Hi everyone! I’m so excited to be back to blogging after a long and unexpected hiatus. I want to start today post by giving you a bit of a life update that kind of explains why I have been gone for a bit.
- From September 15 to October 15, during Latinx Heritage Month, I hosted and participated in the Latinx Book Bingo and I also participated in the Latinxathon. I loved reading books by Latinx authors and getting to interact with Latinx readers on Twitter during these readathons.
- Unfortunately, I didn’t read as much as I was hoping. But it was for a great reason, I got the chance to go to Denmark for two weeks o to take a course in the University of Copenhagen (this was the last two weeks of Latinx Heritage Month). I learned a lot, met amazing people and had a lot of fun, but I was incredibly busy and didn’t get the chance to read that much or write blog post. I’ll post my wrap up for the Latinx Book Bingo and the Latinxathon later this week!
- My trip and the fact that I was busy preparing for it also meant that I didn’t write the series of posts that I had planned to celebrate Latinx Heritage Month. I only posted one before going into the unexpected hiatus: My 5 Favorite YA Books by Latinx Authors
- After getting back from my trip, I decided to participate in Nanowrimo for the first time and that’s the reason I extended my hiatus past mid-October, because I needed to do a lot of prep work and then I needed to write 50k words in a month
- Unfortunatly, I failed Nanowrimo. I only wrote 11.000 words, which I’m still happy about because that’s more than I had before starting Nano.
- I failed because November was an incredible stressful and emotional month for several reasons. First of all, I started to look for a job after a year of living abroad to get my master’s and it has been an anxiety inducing process (good vibes are appreciated since I’m still looking!). And second, I live in Colombia and we have been protesting against the goverment for about two weeks now and a lot of inspiring and hopeful things have happened but also a lot of hard and painful things have happened as well, which has been extremely draining.
- Those are the reasons why I have been in hiatus for about two months and even if some of the situations that prompted the hiatus are not resolved, I’m eager to start blogging again, which is why I have an announcement to make!
I’m participating in Blogmas this year! This basically means that I will post everyday from today, December 1st until Christmas day. The fun thing is that I have not prepated at all, I have nothing written and so I’ll be winging it and I’m hoping it’s not a disaster. Tomorrow you are getting a post with my December most anticipated book releases, I hope you check it out!
I have read 139 book in 2019, so I want to read 11 books in December to reach 150 books read. Here are a few books that I would like to read this month:
- I’m currently 65% of the way thorugh with End of Watch by Stephen King, the last book in the Bill Hodge Trilogy, so I’ll finish that probably tomorrow.
- I’m a co-host for the Latinx Book Club on Twitter, we have chosen 8 books to read this year including the December book, but I have not read two of them and I want to catch up, that’s why I’m adding those two books to my December tbr, which are: The Grief Keeper by Alexandra Villansante and Blanca & Roja by Anna-Marie McLemore. I’m also adding the December book, The Resolutions by Mia Garcia.
- I also want to read A Question of Holmes by Brittany Cavallaro, the fourth and final book in the Charlotte Holmes series. I read the first three books in the series this year and I want to finish the series before the year ends.
I want to read more fantasy, that’s why I chose a few fantasy books that have been on my tbr for a while to read this month:
- An Enchantment of Ravens by Margaret Rogerson
- Reign of the Fallen by Sarah Glenn Marsh
- The Alchemists of Loom by Elise Kova
- And I Darken by Kiersten White
- Not Your Sidekick by C.B. Lee