Sunday Post – January 5

The Sunday Post is a weekly meme hosted by Caffeinated Book Reviewer. It’s a chance to share news about the past week, reading recaps, new hauls, and more.

Last Week on the Blog

📚 January Goals

📚 Monthly Wrap Up//December

📚 Book Blast – F*ck No

Next Week on the Blog

📚 Picture Book Review//The Perfect Birthday Recipe

📚 Book Review//This Light Between Us: A Novel of World War II

📚 Book Blast//I Choose You

📚 Book Review//Followers

Reading This Week

📚 Deep State by Chris Hauty

📚 You Too? by Janet Gurtler

📚 The Good Mother by Cathryn Grant

📚 Payback by Gemma Rogers

New ARC Arrivals

📚 Adequate Yearly Progress by Roxanna Elden

📚 A Pocketful of Stars by Aisha Bushby

📚 The Kissing Game by Marie Harte

📚 What I Like About You by Marisa Kanter

📚 Together We Caught Fire by Eva V. Gibson

📚 Nobody Ever Talks About Anything But the End by Liz Levine

📚 Conjure Women by Afia Atakora

📚 Little Secrets by Jennifer Hillier

📚 Paris Never Leaves You by Ellen Feldman

📚 What’s Up, Maloo? by Genevieve Godbout

📚 What Red Was by Rosie Price

📚 Foul is Fair by Hannah Capin

📚 The Look-Alike by Erica Spindler

📚 All of Us by A. F. Carter

📚 My Big Bear, My LIttle Bear and Me by Margarita del Mazo

📚 The Girl Who Lost Her Shadow by Emily Ilett

📚 Finding Lucy by Eugenie Fernandes

📚 I Want You to Know We’re Still Here by Esther Safran Foer

📚 The Burning by Laura Bates

📚 The Fire and Darkness by Sinclair McKay

📚 You Too? by Janet Gurtler

Outside the Blogging Life

I spent a lot of time this past week hanging out with my dad and sister. On New Year’s Eve we had a nice dinner with Hungarian blood and liver sausage and mashed potatoes. My dad went to bed around 10:30 pm New Year’s Eve and I went to bed at 12:02 am after I wished my friends, my sister and my cat a Happy New Year.

Other than hanging out with my family, I’ve been planning what I want to do with my blog and making future posts about the books I’ve read. I think so far this year I’ve already finished one book and I’m about 40% finished another one which I hope to have read by tonight.

Tonight I’m heading back to London, and I plan on handing in my two-week notice at work. I’ve done a lot of reflecting on myself and what I want. This job is not what I want, I’m not happy; I’ve been having bad anxiety just thinking about going back to work, and it’s caused some panic attacks to occur. I’m currently doing what I love, talking about books and reading them. I know what I want to do for my career, and it’s not child care. In hindsight I wish that I figured this out in 2015 when I graduated from Brock University with my English Degree in hand.

For the upcoming week, other than handing in my resignation letter to work, it should be fairly quiet. I signed up to take some business courses at the local college to hopefully help me with this blog and with a crochet business I want to start to make some money. I also have a LOT of yarn that I bought over the last 6 years and some of it was donated to me.

I hope all of you had a restful break over the holidays and spent time with loved ones. See you guys on the next post!

4 thoughts on “Sunday Post – January 5

  1. So many great sounding books! I hope you enjoy them, Kaitlyn. What a brave decision to quit your job! I know it must not have been an easy one to make. It sounds like it is the best decision, especially given how much you hate it. I wish you all the best! Have a great New Year!

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    1. Thank you! I’m excited to start reading them. I spent a lot of time losing sleep and having mental breakdowns over my job. I began to realize that I was jeopardizing my happiness for this job that gave me very little in return – the pay is awful and it’s part-time which means I get no benefits or a pension. I feel so much happier and lighter now that I’ve made this decision.

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