Life

Looking Back at 2016

What a year 2016 has been. I officially declared my English major and became my advisor's research assistant. I completed my freshman year of college and embarked on my sophomore year. I spent a rainy day in New York City with friends and stood outside of The Room Where It Happens. I said goodbye to… Continue reading Looking Back at 2016

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2016: How Did I Do?

Today I'm taking a look back on the 2016 resolutions I made last January to see what progress I made on these goals. I honestly haven't looked at these resolutions since I first made them, so this will be as much of a surprise for you as it will be for me! 1. Read at… Continue reading 2016: How Did I Do?

Awards

The Mystery Blogger Award | 1

Imagine my surprise when I recently woke up one morning to find that I had been nominated for the Mystery Blogger Award. According to Okoto Enigma, the creator of this award, it is: “Mystery Blogger Award” is an award for amazing bloggers with ingenious posts. Their blog not only captivates; it inspires and motivates. They… Continue reading The Mystery Blogger Award | 1

Top Ten Tuesday

Top Ten Tuesday: Best Books of 2016

Happy Tuesday!! Can you believe that 2016 has almost come to a close? It feels like it was New Year's Day just yesterday, yet here we are as 2017 fast approaches. I've been fortunate to have read a plethora of fantastic books this past year, so narrowing down a list of my Top Ten Best Books… Continue reading Top Ten Tuesday: Best Books of 2016

Tags

The Joy of Christmas Book Tag

MERRY CHRISTMAS EVERYONE!!! I come to you on this wonderful day of holiday cheer and festivities with another Christmas themed book tag. Thanks so much to Michelle @ Book Adventures for tagging me in the Joy of Christmas Book Tag! 1) Anticipation: The Christmas excitement is real, what book release(s) are you most anticipating? I know… Continue reading The Joy of Christmas Book Tag

Read-A-Thons

#CramAThon 2016 Wrap-Up

Happy Christmas Eve! Yesterday was the final day of the CramAThon, which means that it's time to take a look at what I've accomplished over the past week. As I mentioned in my CramAThon TBR post, my goal during this readathon was simply to read more than I usually do in a week (which, given the… Continue reading #CramAThon 2016 Wrap-Up

Tags

The Jingle Bell Tag

If I had to name my favorite genre of music, it would probably be Christmas music. Not only is there a song for every mood and situation and level of festivity you're feeling, but holiday tunes also never fail to make me smile. (Except for "Christmas Shoes." That song is the definition of SAD.) As you can imagine, I was… Continue reading The Jingle Bell Tag

Blogging

Why Commenting is Important | Winter 2017 Comment Challenge

I'm excited to announce that I'll be participating in the Winter 2017 Comment Challenge hosted by FLYLēF and A Kernel of Nonsense. I've participating in a few of their comment challenges in the past and I love how it fosters a strong sense of community between bloggers. I don't know who my partner will be yet, but I can't… Continue reading Why Commenting is Important | Winter 2017 Comment Challenge

Top Ten Tuesday

Top Ten Tuesday: Books I Wouldn’t Mind Santa Bringing Me

Happy Tuesday!! Christmas is mere days away, my friends, and you know what that means: the annual Christmas-themed Top Ten Tuesday post! In the spirit of the season, this week I'll be sharing the Top Ten Books I Wouldn't Mind Santa Bringing Me. However, instead of listing actual books that have already been written I am going to point… Continue reading Top Ten Tuesday: Books I Wouldn’t Mind Santa Bringing Me

Bookish, Discussion

Why It’s Okay to NOT Make Time For Reading | Discussion

Like many readers, I have struggled to find time to read when life gets really busy. It's easy for reading time to get shoved aside by school, work, and other commitments that have a higher priority on our to-do lists. Countless blog posts and Booktube videos have given readers tips for increasing the amount of… Continue reading Why It’s Okay to NOT Make Time For Reading | Discussion