s Curse. I have 10 or less chapters left, and it feels anticlimactic, to be honest. I’m enjoying it, don’t get me wrong, but it seems to be lacking the intensity its predecessor had. Nothing has shocked me, but the political aspect is intriguing. I like how everything seems to be connected, and I’m looking forward to finding out how. My biggest issue, I think, is the characters. Specifically Arin.

He was charismatic and dedicated, but I never knew what to expect from him. While that is a good thing, it also put me in that uncomfortable position of having a love-hate relationship with him. Sometimes I liked him, and often I didn’t. I understood his reasoning, but I also couldn’t stand it.

-from my review of The Winner’s Curse

Now, though, he seems really different, dramatic, and a bitΒ harsh. I’m not sure what to think about him, to be honest. :/

The last thing I want to bring up has been on my mind for a while now. Most of the time I can ignore it, but on occasion it comes up and I can’t stop thinking about it. Now is a good example. It was completely random, too. I’ve been debating on whether or not I should make a Tumblr. I know it’s a lot like a blog, and I already have one of those, but it seems fun. I have just about every other major social media platform, and I kind of want to try it out. However, I don’t know if I’d enjoy it, or stick with it, or if I would use it as a personal account, bookish one, or some sort of combination. I know next to nothing about Tumblr. So I’ve been wondering: is it worth a try, or should I just stick with what I have?

And that wraps up this post!

What are you currently reading? Have you read The Winner’s Crime? Do you have a Tumblr? I’d love to know! Tell me in the comments! πŸ™‚

I’m off to finish The Winner’s Crime and stalk the door for my Owlcrate. πŸ˜› I hope you all have a fabulous day/night! ❀

Until next time…

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7 thoughts on “My Monday Musings #13 – I Return From My Unplanned Mini Hiatus

  1. My own midterms just wrapped up as well and I am so glad to finally be done with them. I used to hate map quizzes, and I totally agree they’re pointless unless it’s geography class. As for research papers- I honestly find them sort of cathartic as long as I enjoy the topic and have time to work on them (LOL i’m a freak I know).

    I would recommend a tumblr. I have one (in disuse at the moment because school) and it’s a nice casual environment in the book community. If I ever want to talk about books I know there will always be people there to talk about books with.

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  2. I’ve been debating if i should make a Tumblr as well! I’m not sure if I’d neglect it though so I haven’t yet πŸ™‚ I might make one on the holidays XD

    The Winners Curse series has been on my TBR for years and I still haven’t picked it up everytime I go to I’m just like hmm maybe next time, glad your enjoying it I need to get around to starting it soon πŸ™‚

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    1. Same! I want to make a Tumblr but I’m not sure I’d have the time to devote to it. πŸ˜‰ I would definitely recommend The Winner’s Curse! The first book started off slow but was great. πŸ™‚ I hope you enjoy it when you get to it!

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