April 30, 2024

Tell Me Something Tuesday Round-Up (March-April 2024)

Tell Me Something Tuesday is a weekly meme created by Heidi at Rainy Day Ramblings in order to discuss a wide range of topics from books to blogging (and some slightly more personal matters throw in for good measure). After Heidi stopped blogging (apparently for good), five of us took over as hosts while providing new questions. The current team is composed of Berls at Because Reading Is Better Than Real LifeJen at That's What I'm Talking AboutKaren at For What It's WorthLinda at Book Girl of Mur-y-Castell and Roberta at Offbeat YA. This week's question is... This time I'm doing a round-up of the two latest months' worth of questions, because I hate how I've been M.I.A. when it comes to the meme! 

March-April 2024 Round-Up
+ Question of the Day:

  • March 5th: Describe yourself in three words (a question I submitted)
Rebellious, stubborn, fussy 😅.

  • March 12th: Which book genres do you tend to avoid?
Romance/erotica (just nope...), fantasy (though I can occasionally read some sci-fi/fantasy hybrid, and I do like portal fantasy), historical, retellings (with some selected exceptions, like when Seanan McGuire is involved 😉), spy thrillers, western lit, christian fiction, nonfiction, MG (which, I know, it's NOT a genre)...I can't think of anything else.

  • March 19th: Where would you like to travel? (a question I submitted...reworded in a better way 😂)
I would...just like to travel, which in my situation isn't feasible. But I'd prefer to do that in my country, because even if I can technically speak English, it's more like, I can write English LOL - so I wouldn't feel at ease if I couldn't speak Italian. But I would LOVE to see Stonehenge in the flesh (or, you know, stone 😂).

April 01, 2024

Offbeat Offline: March 2024 (Plus Announcing the First Hiatus of the Year)

Welcome to Offbeat Offline, where I bring you up-to-date with what went on in my life during the month just gone, give you a sneak peek of my next shenanigans, and share my favourite posts of late!

What happened last month to yours truly? The hubs got some of the money he was waiting for but didn't make any progress on the walking front; I read some good books but got a stiff neck, and the dumpster fire house is screaming for vengeance. I'm tired and angry, but what's new? especially since, after 19 months spent tending to my bedridden husband, I can't see the end of the tunnel yet. Also, I have a ton of ARCs for review (well, five, but at the rate I'm reviewing, they might as well be a ton)...so I decided to take a hiatus this month. In the meantime, here's the rundown of my March...