“Do you know how to live three hundred years?” she says. And when he asks how, she smiles. “The same way you live one. A second at a time.”

V.E. Schwab, The Invisible Life of Addie LaRue

I truthfully have no idea how to write this month’s wrap up post, I feel like I haven’t actually “wrapped up” anything. There are a dozen threads of ideas, three drafts of posts sitting here, at least four books I have started and not finished for this month, so I don’t know what to say, what to celebrate or remark upon.

Also, I am (currently writing this) five days without my anti-anxiety meds and my brain feels incredibly foggy and I am pretty sure I have might have a Benadryl hangover at the moment. But, I’m going to keep writing this post, keep putting one word after the next and hope that something sensical comes out of it all.

Books Read

If you follow me on Twitter, you already know that I have this delightfully fun Running Thread of Books for 2022. I am doing very mini reviews there and over on my Instagram which are kept in the 2022 Reads Highlight.

  • The Last Witch Queen (Book 2: Outlaws of Interra) by Allison Carr Waechter
  • Any Witch Way You Can (Book 1: Witches of the Midwest Mysteries) by Amanda M. Lee
  • The Lightning Thief (Book 1: Percy Jackson & The Olympians) by Rick Riordan
  • The Sea of Monsters (Book 2: Percy Jackson & The Olympians) by Rick Riordan
  • The Titan’s Curse (Book 3: Percy Jackson & The Olympians) by Rick Riordan
  • Sainted in Error by Glenda Winders

Once I finish book five in the Percy Jackson series, I plan on doing a series review post with favorite moments from each book. I don’t want to be terribly spoiler-y but also this series was published from 2005-2009. But! As we are getting a TV SHOW FINALLY, for those folks who weren’t born/old enough to enjoy PJO as the books were released (lolsob, I always forget I’m old), I am hoping the show will kick up more interest in the series again and don’t want to spoil too much.

Posts Written

I am having a hard time deciding what I want to review here or which to keep just to Twitter/IG and GoodReads. My ARCs and NetGalleys for sure will be posted here, but I do want to write more flash fics here and other writings more than just reviews. But, we shall see what happens.


Currently Thinking About

Can you see it? The absolute difference between my withdrawal brain and mostly settled brain. All of the above page break was written three days ago on a difficult symptom day. The rest of this was written with (now yesterday’s) morning coffee and more settled brain.

Today would have been my Grandma’s 76th birthday.

Mentally preparing myself for February 10th, as I am traveling to Texas and will be there for one month.

Instant coffee tastes like impatience and old memories that won’t go away.

Listening to Spotify and wishing there were ethical alternatives, but hearing my dearest Ari say, “there is no ethical consumption under capitalism“.

Paper cuts are the tiniest and most painful. Why?

Lastly

Tell me how your January treated you.

Highs, low, anything in between. I love glimpses of y’all’s lives. Links to your favorites, your own blog posts, your favorite TikTok.

Do tell, dear hearts.