WWW Wednesday

To start today off with a Queen-reference – one of my favorite bands ever by the way – “I’m going slightly mad!” Yesterday was one frustrating day. Waiting all day for my work’s VPN to kick into action, which never happened, had me stressing out so much. I did start a course I was eyeing a while back but ended up passing on. So, from now on I’ll also be focusing on learning how to edit texts! Hopefully one day I’ll be editing manuscripts or something, haha.
Let’s just hope it gets a bit better from now on because with all the lockdowns and social isolation.. I really am going slightly mad. I’m not one to sit inside all day and it’s doing my head in not to be able to go outside. We’re all in this together and we’ll get through it!

But now, let’s look at my reading of the past week!

As always, covers link back to the Goodreads-page, so feel free to check them out!

Current read

Legendary (Caraval, #2)The Machines of Theda (The Monster of Selkirk, #3)The Opposite of Falling Apart

I decided to kick Yes No Maybe So off my current reads for now. It didn’t grab me from the start and I now avoid picking it back up again. I don’t want to force myself through it, especially since I saw some amazing reviews, but putting it aside for now is definitely the right decision! Apart from that I made some progress on Legendary which I only listen to in the evenings when Jamie’s sleeping. I also started The Opposite of Falling Apart which is so good! I’m enjoying the rep in this book! As for my physical read, I started The Machines of Theda, the third book in The Monster of Selkirkseries. I read the first two books a long while ago, so reading the sequels is a must this year.

Finished reading

I didn’t finish anything since last week, but I’m not pressuring myself either. It happens. And life is one hectic party right now so.. yeah. I do hope to have finished at least one read by next week’s update though!

Reading next

Right now, I’m not really hoping to read a specific book next. I want to focus on my current reads first. I do know I’m very, very tempted to pick up Red Hood still. It’s one of the few physical ARC’s I have left to read so.. fingers crossed maybe? I also got approved for Sword in the Stars yesterday – which had me jumping up and down because it’s one of my most anticipated sequels! Definitely high chances of me picking this up sooner rather than later!

Red HoodSword in the Stars (Once & Future #2)

ARC overview

Of Silver and ShadowThe Raven and the Dove (The Raven and the Dove, #1)Wicked As You Wish (A Hundred Names for Magic, #1)Sword in the Stars (Once & Future #2)
Salty, Bitter, SweetFinding Balance (Brave Enough, #2)Red HoodBeach ReadThe Knockout

How are you holding up? How are you feeling?
What’s on your TBR for this week?




12 thoughts on “I’M GOING SLIGHTLY MAD. – WWW: March 18th

  1. I’m Hanging in there i was sick back in February so I haven’t been out of the house since then so yeah I totally relate to going mad. How are you focusing on reading my anxiety is giving me major reading slump.


    1. Oh yikes! That has to be even tougher! I’m honestly switching up what I’m doing during my me-time so I don’t get burnt out on reading. I’m playing my switch, working on my blog, started a course on editing texts too. Apart from that, reading-wise, I’m also switching up the formats I’m reading and the genres. It helps a ton!


  2. I don’t know if it will help with your stuck-indoors madness, but I know a number of zoos and museums and stuff are doing virtual tours and zoos are setting up live-feeds of the aquariums and such so you can watch the animals and relax…maybe that will help you feel almost as if you’re going out and about?

    Hopefully by more places shutting down and going the self-isolation route, we can help this situation end sooner rather than later. It sucky to be in such an uncertain position. It’s like all we can do is hope that it gets better.

    At least your little guy has plenty of toys to keep occupied with. That’s good. And it seems like you have a decent amount of books to keep you busy if need be. So that’s kind of a good thing, right?

    I hope things are going as well as they can be for you, your other half, and your little guy. Happy reading!


    1. I saw that passing by and put it on my “Don’t go insane”-list with things to maybe do when I feel like losing my mind, haha. Pretty sure I’ll try and find a livefeed of an aquarium soon so I can let Jamie watch the fish swim around and around. Think he’ll like it. 🙂

      Exactly. It’s important to realize why life has to be like this right now, but it’s also highly frustrating to then hear and read about stupid people not realizing how severe this entire thing is and simply go out and about like they would any ordinary weekend. It’s been on the news here how the police had to put containers as road blocks so people wouldn’t go to the coast? Like.. Just stay at home, ffs..

