Bookish Goals for 2018 – sorta half through the year update.

Another book post, eh? Well it’s either that, or an essay about menstrual pads. Count your blessings.

We’ve only got about 4 months left of 2018, so it’s about time I checked in with my reading goals etc., etc. Where am I with my reading challenge? Have I checked off any points in my tentative goal list mentioned in the (waaayy) earlier post? Did I decide to add any other guidelines to that list? Am I building enough anticipation to compel you to click on the ‘more’ tag and read the post?

Probably not, but here we go.

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Grocery Shop and Menu, vol. 1

I used to love make-up and clothes hauls, but now grocery and household hauls are all the rage for me. I don’t know if it’s because I’m getting old or because my consumption focus has shifted to food, but… yeah. Here’s what I bought this week, and what I intend to cook with it.

What I Bought

Hellooooo, fresh produce. Always the star of the show. Here we have tomatoes, cucumbers, and patty pan from my father’s neighbours, and fruit (peaches, nectarines, bananas, and a melon) I bought at the supermarket. I might end up buying some more fruit and fresh veg throughout the week.

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How to Get Out of a Reading Slump

May was spent participating in a bookstagram photo challenge and also buying books, sorting books, and reading about books in hopes to add some more interesting titles to my TBR – not that mine is short and in need of any new additions. As a result, I found myself in an epic reading slump, and thought of the ways to drag myself out of it. Here’s what I came up with – maybe it will help you as well?

(photo by Oxana)

Limit your choice

Choice is good, but when it’s wide, it’s hard to focus on something. If you have a lot of books, pick several for your TBR pile, and pretend that you’ve got nothing else.

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Honest Food

I love food, and I love cooking, but one thing I often forget is I can’t eat like normal people. I had hepatitis (the light form) as a child, and I damaged my pancreas and gallbladder as an adult with my stupid diet choices, so now we have what we have. If I want to have a slice of pizza, I need to prepare for that with weeks of light eating. My favourite drink, coffee, is a special treat that I can indulge in no more than several times a week, and only if I stick to my strict eating plan for a while, so that I am stable. I can’t grab breakfast on the go, because most options are a no go. Work lunches, so conveniently catered to us at our company and generally healthily prepared, are also an indulgence and an exception.

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