Weekly Check-In: January 25, 2023

Today is a very exciting day. I’ve been working on a new LOTR tattoo for a few months now, and various things have gotten in the way of it. When I arrived for my first appointment, my artist told me she was really struggling with understanding the concept I’d given her, so we ended up spending the session just chatting about what it should look like, and she felt much more solid at the end. She had to cancel the second appointment due to an illness, and then, for the third appointment, we only did the small part of it because she needed a little more time for the big part. I’m not at all mad about any of these, it’s just been three appointments now, and I am chomping at the bit, so tonight is the night. Unless there are more unforeseen circumstances, we’ll be doing the outline of the big part tonight, and I just can’t wait.

recently finished

Things slowed down a bit toward the end of last week. I had a lot going on at work and after work, and I’m entering three very chaotic weeks of my life, so I didn’t get as much reading done as I’d have liked. I did finish the entire second 200 pages of The Lost World in one sitting, which was wonderful. I really did not anticipate the Jurassic Park books to be as good as they were, but I honestly could not bring myself to put it down the night I finished it. I just kept on keeping on, and it was great.

I also started and finished Waypoints, which is only wild because I usually struggle with consistently listening to audiobooks, but Sam Heughan did such a fantastic job writing & narrating that it was an absolute joy to listen to, and I can’t wait to read more by him.

currently reading

I finally started Dark Rise! Though I didn’t get any further than the first 200 pages, I did at least start one of the books that I was hoping to from last week. It was immediately good, and I can tell that I’m going to at least four star it, if not more. I also started The Holy Wild Grimoire, though I envision that’ll end up being on my currently reading for a bit now.

what’s next

I think I’m probably going to keep with what I had here last time. I’d still like to dig into The River of Silver and The Weeping Tide, but if I can finish Dark Rise relatively soon, I think I’d also like to start another high fantasy. So many people have been trying to recommend me books lately, and I haven’t been able to even entertain a single one because I have so many unread books on my shelves. I kind of want to go through every book on my owned TBR and figure out if they’re still of interest to me because I’m pretty sure there are some that are not, and that whole section has just been stressing me out lately.

Anywho, I’d like to start Steel Tide because I loved the first book and immediately bought the second, and then didn’t read either, so I want to get back into that story.

3 responses to “Weekly Check-In: January 25, 2023”

  1. ✩ Lily Yu ✩ Avatar

    I can’t wait to see the LotR tattoo once you get it! 😍

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    1. Mary Drover Avatar

      I’m so excited to finish it so I can show it off!

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