Hey, guys, how’s it going?
Guys, I’m just simply not feelin’ it… Weather’s been all right, work isn’t particularly busy, I finally got some medication that should stop my endless stomach pains, and yet, I just feel meh most of the time. I’m almost positive it’s to do with my plans for the end of the month.
I’ve been planning a trip to Hungary to visit my family and just can’t shake of this sense of impending doom. My therapist is having a field day with me, for sure. Even my boss tried to offer helpful advice, along the lines of Mari Kondo’s philosophy of tossing things that don’t spark joy. I’m super confused.
On the flip side, I signed up for my new gym this week. Only took me about two weeks to psyche myself up! It costs me three times what my old one did, but fuck me, it doesn’t stink, it’s clean, tidy, has a swimming pool, sauna, and a cafe. I also have unlimited access to all the classes, which is nice, but probably will take another month to convince myself to try them. I’m not really a fan of classes. They tend to be quite peopley.
I haven’t spent too much time experimenting with cooking this month, but fear not… As part of the gentrification of my neighbourhood a lot of cool food places opened up recently. My favourite is… the new ramen place!
Well, thanks to audio books and some mind-numbingly uneventful days at the office, I managed to read (or listen to some of them, whatever) 18 books. Woop-woop! Of course there are always some party poopers around the corner, and one of them felt compelled to point out “But surely you don’t remember all of them“. I pointedly shot back a “Why do you even care?” which went unanswered, so here we are.
March was also the month when my very first one star review was born. Yep, that’s right. Looker by Laura Sims was a truly traumatic experience for me.
Kill Me Again by Rachel Abbott ♥♥♥♥♥
DCI Douglas, the Swoony One is after a serial killer, murdering women who look like each other.
Undone by Cat Clarke ♥♥
Mindless revenge stuff.
Sleep by C.L. Taylor ♥♥♥♥♥
Suffer from insomnia? Well, this won’t help either…
One For Sorrow by Sarah Denzil ♥♥♥♥
A creepy thriller set in a mental asylum.
She Lies In Wait by Gytha Lodge ♥♥♥♥
A cold case & some good, old fashioned police investigation.
The Marriage Pact by Michelle Richmond ♥♥♥♥
I smell cult.
The Fever King by Victoria Lee ♥♥♥♥
Alternate history, refugees, magic outbreak, super powers.
Looker by Laura Sims ♥
Endless drivel and crazy talk.
Adrift by Isabelle Adler ♥♥♥♥
Scavengers, space pirates, adventure and fluffy feels.
My Lovely Wife by Samantha Downing
Dexter meets Mr. and Mrs. Smith in this wildly compulsive debut thriller about a couple whose fifteen-year marriage has finally gotten too interesting…
Our love story is simple. I met a gorgeous woman. We fell in love. We had kids. We moved to the suburbs. We told each other our biggest dreams, and our darkest secrets. And then we got bored.
We look like a normal couple. We’re your neighbors, the parents of your kid’s friend, the acquaintances you keep meaning to get dinner with.
We all have secrets to keeping a marriage alive.
Ours just happens to be getting away with murder.
I’ve been thinking if I should take a break of some sorts. These past couple weeks I spent considerably less time on Twitter and Instagram, and I must say, it did help with my mood a bit.
I haven’t felt particularly inspired about my reviews, and as ironic it sounds, this month I broke all kinds of personal records with number of books read, but can’t say I felt like discussing them all that much. Perhaps you know the feeling of having too many thoughts, but feeling inadequate in expressing them.
I need to prepare myself for my trip, mainly mentally. It sounds awful, but right now, I just want to get it over with and come back home. I haven’t set foot in Hungary since 2015, and I’m only going for a week, so it’s definitely survivable and yet it feels like the biggest chore. It’s quite a weird state of mind and I just feel shitty about even having these thoughts.
I look forward to seeing what you guys are up to!