October in Review // A Month of Transition

Spooky Season may have come and gone, but ya girl embraces spooky 24/7! My month was a little intense with a reading slump that just won’t quit, relocating 600 miles (more about that in the personal update), and trying to find the energy to spend time with family and friends.

GDT: - Game 21: Sabres vs Penguins - 11/19 7pm ET (MSG-B ...

I watched a lot of slasher flicks as is my tradition for the month, as well as Hocus Pocus. My reading slump is really weird because I’ve been enjoying the books I am reading but just don’t have the desire to read. I’m working to accept that though.

I did manage to get some reading done… and actually cleared my current reading shelf on Goodreads, which at one point last month had six books on it and gave me literal anxiety.

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September in Review // It’s Finally Spooky Season!

Spooky Season is officially upon us and you now what that means: it’s finally October, which means my love affair with Halloween can now be blared from the rooftops without fear of judgement!

GDT: - Game 21: Sabres vs Penguins - 11/19 7pm ET (MSG-B ...

I think a big part of my reading slump is I’m currently a little burned out on science fiction & fantasy. 😭😭😭 Despite still not having conquered ARC Mountain (update further down in this post), I think I am going to abandon my TBR and cleanse my palate with some horror and mystery/thriller reads this month.


I read a total of 3,344 pages across 9 books in September. Definitely an improvement over last month, but the slump came back in the tail-end of the month… all but one of these books I read in the first half of the month.

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August in Review // The Month of Little Reading

I know that I say this every month, but wow time sure flew by in August! I genuinely think that the older you get the more fleeting time can be, and that is a bummer.

Personal & Patreon Update

August wasn’t a great month for me. A lot of change happened which may work out in the long-run but now just feels scary. I am still on medical leave from work and struggling daily with feelings of self-worth issues, guilt, and shame. It’s going on six months at this point and my recovery is slow.

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July in Review // The Month That Didn’t Exist

How is it August? I literally was sending emails out yesterday and referring to today as July 1; I feel like I lost a month of my life!

July was a stressful month for me. My reading largely suffered when I had an especially bad week and did nothing but lay in bed and stare into space. But the good news is that week is behind me, Flapping Pages has been soft-relaunched and is accepting both arc donations and requests (I am working on something exciting, too!), and am slowly accepting my new reality.

Patreon News: I’m currently running a poll for feedback on early post access as a patron benefit. In my mind, I can’t fathom someone finding value in seeing a reader interview or book review early but what matters is what you want. Even if you aren’t a current patron, the poll is open for anyone that wants to help me build something of value.

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June in Review // A Month of Meh & Moving

The temperatures are beginning to rise here in Northern California and I am already wishing for Fall to arrive. I honestly cannot believe that it is already June! WHERE IS THE TIME GOING?!! And more importantly, can I harness this shift in time-space so I can travel to the future and read the last book in the Empirium trilogy? I really just need some answers here.

May was another meh month for me in all regards but my reading life. I’m still on medical leave from work and doing my best to focus on my health despite a lot of IRL stressors, but honestly my reading slump went away! I read so many books in May and enjoyed all of them??? What is this sorcery? It feels really good to have one thing going for me right now and I hope it’s a sign of things improving overall in June.

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