Blogging Break, Reading Goals & Mid-Year Wrap-Up

Initially, I was supposed to take a break during the first week of July, but I was having so much fun blogging that I couldn’t stay away. I will be taking a two week break to recharge and attend to matters as well. I was hoping to relax, spend time with family, and work on finishing projects and, though I hope I can make space for these activities, there is an important matter that I need to undertake which has arisen that will take centre-stage. I feel that my entire life has been building up to this moment and I am both nervous and determined. I can’t reveal what it exactly is but all I can say that it is an incredibly delicate matter. I don’t know if I’m completely ready, but I also know that there are certain things in life that should not be delayed. It’s so strange that my project is completely in alignment with the matter and I wonder if the universe is sending me a signal. If so, I hope it’s a good one.

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During the break, I hope to be able to catch up on blogs that I may have missed, read your new posts and hopefully interact with more bloggers on Twitter. For the most part, I will try to restrict this to an evening activity as I will need to rest as much I can.

Onto something lighter, my reading goals have completely changed. I’ve read some rather heavy and hard-hitting books this year and though they were emotionally impactful, I think it’s time for me to read lighter books for the remainder of this year. I will sprinkle a heavy book or two here and there, of course. Yesterday, I decided that the way I wanted to go about this was to occupy my reading list with rereads of old and reliable favourites. And though, like Daenerys Targaryen and Scarlett O’Hara, I hate to look back, it’s nice to see trusted and familiar books again. Let’s just hope sensory memories do not come creeping back because I would feel suffocated.

Here are the books that I plan to read & hopefully can at least come close to finishing this year:

Diary of a Wimpy Kid Series – Emma – Sense and Sensibility – Percy Jackson Series – The Catcher in the Rye – Harry Potter Series – Gone with the Wind – All the Bright Places – Crooked Kingdom – The Hate U Give – Jane Eyre – A Walk to Remember

Here are the posts that I’ve most enjoyed writing this year:

Do you take blogging breaks? What are your reading goals or what is your TBR pile looking like for the rest of the year?

Sophski out & happy blogging, everyone.

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  1. I wish you good luck with your project and hope you enjoy your time with your family. You’re going to re-read the entire Harry Potter series?! I’ve been thinking of re-reading the HP series for a while now but it would be too much with college and everything. So, I thought I’d just read Half-Blood Prince. I can’t wait for you to read Percy Jackson! 😀

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    1. Oh I agree that re-reading the entire HP series is too much. I’d just read The Half-Blood Prince. It is my favorite! 😆
      I haven’t read Percy Jackson even though I’ve heard of it multiple times. How many stars would you rated that series out of 5?

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      1. Half-Blood Prince is my favourite as well! I would give an average rating of 4 stars to Percy Jackson and the Olympians series as a whole. The third book in the series, The Titan’s Curse, was my favourite.
        Hope you enjoy reading this series, whenever you have a chance of reading them. 🙂

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    2. Thank you. 🙂 I think it’ll be fairly easy to read the series quickly (I’m sure we all read the then new releases in just a few days) because it is MG and the writing is straightforward. Yeah, I’m surprised that you’re able to get so much reading done in college and you’ve read 68 books this year… how?! That’s over twice what I’ve read and you’re in college lol. There’s always time for HBP, that’s the best one! 😀

      I’ve started and I’m loving it so far, eek!

      Also, just realised today you and Tam are having a conversation here too about HBP (I think).


  2. I have a book recommendation for one of your heavier books. I just finished The Nightingale by Kristin Hannah and I think you might like it. It’s a feminist book with two strong female leads that takes place during World War II in France.

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    1. Thank you for the rec. ❤️ I have that on my TBR but I’ve been questioning whether I should read it for a while because I’m a little tired of WWII novels… HOWEVER, since it is a feminist book (had no idea) (should have an idea since Reese Witherspoon has promoted it), I’m sure that this is something I would enjoy reading.

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