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 …

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 …

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 …

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 …

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 …

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 …

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 …

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 …

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 …

#CramAThon 2016 TBR

Hello, hello! Today I come to you with an exciting announcement: I'm participating in the CramAThon 2016! What is the CramAThon, you ask? It's a week-long readathon from December 16th (TODAY!) to December 23rd run by Aprilius Maximus and Whitty Novels. The goal is to try to cram in as many books as you can …