Since I’ve Been Gone

Hey guys!


It’s been almost two months since I’ve had time to sit down and write a post. That’s way to long!!

Sadly I’m still super busy with school (and life in general), but I thought I’d check in and let you guys know what’s going on in my life… and what books I’ve had a chance to read in these past few months.

What’s been going on with me…

For those of you who don’t know, I am a senior in (a boarding) high school this year. That means A Lot of Stress™ and The College Process™


Yay me.

Okay, in all honestly it’s not that bad. I’m getting really good grades, and I applied ED (early decision) to my top choice college. Now all I have to do is wait (which honestly is worse than anything else).

My school has trimesters, and the first trimester is ending tomorrow. I have my last final exam tomorrow morning (calculus… aaaahhhh), and then I have 10 days off for Thanksgiving break.

This fall I decided to play JV volleyball, and it was probably one of the best decisions I have ever made. I never played VB before, but it was so fun, and I’m so sad that it is over.

For the winter trimester I decided to try wresting. I had a couple practices this week and I am so sore that I can barely walk. But it is fun, and I’m looking forward to the upcoming season.

What I’ve been able to read…

Room by Emma Donoghue– What an emotional read! I watched the movie first, so I got all my crying (and there was considerable crying) out of the way, but the book still blew me away. I gave it four out of five hearts.

My Lady Jane by Cynthia Hand, Brodi Ashton, and Jodi Meadows– I was so excited to read this one because I’ve heard so many amazing things about it. Sadly, this was way over-hyped for me, and I ended up quitting at about 20%. This book just wasn’t for me.

180 Seconds by Jessica Park– Dammnnnnnnn. I didn’t really know what to expect from this one, but it definitely surprised me. There were some clichés that took away from the story IMO, but for the most part I really loved it. I gave this one four out of five hearts as well.

In 27 Days by Alison Gervais– This book was another one that was really good, but was very predictable. But it definitely was a great break to distract me from all of the school work. I also gave this one four out of five hearts.

Books I’m in the middle of now…

A Darker Shade of Magic by V.E. Schwab– I started this one on audiobook a while back. I really like it so far, and I think I’ll end up finishing it at some point… but I don’t know when that will be.

The Gentleman’s Guide to Vice and Virtue by Mackenzi Lee– I just started this a couple days ago, and it is really good so far. I hope to tackle this huge book over Thanksgiving break!

The Breathless by Tara Goedjen– I started this book a few weeks before school started and honestly my motivation to read this book is pretty much non-existent at this point. The writing style is a little strange, and I think that’s what’s been throwing me off so much about this book so far. If I don’t pick it up again soon it’s probably going to be a DNF.

Looking forward…

Over Thanksgiving break I am going to stay with my best friend. I’m really excited to see her again! However, I have a lot of work to do over the break…

I hope to write reviews for the books I’ve read and do the tags that I have been tagged in.

I’m going to design some pages for the yearbook (I am an editor in chief this year!).

Do the homework I was assigned over the break (because apparently AP classes are allowed to do that).

Get some much needed sleep.

Eat some good food.

And then school starts up again on November 28th… which also happens to be my 18th birthday. So happy birthday to me…. 🙂

How have all of you been? What blog posts have I missed? What have you been reading? What has been going on in your lives? Let me know in the comments below!

13 thoughts on “Since I’ve Been Gone

  1. Seems like you really have a busy life lately!
    I always wondered how it would feel like to actually have to apply for a college you want to go to.
    Here it’s just signing up, paying the fee and done deal. Pretty much.

    Hope you have a good break!

    Having your birthday on the first day back to school sucks.
    My birthday is halfway September and that was annoying as well, since you’re in a new group every time and.. Well, you can’t really have a birthday party with people from your class if you barely know them.. :’) By the end of the year I got asked “So, when is YOUR birthday?!” :’)

    Anyway! Have fun, good luck anddd looking forward to those reviews. 🙂

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    • Life had been super busy!! And I totally can imagine how much a September birthday can be…
      I hope you have a great Thanksgiving and I’ll try to work on those reviews ASAP!!


  2. It’s good to hear from you! ❤ It seems like you have been quite busy, that's great 🙂 best of luck for school and everything! ❤
    I'm glad you enjoyed 180 seconds, that book surprised me just as well, it was so good 🙂

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  3. I’m glad I’m not the only one who neglected blogging for school! 🙂 I’m taking concurrent classes this year, and they have taken over my life! Today is my 18th birthday, and it’s also the beginning of my ten days off for Thanksgiving. Hopefully I can catch up on reading, blogging, and youTubing this week as well.

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  4. Happy belated birthday, Em! I hope you had fun on Thanksgiving and had some much deserved rest during your break. It sure looks like you’ll have your hands full for a while but I hope you can continue blogging once in a while because your posts are always so lovely to read 🙂
    Best of luck with all your activities! And don’t forget to stop by every once in a while just to say “hi, I’m alive” hahaha ❤


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