Happy Monday! I am not actually sure a happy Monday is a thing. Lol. But on this Monday (February 25) it is 58 degrees (F) here in Kansas. The only nice day we are going to get for the next week. So, since I am going to be staying inside for awhile I thought today’s post would be about hobbies!

I have a few hobbies besides reading. I recently (about a year ago) picked up crochet. I am still a beginner, aka not very good. But slowly getting better.

My current WIP. Hairpin Lace Scarf

When it is nice out (40+ F) I have started running. I used to work out every day inside but I moved from a house to an apt and I don’t have enough room to do workouts in my place so I have been running 2.5+km.

I have a few TV shows I keep up with. Game of Thrones (of course!), I’m Sorry (hilariously inappropriate), Shameless, Bob’s Burgers, Rick and Morty, The Big Bang Theory, and a few more… But that is a few of them.

Rick and Morty

Last but not least this Blog! I love writing this every Monday! Even if I don’t always prepare properly. I love getting to know all of you readers and I hope you are having fun getting to know me. Until next week everyone!

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Hello, all you wonderful people. I hope everyone is staying warm in this crazy winter weather we are having here in the mid-west.

So I totally forgot today was Monday because I had the day off of work for President’s day. So I’ve been super lazy all day. And I didn’t know what I was going to write about until just 2 seconds ago. 😀

I want to talk about books that I have pre-ordered already! Everything exciting coming out!

So far this year I have preordered:

Children of Virtue and Vengeance by Tomi Adeyemi– the sequel to Children of Blood and Bone (Out June 4, 2019).

Shades of Magic Vol 1: The Steel Prince by V E Schwab– this is the graphic novel of her Darker Shades of Magic series (Out March 5, 2019).

Rick and Morty Vol 9 by Kyle Starks– This is the comic version of the TV Show (Out June 25, 2019).

Defy Me by Tehereh Mafi– #5 in the Shatter Me series (Out April 2, 2019).

Broken Throne by Victoria Aveyard– A set of novellas from the Red Queen series, also includes the 2 previously published novellas Cruel Crown (Out May 7, 2019).

The Shadowglass by Rin Chupeco– #3 in the Bone Witch series (Out March 5, 2019).

The Institute by Stephen King. A standalone novel that I’m not quite sure what genre it falls into, but it sounds amazing. (Out September 10, 2019)

And one that I should have pre-ordered but it somehow passed me by was Lady Smoke by Laura Sebastian– #2 in the Ash Princess trilogy(? I think its a trilogy). That came out Feb 5, 2019. But I just got it last Tuesday the 12th.

What books are you all excited about? I know there are lots more that are coming out that I am excited for, like the next Stalking Jack the Ripper novel but I have’t read Escaping from Houdini yet so I haven’t pre-ordered it. I also did not pre-order On the Come Up by Angie Thomas but I bought that the day after it came out. I am also super excited for the sequel to An Absolutely Remarkable Thing by Hank Green. Drop a comment below so I can get excited with you about your favorite books/series!

This book deals with drug abuse so if you have triggers with that, here is your warning.

Hello my fellow readers! This is coming at you a day late because I’ve been sick with a … you know, it doesn’t really matter. Today we are talking serious stuff.

Go Ask Alice by Anonymous(Beatrice Sparks) is a diary of a girl (Alice) who went to a party and someone laced her drink with LSD. And it is just her dealing with the trauma of that and what happens after you are addicted to drugs.

There are at least 9 of these books all dealing with different illnesses/diseases. I have 6 of them. I was obsessed with this kind of realistic fiction after I read Alice’s story. Go Ask Alice was originally released around 1971 and I think these stories only get more relevant as time goes. I have personally never been in a position to be drugged or even really try them so reading about it really hit hard.

There isn’t a whole bunch to say about this book besides if you have someone in your life who needs a wakeup call then you should definitely give this to them. If it isn’t a drug problem the other books deal with eating disorders, depression, bullying, coming out, and prostitution.

And…. while I was writing this I bought the other ones Beatrice edited in this ‘series’. 😀

I will list out all of the books in the Tradition of Go Ask Alice I have found and hopefully you will find one you like or can help someone in need.

Go Ask Alice

The Book of David

Calling Maggie May

Letting Ana Go

Jay’s Journal

Lucy in the Sky

Annie’s Baby

Almost Lost

Treacherous Love

It Happened to Nancy

Hello. I hope everyone had a great weekend. Did you watch the Superbowl? (if not, it was super boring!) I have a twofer for you today, since I didn’t post last week. I am starting to workout again and get myself on a better eating schedule… We will see how long that lasts. But today I am going to show you my first book haul of the year (which was what I was going to post last week) and my February reading list. 🙂

Here is my book haul!

January bookhaul

I grabbed these amazing books when Barnes and Nobles was having a 50% off sale! Everything there was less than $70. The Selection series, A Very Large Expanse of Sea, Damsel, Grim Lovelies, and Escaping from Houdini. I don’t know much about .. all but Escaping from Houdini. Lol. But they are popular and were on sale.

February reading list

And this is what I plan to read this month! I completed about 5 books in January so I am hoping I can get through all of these. I am already about 100 pages into Mother Knows Best. And I can’t wait to dive back into Amy’s Oz and see what happens next.

What is on your tbr this month? Any new exciting books you are looking forward too?

Hello lovelies.

I am sitting here thinking about what to write because I didn’t plan it out. I have been super busy this last week and now I’m stuck. I stayed up for the Blood Moon last night and I kind of just want to finish my book and watch TV and do absolutely nothing today but I am here. I know I have readers that check this out every Monday so I am not going to just not show up.

But this week will be about you! Instead of me trying to come up with something in my exhausted state. What books are you looking forward to in 2019? Any new series, series continuations? Anything I need to read right now!? Lol. I have so many unread books on my shelves, but of course, I am always looking for more. What else do you all like to do in your free time?

Any new(or old) TV shows I should be watching? I just binged my first show this year, and my binged I think the longest I watched for was like 4 hours but… whatever. You on Netflix! I really want to get that book now. Its by Caroline Kepnes, if anyone has read it and also watched the show I would love a comparison before I pick it up. I am currently in the middle of a Game of Thrones re-watch before it all ends in April.

Well lets open this up! Comment below or email me lookingglassbookshop@gmail.com and lets chat! I am so up for just talking books/tv/hobbies whatever with all of you!