This Week in Reading: Still Way Behind, Weeee!

Well, last week I didn’t have as great as a week in reading as I hoped but I did still manage to get some reading done. I finished up King of Scars by Leigh Bardugo, and Purls and Potions (Vampire Knitting Club #5) by Nancy Warren.

I didn’t get much reading done because for about a week and a half I really wasn’t feeling well. I had a strange pain in my side (which turned out to be nothing) but it set off my anxiety really bad and I kept thinking I was on the verge of having a heart attack until I went to the doctors and had myself looked at. So, I spent most of last week in a state of constant anxiety, which culminated in me having an actual panic attack on the way to the doctor’s and almost passing out in the waiting room because I had worked myself up so much. Long story short–anxiety is stupid.

This weekend I was feeling much better, but it was pretty busy so I didn’t get much reading in, except for a little bit on Sunday. Obviously I still have a lot of catching up to do. I’m also behind on writing reviews still and now have about thirteen sitting in my drafts folder. Trying not to worry about any of this, stuff will get done when it gets done.

Going to try and catch up on stuff again this week but we’ll see what happens. I have an after work event on Tuesday and I also have a ton of stuff to get done around my house.

So, I’m still working my way through Sisters of the Fire by Kim Wilkins. Really didn’t make much progress on this one, unfortunately. But I’m hoping to sneak in as much reading time at work as I can to finish it up. 😀

On Sunday I started Cast in Oblivion by Michelle Sagara. I love this series! It’s so much fun to be back in the world of Elantra. This one has lots of political maneuvering which is one of my favorite things, so I think it’s going to be a great read for me.

After finishing up King of Scars I started Illuminae by Amie Kaufman and Jay Kristoff, the first of the Illuminae Files. I have to say, listening to the audio the book reminds me a lot of  These Broken Stars (also by Amie Kaufman). I’m only about an hour in but really looking forward to getting deeper into this one because it’s pretty interesting so far.

Those are my tentative plans for this week. What is everyone else reading? Leave me a note in the comments, I’d love to hear from you!


22 thoughts on “This Week in Reading: Still Way Behind, Weeee!

  1. @lynnsbooks says:

    Definitely don’t worry or stress about being behind – it just makes everything so much worse, although it’s easier said than done. I think last year I probably had between 7-10 books reviews outstanding and I’m probably going to leave those now and try and keep on top of this year’s books. I might try and sneak some mini reviews in at some point just to complete things but I find if I leave a review too long I really don’t have much to say – or I lose the passion to talk about the book in the same way.
    Sorry about your anxiety – my friend suffers similarly, in fact she becomes really anxious if her doctor gives her tablets for any reason. It’s a difficult one isn’t it.
    Lynn 😀

    • waytoofantasy says:

      Thanks Lynn! I have thought about maybe doing some mini reviews as well, to at least clear some things out of the backlog. I may still do that, I’ll have to see.
      Anxiety is so stupid. I get anxiety over all kinds of things that don’t really matter. And even when I know logically that everything is fine, sometimes I still can’t help feeling anxious. I spend a lot of time telling myself to calm down but it only works sometimes. :/

  2. Mischenko says:

    Anxiety is stupid! Mine always comes at the wrong times and often when I go to the doc. You’re not alone there. Sorry you were having some problems, but glad you’re better now.

    My reading has slowed a little bit. I’m reading Savage Sam with the kids and I still have to pick my own book for the week.

    Hope you have an awesome week! 😁♥️

  3. Tammy says:

    Oh gosh, sorry to hear about your anxiety! I’d be anxious too with an unexplained pain. Glad all is well, good luck with your reading (P.S. I’m behind too😁)

  4. Realms of My Mind says:

    Glad you’re okay! Mysterious pains SUCK.

    I’m almost done with LAKE SILENCE (Anne Bishop’s books always take me longer than anticipated), then I’m on to PRIDE and then an ARC bonanaza because I have five to get through by the end of March!

    • waytoofantasy says:

      Thanks! Oh, I have been wanting to read some of Anne Bishop’s newer stuff for a long time. I have Written in Red in my TBR…I should try to get to that at some point, haha. Interested in your thoughts on PRIDE, that one looks pretty good.

  5. foreverlostinlit says:

    Ugh, I feel you on the anxiety! I had an extremely similar experience last year with a pain in my side as well that drove me crazy and I had zero focus on anything that week. Anxiety is such a domino effect in how it starts out with one thing and then just keeps piling on–I’m glad you’re feeling better! I’m always behind with my reading/reviews it seems, haha. I really hope you enjoy Illuminae, it’s a really fun trilogy!

    • waytoofantasy says:

      Yes! Totally a domino effect. I’m glad I’m feeling better too. 🙂
      Thanks! I hope to enjoy it as well, not that far in yet but shoud hopefully finish it up near the end of the week.

  6. ✩ Ashley ✩ says:

    I’m glad your heart is okay! I’m so sorry to hear about your anxiety and panic attack, and I’m glad that you’re doing better with it! I hope you have a fantastic week (reading and otherwise)!! 💞

  7. Zezee says:

    Good to hear you’re well and the pain wasn’t serious.
    We all get behind on blogging things sometimes. Def take it easy and do what you can when you can. Don’t stress too much over it. Hope this week is a better one for you. 🙂

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