Reading

REVIEW: the blood race by k.a. emmons // ft. ACTUALLY GOOD strong female characters !!!

From the moment I heard about The Blood Race, I was ready to go. Take my money; I wanted the book.

The very first thing I noticed was that it was by one of the Emmons sisters, both of whom are big influencers in the blogging community. I am a huuuuge fan of both Abbie and Katie’s blog… so when I found out about Katie’s book, I bought it. Then I read it. Then I loved it so much, I sat down and wrote a review.

I rated The Blood Race four stars, and I’m going to spill the tea on first what made me want to give it five stars, and then why it didn’t quiiiite make it there. This is 100% spoiler-free, so if you haven’t read it yet you’re still invited to this squee-filled review! Let’s get started, then!

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Lifestyle

5 legit reasons why you should watch NINJAGO // collab with cat @ a little bit of runion

I admit it. I’m obsessed.

I think I’ve made it abundantly clear that I LOVE NINJAGO WITH A FLAMING BURNING PASSION THAT WILL NEVER END. I wish I could hop into their realm and hug EVERYBODY and never let them go and adopt Lloyd so I can protect him from all danger grrr. But this begs the question: why? Why exactly is a show about plastic ninja entertaining, and why has it managed to hold me in its soul-crushing grasp for two and a half years? Will I EVER stop loving this show?? or will i forever be trapped in the fandom???yep

In the spirit of this endless vortex of a fandom, I teamed up with Cat @ A Little Bit of Runion to talk about our favorite fandoms… and why you who are uncultured in them should open up a little and try them out! That’s right, my friends, we’re going to break down all the reasons why Ninjago is amazing. Prepare for gifs and fangirling.

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types of books i want to see in my 2019 tbr // the only resolutions i really want to keep

The new year is a time for making goals, and subsequently posting them to all social media accounts.

If you’re around me any time after Christmas and before the new year, you’ll know that I’m all for this goal-setting, resolution-making time. Everyone’s so motivated and hopeful and positive and I just live for that sort of thing. And, of course, I jump on all the goal-making bandwagons, especially the ones involving BOOKS!

In my last post, I talked about my favorite books from 2018, but instead of talking about the books I want to read like I did last year, I’m going to talk about the kinds of books I’d like to read. Call it my tbr new year’s resolution list, my bookish goals, whatever, but these are the genres and types of books I’m going to make an effort to read this year.

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Reading

my TOP 10 BOOKS of 2018 // my FAVORITE reads of this year

It’s the last week of 2018, and you know what that means. Yep, it’s time for the end-of-the-year list post avalanche.

There have to be a million of these post flooding the internet (in fact, I’m halfway convinced it’s now a meme to do an end-of-the-year-list post?). But does the fact that everyone else is doing the same post as me stop me in a chance to fangirl about books?

No. No it does not.

It’s been a… well, let’s just say, an interesting year of reading. Ever since I started WWF, I wanted to read more popular books to merge into the community: Percy Jackson and Harry Potter, Warcross, The Selection. But, in that splurge of popular books, I’m finding the ones that truly matter to me, and many aren’t all too talked about. Next year, my list is probably going to look drastically different, but for now, enjoy my top ten from 2018!

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Writing

write christmas WINNERS

THIS IS IT YALL.

Two weeks and a whole lot of words later, we have the winners for Write Christmas!

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I’m not exaggerating when I say each and every entry gave me sooo much joy. It’s so neat to see your actual writing when all that we usually see is blog posts. Plus, there were a lot of people I’ve never met who joined in! I can’t tell you how thrilled I was for this. Correction: am. I’m still excited.

It took a whole day of reading and re-reading to come up with a top three, and let me tell you, it was HARD. After a lot of thought, I believe I’ve found the stories that best utilize the prompts, your creativity, and Christmas cheer.

With that through, let’s give away our prize, shall we?

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Blogging

what on earth is a BLOGGING VOICE?! // how to make your posts uniquely YOU!

Novice bloggers often worry about this little mystery called a writing voice. What is it, and, most importantly, how do you find it?

I was certainly one of them when I began (nearly one year ago, yeet). From years upon years of reading, I knew what a writing voice was, but it was a totally different thing to put it into practice. Was I supposed to be serious and write essay-like posts? Or should I be silly and have funny, relatable posts?? SO, I did both, but not simultaneously. Separately. And it was strange. don’t read my old posts i’m begging you.

I’d kind of forgotten how hard it was and hadn’t planned to write a post like this, but I was reminded by a certain comment that it was a topic I needed to address (thank you, Mary!) With a lot of work and getting comfortable in my own skin, I found my own writing style and voice that I love.. and that we’ll examine in depth in a little bit!

If you’ve been meaning to make your posts unique or find what makes your writing special, it’s time to sit back and talk about finding your writing voice. Let’s gooo!

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Writing

write christmas 2018 // writing CONTEST and COLLAB with clara & co!

After NaNoWriMo, it’s kinda hard to regain that passion for writing.

You’ve spent 720 hours spilling your guts onto a page, brainstorming how the heck this book is gonna end, and finding spare moments to type away. I get it. It’s exhausting to write. And when it’s over you feel like taking a nap for the next thirty days. Or just hibernating through the winter. Whichever comes first.

That’s why me, Clara, and Charis started Write Christmas, a competition for all ages and stages of writing! The goal was to get people back to writing after NaNo and throw in a fun competition. It was so, so fun getting to read everyone’s amazing entries last year, and our participants had fun improving their skills and earning some bragging rights! 😉

I’m thrilled to announce the second annual Write Christmas competition! This year, Clara and I collaborated to bring you not one, but TWO chances at recapture that passion for creativity. And, this year, you have a chance at winning a $15 Amazon card! Let’s get to the details to get started 🤗

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