I’m Back: What Have I Been Doing? My Reading Plans & What’s Next on the Blog! πŸŒŸ

 πŸŒŸ Hi, guys! I hope you’re having a wonderful day full of good readings & incredible moments.❀️ Today I’m back on the blog after taking a week off and I’m really excited and VERY HAPPY to share my plans with you and tell you a bit about some changes that will take place in my life. πŸ˜Š You know that I usually take a week each year away from the blog and social networks, I call it “my detox week” and that always helps me to take care of myself, my mental health, and I also take the opportunity to be closer to my loved ones and take care of some mundane things that aren’t as fun as being here with you but important still πŸ˜…
I’ve never taken a week in December, so it’s new, for me the month starts today, so it will be shorter here on the blog, but anyway super excited to be back full of energy and super ready to check all your blogs and answer all your beautiful comments 😍, what I’ll be doing starting today, although I know it will take me a couple of days, so be patient with me the important thing is that here I am! πŸŽ‰ 
I decided to make this post to tell you that I’m back, to spend some moment together and you can tell me all about what you’ve been doing and what have you been reading, and also, of course, I want to share with you what I plan to read myself & some future plans for the blog that have me super excited, so I don’t want to make this introduction something so long,
just say want to say THANK YOU SO MUCH, because I know you’ve been supporting me even when I’m not here and that makes my heart and my soul happy, you’re a wonderful being and super precious to meπŸ₯Ί πŸ₯Ί πŸ₯Ί  Happy to be back, mis amores & GET STARTED!

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Well this week has been a very positive week in some aspects, but I’ve also had to face challenges, one of them is that I’ve decided to look for another job since the work environment in which I was, was absolutely toxic, so right now I have not jobbed, but I have a lot of faith that I’ll get another one soon, I’m a naturally very positive person, so I know that everything will be fine. It has been a challenge making the decision, though, but although on the one hand, it was difficult, on the other hand, it feels like freedom, I honestly know I deserve better treatment.
On the other hand, my family has been isolated by Covid-19. The thing is that one of my stepfather’s work colleagues tested positive, so now my stepfather has to take the test himself to know what will happen, for now, he’s isolated along with my mother and my brothers, I’m not though, because I live in another house so these days I’ve been doing the shopping for them and assisting them in everything I can.
It’s SO FREAKING scary, guys, but so far everyone feels good, so I have faith that everything will be fine in the end.
I want to take this opportunity to remember the importance of taking care of ourselves not only for ourselves but also to take care of others and be responsible above all, so wear masks and avoid crowds or closed places with many people. Send me all your energy, I’ll need it in the next few days.

On the other hand, I’ve been visiting my in-laws and my father in the countryside, and I’ve had incredible moments with them, so that makes me happy. I’ve been eating a lot of tasty things and I mean… I LOT of everything really lol, but I don’t regret it, I deserved it lol. I’ve been watching many movies, series, playing video games, I’m learning German & finally, I have decided to learn crochet, which never came to my mind until now, my grandmother is an expert knitter, but I don’t know if I can follow in her footsteps lol, for now, I bought thread and needles in the hope of creating something decent, we’ll see what happens.
always like to be doing new things and learning, so I’ve been trying many new things and it makes me happy, also I’ve dedicated time to myself and I’ve been in contact with nature. So despite the Covid news yesterday, I’ve had a positive and beautiful week, and I hope that 2021 brings new adventures and blessings to me and to all of you!
As you know, this blog is my baby and one of my most precious activities, so I hope to continue doing it much longer, but I do have to share with you that due to my job change or rather, my job search, my hours could change, and maybe I can’t post that often, anyway I HAVE NO INTENTIONS TO STOP BLOGGING, I love doing it, you always make me feel at home and I love reading, so nothing will change just maybe how often I do it.
Finally, I want to put you among my positive things and say THANK YOU, for each comment, I’ve been reading them, but I haven’t been answering yet, I promise to start soon, though, I’m very excited to dedicate myself this week to check out your blogs and your posts, I know that will keep me relaxed and entertaining right now which is when I need it most, and it’s always a pleasure to check out your incredible content.


