Monday, May 7, 2018

Where Have I Been??

Hey everyone and welcome back to my blog! I'm Genni, and today I'm just going to give a recap over my last two weeks!

What I've Been Doing!

It's been a good two weeks since my last post, and I've missed everyone! But I have a really good reason - finals! My finals started on the 30th, and by the time you see this post, I'll be done with my first year of college! Basically, I've just been studying nonstop. The week after the 20th (my last post) and before the 30th (my finals) were jam-packed with papers and projects, so I didn't have the time to put posts up that I was happy with. Then finals came, and honestly, it's been a blur of anxiety and stress! I'm actually writing this before my finals are done, so I can't really tell you that I'm stress-free as of yet. But, my hardest finals are done with, and I'm not worried about my last one, so that's a plus. As this was published, I'll be taking my last final. Now that finals are (kind of) over, expect to see me a lot more active on here! I want to go back to posting at least three times a week, and at least one of those being a book review. 

What I've Read!

Just because I've had projects and finals galore doesn't mean I wasn't reading. Reading has been a stress-reliever these past couple weeks, and I've been able to read some really great books. When you saw me last, I had just put up my review for Lady Midnight by Cassandra Clare. Since Lady Midnight I have read the following books!

  1.  Sanctuary by Caryn Lyx
  2. The Raven Boys by Maggie Stiefvater
  3. Fireblood by Elly Blake
  4. Rebel by Amy Tintera
  5. Call Me By Your Name by Andre Aciman
  6. Reign the Earth by A.C. Gaughen
  7. Emergency Contact by Mary HK Choi
  8. Obsidio by Amy Kaufman and Jay Kristoff

 What I'm Currently Reading!

So I finished Obsidio on the 2nd (it's the 5th as I write this), and I'm in a funk with what to read next. I'm currently listening to the audiobook of Heart of Betrayal by Mary E. Pearson and I just started reading my ARC of Lizzie by Dawn Ius. I'm liking Heart of Betrayal, but there's just something about Lizzie that isn't grabbing my attention right now. 


What You'll See Next!

Before my impromptu disappearance, I had some posts that I was planning. I want to review the books above, whether that be a full review or some mini-reviews. The review you'll be seeing next is Emergency Contact by Mary HK Choi. Spoiler: I really liked it, and even made some of my own graphics after I finished it.  I haven't been watching a ton of movies, so there won't be movie reviews for a bit. However, I do plan on seeing Avengers: Infinity War this week, so we'll see if I care enough to write a review for that. There's going to be a ~fun~ post coming very soon, but I don't want to tell you to ruin the surprise. :)

That's all I have today! Sorry for my abrupt disappearance, but I'm now back with my regular programming!

Thanks so much for stopping by and I'll see you soon with another post!

Happy Reading!

Genni @ Ready, Set, Read!


  1. Welcome back! Glad finals are over and you can relax!

    1. Thanks Angela! It's been great to just sit around and read now. :)

  2. Welcome back, Genni! Must be a great feeling!

    I just recently watched Call Me By Your Name and I loved it. Definitely going to try the book - on audio as it's narrated by Armie Hammer.

    1. It is!

      That's what I've heard! If I ever reread it, I'm definitely going to be listening to the audiobook. I hope you love it. :)

  3. Welcome back! I'm sure it must be such a relief to be done with finals. I look forward to seeing what you thought of Emergency Contact and Obsidio.

    1. Thanks Suzanne! It is! There was just an underlying level of stress at all times, and it's nice to have that all gone. At least for summer! :D

      Hopefully I'll get those reviews out by Monday and Friday!

  4. It is always a wonderful feeling when you are done with the semester. Congrats! Are you taking summer classes or will you have the summer off? Happy Reading!

    1. Thanks Kay! No, I'll be having the summer off! I just applied for some jobs, so hopefully I'll hear back about that. :)

  5. Congratulations on finishing your first year of university and conquering finals! Personally, I find finals week to be the worst week of the year (honestly who even came up with it???). My finals week is this week and there is so much stress but I'm hoping I'll get everything done with time to spare. I hope you have a great (and relaxing!) summer!

    Laura @BlueEyeBooks

    1. Thank you Laura!! Honestly, it's horrible. I don't understand why universities think that the best way to conduct finals is to have them all at the same time. Not only is it stressful to find where they are taken place, but I'm sure people don't do as well as the would have if they were spread out!

      Ahh good look Laura! You got this!! Sending you good vibes. :)

      Have a great summer as well!