Reading, Review

REVIEW: a thousand perfect notes by c.g. drews // more like a hundred perfect pages amiright?? (GIVEAWAY)

There are some books that grab you by the shoulders and never let you go.

Today, I present to you one of those books: A Thousand Perfect Notes by C. G Drews. While I’m about 923982784 years late to the party, I couldn’t pass up the opportunity to fangirl about my kids Beck and Joey and scream ‘READ IT’ from the rooftop. Not like I don’t do that already. *guilty coughing*

Why am I so enthusiastic about this book?? Well, here is the Quick Summary Of Why I Am Obsessed With This Book™ — music, sad bois, CAKE, brilliant writing, and the fact that it will crush your heart, soul, and all hopes of finishing your TBR. Because you will reread immediately, and not regret a minute of it.

SO. With all that being said, I think it’s time to review the book! Per usual, there are no spoilers here, so don’t worry if you haven’t read the book quite yet. Let’s get to it!

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Blogging, Lifestyle

5 PRICELESS SKILLS i’ve learned thru blogging // why blogging is worth the effort in the long run !!

I’ve been blogging for almost two years. Yes, I am that experienced. Fear me.

It has been quite the journey, and I’m not exaggerating when I say it has completely changed the direction of my life. Sometimes, I have to stop and catch my breath because, wow. I love it too much for words.

That being said, I’ve learned a thing or two in my extensive time here on the blogosphere, and not just about SEO or making a fun post. There are actually quite a few skills I’ve learned from this little blog that have been beneficial… in real life. Yes, the spooky dimension in which you must speak instead of typing. That real life.

I get a lot of questions asking if starting a blog is really worth it, if the payoff is worth the struggle, so today I’m happy to show you a few ways blogging has helped me out! Hopefully, anyone questioning starting their own blog will be convinced to take the leap and go for it. Let’s get started!

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Reading

wonderstruck tag // ft. t swift, bookish outrage, and the REAL reason why i ship jaya

I donno about you, but I’m feeling BOOKISH WOOO

Now that I’ve grabbed your attention with that totally-not-stolen lyric, let me enlighten you with an Abby Franklin Fun Fact™: I happen to be a Swiftie. As in, a Taylor Swift fan. As in, the most popular musician of the twenty-first century.

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Fite me, m8.

Now, this isn’t a fact I’d bring up without the genius of Miss Olivia from Purely Olivia. This lovely soul of a blogger combined two of my favorite things — books and music — to make the Wonderstruck Tag! Basically, we’re going to take prompts from some of Taylor’s greatest hits and highlight our favorite (and least favorite 😳) books.

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Blogging

the BLOGGER BOX // writing motivation + candy, yes please

Here’s a question: do you ever find yourself completely, utterly done with blogging? Cuz I do.

It’s a little LOT overwhelming. How one person can balance comments, posts, and social media all at one time… it baffles me, and I’M THE ONE WHO DOES IT. Idk man. It’s trippy.

There have been soooo many days when I just want to abandon blogging forever and spend my days in a cave full of pudding cups, blankets, and a never-ending Ninjago marathon (that wouldn’t be all too bad, actually). But, more often than not, all I need is a little motivation. Which is where The Blogger Box comes in.

A few weeks ago, The Blogger Box sent me one of their amazing blogging subscription boxes to review and BOY DID I FLIP OUT. It’s full of fun blogging goodies that made me want to write a bazillion blog posts on the spot.  I have the honor of showing you what my box included plus a review on the box itself. Let’s get started!

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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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Reading

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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