As you can see I’ve had a busy week, so I haven’t had time to start reading anything, but I do have plans to start reading so I want to share with you! I’ll start reading my two ARCs because as I mentioned in my TBR, I want to prioritize them to get into the next year ARC-free.
My plan is to read A Curse of Roses by Diana Pinguicha & A Curse of Ash and Embers (Tales of the Blackbone Witches # 1) by Jo Spurrier!! They both sound amazing and they already came out, so if you have already read them let me know what you think about them!


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I’m excited to start planning my posts for this month, December is one of the most fun months to create content & above all, make lists!!! This month you’ll see all posts all related to the end of the year, from my favorite readings of 2020 to my least favorite & SO MUCH MORE!! posts like my favorite authors, my disappointments and surprises & favorite covers, which I love doing!!
I hope you’re ready cause OMG… I am!
Thanks again for being there for me, for every like, comment, and shared post it means a lot to me, I LOVE YOU! and I hope you decide to stay with me this month and accompany me to go through all these posts, so that you can also share your favorite books and all your opinions.


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Thank you for being here with me sharing every day, you’re incredible & I feel eternally grateful for all your love!❀️

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 πŸŒŸ I’d love to know What you’ve been up to? & What have you been reading? I hope December is treating you well.β˜€οΈ
Super excited to be back and even more so for all the posts to come! See you soon, beautiful people.
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41 thoughts on “I’m Back: What Have I Been Doing? My Reading Plans & What’s Next on the Blog! πŸŒŸ

  1. YOU are the amazing one Sofii ❀ I'm so glad that you left your toxic work environment. I understand having to choose between working at a place that is really bad for you but at least provides a paycheck versus leaving and trying to find something better but in the meantime not have that same income coming in. I know that you will find something better, just like what you said. You are such a positive person and I know that the right company, the right job, the right everything is going to come to you.

    I also cannot believe that you are going to start 2021 completely ARC FREE?! That is so amazing! I'd love to be at that level one day but I really have to buckle down and read and review the arcs that I have on my list. There's way too many and I've basically made it a point to stop signing up for any blog tours, don't request anything, and nothing arc related until I can get it down to a manageable level. Or get it down to zero like you!

    I'm so glad that you're back from your one week detox break, and I'm always so glad to see what you're up to on the blog and in life. ❀

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    • Leelynn, you’re an angel, thank you SO SO much for your beautiful words of encouragement. Leaving my job was a huge decision for me, but at the same time I know I’ll look back over time and know that I make the best decision, I have a lot of faith that there’s something better for me out there. I’m so glad you can understand the situation❀️❀️
      When I said ARC-Free, I actually mean starting 2021 without ARCs from 2020 πŸ˜…, that would already be incredible for me, and so I could start the year with a better organization, I really hate falling behind with my ARCs and not being able to give my opinion on their releases date, so I hope to improve even more in that the next year *fingers crossed* πŸ‘πŸ» πŸ‘πŸ»
      Aww, thank you SO much, beautiful!! Soon I’ll be doing blog hopping and I’ll visit your wonderful blog, I’m really excited. Thanks for the support and love, I appreciate it very much & I hope you have a beautiful day and an even better month! β˜€οΈ

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  2. With how many hours we work a week as a society, it is so important to have a work environment you can tolerate and is positive for you, or it can tear down the rest of your life. The ripple effects of the stress can be so strong. I’m glad you are looking for a more positive environment for yourself and I hope you find just the right spot.

    I’m glad you have been able to try so many new things over isolation! I think that is one of the ‘bright spots’ of 2020, is that many of us explored new hobbies. I know I’ve had to make better use of my time, but I still feel like I have lots of room to grow.

    This year I tried doing ARCs, but I get so behind on all of my other reading. I also find that I just prefer to read from finished copies. I think I may just stick to no ARCs moving forward. I’m looking forward to the holidays and setting some goals for 2021!

