A (fashionably) late mid-year reaction to my 2020 goals // Aka reacting to the most unexpected and wild year … ever

It’s nearly August … which means it’s time for me to do some very on-time check-ins!

I’m kidding. About the on time part, because this post is nearly a month overdue, but we’re ignoring that. For this week’s post, I was kind of floundering for ideas when I remembered that I had forgotten to complete one last check-in.

So in today’s post, I’m looking back at my 2020 goals, exposing my clownery, and reacting to how well (or not well) I’ve accomplished them! To be honest, I have completely forgotten about my goals, so it will be interesting to look back, especially 1) 2020 has been easily one of the worst years in my life and 2) COVID-19 has changed everything.

On that lovely note …

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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 Last (Albeit, Extremely Late) 2019 Wrap Up Post: The End of Year Bookish Survey ft. me screaming about a lot of books + the occasional meme

Welcome to the very last wrap up post for 2019!

Which is, annoyingly so, more than a month late, and even missed my regular uploading time!

This is, uh, going up at midnight, and it’s not a good look.

Today, I’m answering a good amount of the questions from the End of Year Bookish Survey! This is my second time doing this survey (having done this survey in 2018) and had lots of fun, so I figured this would be a good way to properly say goodbye to my 2019 reading year. I wrote a quick little summary in my 2019 recap post, so if you wanna see a quick overview of my reading year, it’s there for you.

Also, I’m so sorry I disappeared from the blog (again). It’s just that life got busy, I got distracted by life things in general, and yeah. Life just really be like that sometimes :/

This post took FOREVER to create and finish (like hours upon hours), so I’m gonna just end this here and take a huge nap because BOY do I need it.

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A Very Late Reflection on 2019 // Reviewing My Reading, Blogging and Just General Life Things!!

2019 was a … wild year. And I genuinely have lots of feelings and thoughts about it.

I’m so behind on making all these 2019 wrap up / beginning of 2020 posts, but here’s the next one in this whole series! Today, I’m going to talk about my 2019 in terms of reading, blogging and life, and properly saying goodbye to 2019 in those regards, pretty much? Feeling all of those bittersweet feelings right now, honestly.

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Goodbye 2019, Hello 2020: Checking In With My 2019 Resolutions and Making 2020 Resolutions!

New Year, New Decade … and Lots of New Goals!!

I mean, I’m just THAT person.

I’m a huge completion-ist, and I’ve always loved setting goals and creating task lists and just ticking them off, even though I can be sometimes, you know … not great with actually following through with them.

But regardless! Today’s post is going to be me checking in with my 2019 goals (which honestly, I forgot a lot of them) and talking about my 2020 goals. 2020 is going to be a year of a lot of changes and things happening for me, which is overwhelmingly scary but I’m also interested to see where the year goes.

I’m going to talk about each section in a little more detail (especially in the 2020 section), so let’s just get into the post already because this post is probably going to be nearly 3k words long, yikes!!

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The Ins and Outs of My Rating System aka Me Making Everything Unnecessarily Complicated and Intricate

The intricacies of rating books is a very complicated, strange system.

And mine, especially knowing me, is, um, no different.

Since I’ve wanted to write a discussion/chatty post for a while now (and I couldn’t really because school has been eating all my time) and so I decided to talk about how I rate books and my rating system as a whole!

I was inspired by my lovely friends, May @ Forever and Everly and Marie @ Drizzle and Hurricane Books who wrote similar posts, so please check their posts out because they are brilliant and amazing and deserve all the love! (If you’re in the book blogosphere, you probably already know them, but please check them out anyway!

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