The past week or so I’ve had trouble concentrating on writing blog post and reviews. I’ve even had trouble sitting down to read or watch TV. Instead, to distract myself from stressing out, I’ve been listening to audiobooks while cleaning, pacing and just moving around. I’ve basically been doing anything but relax. Life is shitty sometimes for no reason and it’s making me very anxious. Even this short update is making me want to smash something in frustration for not being able to sit down and be eloquent in expressing my frustration with myself. What a sentence. So, I’m writing this update as a reminder that it’s okay to miss a day of blogging. It’s okay to space out for a while. But, it’s also a reminder that everything doesn’t have to be perfect all the time. Most importantly I want this to remind me (and you) that giving up and feeling sorry for myself/yourself isn’t the answer.
Okay. I’m going to take a few deep breaths and update you on which audiobooks I’ve read. The first one, Abaddon’s Gate by James S. A. Corey, I started listening to during Tome Topple. It’s a third book in The Expanse series, which has become one of my favorite ongoing series. It has opened my eyes to how amazing space operas can be, which I’m thankful for, because it’s addicting and fun. As I was already so swallowed up by the world of space based goodness that is The Expanse, I picked up the fourth book in the series, Cibola Burn. It wasn’t quite as good as the previous books, but I liked it a lot none the less. Since finished it, the only thing on my mind is getting the audiobook of Nemesis Games, but I have to wait until the end of the month for my audible credits. The wait is killing me, figuratively.
While waiting for next months audible credits I borrowed the audiobook of My Lady Jane by Cynthia Hand, Brodi Ashton and Jodi Meadows on overdrive. I wasn’t expecting to like it as much as I did, but I found myself laughing out loud more than once. And I finished it in less than two days, which in itself says a lot about my reading experience. It’s light and very entertaining if you like that sort of thing. I also believe I made the right choice listening to it on audio, because the narrator does a very fine job making the characters and story come to life.
That’s all folks. Thanks for reading. I can already feel my stress level decreasing.