      True! Although I do wish I had more time to read. Seems like every time I’m allowed reading time / me-time, something happens to cut it short or cancel it entirely. Which isn’t helping my mental state either. But I’ve been a bit better.

      Thanks, Dani! Hope you’re okay as well! 🙂


    2. I’m as good as I can be right now. Still going in to work every week day because my workplace has been deemed essential. It means that I am trying to be as careful as I can when going out. When we went grocery shopping over the weekend we grabbed enough food to cover the next two weeks so we don’t feel like we should make several trips to stores. And I wash my hands a lot, both at work and at home.

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    3. I hate the places that are labeled “essential”, but that’s probably because my OH’s workplace has that same label. They make food packaging amongst other things. He’s uncomfortable having to work still, but.. He knows he has to. And at least we’re maintaining our income – something a lot of others are struggling with..
      I feel you! Gust had been freaking out about the virus for a while now – even long before it got to Belgium – so we’ve stacked up on food about six weeks ago. We’re good for two months, I think.


    4. That’s why I’m glad that my fiance and I both are maintaining our income. We would barely be able to cover bills and food on unemployment…and that’s if I can get my student loans to stop during the craziness. Our workplace is still working on distancing employees and such, but they take everyone’s temperature when they come in.

      Good for you. It’s great to not have to panic about food. There’s too many people panic buying and hoarding here. It makes it difficult for the rest of us to get important items.


    5. I hope it doesn’t come to that. Keeping my fingers crossed for you guys! They should totally be flexible with the loans during this time. It’s not like any of us asked for this to happen.. I haven’t been at my workplace for three weeks now – it’s weird thinking there are still people there. Last I heard there were two people working on our entire floor. Normally there’s over 80 people. So weird.

      True. We bought stuff to make our own bread even and luckily too. Every time we want to buy a fresh loaf, our baker’s all out. It’s horrible for the people who’re still working and have even less of a chance to go the moment they open..

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    6. I appreciate the positive thoughts. Oh, they declared that temporarily the interest on student loans would be reduced to 0%, but that literally does nothing to help me. Because our company makes household and commercial appliances, we’re considered necessary operation. Homes and companies and hospitals and the like need to be able to have access to dishwashers, washers and dryers, ranges, refrigerators, etc. So hopefully we’ll be able to keep working and stay healthy.

      I couldn’t even buy the stuff to make bread. Flour and yeast and milk and eggs are all pretty much sold out in stores. When small batches of milk, eggs, water, etc arrive in stores they limit it to one per item per person/cart, but it’s still not enough for everyone to get what they need.

      And right now most stores are open from like 8am-8pm, and my fiance works 5:30am-4pm and I work 3pm-11pm, so we have very limited time to get to the stores. Thankfully we have a decent stock of ramen noodles, so we should be okay for a bit. Our meals just might start to feel boring and repetitive, but at least we’ll have food.


    7. Ugh. That’s a shit “benefit” if you can even call it that. We got frustrated because people who are temporarily out of a job get a lot of benefits. They don’t have to pay electricity / water for an entire month, they get this bonus, they get that advantage. Meanwhile the people who keep on working get nothing to compensate for the risks taken. It’s.. frustrating.. Like.. We could also use some extra money.. [The people who’re temporarily unemployed still get their full pay paid by a government company so.. yeah..]
      I’m hoping you can keep on working!

      Yikes. That’s awful. They announced today that quarantine will be until at least April 19 instead of 3, so that’s two weeks longer at the least. Luckily the “mad shoppers” have calmed down by now. It’s only at times that used to be busiest that there’s possibility of having to wait an hour before being able to enter the store or have things sold out but overall it’s okay.

      See! I hate how they don’t take THAT into account. Not everyone is able to easily to their shopping during “normal hours”. I can see how your meals might get repetitive though.. Maybe buy some herbs you don’t ordinarily use to mix flavors up a bit or something?

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  3. Hey, apparently the best people are mad, completely bonkers. I’m sure you will be fine. How is your little one dealing with being cooped up?
    Are the arcs all to-be-read? I heard Of Silver and Shadows should be quite good. 🙂

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    1. Haha. He’s doing fine! We have tons of toys we had hidden to swap out if he ever got bored of some so we’re using those in some kind of rotating system to keep him entertained. So far so good. 🙂
      Yup, I have yet to read all those ARCs. Hoping to get to them in time although I’m sure I’m already behind on some. :’)

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