    Best wishes to you πŸ™‚

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    • Absolutely agree, for me the enviroment work as well as any place should be of respect above all, and when there’s not that, it’s very difficult to concentrate on anything else. Thank you SO much, Nikki, I have a lot of faith that I’ll find the best place for me. πŸ₯°βœ¨
      Yes, right? I didn’t expect to feel so creative sudently this year, but I’m surprised myself wanting to try new things and although I’m not good at all of them, it’s fun to try πŸ˜…πŸ‘πŸ»
      I have the same problem, I think next year should be more organized as for my ARCs!!!
      I hope you have the most wonderful holydays & that you’re having a great month, lovely. πŸ₯°
      Thank you SO much for your comment ❀️✨

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  3. Good luck with your job search! I wish you all the luck in that. I hope your stepfather is okay and continues to feel okay! The Covid cases are rising here and we’re in a bit of a lockdown here, but the cases are still going up. People still want to visit other because of Christmas. I think it’s only going to get worse before it gets better… again. :\
    I’m glad you had a great week away from blogging! πŸ’ž

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  4. I’m really sorry to hear about work environment. I’ve worked in a toxic work environment before and I understand how seriously detrimental it can be to your mental health!!! Good luck in your job search!! πŸ’•πŸ’•πŸ’•

    The books you read look amazing and I’m impressed at how many new things you are learning. I really need to take some time off.

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    • Thank you SO much, love!!! ❀️ It was really a difficult decision, but I know that in the long run it will be the best for my mental health. 😊
      Aww, thanks! in fact, I’ve never tried so many things like this year, I can say that 2020 has been positive in that regard. πŸ˜…
      I hope you’re having a beautiful month πŸ₯°

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  5. Good luck with your job search! I’m sorry that your previous work environment was so toxic.

    I haven’t read either of the books you mentioned, but they both look really good. I hope you enjoy them!

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  6. Welcome back, Sofii!!!❀️ It’s so important to have a work environment that makes you happy, so good luck on your job search! I know that like you said, you will find a better workplace, and they will be so lucky to have you!πŸ’•I also hope your family and stepdad continue to feel ok. And also both of those books look so good! I haven’t read either of them, but I hope you enjoy them. I’m glad you enjoyed your break, and I’m so happy to have you back! ❀️❀️❀️

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    • You’re very sweet, really thank you SO much for your words!!! ❀️❀️❀️ I know there will be something better out there *fingers crossed* My stepfather tested negative for Covid, so I feel much calmer now, it really is a relief. πŸ₯Ίβœ¨
      Thank you so much, lovely!!! I’m enjoying A Course Of Roses, it’s a very unique book.
      I hope you’re having a wonderful month πŸ₯°

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  7. I’m so sorry about your toxic work environment ! But good on you! It takes a lot of courage to make that big of a change. But it’ll be worth it in the long run when you find the job of your dreams that’s also a healthy work environment πŸ₯°. And I hope things are okay with the COVID tests. My thoughts are with you and your family ❀️ I’m excited to see your December posts now!! I’m working on a few end of the year and Christmas posts at the moment πŸ₯°

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    • Thank you so much, gorgeous!!! It was really difficult to make the decision, but it’s also a relief in a thousand ways, so I have faith that I will find something better. 🀞🏻✨
      My stepfather tested negative, so super happy to know that my family is healthy, thank you for your beautiful words. ❀️❀️❀️
      I can’t wait to see your posts!!! 😍

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  8. Glad to hear you are back! I am sorry about the toxic work environment, but I am glad that you are free of it now and looking for a new, better job! You will find what is right for you. I can’t wait to read your upcoming blog posts. You have amazing posts and you are so inspiring! I hope your family is okay and I will pray that they stay healthy and, in the event that they do get sick, they have the strength to conquer the virus! XOXO❀️

