Okay, so people are asking me to blog – so I figured I would do that (finally).
Truthfully, I was planning to get back to the swing this week – as my internship starts next week (also known as, Monday). I’ve been trying all week to get back into my regular routine/planning mindset – so I can get back to my [former] productive self.
I think we all know by now that I’m the most happy, productive, best version of myself when I’m busy. When I have a solid routine and things to plan around, I get my shizz done. I get a lot of my shizz done, actually. And when I have nothing to do – I generally go crazy after about 2 weeks. Crazy to the point of manic depressive, actually (thank you very much).
However – as the summer is winding down (okay, so I have one day left) – I’ve realized that I didn’t go crazy this summer. I spent about 2 1/2 months not doing too much, but certainly not doing anything like I have been doing the past 2 years since leaving my job. What was the difference?
Well, I woke up every day and worked out (more to come there), so that was progress. But the biggest difference was this summer I READ. And when I say read, I mean I’ve read 30 books since school ended May 11th. 30 freaking books!
Okay, so I read a lot of books. Big deal right? Well, actually it’s more complicated than that. I’ve essentially become obsessed with books. Some of the books I’ve read in the past 2 months have been haunting me and they consume my thoughts 24/7. I’ve actually taken to re-reading some books, because I simply can’t get them off my mind.
And I’m not a re-reader by nature.
But really, you have a serious problem when you re-read a book and you are genuinely more heartbroken over the ending the second time around (which BTW – you’ve also read the sequel and know the story will end up okay in the end).
I’m consumed y’all. I’m on goodreads and amazon multiple times per day. I have all these books that I’m obsessed with the idea of reading, but yet I’m also obsessed with re-reading the books I’ve already read. It’s a constant state of consumption, over fiction.
Ultimately this obsession has to end next week, as I’m starting my internship and my life will no longer belong to me. And I won’t lie – I’m a little freaked out about how I’m going to fit both my workouts and my books into this new life. It’s not boding well and has left me to do nothing but enter sloth status this week and read/re-read as many books as possible. I’ve also loaded about 8 audiobooks onto my mp3 player for my new, tragic, commute.
We may need an intervention. But before we do that, let’s just briefly talk about the main books that are consuming my soul right now. These books have been haunting my thoughts:
50 Shades of Grey – Okay obviously I’ve been obsessed with this since I professed my love for it for all of you. But it hasn’t stopped. I’ve been CONSUMED with re-reading this series, I just haven’t let myself yet. Honestly, the further away from it I get – the more I am able to see past my obsession and that there are other (better) books out there. However, I really really need to re-read and experience Mr. Grey all over again, especially since my bestie is reading now and I feel left out.
Bared to You – I haven’t reviewed this for y’all yet, but I LOVE THIS BOOK. Honestly, it may be my favorite book of all time. I actually have re-read this, about 2 weeks after I read it the first time. I am still consumed and dying to read it a third time – however I’m waiting until October so I can read it RIGHT before the second book in this series comes out.
Something About You – This is my latest series obsession, with this book being first in the series. Honestly, when I first read it – it didn’t wow me. But since reading the 3 books in the series that are out (book 4 comes next year), I’m completely obsessed. I’m planning to listen to this book again on audiobook once I start commuting.
A Lot Like Love – This is the second book in the above mentioned series, and I’M OBSESSED. It’s probably the best romance book I’ve ever read, which dumbfounds me because it’s a sequel. I want to re-read and re-immerse myself into this book right now.
Faking It – I’ve been singing this book’s praises for months and finally decided to re-read yesterday, as Nicole was reading it for the first time. Of course, I’m already done. Oh man, this broke my heart UP hardcore. I can’t believe this affected me more the second time around. I even scanned the sequel again (which I just can’t bring myself to re-read right now, way too emotional) and oh man, I have a feeling I need to re-write my reviews for these.
I don’t want to leave my fantasy book world, but it’s looking like I’ll have to come Monday. Any tips for a soon-to-be recovering book obsessed girl? Or are you already planning my intervention?