Semi-Hiatus and Giveaway



You might have noticed that I haven’t posted as regularly this month as I usually do. In fact, I’ve only posted twice in the past two weeks, when usually I post on Tuesday, Thursday, Saturday and Sunday/Monday every single week.

I’ve just been struggling with work and real life, and I think I need to take a bit of a break. I’m an academic tutor/TA (whatever you want to call it) at university and I’m swamped with assignments to mark, which has pretty much made me lose the will to live. The last thing I want to do at the moment is read more words and write words/blog posts/comments. I know that I’ve been abysmal at commenting and replying to comments in the past few weeks and I think it would help immensely if I stopped writing blog posts for people to comment on (even though I LOVE your comments!).

I’m also going to be going on a two-week work trip in mid- to late-November and won’t be able to stay up to date with blogging and commenting while I’m preparing for the trip and when I’m overseas. So I’ve decided to take a bit of a short break. I have some posts planned (but have not written yet) and I intend to still post them but I have no idea when I’ll be able to reply to the comments. (I’ll be putting up an October haul and wrap-up soon. I’m part of the blog tour for Moon ChosenΒ by P.C. Cast so expect a post for that on November 3. And I plan to post my review of Heartless by Marissa Meyer on Tuesday November 8).

I will still be posting every Wednesday on Happy Indulgence as usual but for now, my posts on this blog will be pretty sporadic. I’ll resume blogging when I get back from my trip, but I might reduce the number of posts to 2-3 a week because 3-4 (plus one more on Happy Indulgence) is just too much for me to handle right now.

To make up for my absence and my terrible commenting record, here is a small giveaway:


The giveaway prize is a one month subscription to CraftedVan. You will be receiving their December package. (This giveaway is not sponsored. I just really love magnetic bookmarks.)


  • This giveaway will end at 11:59pm AEDT on November 8, 2016.
  • This giveaway is open to all countries that CraftedVan ships to (which should be every country).
  • There will be ONE winner who will win the December subscription package from CraftedVan. You can choose either the planner option or the booknerd option.
  • The winner will be chosen at random through Rafflecopter.
  • I will contact the winner on November 9th and if I don’t receive a response within 48 hours, I will choose another winner.
  • CraftedVan will be sending out the subscription package so I take no responsibility for damaged or lost parcels. However, I will liaise with CraftedVan if there are any issues at all.
  • I will be checking all entries and disqualifying invalid ones, so please don’t cheat!

Good luck!


25 thoughts on “Semi-Hiatus and Giveaway

  1. Emma says:

    What a cute sort of subscription box! I would have to go for the book nerd version, of course haha! πŸ™‚ So kind of you to do a giveaway like this!


  2. Nick says:

    Sorry to hear about all the work you have to deal with lately, Jenna. You definitely deserve a good break! Good luck with everything and take care of yourself! I will miss reading your posts, but I’ll be here when you’re back!


  3. Marie @ drizzleandhurricanebooks says:

    Best of luck for all the work, Jenna, and I hope you’ll feel a bit less swamped as time goes on. Also, have a wonderful and safe trip, and take care of yourself ❀
    Thank you so much for hosting this lovely giveaway (and making me discover, at the same time, this wonderful subscription! I love both options so much! πŸ™‚


  4. Lois says:

    Everyone deserves a good break now and then, especially when life’s getting hectic. If you still fancy a travel buddy I’d be more than happy to accompany you on the two week trip πŸ˜‰


  5. Reg @ She Latitude says:

    A break is always a good idea – I don’t know what it is but October has sucked all the energy out of me as well, and I just go home every day feeling SO exhausted. I hope you enjoy your trip and come back refreshed, Jenna! Can’t wait to see what you think of both Moon Chosen and Heartless. ❀


  6. Jess @ JBelkBooks says:

    I’m so sorry you’ve been so swamped lately, Jenna! I’m happy (for you) that you’ve decided to take a break, even though you will be missed!! I hope you treat yourself once in a while as well ❀

    -Jess @jbelkbooks


  7. Summer @ Xingsings says:

    Several of my friends are lab TAs, and I’ve heard how stressful being one can be. Good luck with everything and I hope you have fun on your trip (even if it is for work), Jenna! ❀

    Also, I laughed so hard that the giveaway you're hosting is for bookmarks. XD (I've been really good lately and haven't purchased a single one these past few months.)


  8. Valerie says:

    Awww I’m sorry about all the work, but I completely understand! I’m a TA as well, but I don’t have as much work as you do. Though I should be focusing more on my research project than blogging I suppose. But yeah, I hope you do come back soon, nice and refreshed!


  9. Monica says:

    A break is always nice. I’ve been on kind of an extended hiatus myself because school is killing me. I love craftedvan and think their booknerd subscription would be perfect!


  10. Parnita says:

    Hehe.. Its okay!! Sometimes breaks are good!!!
    Hopebu enjoyed your trip…!!!!!
    P.S. Booknerd option!!!


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