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    • Thank you so much, honey, you’re so kind, I have a lot of faith that there’s something better for me out there. πŸ₯Ίβœ¨
      Awww, thanks!!!! I’m excited to share with you all those exciting end of the year posts. πŸ˜πŸ‘πŸ»
      You’re a real angel, thank you for your wishes for my family, thank God my stepfather tested negative for Covid, so it’s a great relief. πŸ™πŸ»
      I hope you have a beautiful end of the year ❀️❀️

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  9. i’m so happy you’re back sofi!! just seeing your post in my reader made me smile, because you’re the kind of person who spreads warmth and love everywhere simply through your words ❀ i’m so sorry about the toxic work environment, but i’m also so happy that you took the initiative to get up and leave, because that is amazing of you!! i have no doubt at all that soon (probably in the next week), you will find an amazing job with the absolute best people!! ❀❀

    i’m also positive that your family will definitely get better soon, because my cousins other grandparents also got covid, but they recovered super quick, and i’m in no doubt that all of your family will soon!! i know it’s scary now, but 2020 has been the worst, and if we all wear masks, and perform social distancing, we will overcome it, and everything will eventually pass πŸ₯Ίβ€

    on a brighter note, i’m SO excited for your december posts, sofi!!! they all sound so amazing, and i can’t wait to be reading all your amazing words once again!! also going into 2021 ARC free!!? that sounds absolutely wonderful – but i have like 6 to catch up on, so i think a more realistic goal for me would be go into 2020 with 2-3 ARCs!! we’re so excited to have you back πŸ₯Ίβ€

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    • Aww, that really means the world to me!! ❀️ You’re so sweet. πŸ₯ΊπŸ₯ΊπŸ₯Ί Thank you so much, gorgeous!!! Your words make me feel much better, leaving my job was difficult, but the best decision, I have faith that there’s something better for me out there.😊
      My stepfather tested negative for Covid today, so I’m super happy and relieved that my family is healthy 😭😭 I’m SO glad that your family is well after going through that, it’s definitely scary. I’m ready for 2021, I swear! πŸ™πŸ»
      I’m so excited to share all of my end of the year posts with all of you, it’s one of my favorite things of the year. 😍✨
      In fact I’ll not be completely ARC-free, but I meant that they’re my last ARCs of 2020, and thus I’ll get into 2021 without ARCs of this year which is incredible!! πŸ˜…
      I wish you all the luck with your ARCs, I know you can do it!!πŸ‘πŸ»& have a beautiful day ❀️

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  10. Good luck with the job search, Sofii! I know what it’s like to work in a toxic place–my last job was like that. Finally after trying for a while to get out I found a new place which I love. I hope the best for you!

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  11. Welcome back!! πŸ’• So sorry to hear that your family has been isolated because of the virus, I hope everything will turn out to be okay!! πŸ™
    I also love doing the end of the year posts, so I look forward to reading yours! University has me busy as well but blogging is genuinely a thing that makes me feel so happy and relaxed ❀

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  12. Oooo I am super excited to read about all the exciting posts you have planned for the end of 2020, end of the year content is really fun to read and create πŸ’•

    COVID-19 sucks so much and I hope everyone in your family has a quick recovery and is back to the best of health soon, sending positive thoughts your and your families way πŸ’•

    Job hunting can be very scary, I am graduating soon and am in the job market myself so from one job Hunter to another, we’ve got this πŸ’ͺ we’ll find good and amazing jobs soon πŸ’•

    I hope you have a great time reading those books πŸ’•

    Have a good day and happy reading πŸ“–

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  13. I’m so sorry to hear you’ve been working in a toxic environment and I’m glad that you left it, I wish you all the very best for your job hunt, and sending lots and lots of love to you and your family, take care of yourself always ❀ ❀ ❀

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    • Thank you SO much, gorgeous!!! ❀️ I have missed your beautiful blog and you so much!!! I hope to catch up with your posts very soon πŸ₯Ίβœ¨ & really, thank you for your comment and your words, means a lot 😊❀️

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  14. Ah yay glad you had some time off, but hope you’re safe and healthy. So excited to have you back though (even though I’m reading these all in one day hehe). Sending all the love your way and hope you read all the books xoxo

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