Weekly Check-in: starting off my “29 in 29” goal for February

February 3, 2024

weekly check-in

It’s time for a weekly check-in!

life update

Look at me, actually posting my check-in after only a week! I mean, I still didn’t get it posted on a weekday like I meant to, but we’re getting somewhere lol. It’s been a bit of a rough week. My great-grandparents have been very sick and my great-grandpa passed away Wednesday night, so we traveled several hours each way to visit my great-grandma and some other extended family on Thursday. I took yesterday as a self-care day and took the day off work to spend it with my spouse. We went to a used bookstore near us and I found a ton of discounted horror DVDs for $1-2 and lucked up on a really nice condition copy of the Fairyloot edition of A Dowry of Blood, so it was a nice way to bring some happiness into the end of the week!

just finishedI didn’t do too much reading over the past week, unfortunately. Two of these were super short reads, like 100pg or less. I’m hoping to finish another book later tonight, but I’m not going to update this again before it uploads, so it’ll have to go in next week’s post. I’m aiming to finish one book per day all month, but it’s pretty late and I’m getting tired, so tonight’s finished book might just have to be one of the super quick novellas I have on my kindle.

📚 current reads 📚

I feel like I’m making such slow progress on these! Maybe I should’ve set my current reading limit to 4 instead of 6 just so I wouldn’t be able to sit on the same 5 books for weeks on end. 😂 The worst part is that I’m enjoying all of them a LOT except for Christmas and Other Horrors, which has been hit-and-miss for sure. I’m writing this post on Friday night and I’m actually about to start House of Flame and Shadow with Misty, but I’m going to start that while laying in bed and I don’t feel like coming back and updating this later. 😂

and everything else We watched Inside (2007) last night, which I had seen years ago but didn’t remember AT ALL, and it was fantastic. I think French horror films are honestly just on this totally different playing field and I’m never disappointed. If you want something really gruesome and high-stakes to watch, it’s on Tubi (a legal, free, ad-supported movie site) and I highly recommend it!

What are you reading right now, or what did you recently finish? Is anything exciting happening in your life? Let me know in the comments!



More about Destiny @ Howling Libraries

Just a horror aficionado/geek girl trying to juggle motherhood, reading, blogging, gaming, and everyday life.

    1. I’m sorry this past week was a tough one. I hope the weeks to come are nicer to you and I’m excited for our 29 in 29 challenge this month.

    1. Oh no, i’m so sorry to hear that. My friend also had a few loss this past 9days (3 to be specific) – dont push yourself too hard & take care of yourself!

      Hopefully next week is a bit better

        1. She’ll be okay! Mainly in shock right now, but thanksfully reached out to help and im here to help her as much as I can!

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