• Quarterly Wrap Up

    jul – sept 2019; it’s a wrap

    These last three months have been A Lot in many ways. I won’t be going in depth, I think, because the last three months seem like they lasted forever. I feel like nothing much happened in July? The clay classes I was going for were great – I’ve finished a number of projects, and am on project number 4. I’m very proud of how things are going, but being creative on this front means I haven’t been as productive on the writing front. August had a very good thing and a very bad thing happen. My cousin had her baby! An adorable little baby boy who is growing so fast.…

  • Quarterly Wrap Up

    apr – jun 2019; it’s a wrap

    I almost forgot that June is coming to an end, that the second quarter of the year was coming to an end. Oops? Compared to the first quarter of the year, this one seems a little less intense. A lot less seems to have happened, in the last three months. I mentioned in my last wrap-up that we were going to India for our Sikh New Year, and we did! I’ve only been to India in April once, and that was only for a couple of days when my sister had her engagement party there, so this was very different. The heat was intense, and we were a little worried…

  • Quarterly Wrap Up

    jan – mar 2019; it’s a wrap

    I am trying something a little bit new! Last year, I tried to do the monthly wrap-up thing and failed miserably, so I wound up doing a mid-year and end of the year wrap-up only. But this year, I’m going to try a quarterly wrap-up. Major updates every three months. Should be managable. Right? I’m going to try and find a style for this that suits me, so next time around my wrap-up might look and sound a little different. Who really knows what can happen in three months. Let’s start with how life and family have been, shall we? Most recently, my daughter turned 2! We held her birthday…

  • Yearly Wrap Up

    2018; it’s a wrap

    This year has been A Lot on the personal front in a lot of ways, but it is the end of 2018 and I am excited for what 2019 will bring. I’ve managed to succeed at certain goals I kept for myself this year, and I’ll be making another post on what I hope 2019 will bring and what I hope to achieve in 2019. So let’s make a list of things I had set out for myself this year, and how I did on them. My Goodreads reading challenge was a low 10 because I figured it was attainable after having to lower it over and over last year.…

  • Mid-Year Wrap Up,  Monthly Wrap Up

    june 2018; it’s a wrap

    June has arrived, and I feel like I should feel accomplished, but part of me is just meh with the world. Maybe it’s the summer slump? Is that a thing? It should be a thing. On the blogging front, besides a couple of mishaps where I forgot what day it was – I can’t even blame it on anything, I just did? – I have been pretty consistent! My stats may not reflect that – especially because I definitely do not advertise my blog as much as I probably should – but it could be worse, I’m sure. Professionally, I have FINALLY put together a shop. I think I have…

  • Yearly Wrap Up

    2017; it’s a wrap

    It’s the end of the year, and I have managed to post a discussion post every month! It may not seem like much, but after last year, this is quite the accomplishment for me. My traffic and stats might not be as impressive as other bloggers, but I have seen an improvement, and more importantly? I’ve made loads of good friends in the blogging community. (Where are my #CroneBloggers at?) Let’s see, I recieved my first few approvals for eARCs this year, but with things going the way they are with NetGalley and GoodReads for international bloggers, that may not happen again. Still, it was an honour and a privilege.…

  • Mid-Year Wrap Up,  Monthly Wrap Up

    june 2017; it’s a wrap

    It is the middle of the year, and so far, so good! I still refuse to do the whole stats thing, because there is not enough activity on my blog – by me or by anyone else! – for that too look anything but sad. But on the blogging front, I am rather proud of myself! I have kept to my schedule of one discussion post per month, drafted in advance so that I have little stress. AND I have come up with a new feature that allows me some freedom too! Say hello to SPOTLIGHT, posts that can and will be posted as and when I write them! Posts…

  • Monthly Wrap Up,  Yearly Wrap Up

    2016; it’s a wrap

    Would you believe I don’t actually remember when I last posted something on this blog? For someone who only just started blogging this year, that is – probably not a good sign. It’s the same for my bookstagram. I think I posted six or seven photos, and then I’ve hoarded the rest I’ve taken. I don’t even know why. I may have bitten off more than I could chew this year. Not all of that was my fault. I honestly thought, going in, that I would be able to handle things. Last year, even with my Masters going on, I managed to read about 30 odd books. This year, I…

  • Monthly Wrap Up

    june 2016; it’s a wrap

    It’s coming to the end of the first month of summer. Or well, for some, it’s summer. I come from the land of perpetual summer. Or at least I used to. I’m back here for a break, anyway. I’m used to the heat. And the inactivity that comes with it. But then again, I do go through bouts of inactivity, even with blogging. It’s a really good thing I have a backlog of reviews to slowly post. I’ve been managing with that for a bit. The thing is, I’ve got the ideas for blog posts – even saved some of them as drafts – but no motivation to actually write…