On New Hair and Being Busy

I have sucked at two things this month: Reading and Blogging. The problem with running a book blog is that it gets a little difficult to blog when you havent really had time to read anything. So I thought I would make some time to sit and update you all on things while I enjoy a pasta salad. (Well, somewhat enjoy because it is making me feel rather sick) I think it is important to just chat with you guys sometimes rather than spending all my time throwing books at your heads.

The main reason for not blogging and reading lately is that I have simply been busy. Over the last three weeks I have had a convention to go to, (which takes up a whole weekend, involves preparing cosplays and generally leaves you very exhausted after), an event at work,(I work in digital marketing so you can see why I would be busy when a company plans an event) and I had a concert to attend yesterday. I went to see Green Day live and it was brilliant. ….Even though I had a full grown man dropped on my head at one point and my hearing is a bit messed up today.

Another reason for not blogging or reading is that I just haven’t felt like it. Being so busy is tiring so I just don’t feel like spending my free time reading. What free time I have I spend it fighting the urge to lay face down on the floor and simply not move. I also fear that I have read myself into a reading slump. I dont know about you but sometimes I have brilliant reading highs where I finish multiple books in a week and spend all of my time book shopping, but then I end up crashing into a reading slump. I will get over it. I always do. I haven’t stopped reading entirely but I have mostly been reading graphic novels.

On a vain and completely irrelevant note, I have had another big change lately. I shaved half of my head!

Don’t worry, I didn’t do it myself. I went to a professional stylist who specialises in alternative hair. It is a big deal for me because I never change my hair style. I have worn it loose and long for probably 10 years now. I barely wear it up. People usually try to deter me from cutting my hair so this time I didn’t tell anyone I was getting it done. I just did it. My hair is naturally black and silky so people hate it being cut and since shaving half of it off I have had to listen to a lot of “Oh no all of that lovely dark hair is gone” in various forms. They like the style, just not the idea of my hair being shaved off. Aw well, hair grows back. The important part is that I love it. The short side feels like a puppy when I stroke it.

So how have you been? Tell me something exciting that has happened to you this month. I would love to hear it.

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4 comments on “On New Hair and Being Busy

  1. Sarah says:

    I get into reading slumps sometimes, but I think it’s good to take a rest occasionally! Congrats on your new hair. 🙂 I had mine partially shaved for a while and I loved it!

    • The Spine Cracker says:

      Yeah I think that is all you can do in a slump. If you feel like you have to read it takes the fun out of it. And thank you 🙂

  2. I’ve been in a bit of a slump myself. And, like you said, it’s hard to book blog when you’re not reading books!!
    LOVE the hair!! Your hair is gorgeous! But beware when it grows back in lol. It will drive you insane! I shaved mine last year and decided to let it grow back. It’s a few inches long now and pokes out everywhere. So annoying!!

    • The Spine Cracker says:

      Slumps make blogging so hard! All you can really blog about are book slumps lol. And thank you! I have been warned about it being annoying when it starts to grow back.

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