I can’t say I’m going to get back to writing book reviews. I will, hopefully, continue to collect quotes. I might do that as a thing instead. Also, I hope to get back into giving you my “what did I read” posts. As for additional content on the blog, I am not sure what it will be… if anything. But! This is all for 2023.
Some updates for me.
I officially graduated from my Masters, with distinction. I officially applied for my doctoral program, and the funding for it. I am still living in the UK at this time, so I really don’t see myself getting back into my usual 150+ book reading habits any time soon. HOWEVER, Concinnity will be back in January, for sure.
This blog has always been, and will always be, my writers website. So, tbh, I am pretty sure I will have to revamp it again in the coming months. However, thank you all for sticking with me for so long. You are all the best. I know that I will have a massive drop off in viewers the moment I take down my reviews (which I am contemplating doing but we’ll see).
Alright! This is the moment you’ve been waiting for! My top 10 quotes from 2021! I did not read enough books, or collect enough quotes, this year to warrant a top 5 quotes. All the same I love these. Surprisingly there were at least 20 quotes that fought for these spots. I probably could have been more ruthless, but I decided to be kinder to myself this year.
As I have been hinting for the last couple of months, things have been hectic on my end. This means a bunch of changes for my blog going forward.
Mainly, no book reviews, or at most one a month. I did get a backlog of reviews, but not enough for one a week for every week until I return to the states. I am only bringing 10 books with me, all of which are books I never planned on reviewing. (How does one review The Art of War, afterall.)
I wanted to do this list for a long time and honestly this was a fight to the death for me to decide which book got number one. I will explain the best I can for each book. Let’s go!
Also, I decided that this will go ahead and include some other media that I consumed because as much as I loved the books I read this year, some other series I read just… Blew other books out of the water. That’s why its top 10 reads!
Alright! This is the moment you’ve been waiting for! My top 5 quotes from 2020! I was ruthless. I was horrible. I decided that with nothing else to lose, I had nothing more to give, but my honest feelings. I feel bad, but also not, because its no coincidence that the top 5 quotes spots were dominated by the same two stories. I fell for two stories so irrevocably that like, nothing can be or will be the same (along with a few others). As such! Here you are.
Hello! I decided this is what I’m going to do. I was tempted to give you a short story, or a variety of other things. Instead, I’m just going to just talk for a little.
YP will be coming to you this weekend. I’m sorry for anyone who was looking for it. I just couldn’t get myself to do anything in regards to it. I will be going back to two chapters a weekend. And then hopefully we can start book four in October.
I’m going to be doing a lot of month on my side, for things I’ve been meaning to finish for the longest time. I do need to read my two book club books at some point. So I might do those sooner than later, honestly. I hope your August wasn’t as stressful as mine was. I know that Autumn is on the horizon. That means two things.
One. Autumn vibes. We don’t have it much where I am. Its very two seasoned here. However, online Autumn vibes are beautiful to look at.
Two. HALLOWEEN. I love Halloween so much. I sort of treat October as a full month for Halloween. Lol.
In other news we are approaching the site’s birthday! We are at 240 followers, which is cool. For someone who does not market or push their blog, having this many followers is already amazing to me. Thank you all for being there Voidfriends!
At some point I do need to do the comparison of the Folk of the Air editions. I did get Cruel Prince and Wicked King, so I’ll do that sooner or later. Maybe this month, as it was something I was waiting to do for a while.
Anyway! Send me your Autumn vibes! Favorite pictures. Favorite songs! Favorite recipes! All the autumn vibes!
So I was… bored. Can you really blame me? I had nothing to do BUT order copious amounts of book boxes that I had no business buying. You should have stopped me. I was not stopped. EITHER WAY. I decided to try out the Wizarding Vault Box, because I’ve seen it so many times on YT. I got five items. All were really nice, actually but here are my thoughts.
The crisp air was scented in cinnamon and roasted chestnuts. The light flurry of falling snow, dusted surfaces that had been cleaned a few hours ago, silver metal becoming cooler to the touch with each passing second. It was the season of ice once more. Solstice had come and Midwinter was upon us. Today was the night that the feasting would begin, the sacrifices would begin, the celebrations would fester.
I breathed out deeply, trying to contain my excitement. My breath slipped out into the air, hot, visible, thick. Rubbing my hands together I let myself simmer in the upcoming festivities. The air stirred above us beckoning us to its grasp. The clouds were dark and spinning, the moon lighting the sky and peaking through when the clouds so wished.
Sometimes, when I write these, I feel like I’m speaking into the void with no real expectation to hear back anything from anyone. And you all, in the void — should you actually exist, I’m not sure sometimes — simply nod your heads and sit there watching.
And I wonder, are they humans or are they bots?
Either way, lets get on in to what this update is about. WARNING THIS IS LONG.