Mid Year Book Freak Out Tag // Gushing about my 2020 reads + me trying to be concise

For some reason, it is already July?

Which means it’s time to look back on the year (in terms of my reading) so far. I always love doing these sorts of posts, and I’ve read some pretty good things in the first half of the year, so I figured I would do this post before it got too late.

And yes, I know I disappeared for a few weeks? I’m really trying not to do this, but some personal things came up (+ rising senior stress) so that I wasn’t in the best headspace to blog. But I’m back, and I’m really going to try my best to be consistent. You all are such gems and I love you all so much ❤️

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In a book blogging slump? Here are 10+ tips to re-discover that creative spark (ft. sides of motivation and societal reflections)

If you are a blogger who is staying home, there is a good chance that you’re feeling creatively stuck and feel yourself falling into a blogging slump.

And that is perfectly okay, and quite frankly, normal.

I completely feel you on that. I have been struggling immensely with trying to get back into blogging and to just generate posts, especially when staying at home has you feeling kind of sluggish.

Therefore, I decided to compile this post of 10+ tips for you that can help you get out of that blogging slump and to rediscover your creativity.

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The Percy Jackson Book Tag // ft. me attempting not to repeat books + small text

So if you didn’t know, Percy Jackson is getting an adaptation.

And I, like the entire planet, am hyped about it!

While Percy Jackson was not my number one series as a child, it was still so critical in shaping me as a baby reader and just in my reading journey in general, so I thought this was fun to do, especially since both May @ Forever and Everly and Lily @ Sprinkles of Dreams tagged me in it. I love you both (and everyone needs to follow them now if they haven’t already) ❤

Note: While I did not address this last week as I had scheduled my post before everything blew up, I wanted to take a second to address the current political turmoil and the Black Lives Matter movement across the world. As someone with the privilege of having a platform, it’s so important for me to use it, so I’ve linked some organisations you can check out or donate to below:

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What I Read In Quarantine: Tier-Ranking Edition! (ft. graphics, favourite reads + new formatting)

During the time I disappeared, I … did read some books?

But since this is a book blog, we’re going to talk about them, but with the twist of tier ranking them!

If you all have (somewhat) kept up with the book internet (mostly book twitter and BookTube), you know that tier ranking is a massive trend. And since I too love following the crowd ranking things, I’ve always wanted to make a tier ranking post at some point in the blog and to see how that would translate in blog form.

So after I saw Ellias’s video where he tier ranked all the books he recently read, I thought it would be a fun idea for me to do the same thing, especially since I’ve been finding the format of my previous wrap ups stifling, and need to try something new.

During quarantine (from March to May), I’ve read 14 books, and while I have read significantly less especially compared to previous years, I’ve been able to enjoy the books I do read more.

We’re going to go month by month, and then finish with the final graphic!

For everyone who wants the SparkNotes edition of this post.

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#AmCurrently: I’m Back (!!!) ft. what I’ve been up to + exciting things

Hi … I’m back!

That was probably very anti-climatic, but yeah, I’m back from an, uh, nearly three months (unplanned) hiatus?

Before I talk about the post itself, I just wanted to thank you all. Thanks for sticking me through this, and for … all the love, comments, follows, likes and just everything. For some reason, I got a bunch of love during my hiatus and like … I seriously don’t deserve you all. Love you all so so much ❤

Even though I am (really) not a very interesting person, I thought it might be cool to do this! I wanted to catch you all up with what’s happening with me, since I basically ghosted this page.

Instead of following my traditional monthly wrap up formats, I wanted to try something new, since I found the old format of my monthly wrap ups to be stiff and all (please ignore the featured image). Let’s see how this works out.

I’ve essentially been in quarantine/social distancing since February, effectively, so we’re going to talk about that.

Side Note: I am actually so behind with blogging, especially comments, so I’m going to try and get to them over the past few months! Also, feel free to drop links and all, because I also do want to find new blogs.

I’m not going to be talking about books I read in hiatus in an upcoming post, since this post is already too long as it is, so keep a look out for that, I guess?

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February ’20 Wrap Up // The One Where I Found A Bunch of Great Media … but got stuck in quarantine (not clickbait, I’m actually serious)

Another month has come and gone, and I, uh. Am still the same old me.

(Honestly, why am I like this).

The month of love happened, and spoiler: exactly nothing in my life changed!!

February was yet again, another chaotic month and me thinking about it makes me tired (but also, I just love talking about my month and how it went it all that? So we’re still here).

I’m so sorry that this post is insanely long (it’s 2.3k+ words at the time of finishing this) but February was a month where a LOT happened, and yeah, I am here to talk about it.

But yeah, I’m going to shut up now so we can get into this post! I love you guys and thank you for sticking with me, you all are the best 💖

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It’s My Two Year Blogiversary?? // Reflecting On The Last Year, Sappy Shoutouts + A Lot of Soft Girl Hours

Today’s post is a really special post … because today marks TWO years of me blogging?

Yeah.

It’s absolutely insane, and I can’t believe it. And it’s been a pretty great two years, honestly.

This post is going to be looking back on the past year (in terms of blogging – qualitatively and quantitatively) and just me shouting out a ton of my friends, so prepare yourself for a ton of wholesomeness!

This year, especially, has been the year where I feel like I really took blogging more seriously, ramped up the quality of my content, and just felt a lot more comfortable blogging. And yeah, there’s been some bumps in the road, but in general. The blogging life has been pretty good!

(Also! I just stole the exact formatting of this post from my one year blogiversary post, so feel free to check that out if you want?)

I just really want to apologise for disappearing again. I seriously don’t mean to do it, but life is kind of … a lot right now and I just keep doing it? I’m really going to try to be more consistent, but I just picked up another commitment and like. I seriously don’t know. (I’ll talk about it in my February Wrap Up post, which is spoiler! My next post). But I’m genuinely going to try, because blogging here is a ton of fun even though ya girl needs to seriously improve her time management.

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