Monday, November 18, 2013

Diary Entry

Diary Update 
November 18th 2013

The burnout bug is over
I'm sure that I'm not the only one to have burn out. Well it's been a battle all month between blog and reading burn out it's been a killer. However I seem to be on the downward spiral. Since it's Monday it's the perfect day to get back into the groove which I'm honestly missing.

 I hit my all time low only two books last week. I know horrible right? Just kidding. I really wanted to reach my goal this year of 200 books but right now I'm at 147. That's a lot of books for a month and half. Well I guess I could cheat and read short books but that's not really my style.

Other bloggers have started posting their 2014 challenges and I'm kind of excited. I'm going to try hard to not accept as many review copies with the new year as well as not as many review tours. I loved reading review books but I've missed out on so many I want to read and even own. Plus I'm so behind in my favorite series. I don't want blogging & reading to turn into a job because I love it so much and would be sad if I hated it.

Currently reading
Darkness Falls by Jessica Sorensen (Goodreads)


“Yeah, I got that, since the silver didn’t kill you,” he says. “But we had to know for sure.”
“But you still have me chained up,” I point out the obvious.
“Because we’re still not sure about you,” he says. “You did some things that are strange.”
“Like what?” I scratch my wrist, the cuffs digging into them.
“You can walk with the vampires.” He says this softly as if he worries someone will hear him.
My hands fall to my side. “How do you know that?”
He shuts his eyes and shakes his head, like he’s in pain. “Because we were watching you that night, during the rainstorm.”
“So you just watched as all our lives were threatened?”
A lantern flashes above his head and he stares up at it. “We were going to save you—it’s what we do every time the Gathering happens. But we were running late that day and didn’t make it there before dark. And when we did find you, you were, standing out in the dark, in the middle of the rain, while all the vampires scattered, trying to get away from you. We didn’t know what to do.”
“So you what? Just left us?” I say. “Why bother even returning?”
“We didn’t just leave you,” he says. “We had to come back and tell Dominic what happened. And he told us to go get you and bring you back to him.” He kicks at the floor with the tip of his boot. “I’m sorry, Kayla. I really am. But this is the way things are done around here. We have to be careful that we don’t bring anything dangerous in.”
“Then this place is no better than The Colony,” I say.
“I’m sorry you feel that way.” He turns for the doorway.
“I’m not a vampire,” I call after him, yanking at the chains. “I’m not a blood thirsty monster—I can’t be.”
But he’s already out the door and I choke on my words. I slump down on the floor and lean my head against the wall. Is this how it’s always going to be? Am I always going to be locked up?
“Sometimes people will fear you, what you can do,” Monarch says. “That’s why we have to keep you who you really are hidden until the time is right.”
I glance around, even though I know the voice was in my head. “And when will that time be?” I call out, listening to my voice echo through the tunnel.
Time slips away, I lay down on the ground, like a lonely soldier, resting my eyes to prepare myself for whatever comes next.

So far I'm captivated with the book. I really like the first cover not sure how I feel about the new cover. I'm about half way done should be done this morning or early afternoon. 

I'm hoping to read at least five books this week so I got to get a move on and stop slacking. 

Around the blogosphere
I enjoy reading blog posts from the long list I follow. It takes me hours to read all my emails. Plus I got to check out bloglovin. Since I've had burn out the last few weeks I've got nothing new to share because I've just not spent the time. Today I'm excited to read everyones posts.

Hopefully next time I'll have fun stuff to share =D

Happy reading.

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