Goooood morning, good afternoon, good night, hello friends! First things first: HOW ARE YOU? This is the first post I write since I am back from my hiatus and holidays, and it feels GOOD. I have missed you guys tons. I’m going to be a bit selfish for my first post back and talk about travelling, books and future projects, but but but…I am hoping to catch up on all of your lovely blogs!
To do that, I’m going to take part once again in the lovely special feature created by Kimba @ Caffeinated Book Reviewer. Alright, let’s get to it!
Where I went…
If you missed my previous post about me going on hiatus and my getaway projects, well, I was gone for almost three whole weeks (on, and off). Hard to believe, right? I spent two wonderful weeks with my sister exploring cities in England, strolling through bookshops and wanting to buy all the books, taking way too many pictures and sighing everytime I met someone speaking French, or recognizing my French accent. I could write many, many lines about everything we saw and did, but I’m going to take my travelling posts back and talk about it way more, so… instead, for those of you who missed these / aren’t following me on Instagram, here are a couple of pictures!
Beginning of the week, I left again with my family on a little road trip to Switzerland and Italy. This is one of the things I love about Europe, everything is close-by (I left only for four days!) and within short (traffic jams excluded) driving distance, especially from home. I discovered Zurich, which was lovely despite the rain, and fell kind of in love with the Lake Como and Lake Lugano in Italy. Again, leaving the details for another post, and leaving you with pictures!
What I Read…📚
Despite my time travelling, I managed to read two books, and I am almost done with a third. Time spent travelling between cities in England, on the plane and car well spent, if you ask me. Reviews coming soon!
I first read The Black Jewel, a fantasy story that was quite entertaining, even though it felt kind of predictable and was missing some kind of spark to make it completely memorable.
I devoured the fantastic Highly Illogical Behaviour in almost one-sitting. A lovely contemporary story with endearing characters you just want to HUG.
What You Can Expect Next On The Blog 💭
Even away on holidays, you guys and the blogging community has always been on my mind, and some of you can even remember me tweeting my guilt away and everything, ahah. To be honest, this was my first hiatus, and if I had a wonderful time, I still felt somehow at the back of my mind a little guilty / thoughtful about my blog and everything that will, was and would become of it while I was gone. ANYWAY!
This little time away from the blog got me thinking about my blogging rhythm, and… I’m glad and a bit nervous to prepare myself for the next step of Drizzle & Hurricane Books. As you may, or may not know, I graduated early July, and a lot of pretty non-exciting, nerve-wrecking and, well, adulting is on the way. To leave some place for that, I have come to make some decisions about blogging.
📈 I am slowly going to give up on doing Top Ten Tuesdays. Since the beginning of this blogging adventure, TTT has been a regular feature on the blog, and it brought me so many new followers, views, friends. I am not going to lie, TTT brought me some of my best blogging days in terms of stats. Why am I giving it up, then? Because. It takes me a LOT of time, and those are not my favorite blog posts. And I don’t WANT to blog for stats.
📚 So, from now on…what are you going to find on the blog? I am still the same, and I will keep on doing things, and bringing some new features and fun to the blog: bookish tags, bookish AND BLOGGING discussions, travelling blog posts, book reviews obviously, and on a less regular basis, writing. Souvenirs From Across The World is going to become a REGULAR feature (!!!). Nyx’s Corner is still going to be a monthly feature written by my sister and she has some great surprises and ideas.
I hope you will enjoy this new content, and new step towards Drizzle & Hurricane Books becoming a 100% original blog. And once again, thank you for sticking with me during my little hiatus!