March 3, 2016

February 2016 Wrap-Up

     So this was not one of my best reading months. I've had so much school work and shit that I haven't had a lot of time to read. I also spent a huge chunk of time trying to jug through "Crown of Midnight" so I didn't read as much as I probably could of to be honest. I also lowered my Goodreads goal from 100 to 50 cause there is no way in hell that I will be able to read 100 books this year. Shit, I'll be lucky if I read 50.

Books I Read
     I read a total of 2 books this month... Yeah, that's pretty sad. Probably the worst reading month I've ever had in the history of me being a reader.

                                             (Review)★★★1/2                    ★★1/2
      Out of the two books I read, "Hiddent Bodies" was the best, and I didn't even like it that much. It wasn't nearly as good as "You". Honestly, "You" could have been a standalone. "Crown of Midnight" by default was my least favorite. It was just so bad. I liked "Throne of Glass" and this was just so bad compared to it. I shouldn't have trusted my gut and not read this series. Now I know better. I will not be continuing this series.

My Blog Posts
      Just like last month, I had 13 blog posts which is certainly a lot better than the amount of books I read. I really enjoy doing discussion posts because it's great interacting with you guys and just putting my thoughts out there in the universe. 

My Favorite Post: "Finishing All the Books in the Series" was definitely my favorite post. Not just because it was fun to write, but I enjoyed discussing my habit with you all in the comments. 

Virtual Hugs

      This month, my virtual hug goes to Temecka from Library of Tomes. I'm so glad to call her my friend. It's great to have someone to text from the book blog community and I love buddy reading with her. Talking about books with her makes them all the more enjoyable. 95% sure I would have hated "Crown of Midnight" a lot more if I hadn't read it with her.


      February was a rough month. College got back into full swing and it just wrecked me. As I am writing this post, it is midterms week and I am brain dead. There is so much information that I have been forced to learn within this month and it is killing me. I am a biomedical engineering major with a concentration in biomaterials on the premed track. I have no humanities in my schedule. Every day for me is filled with hard sciences and labs. While I enjoy science a lot and labs are really cool, it can be pretty exhausting not having any creative classes or being involved in the humanities. 

     On the bright side, I have been writing a lot more for my school's newspaper, so I do have a little bit of time in which my creative, writing side gets to come out. I write for the arts and entertainment section, so it's nice not having to focus on really heavy things. In addition to writing, I've found myself watching tv more and knitting. To me, knitting while watching tv is basically a way for me to destress and kind of ground myself. It doesn't always work, but it's a start. 

     Starting Friday I have my spring break, which I desperately need. I'm not going to lie and say I'm going to read a bunch because that is not going to happen. Most of my friends are staying on campus with me during break and my best friend, Neesha, who came down for Thanksgiving break is coming down again, so we're planning on actually enjoying our break and getting out in the city.

     It's strange to think that my first year of college is almost done. I'm glad it is almost done though. It just means I'm closer to a more meaningful future in which I get to do what I want to do. Whenever I'm feeling down or straight up want to drop out of school, I think about how cool it's going to be as an orthopedic surgeon. I want to perform surgery and set bones and be a medical badass.

So how did your month go? I hope you read more than me and had a better personal month. Tell me all about it in the comments.

Join the conversation!

  1. Biomedical engineering? You are officially a kick-ass lady scientist! ;) Not surprised you haven't done much reading with all that going on! Just remember to schedule in food, sleep, and fun (yes, fun! Uber-important,) you can't save the world if you're running on empty. Keep going Sierra! You rock! ;)

    1. Haha yeah, it's sometimes hard to remember to incorporate those. Thank you so much for your support though! :)

  2. You can do it!! Just think of what you'll gain in the end :) I used to knit, key word USED to, but I admire all those who keep up with it. It does require a lot of patience!

    1. It really does require a lot of patience, and I think that is why I like to do it to destress because there is no pressure or large demand from it.

  3. An orthopedic surgeon? So cool! Keep thinking that,Sierra, it's AWESOME to have some motivation to keep you going through your degree! How long is your degree, by the way? :)
    And how many years approximately will it take you to achieve your goal? :)
    I hope your books in March improves!! :)

    1. Yeah, I think working with bones and the spinal system would be so cool. It's four years to get my bachelor's in biomedical engineering, then another four to get my medical degree. Then I'll have my residency in orthopedic surgery that is four years long. Technically, I'll be a doctor after I get my medical degree, but I won't be trained in orthopedic surgery until after the residency. So, I'll be a practicing doctor in 7 years. I know it seems far away, but it should be worth it. And thank you! I hope my March improves as well.

  4. Aw! *hugs*
    I know how you feel about school being stressful. I am a humanities major, but I've been feeling so much stress from all the things I've had one my plate. I only read 3 books last month, and I know I should have done more. I've not even had time to update my blog because my life has been so hectic!
    Lets hope things will settle down soon.


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