Monthly Wrap Ups

January Wrap Up – 2019

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i feel like the most reoccuring theme in my life is just,,,,,,ghosting on everyone for weeks at a time (oops) i’m really sorry for just ditching y’all 😭😭😭

is it just me, or does blogging sometimes get really overwhelming and stressful?? but anyways, i MISSED each and everyone of you (if anyone is still here) so much!! (pretend im showering you in heart emojis bc that’s exactly what i’m doing)

anyways!! i should be back (yes ma’am, i have scheduled posts for the majority of febuary, who EVEN AM I????)

for today, i have my january wrap up and can i just say january has been a fantastic month for me (aside from like runny noses and sore throats) i’ve read SO MANY amazing books and found so many new favourites and THE YEAR JUST STARTED!!!

i’m happy if you can’t tell

i will stop rambling now.

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Monthly Wrap Ups

2018 recapped in books: the good, the bad, and the stats

I see everyone doing these “Top 10 books of 2018!!!!” or “10 worst books!!” recaps and WHEN I TRIED to conform and find only 10 BOOKS?? out of the 180 that i read, i lost half my mind.

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Monthly Wrap Ups

November Wrap Up – 2018

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hello reading friends,

we wrap up another month and im fully shook at the thought that, we are in DECEMBER NOW!

when did this happen?? i demand to know.

november was a good month, i didn’t get as much reading done as the past months, but i anticipated that. i did, however, finish my 🎉🎉GOODREADS READING CHALLENGE!!!🎉🎉

im v proud of this accomplishment!

but the real reason anyone is here is for the wrap up, so here we are:

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Tuesday Top 10s

Top 10 Sequels that Ended Second Book Syndrome

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hello friends.

this was strangely difficult post to put together??? im not sure if that’s bc im standalone trash or bc i basically never finish series (what a great realization to come to) but either way i had to scrounge my ‘read’ shelf more than three times before i could slap this together

im a very firm believer that second book syndrome is an epidemic that strikes the reading world from time to time and its very rare to find books that defy this phenomenon

but, i got you, and so here is a list of the top 10 books (the order isn’t written in stone, im a very indecisive person) that ended second book syndrome and were even BETTER than their predecessors.

– everyone gasps in shock –

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10. batman: dc icons

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i kind of loved the idea of this series, not only because growing up, i really loved superheroes (i blame my brothers), but also bc my all-time favourite authors were writing them

so, when i read Wonder Woman by Leigh Bardugo and was feeling very meh about it, i was worried how the rest of this series was going to play out

THANKFULLY MARIE LU PULLED THROUGH.

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Tuesday Top 10s

Top 10 Things I Dislike Seeing in Books + Some books that managed to pull them off!

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i’m writing this late bc im a mess and i spent the last 24 hours HARDCORE binging ‘grave mercy’ and every time i reminded myself of all the things i had to get done, my brain was like,,,,,”bUT THE BOOK”

guess who won??

anyways, last week, i went all soft and wrote about the top 10 things i love to see in books and so to balance my sweet, here’s some salt

but not entirely salt bc i am also going to be mentioning SOME books that used this tropes, but played them well

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i think this is only a me thing bc i haven’t seen a lot of people complain about it, but i find it really tiring when a book is FILLED with dialogue and there’s hardly development of the plot, setting, conflict etc.

naturally, its going to be lacking bc with dialogue, you’re going to have a lot of //telling// rather than //showing//

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Sunshine Blogger Award!

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thank you so so so much to a darling little cupcake, dezzy, for nominating me in this super fun and cute award. if you don’t already follow her, you’re missing out on the most awesome posts, so you should rectify that RIGHT NOW.

i’m also like 6 months late for this but im trying

 

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  1. Thank the blogger who nominated you in a blog post and link back to their blog.
  2. Answer the 11 questions the blogger asked you.
  3. Nominate 11 new blogs to receive the award and write them 11 new questions.
  4. List the rules and display the sunshine blogger award logo in your post/or on your blog
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Tea Time Talk

All About Audiobooking: a guide from a compulsive multitasker

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hello hello,

in my last ‘tea time talk‘ post, i mentioned a few tips that help me get the most out of my reading time (its not like i’m obsessed with reading or smthing). and one of the tips that really have helped me lately was audiobook-ing

so i thought i’d share some tips and tricks i discovered (from trial and error) over the past couple years on audiobooks.

anyone wanna come @ me for claiming audiobooks count as reading, let’s go (ง’̀-‘́)ง

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Tuesday Top 10s

Top 10 Series I won’t be finishing/reading ☕

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i’m ready to spill the salt and sip the tea for today’s post. ☕

i’m a firm believer that if you aren’t loving a book, thats more than enough reasoning to ditch it like burnt toast. (bad metaphor, but im having breakfast while we speak okay, im trying my best)

i know of some readers that once they start a series, they must end it and honestly im impressed at their perseverance but i literally have the memory of a snail and the willpower of a sloth, so i just end up ditching a lot of books ): sad

anyways, theses are just my opinions! (if any of these books are your fav, soz)

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now this book is the least deserving to be on this list.

after i read the first book, i knew it wasn’t going to be a series i would continue bc it’s not meant for me.

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Tea Time Talk

How to Read More in Less Time – (time management tips from someone who needs them)

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hello friends,

I woke up in an….extremely chatty mood it seems bc here I am writing a discussion (??) post while Im supposed to be doing a lot of other things

this post was formed from my conscience trying to help me fix my life and manage my time better but ¯\_(ツ)_/¯

like really, someone who spends more time on youtube watching reading vlogs than actually reading should probably be taking her own advice don’t you think??

in truth, having read over 600 books in 4 years probably does give me some license to speak on the topic but Im just getting my daily dose of self-deprecation in

so I present to you: How to Read More in Less time

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Monthly Wrap Ups

September Wrap Up – 2018

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i think i found my calling as like,,,,a human sloth or something. i was supposed to have this post ready in like a ‘update as you go’ format (i’m so revolutionary with my ideas, i know) so that when the months ends im not scrambling to put a decent post together

yeah, well past may has different plans it seems. i resent her so much

anywho, i just had my caffeine and a literal brownie for breakfast, bc you know, nutrition and all, so here we go

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I read a total of 21 books. 7 physical books 📕, 9 e-books 📱, and 5 audiobooks 🎧. Links will take you to my reviews for each book.

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