(PHOTO TAKEN FROM THE WEB)
It's been a while since I've been active on my blog. I'm sorry if I wasn't able to drop by, post a review, or participate in any of the memes. I didn't post anything for a couple of weeks now, and to tell you honestly, I really missed blogging so much. The reason I stopped blogging for a while is because I got pregnant with my second child, with my new son (yes it's a boy!). I am 18 weeks pregnant today, happy and excited and overwhelmed. We've been praying for another child since last year and God is so good that He gave us another one this year. Our first child turned four last September and by that time I was already two months pregnant. We're expecting our baby on April 2013 and I am so excited! But along with my pregnancy my priorities changed, my routines got affected, and my moods aren't the same as before. Since I got pregnant with my second child, my mood affects my interest to read books and much more to write reviews. It's been a while since I last visited the bookstore and buy books. It's been months! I miss it. I miss reading. I miss sleeping late at night just to finish a favorite book. I miss writing reviews afterwards. I miss finding new books to read on Goodreads. I miss talking to fellow bloggers. I miss having the chance to talk to different authors and do some guest posts and interviews and blog tours. I miss the whole book blogging community and I miss Books4Juliet. It's just that, I am always tired and sleepy and all I wanna do is lay down in bed or in the sofa, thinking... playing games on my phone or ipad. I've been busy with my son's schooling too--doing his costumes for school and accompanying him in their school activities, plus assignments and exams. All these got all my time and I hardly had enough energy to read during the night. I got sick and my allergies are in full force now that I got pregnant. It was irritating, actually. But over all these things, I'm happy and enjoying my journey. I love being a mom and nothing in the world could ever replace the fulfillment and happiness I get for being a wife to my hubby and a mother to my children. Slowly, I feel like I'm getting back the mood to read and write reviews again but I can't promise anything. For the last couple of weeks I only read a few books. I know I'm waaay behind my Reading Challenge this year, but I'm not losing hope that I will get through it by the end of December. I don't know but I will try.
By the way, here are the books I managed to squeezed in my schedule and moody days but wasn't able to write the reviews (sorry!):
If I Stay by Gayle Forman (2 Coffee Cups)
Pushing the Limits by Katie McGarry (5 Coffee Cups)
Onyx (Lux #2) by Jennifer Armentrout (5 Coffee Cups)
The Perfect Game by J. Sterling (5 Coffee Cups)
I started The Raven Boys by Maggie Stiefvater, but I'm not finished with it yet. It was slow for me. I still want to finish it but I don't know when.
Anyway, I finished Rebel Heart by Moira Young and posted my review here (yes, I wrote a review!) I'm not sure if I'm ready to return and blog again, but I will try to post a review (or maybe two) every once in a while.
Until then, I wanna wish all of you in advance, a very Merry Christmas and I hope that you won't get tired of visiting my blog every now and then. I'll be back! Thank you for all your support and love and understanding. Keep reading. Keep dreaming. I miss you all. Xoxoxo.
P.S. Here's a picture of me and my son taken last week on my 17th week :)