Wishing everyone another happy Friday! I hope your weekends are good and filled with things that make you smile.
Today, in addition to sharing some of the books that I plan on reading over the weekend and into next week, I hope to bring you tidings of what’s been happening in this biblio-blogger’s life. Most of what I want to share is really great, while the rest are just hopeful and positive updates.
The very first thing I would like to share with everyone is that Sir Boyfriend has levelled up to Sir BETROTHED!! I made an announcement on Twitter, as well as my BookTube channel, but I realised that I had yet to mention it here. A couple of weeks ago, in a very spontaneous moment of fluffy, warm feelings, I proposed to him. It was actually a bit awkward and emotional, but it was quite perfect for us. Lucky for me, he said yes. While I’m pretty nervous about getting married, I also feel immensely blessed to have found a partner who is not only my best friend, but also my biggest supporter in life. There truly is no better feeling than to be in a relationship with someone who treats you like an equal, respects you for who and what you are, and can love you unconditionally. So, even with the tingly butterflies of fear, I’m quite ecstatic! We have decided to have a bit of a long engagement as we sort out some things in our personal lives and prepare to settle down together.
Aside from the engagement, my health has been on a steady incline towards wellness. My heart is still weak and will continue to deteriorate slowly, but there are many things that I can do to help it survive for a long time before I will require a transplant. These lifestyle changes really fucking intimidate me, I won’t lie. But I’m also looking forward to them because I know it will help me live a much more fulfilling life. The biggest change will be in my diet. I’m going to be changing to a mostly vegetarian diet with some pescetarian inclusion. What that means is that I will no longer be eating meat–chicken, beef, lamb, etc. For the most part, I will be a vegetarian who eats lots of veggies and fruits, with occasional indulgences in fish as there are many health benefits to eating certain kinds of seafood and I just really fucking love halibut. So, if there are any pescetarian, vegetarian, or vegan followers out there, please share some recipes or cookbooks, and any advice you can offer with me! I would be so immensely grateful.
Lastly for this life update, I would like to say that I have finally reached a point in my life where I can handle my anxiety and Depression enough to be able to leave my house. It’s something I don’t discuss often at all, but due to my anxiety and panic disorders, I have pretty severe agoraphobia. I rarely leave the house unaccompanied by Sir Betrothed. But through the practise of many coping techniques and facing the issues that contribute to these disorders heavily, I have been learning to take steps towards being more independent outside of the house. This is a huge step for me! It’s nerve-racking as all fuck, but also very motivating.
Anyway, that does it for the life update. I like to check in with y’all when I can and share some titbits about my life because I feel it helps me be less of an invisible alien. I also hope to build rapport between myself and everyone who chooses to support me in my blogging endeavours. Thank you for reading. I appreciate you all so very much. Your support and comments on BiblioNyan have been extremely inspiring to me and has been immensely beneficial towards helping me make as much progress as I’ve been making recently. 💖💖💖
Alrighty, time for bookish fun!
The Last Oracle (Sigma Force #5) by James Rollins
A dying homeless man leaves behind an old relic that’s traced back to the Greek Oracle of Delphi, which turns out to be a key to an unbelievable conspiracy dating back to the Cold War. What if you could bioengineer the next prophet such as Jesus of Nazareth, or the Prophet Muhammed? Sigma Force is called in to unravel the mysteries and stop the people who wish to bring a second coming of religious strife.
Ink and Bone (The Great Library #1) by Rachel Caine
In a world where the physical ownership of books are banned, The Great Library reigns supreme, governing all of the knowledge in the world. Yet, Jess Brightwell, a believer in The Great Library, has obtained all of his knowledge from illegal books. When he’s sent to be a spy for his family, and his friend gets arrested heresy, Jess discovers that The Great Library holds the value of knowledge above all else, including that of human lives.
A Torch Against the Night (An Ember in the Ashes #2) by Sabaa Tahir
In this sequel to the popular young adult fantasy, Laia teams up with an unlikely person in order to break into the prison that houses her brother; the Empire’s most secure and dangerous prison no less. Meanwhile, a young woman, Helene, has a battle of her own to fight, one that will bring her face-to-face with the person she cares for most as she’s tasked to take their life for treason.
BTOOOM Volume 18 by Junya Inoue
In this volume of an explosively action-packed manga serial, Ryōta Sakamoto faces inner demons in the wake of tragic losses. As he struggles to gain his composure, the lives of his closest friends hang in the balance, and he’s the only one who can save them from certain doom!